Mary and Bill were so much fun to work with from the get-go! They were so relaxed and comfortable both with us and with each other during the whole wedding planning process and we knew they were in for a spectacular wedding day.
Despite a week of rain, clouds cleared up for Mary and Bill’s April wedding at Salvage One. The day started around ten a.m. for the women at the Intercontinental for hair services by Sam at Saraya Salon and Spa and makeup by Susan at Dorothy and Delora. The REM Video & Photography team was there to get some great shots of everyone getting ready and stayed for the duration of the day’s festivities. After the bride and bridesmaids were dressed to the nines, they jumped into a limo provided by M&M Limousines and headed to the venue.
The guys had a more low-key morning; they hung out in West Town at a friend’s apartment to get ready. Since the venue was within walking distance, the guys headed to Salvage One on foot.
Mary and Bill opted for a short pre-ceremony cocktail “hour” (30 minutes) so their guests could congregate and socialize before the main event. The Blue Water Kings Band did an amazing job providing music throughout the entire day. Maison Cuisine closed down the bar around 5:30 and everyone took their seats.
The ceremony was short, sweet, and had some adorable moments from the flower girls and ring bearers at the altar. Everyone was in great spirits. Bill’s Uncle Mitch was the couple’s wedding officiant and did an outstanding job.
After the ceremony, family stuck around for photos while guests roamed the first floor of the eclectic venue for happy hour. A personal favorite artifact of ours is the semi-hidden air hockey table in the back corner! When cocktail hour was over, everyone was blown away by the reception space upstairs meticulously set up by us at Five Grain and Maison Cuisine‘s catering team. Floral and decor was provided by Megan at Floral Expressions and Gifts (who also provided all the lovely personal flowers) and juxtaposed perfectly with the vintage surroundings upstairs.
There were some great toasts from family and friends and a delicious buffet-style dinner from Maison. The Blue Water Kings did a fantastic job throughout the entirety of the night. Mary and Bill’s first dance was to the Lumineer’s “Dead Sea” followed by an exceptional father-daughter dance to Radiohead’s “Creep” and a tear-jerking mother-son dance to John Denver’s “Sunshine on my Shoulder”. Soon the floor was opened to guests and everyone danced the night away.
Mary and Bill, we loved working with you and hope you’ve been enjoying these first few months of marital bliss!