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Hilary + Chase, The Estate on Second

Hilary twirled around in The Attic of The Estate on Second in her flowing lace wedding gown awaiting her groom, Chase, for their first look. Chase arrived shortly after in a classic black suit and the two exchanged handwritten vows in a more intimate setting. Tears welled up in both Hilary and Chase’s eyes as they read their love notes aloud to one another before being joined by their bridal party. Together, the group posed for photos, shared a few laughs, then headed to the Crystal Ballroom for the ceremony.

A hexagonal arbor marked the center of the ceremony and was decorated in an arrangement of greenery and white flowers. Romantic candles and eucalyptus lined both sides of the aisle and guests took their seats awaiting the bride and groom. Soft music began playing and Chase was first to walk out followed by the bridesmaids and groomsmen. Guests stood and watched as Hilary walked over to her groom who was transfixed on her and full of emotion. Once side by side, the bride and groom recited traditional vows in front of family and friends, exchanged rings, and sealed the deal with a sweet kiss. Overjoyed, the newlyweds exited the ceremony to an uproar of cheering from the crowd.

Guests snacked on Crab Cake and Brioche Box hors d’oeuvres and enjoyed drinks from the bar including the newlywed’s craft cocktails; a Moscow Mule and Whiskey Sour. While everyone was mixing and mingling, Hilary and Chase were wandering around outside of the venue taking photos together. They posed by the popular Chiarini Fountain and soaked in skyline views atop the parking garage before heading back to The Estate for dinner.

Dinner was served under sparkling chandeliers in the Crystal Ballroom where tables were draped in white linen and topped with greenery. After the first dance and a few toasts, each table was invited to fill up their plate with Chicken Florentine, Vegetarian Rotolo Bolzano, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Pear & Walnut Salad. The classic menu was pre-selected by the bride and groom with the help of our Event Specialist, Arielle, during the planning process. Rave reviews for flavor could be heard around each table. A white cake with bavarian filling and buttercream icing was cut and shared by the bride and groom and guests were encouraged to enjoy a Classic Dessert Station filled with an assortment of French Macarons, Raspberry Chocolate Decadence, Fresh Fruit Tarts, Vanilla Bean Chocolate Eclairs and French Apple Tarts. Once everyone had fueled up, the dance floor became packed with partygoers looking to show off their moves. After a few dance battles and a whole lot of fun, guests cheered as they sent the bride and groom off to conclude the night.

Venue: The Estate on Second // Catering: Jay’s Catering // Photographer: Pages Studio

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