Details of the day: The day started earlier than expected since I was so excited I couldn’t sleep. I got my hair done in an up-do that would show off the pearls I chose as my jewelry for the big day. I think pearls are classical, elegant and timeless, perfect for your wedding day. My up-do suited my floral headpiece perfectly. I couldn’t decide on wearing a veil but this headpiece I found was beautiful and had a slight veil and a beautiful flower made of delicate feathers. It was the best of both worlds [veil and flowers]. The dress I chose had a beautiful lace back with a train made of a beautiful lace pattern. I never imagined choosing a dress with a train, but it was the perfect length and added that little bit of timeless wedding elegance that made the dress perfect. My shoes were my something blue, even though they were glittery they were so pretty with just enough flashy that would peak out subtly as I walked down the aisle. You know everyone wanted to see more of them.
The day was beautiful and sunny but cold. We didn’t let that affect our perfect day. The ceremony space had the perfect soft lighting combined with the candlelight of the lanterns along the aisle made everything look so rustic and elegant. We kept the ceremony short and sweet with our wedding officiant, who is a friend of ours, keeping it light and humorous. We wanted to keep everyone entertained but not bored. It was the perfect length. The cocktail hour was very popular and our guests loved the hors d’oeuvres and stations. The most popular was the short rib station since that was what chef at the Park Avenue Club is known for. It lived up to its reputation with people camping out near the station before the reception started.
When we walked into the reception everything looked gorgeous. The centerpieces were perfect and the candles in the tall sparkly holders added that extra romantic glittery glow to the ambiance. I have to say the food and cake were beyond delicious. The cake was a combination of vanilla cake with raspberry french creme and chocolate cake with baci filling. The top and bottom layers were the vanilla and the center two layers were the chocolate. We wanted to make sure that vanilla and chocolate lovers were both taken care of.
Your favorite part: My favorite was saying “I do” to my best friend and new husband and just watching all our friends and family enjoy our wedding. The food was fantastic and everything came out looking more beautiful than I imagined.
If you could change one thing about your wedding what would it be? The only thing I would change is having my father there to walk me down the aisle. He is ill and couldn’t travel from Canada to be with us. But he was in our thoughts the whole time.
Advice for other brides: Be as specific as you can be when planning everything. Let the people who are in your wedding party know what is expected of them. Smile a lot for pictures. And once the wedding day comes, embrace it and don’t stress out. Roll with the punches. Everything is what it is at that point and it is your day to enjoy in all its glory.