If you love gold and sparkle, you will fall for today’s NYC wedding from Cyrience Creative Studios. Red and gold is a really hard combination to pull off, but this couple combines it in such an elegant way. I’m obsessed with the centerpieces and all cute Up! themed details!
We always talked about having an intimate wedding with family and friends we loved. When we moved to New York City in 2010 our hearts were set on getting married here. On April 4, 2014 the weather was rainy and the day gloomy but it didn’t matter. We had waited a long time to celebrate and weren’t going to let anything take away from it.
We had our ceremony at Battery Gardens in Lower Manhattan. When we were given a tour by their very hands-on coordinator (Michele) we completely fell in love with it. The room had floor to ceiling windows that overlooked a tree with lanterns and beautiful views of the Statue of Liberty. Our ceremony began at 5:00pm and even though I had played this a 100 times over in my head I was a ball of nerves. I began pacing down the aisle until I locked eyes with Brad and I realized in that moment that this was it. All the planning, coordinating, stressing was in the past. Our minister made our ceremony very personable. He even included a little verse I found that reminded me of our love, making it even more special.
After the ceremony we clicked pictures with family and our bridal party while the staff at Battery Gardens magically turned the room around. It was transformed into something dreamy and romantic. Everything from our table numbers to the flowers to the UP! table we had was perfect. UP! is our favorite Disney movie and we decided to include it on our guest table. Our guest book was the adventure book they used in the movie and it had pictures of our journey together as a couple.
I also bought Brad a Grape Soda pin similar to one Ellie gives Carl when they first meet and I pinned it on to his suit right after the ceremony. He wore it all night! It was my favorite part of our day. The movie holds a special place in our hearts because it represents love in its simplest form. It shows you the happy along with the sad and how in the end as long as you have someone you love to go home to nothing else matters.
Photography | Cyrience Creative Studios | Venue | Battery Gardens | Florist | Rachel Cho | Gown | Elton Fernandez | Bridesmaid Dresses | Elton Fernandez | Hair & Makeup | Sabrina Gilbert | Entertainment | ESP Entertainment | Chevron Linens | Mylk and Honey | Seating Mirror | Coastal Calligraphy | Officiant | Rev. Lou Olivieri | Second Shooter | Julie Saad
Even though apple picking is just around the corner, I couldn’t resist this blueberry farm engagement session from Ansley Beth Photography. It is the perfect summer date day idea for you and your beau. And how cute is the bride’s dress? Don’t miss the super cute film too!
Summer may be coming to an end, but there are still some sweet summer weddings I’ve been dying to share. Today I’ve got this handmade summer wedding from High Five For Love Photography. I love all the bright colors and the yard details!
We wanted our day to be about all the things we like/ things from our relationship. So, a lot of the decorations, music, style of the wedding, etc. reflected that: puzzle pieces (guest book), bunnies, song choices, etc.). (Doing most of the decorations and stationary ourselves allowed us to do so.) We wanted the day to really be ours.
We knew this day only comes once, so we told ourselves once planning was over we’d enjoy every moment of it, even if things didn’t go exactly as planned. The whole day went by really fast, but it was still so fun. We really enjoyed having all of our friends and family together celebrating with us.
Our favorite part was definitely dancing with all of our closest friends and tons and tons of glow sticks! The sparkler send off was the perfect ending (to a perfect day).