First photo by Anaise Prince Photography
On a beautiful spring Sunday in May, Jake, and Kelly exchanged vows inside our warehouse which was transformed into a sunny romantic ceremony space. The sunshine warmed our shoulders and the stunning bride and groom warmed our hearts. It was a beautiful ceremony with our mink curtain wall and draping as an elegant backdrop, backlit by the natural light filling the room. Beautiful, big Boston Ferns sat on pedestals on either side of our couple as they stood, committing their lives to each other. Even their beautiful pup, Lexi was by their side that day!
Soon after, the room went from the light-hearted excitement of the ceremony to the jovial cocktail hour energy- something that is always so palpable in the space! Guests were free to meander in our gardens and out front on the stone terrace to catch views of the Connecticut River.
Cloud Nine Catering servers passed hors d'oeuvres of apple and Brie tartlet, seared sesame tuna on a crispy wonton with seaweed salad, spinach and Parmesan stuffed mushrooms, Angus beef sliders with Vermont cheddar, blue crab and roasted corn enchilada cups, vegetable risotto balls with truffle aioli. There was something delicious for everyone! The spring grazing table was a beautiful piece of art in itself that sat in our courtyard for guests to nosh on.
Guests were then invited to sit down inside the dining room, as part of our dinner reveal. A baby green salad with goat cheese, toasted walnuts, sliced pears, and balsamic dressing. Also, our Fabled foods artisan bread with herb oil and butter was brought to each table, warm out of the oven. Dinner was plated and guests has a choice of grilled Statler chicken breast with maple teriyaki glaze, stuffed sole with crab stuffing, or vegetarian paella. The complimenting sides were broccoli with sherry and mushrooms along with risotto.
Before the dancing was underway, Jake and Kelly cut their wedding cake ( with a sword!) The cake was a delectable lemon raspberry with white buttercream frosting along with mini fruit tarts and mini cupcakes!
Before the evening ended, guests were invited to satisfy their sweet tooth at the Candy Bar (always a favorite favor). Then as guests left to board the Essex Steam Train, our team served warm pretzels with a mustard dipping sauce! A delicious time was had by all!
Wedding Creatives, Dream Team
Photographer || Anaise Prince Photography
Videography || Powerstation Events
Hotel || The Copper Beach Inn