Ring-a-ding-ding, Meghan and Harrison’s vintage esque wedding was the bee’s knees! Taking place at the Sydonie Mansion in Mount Dora, Florida, these sweethearts said “I do” on a beautiful Autumn day. Fall and ‘romance’ seem to swing together because as crisp as the air was, there was enchantment to match.
Shades of Autumn
Drawing inspiration from nature’s splendor, Meghan and Harrison dressed the Sydonie Mansion in hues of plum, green, navy, and shades of burgundy! Not to mention- brass elements brought all of these rich tones together. Uniting all of these colors was Meghan’s personal floral: a bouquet of burgundy, red, and plum flowers accented with flowing greenery & loose eucalyptus.
“Gone with the Wind” Fabulous!
Meghan was a true Scarlett O’Hara in her fluffy, burgundy robe. She looked like a silver screen siren in her ‘getting ready’ photos captured by Wings of Glory! Meghan then traded her dressing ensemble for a stunning, ivory fitted gown accented with floral lace & tulle- complete with a scalloped-edge train. Meghan’s veil and accessories also complemented her vintage, chic look! The bride’s beau, Harrison, sported a navy blue suit by Generation Tux- paired with a white button-up shirt and brown shoes. Harrison’s blue tie was actually a gift from Meghan and it had a threaded inscription saying, “Harrison you are my greatest adventure.” Harrison’s groomsmen wore slate-colored suits- also by Generation Tux. Can you say, dapper?!
Meet me at… DragonCon!
Meghan and Harrison’s “First Look” set the tone for the rest of the evening. It was so sweet and true to their style. Meghan had another surprise hidden up her wedding-dress sleeves (which were altered by Thread and Needle to be removable!)- she presented Harrison with tickets to DragonCon Sci-Fi Convention, an annual tradition for the two of them!
As you can imagine, the outdoor ceremony was simply gorgeous. Fall really put on a show for these lovebirds. The ceremony was set on the mansion’s front lawn, complete with white folding chairs and a beautiful ceremony arch that was decorated with floral in the couple’s wedding colors. A mix of live and recorded music filled the crisp, autumn air as guests waited for Meghan to make her big debut. Two officiants (good friends of the bride & groom) led Meghan and Harrison in a handfasting, unity ceremony using a Jewish Tallit. The Tallit used in the service belonged to Harrison’s grandfather.
With the breaking of a piece of glass, and a hearty shout of “Mazel Tov,” Meghan and Harrison were wed!
Mocktails and Vintage Bottles
The “mocktail” hour was held in the mansion’s garden while a live band played easy-going tunes. Guests were treated to hors d’oeuvres and specialty drinks: Spiced Apple Punch and Orange Creamsicle. Oh, they also ‘tipped their hats’ to the good ole’ days by serving Coca Cola- in vintage bottles, of course! Also during “mocktail” hour, guests had the chance to snap a few polaroids and leave sage pieces of wisdom for the newlyweds in their guestbook.
Falling for Autumn (and pumpkins)!
The reception took place on the front porch with Meghan and Harrison’s sweetheart table set in front of the front door. The sweetheart table was clad in aubergine linen, copper charger plates, loose greenery, brass candlesticks, and pumpkins which all jived together. The guests’ tables were a mix of round & rectangular tables dressed in burgundy linens. The tables were also paired with mahogany folding chairs, brass candlesticks, votives, loose greenery, fall-colored leaves, and more pumpkins!
Guests were able to take home CDs disguised as records and were treated to yummy food, courtesy of various food trucks. The food trucks gave the reception a “festival” vibe, and kept guests out of their seats- in addition to the dance floor!
Swinging ‘among the the stars’
Meghan quick-changed into dress number 2; a flirty dress perfect for her swing dance with Harrison to the tune of “Fly Me To The Moon,” by ole’ blue eyes himself, Frank Sinatra. The band’s lively music kept the dance floor packed all night with guests two-stepping and shimmying. Meghan and Harrison surprised their guests with a troupe of swing dancers who not only performed, but also offered to teach the party-goers a few moves.
No Jewish wedding is complete without the Hora! Guests hoisted up Meghan and Harrison and proceeded to parade around the dance floor. It was a sight to behold! Time flies when you’re having fun, and that was case-in-point for this evening. It flew by! Meghan and Harrison drove off into the “sunset,” in a 1947 vintage Cadillac, after making their way through a “tunnel” of sparklers. Swoon.
What it’s all about:
We believe that weddings should be about having fun with the people you love, and celebrating your authentic romance. By incorporating elements that were true to their style, Meghan and Harrison had a classy, timeless, vintage-inspired wedding. It couldn’t have been more perfect for them! From their spirited swing dance to their infectious personalities, the Greenbergs will always have a special place in our heart and their wedding is one we’re sure to never forget!
Here’s looking at you kid! XOXO #PeacockSquad
Venue: Sydonie Mansion
Planning & Design: Pavone Events
Hair & Makeup: Laura Reynolds Artistry
Cake: Let Them Eat Cake
Photography: Wings Of Glory
Videography: Petit Four Film
Floral & Tree Lighting: Over The Moon Events
Band: Corey Paul Quintet
Transportation: Cole’s Classic Cars
Rentals: RW Style
Rentals: A Chair Affair Inc
Coffee Cart: Mercantile Coffee Co.