Details of the day:
I’ve always dreamed of a fall wedding to reflect the warm, rich colors of the season. I added a chic and vintage feel to keep it warm and welcoming. The dress was the easy part because James Clifford Couture captured exactly the style I was looking for: ivory elegance, fitted appeal and glamorous beaded detail. Giavan caught my eye with pearl and bling all in one. A must-have was my grandmother’s 70-year-old cocktail ring that my mother gave me the day of the wedding. My shoes were fun, sexy and flattering ivory heels by RSVP. My groom was stunning in a Men’s Wearhouse classic, Black by Vera Wang. Our ceremony at dusk featured mason jars in all sizes with flickering orange-amber candles surrounded by rich-colored fall leaves, mini pumpkins and gourds. The aisle runner was burlap with ruffled edges. The arch at our ceremony was paneled with a sheer champagne fabric with hanging candles in glass jars as well as chandeliers. Our wedding signs were chalkboards with vintage writing. Centerpieces were high and low, with burlap runners and wrapped candles. They were old candelabras of wrought iron with matching candle sticks. We also used rich-colored flowers and moss, and it was pure glamour. The room was lit by amber lighting and it reflected off our champagne satin chair covers. We wanted it to be warm, welcoming and indicative of the romantic setting of the ceremony. In addition, we personalized the reception to further reflect our fun and loving personalities with a flip-flop basket, glow-in-the-dark bracelet/necklace table, personalized cigars and a photo booth. It was the perfect day to begin the rest of our lives.
My favorite part:
Our ceremony. We designed it to reflect an intimate and romantic setting. It was the perfect atmosphere. We read our own vows to each other, which completely made the night more perfect than imaginable. It was an absolute dream come true. It was the most perfect ceremony and I was marrying my best friend.
Advice for other brides:
Design the day your way, it’s the way it was meant to be.