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Emily + Parker, The Estate on Second

Once Emily had slipped into her beautiful strapless wedding dress, her first look was shared with her father in The Attic of The Estate on Second. It was one of the many sweet moments Emily had that evening. Tears rolled down her father’s cheeks and a look of awe overcame his face as soon as he saw her. A touching card written by Emily was given to her father and a warm hug was exchanged between the two. Next, Emily got a first look at her groom, Parker, just before their ceremony. Parker had his eyes closed the entire time as to not see Emily before she was walking down the aisle. Loving words were spoken and before they knew it, it was time to make their way to the Crystal Ballroom for their wedding ceremony.

A cross marked the head of the aisle where Parker smiled as Emily walked towards him to exchange vows. Eucalyptus and roses decorated the cross and the Palladian window behind them as they said, “I do.” The newlyweds shared a kiss and excitedly walked out of the ceremony as guests were excused for cocktail hour. Sesame Shrimp and Mango Spring Rolls and Pineapple Rumaki were tray passed as guests killed time while the wedding party took pictures. After cocktail hour guests made their way to their seats for champagne and cider toasts and dinner. Huli Huli Chicken Breast, Kalua Pork with a Pineapple and Brown Sugar Glaze, Pineapple Fried Rice, Hawaiian Style Potato Macaroni Salad and Stir Fry Vegetables were served and the bar was serving up the newlyweds signature cocktails: The Modern Bride which was a mixture of gin, orange juice and grenadine and The Old-Fashioned Groom which was a mix of bourbon, muddled orange, bitters, simple syrup and cherry. Parker and Emily sat together as their friends came out and ‘randomly’ started dancing. Emily’s face was totally surprised and even more surprised when Parker got up from his chair next to her and joined in on the choreographed routine. The routine ended in a kiss between Parker and Emily and fun, good vibes filled the room.

The rest of the evening consisted of the bouquet toss, cake cutting and lots of dancing! A sparkler send off ended the night on a magical note.

Venue: The Estate on Second // Catering: Jay’s Catering // Photographer: Becca Romero Creative // Planning: Perfectly Events // Florist: Blooms Dunn Right // Video: Cotopaxi Films

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