Sometimes I can't believe just how quickly a year can pass! It was nearly a year ago when I was capturing Jessica and Mat's engagement session and now here I am blogging about their beautiful wedding day!
When Jessica told me there would be a "literary theme" with their wedding, I couldn't wait to see how that would unfold and I was not disappointed! From their wedding vows (very personal but also funny!) to the reception and toasts, I learned a lot about their love for books, favorite authors, and of course, each other. Jessica was very detail-oriented in every aspect of the day!
When I asked Jessica about all their wedding details (a few weeks before the wedding), this is what she had to say:
We fell in love with Fairfield Community Arts Center as soon as we stepped in it. It felt perfect for us - the ceremony room felt intimate and unique, being an art gallery; the reception hall was large enough for dancing and access to a patio for pictures; and outside, there was a garden with a pond and a gazebo, perfect for pictures.
The ceremony will be non-traditional. The ceremony will focus on our love & dedication to each other, by writing our own vows, as well as a wine box ceremony, where we will place letters in a box to read at our first anniversary. In lieu of a religious reading, the groom's sister will read a passage from 'The Bridge Across Forever' by Richard Bach. The ceremony will also honor family & friends gathered, by the couple giving roses to important women in their lives, and holding a short memorial for loved ones no longer with them.
We decided to make the theme for their wedding "Literary". The centerpieces at the reception will be water colored newspaper flowers in mason jars, placed on top of books. The tables will be named after the couple's favorite authors.
The flowers were a mixture of pink and lavender peonies, fuchsia, cream & purple roses, and royal blue baby's breath. The flowers were chosen to complement the wedding colors - Navy, Wisteria and Fuchsia.
Going the non-traditional route, we decided to do cupcakes instead of a wedding cake.
The favors will be miniature "books" made out of chocolate in line with the "Literary" theme.
The wedding dress is a Vera Wang. The shoes are by Mojo Moxy. The belt & veil are from David's Bridal. The jewelry was borrowed from the bride's mother - designer unknown.
The suit is a Tommy Hilfiger.
The dresses were from David's Bridal : color - wisteria; material - either lace or lace/mesh
Caroline Drennen - videographer
Jasmine Catering - Caterer
Old School Entertainment - DJ
Reverend Melinda Fosse - Officiant
It's a surprise (for the bride at least)! All the groom has divulged is it will be outdoorsy, and zip lining may be involved. And that they will be meeting the groom's favorite author, Steven King, at a book signing! :)
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