I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, LBBers. And as our gift to you, we’re getting right back to our lovely line up nice and early. An Old Hollywood theme is never old. Never, ever. It’s always done so wonderfully – and adds a sense of magic to a wedding. And this Pennsylvania wedding, captured by Tyler Boye Photography, has magic pouring out of every image. It’s gorgeous, luxe, and classic chic – and it was all captured in a fantastic highlight film from Blossom Productions. But before we get there – check out this entire affair in the gallery!
Brock and Bethlene, both being creative artists, wanted something eye catching and classy with a modern flare. Even though the wedding was going to be in Pennsylvania, an Old Hollywood like flare seemed appropriate given that they live in Southern California. The bride and groom knew from the beginning that they wanted a black and white wedding, which really started their brainstorming process to create an elegant theme for their wedding. A damask print was chosen to elegantly marry the black and white theme. This print was used for favors, table runners, program design and many other features to help tie the entire Old Hollywood theme together. They chose an accent color of yellow to add some vibrancy into the ceremony and reception and to emulate their cheerful and positive outlook on life. With the wedding being at the end of summer, yellow hit the spot.
Their inspiration for their wedding was largely driven by things that were important to the couple as our relationship formed in California. The most important element for inspiration was their family of Serta sheep. Since the sheep were part of the proposal; they absolutely had to be part of the wedding. “Sweet Sheepy Dreams” was the theme behind this elegant Old Hollywood-esque wedding. The save-the-dates, ceremony programs, groomsmen’s cufflinks, and later thank you cards, were all designed by Brock and included many sheep influences.
The Old Hollywood elegance was also incorporated into the flowers designed by Marie Huss of Flowers Sculpture by using bold yellow mums, roses, cymbidium orchids, and calla lilies accented with black feathers and sparkling strands of crystal.
Bethlene’s father officiated the ceremony. This meant that in addition to giving away his daughter to Brock, he would also have to marry them. As Bethlene’s father escorted Bethlene down the aisle, Brock and Bethlene could only describe that first sight moment as “breathtaking.” It took so much self-control for both of them to refrain from kissing each other as soon as they were standing together at the end of the aisle.
Another important element was the inclusion of butterflies, as one of Brock and Bethlene’s first dates was at a butterfly exhibit. Again, butterflies were featured in some of Brock’s designs, and Persnickety Ladies suggested butterfly tags to be placed on each guest’s pillow favor. In addition, and most cleverly, Persnickety Ladies found edible butterfly wafers that were attached, using corn syrup, to every guest’s champagne flute. Bethlene wore rhinestone-butterflies on her shoes and carried a butterfly brooch in her bouquet.
After tying the knot, their memories consisted of a lot of chatting with dear friends and family, a magical kiss along the illuminated driveway, dancing the night away and just continuing to fall more in love with each other.
Photography: Tyler Boye Photography / Cinematography: Blossom Productions / Flowers: Marie Huss, Flower Sculpture / Event Design: Persnickety Ladies / Ceremony & Reception Location: Northampton Valley Country Club / Invitations: Nida’s Boutiq / Short Dress Shoes: Vince Camuto, Miston Ivory / Long Dress Shoes: Aruna Seth, Butterfly Shoes / Short Dress: Priscilla of Boston / Long Dress: Priscilla of Boston