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Monday, November 03, 2008


Brianna and Chris got married on Saturday in a lovely little setting in Bucks county. As I promised, it was a perfect fall day. The dress looked like a cloud and the bride was a dream floating in it. She was breathtaking! Brianna wore her mother's veil that had been beautifully restored by her seamstress. It was fun to have all of her bridesmaids helping me with Brianna- and when I have some pro pics, I will share them.

The girls wore persimmon and canary dresses and the vibrant fall colors in all the flowers and decor made for striking photos. Lucky for Brianna, her parents have a huge back yard with a gazebo, which was a great spot for pre- wedding pictures of all these beautiful ladies.

As Brianna sat in the red roadster waiting for everyone to go inside, she started to get nervous. It was the first time! Up to that point, she was calm and excited. Now, she was anxious and had butterflies! But, the smile never left her face!! She was such a happy bride!

Brianna's bouquet was exquisite! All the personal flowers and the arch and pomanders in the gazebo were done by Bonnie's Flowers in New Britain. Every bouquet was perfect! The girls carried ivory bouquets and the bride had all the colors of fall in her bouquet. Visually, it was stunning!! After Chris's mom walked him down the path to the gazebo, Brianna took her parents' arms and took the lovely walk down the path to meet him. Her mom was in tears and her dad was so proud. It was a beautiful ceremony, with participation from the guests and the lighting of the unity candle


After the ceremony,the bridal party gathered for formal pictures on the wonderful grounds of the venue. More about this pretty place later. I love the backdrop of that picket fence and the trees in the background. The group shot is missing the two handsome ring bearers- who were not so anxious to have their picture taken!! Anton Frid was the photographer and he never stopped shooting!

Brianna, in addition to being beautiful and so sweet, is also very talented!! The escort cards were all pinned to little pumpkins and the centerpieces were her creation. We spent Friday at the venue assembling them and decorating the whole place with fall's beautiful and natural colors. There were no flowers, but plenty of pumpkins, leaves, pine cones, branches and candles!! It was so pretty. Instead of a guest book, Brianna decorated a basket and scattered pebbles on the table with markers for everyone to write a note and throw into the basket. What a clever bride!

The cake, made by Enchanted Cakes, was one of the most delicious wedding cakes I have ever eaten!! It was fashioned after the favors, which were little mini wedding cakes. The edible leaves were placed on the cake when it arrived and the base was scattered with leaves, as were also scattered on all the tables. Brianna's toss bouquet was added to the table for color.

I had to add this photo of the guys- all clowns! They were relaxing in the bridal room with the shrimp dip in a large martini glass shaped bowl.

From my vantage point, it was hard not to get Kelly from Wellspun Weddings in the picture. He was awesome- as Wellspun always is! But, the bride and groom danced to Green Eyes by Coldplay and ended with a super dip and a kiss! I know Kelly go that. Chris danced with his mom to In the Life, by The Beatles. And, one of my favorite moments of the day was Brianna and her mom embracing on the dance floor to Slipping Through My Fingers from Mama Mia. It was such a tender moment!! Look at how they are hugging!! Later on, the mood shifted into high gear with the help of Bob Palio of East Coast DJ's. The bride and groom are big Grease fans ( they even came to rehearsal- on Halloween, dressed like Danny and Sandy!!) They did Greased Lightning and the Hand Jive. Of course there was plenty of dance music! I love this shot of the bride and her mom doing the Electric Slide! This was a great party!

The cake didn't get cut until very late! Everyone was having so much fun that the bride and groom couldn't stop the party to cut it! Finally, to the sound of Sugar, Sugar by the Archies, they cut into the luscious confection and didn't make too much of a mess!! After an entire day of hugs and dancing and pictures, the bride still looks perfect! She was wonderful to work with!!! I really loved her and her whole family. Conratulations, Brianna and Chris!! Enjoy Europe and each other!


i Do {blog!} said...

It looks as though everything was just beautiful!!! I love all the little details :)

Wendy said...

It was lovely!! Stay tuned- I am working on another post about the details.

Anne said...

What a fabulous fall affair! I just love the pumpkin escort cards. SO adorable, and so seasonal.