Are you ready to go gaga with some gorgeousness right here? We’re talking over the top florals folks. These blooms are bursting in beautiful shades of pink and lavender and we’re going pic by pic, soaking up every single pretty petal. Twisted Willow Flowers is the force behind these flowers and with Love & Light Photographs’ images, we’re able to look at them as long as we please. Add in between sleep and awake’s film and it’s safe to say we’ll be hanging out with this wedding for the foreseeable future…
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From the Bride… We knew we wanted a blend of tradition with a pop of fun for our wedding. When we visited The Ryland Inn, we knew immediately that was where we would be married. It offered elegance and class while incorporating a fun rustic twist. We approached the style of the wedding in the same way with one must-have – a setting which enabled our friends and family to celebrate our love and union, while at the same time celebrating the love and appreciation we have for them by hosting a celebration that would thank them for the support they provided us with throughout the years. Fantastic food and good music were high on our priority list. The Ryland Inn and our Hank Lane band did not disappoint. Our dinners (which we actually ate!) were just delicious and our guests danced the night away to our band, Spotlight.
There were personal memories sprinkled throughout the day such as Matt surprising me with my grandmothers engagement ring reset into a necklace (which I wore), photos on my bouquet of my grandmother and my parents each on their wedding days, and a walk down the aisle with my father to a string quartet version of the song he danced to with my mother at their wedding over 40 years ago – Here, There, and Everywhere by the Beatles. It was just perfect.
Our ceremony was a story of us. It detailed the story of how we met and Michael, our officiant, kept it light hearted and it’s exactly what we wanted. It was important to us to share our story with our loved ones. We opted to write our own vows and I’m so glad we did. It allowed us to use our own words and make our own promises, which is what the entire day was all about.
Amanda, from Twisted Willow Flowers executed my floral vision perfectly and fully embraced the idea of adding kumquats to the arbor and centerpieces for a little fun surprise! All of the details were captured flawlessly by Love & Light Photographs and documented perfectly by Between Sleep & Awake. They helped to bring our vision to life and the day was more than I ever could have dreamed it would be. We both feel very blessed and so thankful to have been able to truly have the best day, ever.
My advice to brides would be to embrace any glitches while wedding planning as an opportunity. My original dress order had to be canceled two months prior to the wedding and while it wasn’t ideal – I looked at it as another chance to go dress shopping! I went to a new bridal salon, Gabriella Bridal, and they were just amazing. They directed me towards dresses that could be ordered in time and worked effortlessly to follow up and make sure everything was perfect. The dress I ended up choosing was a Bliss Monique Lhuillier dress and it was classic and timeless, and my colorful bouquet added the pop of fun that I wanted and it was just the right amount. At the end of the day, the bump in the road ended up working out for the best and yours will too, xxoo!
Photography: Love & Light Photographs | Cinematography: Between Sleep and Awake | Event Planning: EVJ Wedding Co. | Floral Design: Twisted Willow Flowers | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Palermo's Bakery | Invitations: Holland Designs | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Makeup: Jeanine Mangan Makeup Designs | Hair: Pink Comb Studio | Band: Hank Lane Music | String Quartet: Highline String Quartet | Wedding Venue: Ryland Inn | Ribbon on Bouquet: Frou Frou Chic