A few days late, but still wishing Megan and Aaron the happiest of anniversaries!!
Sara and Joan
This was an especially good-looking bridal party, and they had a great rapport: the perfect combo for killer portraits 🙂
Before long it was time to head to Galleria Marchetti for the ceremony. Fleur really outdid themselves, and GM has made some great upgrades (including ceiling draping) since I had my wedding there. The backdrop at the end of the aisle and the string lights were expertly installed by The Meetinghouse. I don’t think the Pavillion has ever looked better! As guests arrived, friends and family added leaves to an painting of a tree which Emily and Tom used as a guest book (an etsy purchase I believe!).
Female guests were each handed a pashmina scarf as they entered the room and were greeted by the sweet sounds of Amber, their singer and guitarist.
It was finally go-time. The bridal party lined up and processed down the aisle for a beautiful and heart-warming ceremony.
After the ceremony ended, it was time to party, and the wedding guests were eager to start! Cocktailing began in the Galleria Room while the Marchetti staff flipped the Pavillion in record time. More of Emily and Tom’s amazing details appeared: mad-libs for the guests to give advice to the couple (designed, along with the invitations and all other paper products, by Emily’s bridesmaid Stephanie!), chalkboard seating charts made of old barn windows, and reclaimed barn-wood bar menus (p.s. the bride is selling some of those handmade items, so comment if you’re interested in purchasing them!).
The Fleur aisle arrangements were re-purposed for the dinner tables, and a Meetinghouse lighting change made for a festive atmosphere.
Dinner flew by marked by speeches brimming with kind words and maybe a tear or two. But I think one of my favorite moments of the whole evening was seeing Emily dance with her dad. You could just imagine the little girl dancing on her dad’s toes…
In a final grand gesture of wedding-awesomeness, Emily and Tom provided their guests with not only the decadent More Cupcakes, but also a fully color-coordinated candy bar and…wait for it…a HOT DOG CART!!
The rest of the evening was filled with dancing, merriment, and a whole lotta love. Thanks to DJUj for the great MC-ing and fun music throughout the night.
Emily and Tom, I feel so lucky to have played a part in your magnificent wedding. You were a joy to work with, and I wish you many, many years of martial bliss. Congratulations!
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