Intimate European Inspired Wedding
Updated: Jul 31, 2019
Paige + Dan’s Wedding
Design by: Macy Pulliam - Social Llama Events @Socialllamaevents
Florals by: Anna Rayner Creative @anna_rayner
Photos by: Camera Shi Photography @Camera_shi
Venue: Mercat Bistro @mercatbistro
Hair: The Luxxe Look @theluxxelook
Make up: The Makeup Story @the.makeupstory
Cake: Bird Bakery @birdbakery
May 11th, 2019
Guests arrive at 5:30pm for the 6pm ceremony. They aren't positive on what to expect or where they are going, but they are excited for the evening and celebration of love ahead. They enter the Saint Ann courtyard and are immediately greeted by a boxwood champagne wall full of bubbly
- guests are encouraged to sip champagne, enjoy the violin & guitar duo playing pop-hits and have their butt sketched (keep looking and you’ll see what we mean!)...all before the ceremony! Guests are tapped on the shoulder and asked to take their cocktails over to the floor to ceiling glass box floating above the garden. The ceremony aisle is created with 50 clear ghost chairs and lined with white floating candles and rose petals. Dan and the officiant enter through the pathway and take their place in front of white garden roses and vines growing from the glass floor and up the glass wall. The string quartet switches pace to signal for the big reveal and Paige enters from the elevator with her father and straight into Dan's hands. She is radiant and the most beautiful vision Dan has ever seen.
After the ceremony, Paige & Dan grab a group photo with all of their guests on the front steps - followed by their first photos as husband and wife! During this time, guests enjoy another cocktail hour with passed hors d’ourves, signature cocktails, entertainment and another opportunity for the original butt sketch artist to create a take home memory.
Just as Paige and Dan wrap up photos, the double doors of Mercat open...a vision of true modern romance awaits inside. Inside are five tables covered in white linens lining the parameter of the bistro creating an open square. Guests locate their seat where they are excited to find a wax sealed letter with their names written in a gorgeous script.
In the center is a hardback book with a beautifully painted watercolor title of 'Paige and Dan's Love Story' - guests open the book to the center two pages where they can find the dinner menu on one side and the love story of the newlyweds on the other. Down the center of the tables is a lush greenery runner with an abundance of silver and navy mercury glasses candles.. After guests have taken in the beauty they take a second to open the wax seal to reveal personalized handwritten letters from the bride and groom about why they love each guest.
Paige and Dan enter Mercat to their favorite song for their first dance in the center of the room. Following their first dance and applause Paige and her father have their dance and then Dan and his mom. Before dinner is served, Paige and Dan cut their cake then Mr. Rittger's gives a heartfelt toast celebrating the love that is so apparent in the room and the continuation of a perfect evening ahead. Cake is served first with a note saying 'special occasions are celebrated with dessert first’'. Because why not have dessert first!? Also, when Paige was a little girl her mother would let her have dessert first on special days - today was no exception! Dessert is followed by a delicious three course meal served on beautiful printed china. All the while, the quartet is playing in the background of conversation. Above guests heads are strung bistro lights creating a warmth and twinkle to the intimate dinner setting.
After dinner, guests enter back through the cocktail hour space to grab a macaroon and confetti popper for the big exit! Guests line up on either side of the far patio just after the glowing marquee sign creating a path way for The Imhoff's! As Paige and Dan make their way, silver streamers flutter all around them as they pause for a big kiss in-front of their cheering guests!
At the end of the walk away is a gorgeous white 1949 Bentley - a surprise to Paige & Dan from Paige’s parents!! They hop into the vintage Bentley, which has been marked with ‘Just Married’ and ride off to meet their guests at their afterparty just across the street! May 11, 2019 was gorgeous, intimate, special and mighty sweet.
A closer look at the gorgeous details!