There are so, so many photos to share, and our video at the end, so brace yourself for a long post! Today’s post is all about our ceremony and reception. You can see our getting ready + first look photos here if you missed them. I actually have so many more things to share from our wedding, but I’ll be saving the rest until after the holidays and new year. If there’s anything specific you’d like to see more of, or if you have any questions, please let me know!
We encouraged our guests to wear as much color as they wanted to for the day. Our friend Chris went above and beyond and TIE DYED HIS SUIT!!! Can you believe it?! It’s so perfect. My friend/bridesmaid Julie shared the tutorial over on her Instagram.
Something special we did for our rings: we used the stones from Ryan’s great grandmother’s ring in both his and mine! For his, we inlayed them in the inside of his band. It has a smooth finishing and he doesn’t feel it when wearing. It’s such a fun hidden connection to my ring and his great grandmother! We went to Ken & Dana here in NYC and they were just so lovely to work with.
For the bridesmaid dresses, I gave them a color swatch and they found a dress to match it. The groomsmen wore ties and pocket squares to match whoever they walked down the aisle with.
We worked with Minted for our stationery suite and I have to say it was one of my favorite details of the wedding. The colors were perfect and the letter-pressed paper was just beautiful. Because of COVID guidelines, we weren’t able to have the set table for the guest, but everyone had one of these at their seats. Our taper candles were from Oleander & Palm. They’ve easily become one of my favorite candles and the colors couldn’t have been more beautiful!
You might recognize these disco balls from our disco ball fireplace! We gave a few of the disco balls away to guests and have the leftovers in our home today.
One of the best things we did to save money was to just pick up cakes from a local bakery instead of having a wedding cake made (we used Little Cupcake Bakeshop in NYC). Our florist was able to make them feel a little fancier by adding a few florals to each cake.
My friend at Everlaser made our cake topper and it was PERFECT! It matched the exact font from our invitations.
So that’s the wedding!! Please let me know if you have any questions or need any sources for anything. I’m more than happy to help how I can! We’re so very thankful to the people who made our day possible: