Elizabeth was an absolute doll with her classic, gorgeous look: birdcage veil, vintage gown with buttons down the back and a fur wrap.Â Alex chose “I Want You To Want Me” by Cheap Trick for their introduction music, a choice that had him smiling wryly as they entered the room.Â I love couples with a sense of humor!
THE DETAILS: The bridesmaids wore plum gowns and Le Chambord’s dining room was decked out for the holidays with wreaths and red bows on the bay windows, elegant candelabras casting romantic candle light.Â The white cake was decorated with snowflakes, hiding a decadent chocolate cake interior.
The Maid of Honor Valerie shared the goods on Elizabeth and Alex’s relationship.Â “Elizabeth, you were always good at everything and if you weren’t good at it, you had an answer for it.Â I knew you two were the perfect match because Alex, you don’t know anything.”
It was obvious that Alex did know a thing or two.Â The proof: the amazing group of people surrounding them and the fact that he and his new wife beamed at each other all night long.
The night’s entertainment brought soul train lines to disco and Chris Brown, along with a surprise hit requested by the groomsmen: “What Is Love?” by Haddaway.Â A first for 2010, the couple’s friends Rickrolled the cake cutting, as we busted out “Never Gonna Give You Up” just as Elizabeth lifted a forkful of cake to Alex’s lips.
It was an extra pleasure for us to join this group because our friend (and former petsitter) and her family were guests.Â We hadn’t seen Kristin, Sean and their family in years, but it felt like yesterday.Â (And we are totally crashing your place in Florida, just you wait.)
This New Year’s day wedding blended classic elegance, energy and wit into an amazing experience for everyone present.Â Elizabeth and Alex, thanks for letting us share in the fun and have an unforgettable honeymoon in Japan!
*Photos in this blog post courtesy of Carrie Reynolds.