I have started loving afternoon weddings, and this wedding was the reason why. There’s something timeless about afternoon weddings. The daylight streaming in the windows, the emphasis on family and friends. The dance floor may not be packed, but everyone still has fun. The guests get to sit back and relax, while enjoying a beautiful day.
The color for this wedding was orchid, and it was reflected in the bridal party’s dresses and the flowers. The guest tables were so pretty, as they had white floor-length cloths and centerpieces consisting of mason jars in wood boxes, holding bright spring flowers. There were favor bags of M&Ms for guests to enjoy, and each place setting had a custom wood coaster with Patrick and Ashley’s names and wedding date on it. There was also a candy buffet table with coloring books and colored pencils for the kids to enjoy. On the sign-in table, there were papers where guests could write notes to the couple. Next to those was a custom sign of Ashley, Patrick and their dog Millie standing in front of a castle. Guests signed the picture and it turned out great!
The ceremony music matched the couple’s interests, as it included songs from Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. To go with that, Patrick didn’t have a groom’s cake, so he opted for cookies and cupcakes decorated to look like Iron Man. Ashley’s four-tiered cake was simple and elegant, as it had natural frosting lines and flowers accenting each tier. During the ceremony, a groomsman brought in the couple’s dog Millie. Millie was great: she stayed through the whole ceremony and walked back down the aisle with the newlyweds. She was so cute! I saw one thing at this wedding that I’ve never seen before – canned carrots. I don’t know the story, but it’s a running joke between Patrick and his friends. You never know what you’ll see at a wedding!
When the evening ended, the newlyweds shared a last dance and said goodbye to their family and friends before heading out. Congratulations Patrick and Ashley!
Venue: Garten Verein
Photography: Koby Brown Photography
Catering: Queen’s Bar-B-Q