Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Julie and Chris wed at Jonathan Edwards Winery

“When you were a little girl and asked what you wanted to be when you grew up, you said a doctor and Julie, you are a doctor,” were the opening words of Julie’s father as he proudly welcomed family and friends to his daughter and new son in law’s wedding. There was not a dry eye after this sentence and I think his words sums up Julie perfectly. Beauty, brains and ambition. And Chris, with his easy smile and fun demeanor is an amazing compliment to her in every way. So it was no surprise that from the moment we met with Julie and her parents in the spring of 2009, her vision was clear: a tented vineyard wedding with a modern vibe, a lux feel and air of formality. With the collaboration of a superstar team of vendors, incredible blue sky and later starry night, their wedding was a dream come true.

All gorgeous photos courtesy of the dynamic duo Jerome and Jen Braga of Studio 1923.

On Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, Julie and her ladies sipped mimosas and got their beauty on at the Bellisimo Grande Hotel with the assistance of Janice and Angela of Naomi's Studio & Salon. Julie wore a San Patrick gown from Camille Bridal Boutique, with her hair in sultry waves loosely pulled back she looked so happy and relaxed, just glowing with excitement! The girls wore long black Bill Levkoff gowns with champagne sashes and looked exquisite, perfectly accessorized with their Marc Jacobs clutches, gifts from Julie. Bakes & Baldwin Floral Company was the perfect florist for this event, and just killed it with all the arrangements. Julie's calla bouquet in particular, was a dead on match to her stationery suite, designed by Sixpence For Your Shoe.
Late in the afternoon, guests arrived at Jonathan Edwards Winery and were treated to refreshing hydration station prior to being escorted to their seats, while Millennium Music’s string trio played in the background. The music for the ceremony was exceptional. The bridesmaids processed to "Clocks" by Coldplay, followed by Julie being escorted by both her parents to the "Theme Song from Romeo and Juliet (A Time for Us)” by Nino Rota. We were all captivated by the beauty of the music, surrounding views and intimacy of the ceremony, which was performed by Chris' father. Julie and Chris were married under a stunning draped and floral structure deep within the vines. Pews were adorned with roses and dahlias and we effortlessly scattered petals in the aisle. With a kiss and a cheer, the couple was finally wed and recessed with huge smiles!

Cocktail hour followed inside the tasting room, as well as the adjoining stone patio and deck, where the wine and the specialty blackberry martinis were flowing and everyone got their eat on to fabulous comfort food fare provided by Coastal Gourmet. The mini mac n cheese, sliders and mashed potato bar were the perfect foods for this young and fun loving crowd.

The reception took place in the soaring and softly draped tent. We did a fabulous champagne galaxy linen on each table with black lacquer chairs, place settings and stemware. Champagne galaxy napkins were folded with a menu and donation card tucked within, further accented by a mokara orchid. A combination of high and low arrangements containing orchids, dahlias and gerbera in a range of reds provided interest within the tent and brought the eye up to the French iron chandeliers. Dan Gombos of ShinDig Lighting pin spotted the tables and washed the ceiling with the most perfect *champagne with a touch of Bordeaux* glow, which reflected fabulously on the black and white dance floor. Ana Parzych provided the seriously beautiful confection, the orchid detail was extraordinary, as well as a fun groom's cake. Boston's Downtown Fever played modern hits such as Lady Gaga and kept this crowd dancing and laughing till the end. Julie and Chris, it was a privelage for us to plan this day with you and your parents. We wish you all the happiness in the world and best of luck in your new careers.



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