So this is a tad over due. I was planning on posting pictures from our NYE wedding on our actual anniversary, however things started getting really hectic at work, which lead to staying late, which lead to very little time to blog! My bad. Better late than never right?! So here’s a little about my favorite day of the year. and psssst…. don’t miss the wedding video below!
I have never dreamed of a NYE wedding, until Paul suggested the date in the first couple weeks of our engagement. Paul and I were initially debating between a NYE wedding and a spring wedding at my parents’ home. Once we started telling friends and family about our two options, there was an excitement and hope from everyone that we would choose NYE. So, the decision to have our nuptials on the last day of the year was in the end…easy.
The day was pure magic. I would highly suggest a NYE wedding to any bride and groom that loves a good party, dancing till midnight, and prefers bubbly champagne: all things that made our night so memorable. My past experiences with NYE parties have always been a let down. Turns out, many of our friends and family complained of the same history. So having a party to ring in the New Year was momentous and extra special for Paul and I. We loved the idea of starting the New Year with our new life together, surrounded by all of our loved ones. And always having the day after our Anniversary off, was the cherry on top!
One of my favorite moments of the day was walking down the aisle of the church and seeing Paul’s smiling face at the end of it. The moment was only more significant knowing that five generations of my family have been married at the same church, dating back to 1872. My family’s name is even on a brick that signifies how much my great, great, great grandfather had given to build the church. The amount was around $100, which is pretty comical now, but that was a lot of money back then!
The color palette was full of NYE charm; classic black and white with plenty of gold sparkle. The only color in the room was the lush flowers in deep oxblood, bright red, light pink and soft whites, all made to compliment the Christmas décor that would still be up at the ceremony and the reception venue
My career is in marketing and my passion lies in design, personal touches and anything styled, feminine, and very sparkly, another reason why NYE was perfect. I had so much fun diving into the details and coming up with personalized and witty “play on words” for the festive date. I really enjoyed the entire planning process and had so much fun incorporating NYE whimsical details everywhere. From the invitations and programs, to the DIY blow horns, champagne sparklers and midnight streamers, NYE was made for celebrations and made for love. I was just lucky enough to share the midnight kiss with my loving husband.
I hope you enjoyed this personal post of mine and that everyone is off to a great New Year! Be sure to stop back by the blog this week for all new, fresh looks!
Vendor Information: Church: Our Lady of the Holy Cross Catholic Church // Reception: The Coronado Ballroom // Photography: Cary Klein Photography // Videographer: Brian Gaadt Productions // Florist: The Special Event Florist // Stationary: Paper Rocks // Photo booth: Photomation // Bow Ties: Anna Runa // Tuxedos: Joseph A. Banks // Hair And Makeup: Jaime French Makeup Artistry // Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals // Mr. & Mrs. Clutch: Kate Spade – Rent the Runway // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Nordstrom // Flower Girls Dresses: Etsy