When these two told me they wanted an elegant, rustic style wedding overlooking the river I just knew we had to create something special for their ceremony. We went over a few ideas and landed on this custom-made rustic arch - complete with elegantly draped chiffon, floral garland, and candle lit mason jars.
Pastor David Russell performed the ceremony, complete with a rose ceremony to honor their mothers, and unity sand ceremony. Harpist Maria Duhova Trevor flawlessly performed some of the traditional favorites by Bach, Pachelbel, Wagner, and Mendelssohn.
Kent's On Broadway provided the most beautiful purple, cream, pink, and coral-colored flowers. Kent himself came out to make sure every detail was perfect. He's such a joy to work with and an overall great guy. And did I mention the flowers?....
When it comes to wedding cakes and desserts you cannot go wrong with the Upper Crust. The flavors were nothing short of decedent, and with Kent's flowers topping each tier this cake couldn't have come out more amazing.
Les Bourgeois provided an assortment of hors d'oeuvre during cocktail hour and a fantastic buffet style lunch complete with salmon, prime rib with au jus and creamy horseradish sauce, sautéed veggies, and ricé pilaf.
Complete Weddings + Events provided the videography and the music that kept their guests dancing to everyone's favorites, including the couples requested salsa music and Flogging Molly.
The blushing bride's fabulous strapless lace covered gown complete with cathedral train came from Belle Mariée Bridal.
And of course there would be no #firstlook if it wasn't for the amazing photography work of KatFour Photo. She truly captured some amazing memories and brought out the personalities of this newlywed couple and their wedding party.
I cannot wait to see (and post) the rest of the highlights from this picture perfect day! Watch out for another blog post with more photos of gorgeous floral arrangements, decor from A1 Party & Events, their to-die-for dessert table, videos, and more.
To end this fairytale (for now) I'll say this ...
To the newlyweds: You are such an amazing couple. We truly enjoyed celebrating with you, your friends, and your family. And we wish you a lifetime of happiness together.
Oh and one more thing ...
Harpist: Maria Duhova Trevor
Dressmaker: Belle Mariée Bridal Boutique @bellemarieecomo
Cake & Desserts: The Upper Crust Bakery and Cafe @theuppercrust
DJ & Videographer: Complete Weddings + Events #completeweddingsandevents
Columbia Venue: Les Bourgeois Vineyards @lbvwinery
Decor Rentals: A1 Event & Party Rental @a1partyeventrental
Officiant: Pastor David Russell