Sam & Jenna- The first diamond of the season~ April 30, 2022
Updated: Jun 28, 2022
We hosted the first wedding of the season April 30th and boy was it a magnificent way to hit the ground running! The weather was just perfect as our creatives bustled about The Lace Factory. The eight-foot long tables were first draped with ivory linens and napkins. A pop of gold service plate gave an elegant touch to each place setting and the afternoon sun seamed to set the room ablaze, each charger glowing. Above, the mink colored fabrics billowed from the ceilings, softening the gaze- always a lovely juxtaposition of the industrial space. Festoon lights hung above the dance floor where the band Affiniti would soon light it up! A curtain wall acted as a gorgeous, gauzy dream-like frame. It was the floral and greenery masterpieces done by daughter and mum team; Maple & Mum, that were the crown jewels of this ball! The design ushered in spring in the most brilliant way with roses, stock, ranunculus and cherry blossoms adorning the Chuppah, tucked in bud vases and brilliantly showing off in the bouquets and boutonnieres. They brought a sophisticated yet poetic touch of whimsey.
Guests arrived at The Lace Factory in style- in the 1920's Pullman cars of the Essex Steam Train. Check out Emma McDonald Weddings for some sneek peaks of Sam and Jenna riding in the Great Republic car with their wedding party and sipping a little bubbly. Sam MAY have somehow snagged the conductors hat for photos and the shots captured were absolutely epic. A pillar candle lined pathway through the hallway took guests on a journey down memory lane with old black and whites of their loved ones ( always one of my favorite touches).
Our couple was so gorgeous as they whirled around the dance floor like a spring breeze for their first dance. B Remembered Wedding captured the entire thing on film! Sam wore a classic tux and Jenna's gown was exquisite-with an illusion top of textured flower buds and a skirt with the most light-hearted movement-her bow at the small of her back was just classic perfection! Together, just pure magic! Her thin delicate headband and drop earrings completed the look and we just couldn't stop talking about it! Bridesmaids wore pale pink florals and it couldn't have been more perfect. Makeup by Wilbert really understood the assignment-WOW! Don't sleep on hiring this MAJOR GLAM TEAM!
Guests began cocktail hour with a good old nosh at the spring stationary hors d'oeuvres table - Cloud Nine's laden table is a piece of art in itself! The waitstaff were at the ready with passing trays in hand of fig and chèvre tartlets, crab cakes, seared 5- -spice duck breast on ginger snaps with apple butter to just name a few!
As cocktail hour started to wind down, our guests took to the outskirts of the dance floor for front row seats if Sam and Jenna's first dance together as husband and wife. Just after that, the guests were able to enjoy the Hora with friends and family and everyone had a great time getting Sam and Jenna flying high in their chairs, whooping it up in celebration!
Soon our guests were invited to sit down for their first course. Guests grabbed a glass of cold champagne as they started to their seats. The sun was falling lower in the sky and that warm light along with the glow of the candles created the most inviting vibes. Dinner was served shortly thereafter. There was a plated dinner choice of Boneless Braised short ribs, Lemon ginger crusted salmon or Vegetarian Paella. My mouth is watering as I write this.
I would be remiss if I didn't mention dessert- three tiers of divine lemon raspberry cake! Decadent chocolate truffles ( that conveniently are sized to pop right in your mouth) and cannolis! What a stunning day. Congratulations, Sam and Jenna! We cant wait to see the professional photos! Walk, don't run to check out photos by Emma McDonald Weddings and gather a bit of inspo for your wedding!
Wedding Creatives, dream team :
Planning || Betrothed Weddings & Events
Ceremony || The Essex Steam Train
Reception|| The Lace Factory
Catering || Cloud Nine Catering
Florist || Maple and Mum
Hair & makeup || Make up by Wilbert
Band || Affiniti
Photographer || Emma McDonald Weddings
Videographer || B Remembered Weddings