When Christy Tyler Photography sent this pretty in pink soiree our way, we knew it was something special. Aside from our favorite hue, the day boasts a love that is the signature of every SMP wedding. Beautiful and warm, the love took center stage.
From the stunning bride… When Dan and I first started planning our wedding, we quickly figured out what was most important to us: to be surrounded by our family and friends and to be able to treat our guests to a memorable night. The first one was easy. Our wedding party included our siblings, brother and sister-in-laws, cousins, friends and Dans two nieces. Although it was the size of a small army, it was an amazing feeling to have such a special group of people standing by our sides on such an important day.
When we started looking for the perfect reception venue, one thing we knew was that we didn’t want our guests to have to travel too far from the ceremony to the reception. We would be married in my church so that definitely helped us narrow our search for a venue pretty easily. When we first walked in to Independence Grove, we knew that would be it. Not only was it a five-minute drive from the church, but it also had the elegant, comfortable feeling we were looking for.
After discovering that the floor to ceiling windows in the reception space would be lined with candles, the rest of our design elements really just fell in to place. We wanted a simple, yet romantic feeling so candles were going to be paramount and adding mercury glass to pick up the reflection of the candlelight was a no-brainer.
The florist created centerpieces that were chic and coordinated with all of our bouquets, and the bakery kept things simple with our four-tier stucco-style cake. Our guests raved about their meal and the flash mob our families coordinated was the perfect way to kick off our reception.
Our wedding day was more than we could have ever dreamed. It encompassed everything we were hoping for and was the perfect combination of elegance and fun (with a lot of emphasis on the fun!).
Photography: Christy Tyler Photography | Videography: Kevin Wagan Video | Flowers: Pollys Petals and Particulars | Invitations: Belletristics | Reception Venue: Independence Grove | Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale | Hair: Touche Salon | DJ: Elite DJs | Bride's Dress: Demetrios | Church: Holy Cross Lutheran Church | Groom/Groomsmen Wear: Mens Wearhouse | Makeup: Faces by Deanna