Friday, July 20, 2012

Our Wedding: With This Ring...

"It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on,
the marriage that sustains your love."
(Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

The morning of the wedding, Saturday, May 26, 2012, the bridesmaids and I had our hair and makeup done, and then reconvened at the hotel where I got dressed. Don, our wedding photographer, met us there to take some photos before we all headed to the church.

For ease and flexibility, I chose a wedding color palette rather than one or two defined shades. I didn't have a set color scheme, but I think "champagne and caviar" and "berries and cream" sum it up kind of nicely. The bridesmaids' dresses, flower girls' sashes, and stripes in Sam's tie were champagne; part of my jewelry, bridal bouquet, and Sam's boutonniere, my shoes, and the suits and ties were black; the bridesmaids' bouquets, ceremony flowers, and reception arrangements were in varying shades of pink and purple (which I had first written about in my "Say Yes to the Dress?" post last summer); and the stationery, flower girls' dresses, most of my bouquet and the flowers, and my wedding dress and veil were all ivory.

First, some still life shots...


I love this picture of my bridesmaids helping me with my dress and shoes. I wore shoes I already owned, and added vintage aurora borealis shoe clips so they really were my "something old" and "something (somewhat) blue"...
  

The lovely ladies...


At church, figuring out how to wear my 2-tier walking (aka fingertip) length veil...


Meanwhile, the groom and his groomsmen were putting on the finishing touches...


After our First Look...


With our fabulous bridal party...


Our wedding ceremony...


Making our way to the reception in the red Ford Edge we rented for a week...


Cocktail hour and dinner reception table settings...


Dancing and singing...


Cake cutting, bouquet toss, and dessert...


Just the 2 of us...


Yesterday, Sam finally took the USMLE Step 1, which he had been studying for over the past 7 weeks. Tomorrow, we're going to the Jersey shore with my family for the weekend, and on Monday we leave for our honeymoon! Thank you all for your love and support.

{Bridal gown: White by Vera Wang / Bridal hair flower: Yaneth & Co. via Etsy / Bridal shoe clips: LoveHonorUpcycle via Etsy / Bridal veil: White by Vera Wang / Bridesmaid dresses: Alfred Angelo / Cake/Catering: Surf Club / Floral design: Elegant Affairs / Flower girl dresses: Us Angels / Flower girl head wreaths: Sootsy's Dress-Up Friends via Etsy / Groom's cufflinks: Josh Bach / Groom's suit: Tommy Hilfiger / Groom's tie: DKNY /  Groom's and groomsmen tie clips: Kenneth Cole / Groomsmen ties: Bruno Piattelli / Hair and makeup: Shades of Beauty / Invitation suite: William Arthur Letterpress for Wedding Paper Divas / Music: Music Speaks Volumes / Photography: Don Hwang Photography / Ring bearer bow ties: Wee Little Bee via Etsy / Ring bearer suits: Nancy August / Venues: Korean Presbyterian Church of Westchester; Surf Club / Video cameras: Storymix Media}

6 comments:

  1. Love love love all your photos~!!!!!! you look beautifuL~ love your dress as well!!

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    1. Thanks~ I hope your move to Singapore went well!

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  2. You made SUCH a stunning bride! And I adore the anenomes in your bouquet :)

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    1. Wow, thanks! There were actually supposed to be only a handful of anemones in my bouquet, but that's not how it turned out on the day of the wedding.

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  3. Beautiful wedding!!! You look stunning!!!!

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