Nothing says ‘cozy winter wedding’ like opulent tones and rich fabrics. Sarah & Dustin’s dream wedding at Cypress Grove Estate House was nothing short of bold and unique. This lovely couple celebrated their union on December 17, 2017 surrounded by the most gorgeous color scheme of plums, emerald and navy with a mix of bold metallics and a touch of greenery. There were so many special details that made this wedding one to remember
A First look in wedding terms is when the bride and groom get to see each other before their ceremony. It was, however, not something that Sarah and Dustin wished to do. They wanted to keep the wedding more traditional. Sarah did have a First Look with her dad. Her dad was not allowed to see her until she was completely dressed and ready. It was a truly emotional moment for the whole family. Just after the reveal, our beautiful bride gave her dad a special gift. She had a heart with a message sewed into the back of his tie. The simple message inscribed had her dad moved beyond words. He spend the rest of the evening showing everyone, he was so touched by the gesture that he needed to tell everyone. All tears aside, Sarah and her dad were able to walked down the aisle with smiles on their faces.
Ceremony was held at the gazebo by the lake. Two large gold vases held floral arrangements brimming with hues of reds and greens; they were placed at the beginning of the aisle. A single high top table with a cream colored linen was stationed under the gazebo, it held the three glass vases. The vases were for the unity ceremony. Two vases held colored glass in them, each with a different color glass, the last vase was empty. During the ceremony, Sarah and Dustin would each take a vase and together they would pour the glass into the previously empty vase. After the wedding, the glass is sent away to be made into a blown glass piece for the couple to keep.
After all the guests were seated and the music began, it was time to line everyone to walk down the aisle. The groom and his groomsmen were the first to come down the aisle, along with the officiant. Once the groom was in his spot, to anyone looking, he seemed antsy. He had not been allowed to see Sarah since the night before, he just could not wait to see her finally come down the aisle. He did not have to wait too long. Sarah glided down the aisle looking like a princess, escorted by her dad. With some dazzling accessories, Sarah was certainly a glamorous bride and it was so moving to see the way Dustin beamed at her, clearly totally mesmerized. Their ceremony was sweet and heartfilled. The Kiss was one you read about in fairy tales.
After the ceremony, the newly weds dashed off to have their photos taken while the guests enjoyed cocktail hour. Personalized cornhole boards had been brought in and placed on the lawn for the guest’s entertainment. After the wedding the happy couple would be taking the set home for future entertainment.
Reception was held outside in Cypress Grove amphitheater. Vibrant and deep, those are the only word that come to mind when one looks at the decor for reception.The amphitheater’s second level has stunning, white, u-shaped gazebo on the second level. Dark jewel tones were used to color the linens, a deep emerald and a breathtaking plum. The Emerald linen was velvet and was only used for the head table. Yes, that is correct, head table. Sarah and Dustin did not want to have a sweetheart table. It was important to them that the best man and the maid of honor were seated with them.
The cake table was on the second level of the amphitheater, it was positioned just so it was directly behind the lovely couple. Only the photos can truly do justice to how the tables matched up perfectly. White drapes framed the area, bringing attention and drama to the scene, while the chandelier dangling above the cake added a dash of elegance.
The guests tables were arranged in its own U-shape around the dancefloor. In keeping with the jewel tune theme, the linens were a sapphire blue. Now, no December wedding is complete without a nod to the season. Sarah and Dustin made their nod with their wedding favors. On each place setting was a snowflake shaped christmas ornament.
Wedding first dances symbolize a couple’s first steps together as a married couple therefore the sweet couple chose to choreograph their first dance. Their first dance was beautiful, sweet, corky and perfect for who they are together. Sarah and Dustin are one of the sweetest couples anyone will have the pleasure of meeting. Watching them dance, the love they feel for each other was almost tangible.
After dinner, the party was in full swing. Just after the parent dances, a flash mob dance broke out. It was a surprise from the bride and groom. Once the flash mob finished the dancefloor was open to everyone. Sarah and Dustin’s dancing only got more entertaining as their guests joined them on the dance floor. The photobooth not only provided a much needed break for the guests from the constant dancing but also a chance to strike a fun pose.
As the evening came to an end, the guest lined up outside of the Estate House’s front door, thus creating a path way for the couple to their getaway car. Each guest was given a sparkler to help light the couple’s way. Dry ice provided a touch of drama to the scene. Sarah and Dustin made their way down the line looking truly happy. In that moment they owned the world. These two are ready to take on the world together, it is plain to see, when together nothing will stop them.
Planners: Pavone Events
Venue: Cypress Grove Estate House
Caterer: Big City Catering
Floral: Flowers By Lesley
Linen: BBJ Linens and Cypress Grove Estate House
Photography & Videography: Miranda Grey Weddings
Photo Booth: Sassy Photobooth
Chairs: RW Style
Transportation: VIP Transportation
Unity Ceremony: Unity in Glass
Bride’s Attire: Casa Di Bella, Designer: Essence of Australia
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse