An elegant old world style with whimsical and fairytale-like details made for a beautiful and romantic wedding day for Alyssa and Steven. Deep burgundy and navy tones and sharp black tuxedos added to the classic style, while florals by Flowers By Lesley added a fun touch of whimsy to the design of their day.
Alyssa knew she wanted a fairytale style wedding, but didn’t their wedding day to feel overdone or childish, and we love how they made subtle nods to this style while also creating an elegant affair. Deep burgundy blooms arranged in a loose and organic style added a romantic feel to the design, and you don’t want to miss the incredible navy wedding cake!
We think you’re going to love the intentional details that made for such a beautiful day, captured by Rudy & Marta Photography and coordinated by Blush by Brandee Gaar. And be sure to catch some of this bride and groom’s favorite moments that they shared from their wedding day!
Tell us a little a bit about your wedding (your vision, color, style, and location choices).
I love fairytales and stories, always have, so when thinking about our day that provided a big inspiration for the style of the wedding. But I didn’t want it to be the corny fairytale references everywhere type of thing. Instead, I also drew inspiration from the new live-action Beauty and the Beast and pulled the wild, old-style beauty. We are using a lot of gold and to look more antique and will be using a more wild style to the flowers and have beautiful gold candelabras. The best descriptor I could give is the old world, wild fairytale style.
What was the most important to the two of you while planning? Was there anything that you chose to splurge on or skip?
Photography, Videography, and Flowers were our top 3 most important while planning. Obviously, the first two are the way we will remember the day forever. Flowers were also an important feature because they can transform the appearance of an area.
What were your favorite parts of the day? (memories and stories)
My favorite part of the day was probably the first look. I was so anxious prior to, but after seeing Steven all my anxiety disappeared. I also loved our ceremony it was very personal, by having my Aunt perform it, and our vows matched well even though we wrote them separately.
Did you include any family heirlooms or special traditions?
The most important family heirloom featured was Alyssa’s engagement ring and wedding band. The set was Alyssa’s great-grandmother’s and is almost 100 years old.
Do you have any advice for couples planning their weddings now?
Don’t sweat the small stuff. Remember that the most important part is marrying your best friend.
These two created such a magical fairytale of a day to celebrate the start to their marriage, and it couldn’t have been more of a dream. We are thrilled to have a short video from You & I Pictures with more of their day.
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Ceremony Venue: Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes // Reception Venue: Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes // Day-of Coordination: Blush by Brandee Gaar // Floral: Flowers By Lesley // Stationery: Minted // Videography: You & I Pictures // Wedding Cake: Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes // Rentals: A Chair Affair // Hair: Elena Gatzios // Makeup: Makeup by Evelisse // Photo Booth: Rudy & Marta Photography // Wedding Dress: Lazaro // Bridal Salon: Calvet Couture Bridal Boutique // Bride’s Shoes: Keds for Kate Spade // Headpiece: Sara Gabriel // Groom’s Attire: Black Lapel // Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal, White by Vera Wang // Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse