Liza and Gary
June 27, 2008
My parents got married in 1952, and I always loved the classic elegance of that era. When planning our wedding, I wanted to recreate that look but with a few modern twists. I chose a traditional ballgown style dress with a headband veil that looked similar to the one my mom wore. I also chose to carry red roses, just like my mom did.
The color scheme is a bright and somewhat unusual red and aqua palette. Using aqua gave the wedding an updated look. In addition to red and white roses, we mixed in white gerbera daisies and red carnations for the flowers.
Here is a video clip of me getting ready: http://castlevideoproduction.blogspot.com/2008/11/liza.html
I love the next two photos... my brother-in-law snapped these.
Trying to pass the time while waiting for the car to pick me up... so excited!
Heading to the church!
We were married in a traditional Catholic Mass. One of our favorite parts of the ceremony were the Celtic musicians who played during the ceremony. This was to celebrate Gary's Irish hertiage. My brothers acted as ushers, and when my sister told me they were rolling out the aisle runner, I was so excited! I thought, this is really happening!
We both walked with our parents down the aisle.
Looking at my groom!
During the homily, our priest talked about joining two families, and invited our mothers to come light the candle. Then we lit the unity candle, and presented flowers to Mary. I had never seen the ceremony done this way before, and we loved it.
Just Married! The bride and groom are HAPPY!
Signing the marriage license
We were married at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Fraser. They have a beautiful garden on the grounds. It had actually been hailing at one point during the day, but when it was time for our ceremony, the weather was beautiful!
Our reception was at the Sterling Inn. The dinner was served family style, and we were seated at a sweetheart table.
The best man, Gary's brother, gave a great speech about the meaning of "aloha". We went to Hawaii on our honeymoon, so it was perfect, and it was a lovely way to welcome our guests.
The cake reflected our wedding style. It was a classic white, tiered cake with cascading red roses, but had a modern twist with the offset oval tiers and aqua ribbon. We cut the cake before dinner so it could be served as dessert.
I love these accent shots! Red, aqua, and white were carried throughout the decor.
Our first dance was to Here, There, and Everywhere by the Beatles. We danced with our parents to the Unforgettable by Nat King Cole. Gary got to show off some of the snazzy moves he learned in our dance class!
We rented our photobooth from Shutterbooth. It was by far the hit of the evening!
Going for the classic look...
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