Friday, September 30, 2011

Wedded Bliss

Stetson Chapel was decked out in green and white flowers for Caroline and David's wedding last Saturday.

I loved the aisle flowers with mossy baskets and gorgeous sage green ribbon.

I held it together and didn't snap shots during the wedding. There were two photographers getting ever detail. But I did manage to get this lovely moment where the bride and groom are thanking, Caroline's parents. I love this twist on the receiving line. They greeted every one of their guests in the church.

Caroline looked stunning in her Carolina Herrera gown! I'm so glad I caught the train before it was bustled. 

The guests all waited outside of Stetson Chapel on the campus of Kalamazoo College and cheered as they exited. Her bouquet was stunning!

Eric and Joyce on our way to the reception.

The tent was incredibly romantic. The reception was held at the The Moors golf club. Her father helped developed the property which added a sentimental touch. 

There were fabulous passed hors d'oeuvres and stations with a beer tasting, cheese and fruit platters that looked like a Dutch Renaissance painting. Hanging lanterns led the way to the tent and Sarah designed an Adirondack chair area with fire pits outside of the tent as it got cooler in the evening for folks to smoke cigars. It didn't rain which was a MIRACLE as every forecast predicted rain. Dave's father said, "It's a God thing," in his toast. So true. 

Our sweet friends Sarah, Magnus and E. obliged for one photo. 

The crisp white linen overlay was draped over a lush green sage satin cloth that matched the ribbons in the church. The napkins had a very Caroline touch of sage green polka dotted edging.

We sat at Table 11. The clever little escort cards were golf course'esque flags with the number tucked into the fold. These simply fabulous alphabetized flags were placed in a mossy "green" for retrieval. We seriously LOVED our table.  The husbands all sat on one side and all the girls on the other. This is what marriage does to you I guess. 

Morgan Vandercuteness and Patty looked gorgeous in this shot even though the flash was a bit wonky. The bridesmaid's dresses were darling J. Crew black and navy cocktail dresses. I promised E. I wouldn't spend the whole night taking photos but managed to steal a few with his Instagram ap on his IPhone! I can always find a way to take photos. :) But I wish I had a cute shot of the three bridesmaids in their cute dresses. They looked so beautiful attending Caroline on the alter.

The tent was stunning inside. The green grass was such a gorgeous backdrop and the hanging chandelier was breathtaking over the dance floor. I told you Sarah has the best taste of anyone I know and this is proof!!!

The ambiance in the tent was charming beyond words.

The lightly dressed salad was wrapped like a bouquet with a cucumber ribbon and crouton base.

The filet with shrimp was perfectly cooked. Everyone couldn't stop talking about the corn pudding. It was such a great pairing with the tender beef and shrimp.

The bride and groom cut a small coconut cake and the cake table featured a variety of delicious cupcakes to choose from. It was a huge hit. 

E. went for the Chocolate Salted Caramel.

I stuck with the classic coconut cake which the Barefoot Contessa would have been swooning over!

I hate that my one photo of the bride and groom makes them look like zombies, but they are kind of trendy right now, so make it work, right? You all looked so happy and we were so happy to be there and celebrate with you. 

Cheers to you beautiful couple. May your lives together be filled with constant communication, love and faith in each other. Marriage isn't easy. It's work. Enjoy the best work of your lives. It is totally worth it.  Love you so!!!


This Confetti Life said...

Love the bride's dress! Stunning.

Ella said...

Seems like a wonderful and perfect wedding!

Worthington said...

Beautiful details for such a gorgeous wedding!!