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Adrianna + James, The Estate on Second

While James and his groomsmen pinned boutonnieres to their suits inside The Estate on Second, Adrianna combed in her veil and added all the finishing touches to her look upstairs with the help of her bridal party. Beers were cracked open and champagne bottles popped as soon as both groups were done getting ready for the big day. Without further ado, the bride and groom met upstairs for their first look. With a verbal signal from their planner, James turned around to see his stunning bride standing before him. The two showered each other in compliments and shared a warm embrace before heading downstairs for group photos with their bridesmaids and groomsmen outside. An excited crowd met them with smiles as the two made their appearance together for the first time that day. Each groomsman was dressed in a classic black suit and the bridesmaids wore mauve. Pops of color bloomed from their bouquets and boutonnieres as the group posed together for pre-ceremony pictures. As soon as guests began arriving, the group went back inside to line up.

A champagne welcome greeted guests as they arrived and found their way inside the Crystal Ballroom. Vines crept up the Estate columns and a floral installation stood tall at the center Palladian window. Matching arrangements of orange, pink, purple, and yellow flowers lined the aisle and marked the back of some chairs completing the gorgeous ceremony décor. Once everyone had taken a seat, James made his debut followed by the rest of the wedding party and ending with Adrianna. At the head of the aisle, Adrianna and James recited vows, exchanged rings, and sealed the ceremony with a kiss while the crowd cheered.

Guests were in for a real treat during a cocktail hour. Tray passed Fig, Goat Cheese, and Mascarpone Tarts and Fried Chicken and Waffle Bites made their rounds and our Bao Bar opened with Roasted Pork Belly and Thai Three Flavored BBQ Chicken. Not only were the hors d’oeuvres delicious, but due to the time of the wedding, the food and beverage theme was brunch! A mimosa bar with orange, peach, and cranberry juice became a popular spot as guests mixed and mingled until it was time for reception. Upon the newlywed’s return from romantics, everyone checked the seating chart and found their seats.

Greenery and a rainbow of flowers topped each reception table and pink, tan, blue, and green candlesticks intermingled with the foliage. As soon as everyone was seated, Adrianna and James made their grand entrance as husband and wife. The two shared their first dance, then took a seat at their head table for brunch. Italian Brunch Bread, Blueberry French Toast Casserole, Tri-Tip Carvery, O’Brien Potatoes, and Pear and Walnut Salad filled everyone’s plates just in time for toasts. The menu was selected by the bride and groom with help from our Event Specialist, Brianna, during their planning process. Friends and family lifted a glass and shared speeches about the couple drawing laughs from the crowd, then it was time for dessert. The bride and groom cut into an almond cake with chocolate mousse filling and invited their guests to enjoy a bite. The wedding ended with a little bit of photo booth fun and a whole lot of dancing.

Venue: The Estate on Second // Catering: Jay’s Catering // Photographer: Danielle Bennink Photography // Planning: Simply Sweet Weddings // Florist: Bottles and Blooms // HMUA: Face It Sugar

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