Je’Kashia and Ryan 1.19.13

With the bulk of the beautiful renovation done just in time for our annual Open House, we were so excited that our January 19th wedding got to enjoy the stunning new look!

Je’Kashia and Ryan are one seriously photogenic, stylish couple. Their love was evident in their big beautiful smiles. The Bride wore her mother’s wedding dress from 20+ years ago (we are thinking probably late 80’s early 90’s) and pulled it off perfectly. The style mimicked so many things that are currently in the most fashionable bridal boutiques. We couldn’t get over how well it suited her! The flowers were courtesy of PJ’s Flowers and Gifts and they were perfectly pink…the Bride LOVED them!

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The couple chose to have hot pink flowers added to white flowers in the chapel to add a pop of their colors into the day.

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The Bride also provided pink and white silk flower petals to line the sides of the aisles. They matched the add ins exactly and looked great!

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The couple booked one of our recommended photographers – Patrick Berry Photography. He took LOTS of dress pictures to capture the special touch. (We can’t wait to share some of his photos with you later!)

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The Bride also wore her mother’s full headpiece and veil. It was AMAZING! We loved the pearldrop head band and tiered veil.

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The Bride’s uncle officiated the ceremony and created a memorable and personal experience for his niece and soon to be nephew!

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The Wedding Party consisted of siblings and close friends and kept the couple laughing all day long. At your wedding, surround yourself with people you love and who make you laugh and you can’t go wrong!

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The Brand New Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Rork!

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Patrick Berry was able to get TONS of simply wonderful shots of this extremely photogenic couple. They were easy to photograph!

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The couple shared a few quiet moments in the entry to the reception right before they were announced in. We always love it when couples take a few minutes to bask in their newly married status. It will be those moments you remember most vividly from your wedding day!

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This shot shows all the WOW factor that the back of the dress and veil offered.

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The couple had the Royal Package and upgraded to a sit down meal for their guests to enjoy. Their cake and the uplighting (provided by Dance Party Productions) made their colors pop in the reception space.

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The couple swapped the white table linens for black to be more in line with their color scheme of Pink and Black and it added a spark of elegance!

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Cutting their cake!

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Dance Party Productions kept things moving as always and helped the reception flow just exactly right.

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The day was a true success and we couldn’t be more happy for Je’Kashia and Ryan! We wish them a long life of peace and joy together.

For more information about having a wedding here, see our Contact page and we can tell you all about our packages and how we can make your wedding day one to remember. Our goal is for you to be able to relax and enjoy the moments…because we are handling everything!

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The Shoe Story

Brides are always looking for fun ways to infuse a little color or style into their wedding day. One of the unexpected ways they go about this is with their shoes! Think brightly colored pumps with a white wedding dress, the entire wedding party in TOMS,  or the bridesmaids in Ssekos. We love seeing a hot red high heel peek out from under an elegant gown or Converse sneakers keeping the Groom comfortable in his tux!

TOMS for the Groomsmen
DIY Details on the Bride’s Shoes

Sseko Designs are fun and for a good cause!
…and a great attendant gift!

Speaking of staying comfy – you are going to be on your feet a LOT that day! Be prepared to break in those shoes early and often or you might be tempted to ditch them on the big day. Lots of Brides provide their attendants with fun flats or flip flops for after the ceremony so they can dance the night away and not have to completely lose their shoes.

Red and Blue Sneakers keep this couple comfy!

Something else we have started to see is DIY details on classic designs – like rhinestone heels on a simple white pump, or lace backing on a nude heel. Pinterest is full of fun ideas to get your creative ideas flowing when it comes to spicing up a shoe. Creating something a little different will ensure you have a one-of-a-kind!

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DIY Gemstone Heels

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A fabulous DIY project!