So back in 2014 my sister got married. It was a wonderful event, but I realized that I never did it justice by glorifying how beautiful it really was. So now, here I am, 3 years later, gracing everyone with pictures and memories of such a beautiful event.
On top of that, I’m showing off how gorgeous the color palette was. Seriously. It was Christmas, it was classy, it was glowing.
My sister tends to be more of a spring/summer kind of person, but because she got married at Christmas time, she opted for the more festive colors of Wine Red, Black, and Gold (with some champagne influence). It was a stunning combination.
They got married on December 27th, 2014 at the Boston, Massachusetts Temple. Between the building’s majestic stature, and its effervescent stained glass, it was an absolutely gorgeous venue for the ceremony.
However, it was also, like 20º, so it was freezing. I’m glad you can’t tell through our gleaming faces.
The bride was dressed in a Maggie Sottero lace sheath gown adorned with a beaded jacket. She was an elegant vision and it really accentuated her figure.
Red Roses interspersed with Baby’s Breath. Striking!
Bridesmaids wore black knee-length dresses, with black heels, pearls, and a swath of Baby’s Breath. Now most people would shy away from black as a wedding color because of its solemnizing effect. However, far from putting a damper on the occasion, it really dressed it up, and created a stark yet stunning background for the pops of red.
NOT PICTURED: The fact that we lost the keys to the Bridal car. We spent TWO HOURS looking all over the temple grounds, in the snow, in pockets, on the sidewalk, EVERYWHERE. But to no avail. So even though we painstakingly decorated the car beautifully, the happy couple had to drive home with us in the family van. lolz. AND they had to take the family van on their honeymoon. Cheerio crumbs included.
We held the reception that evening at Hawk’s landing in Southington, Connecticut. An intimate yet elegant setting in an intimate old fashioned New England town.
The tables were decorated with red tablecloths, linens, cutlery, centerpieces, and kissing bells.
And in addition to the “adult” place settings, we made sure each child place setting was properly equipped with a coloring book and crayons. A must, in my opinion. You’ve got to have some way to keep the little kids entertained!
The idea behind the “Kissing Bell” is that when everyone rings them, the couple have to kiss. Cute, romantic, and got super annoying by the end.
The centerpieces consisted of 8″ vases filled with water, clear stones and floating candles. The base consisted of a mirror, stones, additional tealight candles, and silk flowers.
Besides the meal, food included a hot cocoa bar, with different mix-ins, and a bunch of Ferrero Rocher’s. Yum.
I….actually have no idea what was served for dinner. But I remember it was good.
The Throwing of the Boquet
Uh yep, that’s me catching the bouquet…gracefully…
aaaand dropping it.
Grace and class, people. Grace and class.
This little niece got a special pink dress for the wedding day that she referred to as her “princess dress.” She was so excited to wear it, that we’re pretty sure she thought the reception was for her.
This is her not understanding why the bride has a prettier dress than her.
Oh yeah, and the couple is pretty cute too.