When I previewed Alley and Mark's engagement photos, I think we all knew their wedding would be a home run. Between a beautiful venue, great vendors and most importantly, an exuberantly happy and adorable bride and groom, their wedding day simply hit it out of the park.
Here's a preview of their wedding weekend as seen through my Instagram photos or Wedding Snap (unless noted). Side note, Wedding Snap is the newest thing...it's a photo sharing app that you can download all your wedding photos to and everyone can see them. Super rad.
Alley and Mark invited Mr. Fo and I to their rehearsal dinner as guests, which was so sweet and a fun way to pre-meet some of the wedding guests :) Mr. Fo was quite a hit (as he always is) and some of the wedding guests wanted him to actually attend the wedding. Which I of course did not allow. But he's not a wallflower, I can pretty much take him anywhere! The rehearsal dinner was at a great beer hall called VBGB that we frequent often. They have a great local beer selection and an even better soft pretzel! The table decor for the rehearsal dinner was casual and rustic, a perfect fit for the venue!
The wedding ceremony and reception were held the next day. Both were held at Providence Country Club. Providence has a beautiful indoor and outdoor space and the staff was an absolute pleasure to work with. I highly recommend the venue!
The ceremony was in front of the golf course, and more importantly, in front of a gorge Japanese Maple tree. It was NOT warm and it was slightly sprinkling, but the big rain held off and the ceremony was beautiful! Everyone held out like a champ and hid their shivers from the cameras!
Alley and her sweet dad made a grand entrance down the stairs! It was very princess like and very fabulous.
The ceremony led into a cocktail hour which was followed by a beautiful reception in the main ballroom. Food, drinks and sweets were plentiful which made it a night enjoyed by all! The cupcake display was simply awesome. We used wine crates to showcase the treats, and made a great statement piece! The cupcakes were made by the absolutely fabulous and basically famous
Mandie from Got What it Cakes. Mandie's business has completely taken off. If you don't believe me you can catch her interview on the Katie Couric talk show and read about her in the NY Times. See, I told you she was famous! Her treats are well worth all the hype too, I definitely housed down a cupcake late that night and it was WELL worth the long day on my feet!
Alley and Mark had a candy bar which is always fun. People love a candy bar! Instead of using bags for guests to take candy home, they used mason jars which also served as their escort cards. Guests found their name on top of the mason jar and their table assignment was inside the jar. Then they used the jar for taking candy home! Genius and very efficient, just like Alley and Mark :)
Mark's birthday was the day after the wedding so Alley surprised him with a grooms cake made by Got What it Cakes and had the whole crowd sing happy birthday to him. I'd say he got a pretty great birthday present!
Alley and Mark danced their little hearts out on the dance floor...
...and then Alley changed into an adorable short dress for their "getaway." Providence doesn't allow sparklers to be used, so we came up with the idea of throwing faux autumn leaves which was adorable!
After seeing this professional shot taken by the awesome Diane Personett Photography, I cannot wait to see the rest of the photos! Aren't they just a beautiful couple?!
Alley and Mark are enjoying a wine-filled honeymoon in Napa right now! I'm so happy for them and simply loved working with them. Frankly, I'm in denial without Alley's emails and our meetings that turned into 3 hour chat sessions about randomness. Enjoy your honeymoon you crazy kids and I wish you much love, happiness and endless laughs together! I'll be sure to post more photos of Alley and Mark's wedding once the professional shots are ready.
In the meantime, check out my 2 latest articles that are all about Masquerade parties and Costume Swaps!