The Attic at The Estate on Second was just filling with soft morning light when Tiffany and her bridesmaids arrived. Each bridesmaid was dressed in black and helped Tiffany change into her lace wedding gown for her first look with Matt. Matt and his groomsmen were also dressed in black and posed for pictures before heading to The Attic to meet-up with the girls. Matt stood with his back to the staircase and awaited his bride. Tiffany walked over with a bouquet of eucalyptus and maroon flowers in hand and tapped her groom’s shoulder. Matt turned around and the two both tried holding back tears as they read personal vows to one another before heading to ceremony.
Guests signed the bride and groom’s guestbook, then entered The Crystal Ballroom to find their seat. Greenery was sprinkled on both sides of the aisle and above the center Palladian window and when the wedding party made their entrances, one of the groomsmen tossed petals down the aisle adding a pop of red to the ceremony space. When Tiffany emerged from behind the drapery, Matt lost it. Both him and Tiffany shed a few tears before joining each other at the head of the aisle. Traditional vows were exchanged in front of family and friends and the bride and groom participated in a sand ceremony combining two colors of sand into one jar signifying their love becoming one. Their officiant pronounced them husband and wife and Matt and Tiffany shared a smooch before heading into cocktail hour.
Hors d’oeuvres and drinks during cocktail hour reflected the newlyweds love for breakfast. Mini Vegetarian Quiche Tarts and Fried Chicken and Waffle Bites were served and a mimosa bar opened up offering an assortment of juices to mix with champagne. Before long, guests were called to find their seats for the reception back in the ballroom. Matt and Tiffany made their grand entrance, had their first dance, then took a seat at their sweetheart table. Toasts were made as tables were excused to the buffet. The menu consisted of breakfast for dinner items like Agave Fruit Salad, a Muffin Assortment, Midwest Brunch Bread, Brioche Egg Casserole, and Potato and Sausage Hash. The bride and groom knew this was what they wanted from the beginning and our Event Specialist, Casey, helped then choose the best items from our menu. While everyone was eating, guests could come up to the sweetheart table and roll the big dice. If the dice landed on a number larger than 15, the newlyweds would share a kiss. After dinner, the bride and groom cut into their white cake with lemon filling and a pancake station opened serving up custom designed pancakes that looked like works of art. A video game station busy all night as guests competed for the number one spot and everyone closed out the evening on the dance floor.
Venue: The Estate on Second // Catering: Jay’s Catering // Photographer: Kristine and Charles // Florist + Coordinator: Unicorn Wings Amazing Things