When I first met Cynthia and Brian, I knew they were going to be a dream to work, with and their wedding day was going to be fabulous. We got to work with the entire family on planning a stunning black-tie New Year’s Eve wedding (and a beautiful rehearsal dinner the day before that we can’t wait to share!). It was the absolute best way to end 2018 and ring in the new year!
These two had what we like to call a “modern day romance.” They met on Bumble and the rest was history. They love to travel, good music (Brian is a musician), eat good food, and hang out with their friends and family. They were envisioning a classic, black-tie New Year’s Eve celebration full of ivory and gold with pops of black. While Cynthia loved tradition and classic design, we had a few pops of really unique design elements that really made their wedding day incredibly special. Black can sometimes be a hard color to include in a design – there really aren’t any “black” flowers that we would consider, but we were able to add a touch of black to the flowers by incorporating anemones which I loved!
There were SO many gorgeous details to this wedding day-it’s so hard to pick a favorite. Design wise I LOVED the luscious round flower arbor that these two became husband and wife under. The floor plan for the reception was incredibly unique incorporating a mixture of rectangle tables in an “X” setup and round tables. In an effort to tie in a little more black, we incorporated black candles instead of traditional ivory and this was one of my favorite pops! Guests found their seats from a display of gold hoops with black ribbon featuring place cards with gold handwritten calligraphy. The wedding cake?! Perfectly displayed under a round gold hoop adorned with candles and dripping with stunning white orchids. It was a show stopper for sure!
In addition to the design, there were so many incredibly heart-felt moments that made Cynthia and Brian’s wedding day so, so special. Cynthia’s tearful first look with her father (his only child!) melted my new momma heart onto the floor. Cynthia and Brian’s first dance to their special song, played by their friends was one to remember. The videographer captured Cynthia telling Brian how much she loved him during that dance, and it was one of the sweetest moments. Cynthia’s father gave the sweetest toast to welcome the guests and tell everyone how proud he was of his daughter, and the amazing choices she’s made throughout her life…the best one being selecting Brian as her husband. And finally, celebrating the new year as husband and wife as confetti cannons exploded, was the perfect way to end the celebration.
Cynthia and Brian (and Martha and Doug!), it was an incredible joy to work with you throughout your engagement. It was so fun to dream up this incredible wedding day with you, and it was so special to watch you two become husband and wife. Thank you for allowing us to celebrate this amazing day with you two! We wish you a life time of love and happiness!
Planning: Becky’s Brides | Photography: Eric & Jamie Photography | Videography: Hampton Road Studios | Venue + Catering: Park Crest Event Facility | Floral Design: HotHouse Design Studio | Linens: BBJ Linen | Cakes: Barb’s Cakes | Hair and Makeup: Rawwbeauty | Stationery: Alex Fly Designs | Calligraphy: The Refined Pen | Brides Dress: Ivory & White | Entertainment: East Coast Entertainment | Draping: JAMM Entertainment | Chargers: Decor to Adore | Transportation: Rare Transportation, Accent Limo and Coats Classic Cars