This wedding was in a beautiful historic venue, so the rain outside didn’t affect us a bit. The colors for the day were wine, dark blue, and silver. Jill wore an amazing gown with a beaded bodice and long flowing train, with her bridal party wearing dresses of their choosing, all in shades of wine. They all carried beautiful flowers in ivory, blush and wine. Luke was handsome in a black tux and wine tie, while the groomsmen (and one groomswoman) wire black vests and wine ties.
One big hit at the ceremony was the dog Buster, who was the ring bearer. As soon as the officiant asked for the rings, Luke called for Buster and he ran right up to the altar with the rings (they were tied around his neck, along with a dog’s-eye view GoPro). At the end of the ceremony, when Jill and Luke were declared husband and wife, Buster barked as the guests clapped. It’s like he knew exactly when to bark! I couldn’t believe it and it was hilarious!
Jill’s wedding cake was so pretty. It had three white stacked tiers, each with a different design. The cake was accented with white and wine-colored flowers, and the cake topper said “143.” In case you don’t know, that means “I love you.” So sweet. Luke’s cake was so funny: it looked like a giant meatloaf! I guess he really likes meatloaf.
When it came to music, this crowd had eclectic tastes. They danced to Oldies, Country, Pop, Funk, you name it. The bouquet and garter were a bit different, but they worked out great. Since there weren’t many single guests, we opened the bouquet toss to all women, and the garter toss to all men. Everyone in the room had the chance to participate. That was fun!
When the afternoon came to a close with the last dance, the newlyweds ran through a tunnel of friends before climbing in their car and heading off to their new life together. Congratulations Luke and Jill!
Venue: The Lyceum
Catering: Catering by Benno
Cakes: Cakes by Jula
Photography: Nadia Hakim