Style: Classy, but simple. Not over the top, but with well thought out, and deliberate details. Comfortable.
The day was perfect. It was cold (as you’d expect in February), but it wasn’t freezing and there was a hint of snow flurries in the air every once in a while. The bride and groom were so easy-going, soaking in every moment from getting ready to the last song at the end of the night.
Their ceremony was intimate and beautiful, unique in the venue alone! Their getaway car was a hit – it gave the bride and groom time to spend together alone, which so many couples don’t get. I heard their driver was pretty cool too!
We had to work with the floral team to get some of the ceremony florals to the reception, so there might have been a bit of running behind the scenes, but the reception details were exactly what we envisioned. Lush velvet linens (like butter!) with a simple scalloped plate topped with the perfect menu. Guests couldn’t stop gushing over the food, drink, and unique entertainment!
Color: Dusty blues and grays, greenery with white and a hint of dusty pink
Unique: The biggest challenge with the details was the fresh olive sprig held onto the the menu with a wax seal, for each place setting. As you can imagine, that takes some precise timing and last-minute work. We all loved the idea, and accepted the challenge to make it work! It was also important to them to have a dueling piano as the reception entertainment. We sort of DIY’d the invitations with a custom design from Minted and carried that over to the rest of the paper items. We added wax seals and silk ribbon – they were a labor of love. We had this custom little twig/floral design made for the invitations – I ended up having that etched into champagne glasses for the bride and groom – it was one of my favorite details from the day!
Story: What I remember most about the day was the joy that eluded from every guest and person involved in the wedding. The bride had lost a very close friend right before the wedding, and to see her friends and family encourage each other and celebrate the life of the one they lost with their love, was inspiring. I remember being in the hotel suite as the ladies got ready that morning, they played a playlist that this friend had prepared for Laura Beth as they went about helping her prepare her for the happiest day of her life. It was just a memorable moment for me.
Dress: Laura Beth looked stunning in her off the shoulder, lace dress!
Bridesmaid Dresses: The girls all got various shades of dusty blue that complimented each other and their styles – she had her sisters stand with her in the wedding ceremony, and then a “bride tribe” that she also wanted with her throughout the day.
Groom + Groomsmen Attire: We went with charcoal gray suits and dusty blue ties for the guys!
Flowers: Lynette with Madison House Designs nailed our vision of organic greenery with hints of white and dusty pinks. We really wanted to create some statement pieces in their little chapel – we had pillars of florals surrounding the alter area, and these amazing little wreaths on the chapel doors that turned out perfectly. The reception florals were elegant and simple, the perfect complement to our cozy vibe.
Ceremony: The ceremony was held at the small chapel St. John Lutheran Church – I mean, the cutest little white chapel!
Reception: The reception was at High Line Car House – it was perfect for what they were looking for. Simple, elegant, upscale and casual at the same time, high-end catering and an exceptional staff.