Monday, April 6, 2009

Lizzy + Nick - The Fall Fairytale

Lizzy and Nick had an elegant, classic, loved-filled wedding last October! It was the perfect fall day. Below are a few highlight photos of their special event, courtesy of Geri of Ciulla Photography.

I love the first photo above. It lets a little sass show through with Lizzy's hand-on-hip-action, while also showcasing the beautiful architecture of the Hyde Park Community United Methodist church.

Lizzy's hairpiece complimented the jewel in her bouquet - both were stunning!
The jewel in her flowers belonged to her maternal grandmother, who Lizzy says was "known for her great collection of costume jewelry and overall style."  Although Lizzy never had the opportunity to meet her grandmother, carrying the jewel served as a way to celebrate her memory.

It's always so sweet when the bride and groom see each other for the first time. I love how Nick is looking at Lizzy in the photo on the right.
The wreaths on the doors that welcomed guests were gorgeous. I love the crimson and violet jewel tones together!

An upscale wedding such as theirs could not be complete without an exit to the waiting Rolls Royce! 
This picture of the bride and groom in their getaway car looks so vintage... Geri did an amazing job on all of these photos!
Here are Lizzy and Nick entering their reception at the Cincinnati Art Museum.  I've always loved the indigo Chihuly glass sculpture that hangs in the main lobby.
Below are beautiful reception details... I know I say I love everything, but I really love the jeweled votives they chose.  So pretty! I'm a huge fan of unique votives. Every event, really, requires votives, so when you choose something a little off the beaten path, it really lends a special touch to the occasion.
Lizzy enjoyed the reception with her friends, but why's she holding the train of her dress? The bustle fell out while she was dancing, but she didn't want us to fix it for her right away because she was having too much fun! (We did some 'construction' when the band took a break so she could keep dancing!)

It was the perfect wedding day. Lizzy left a very sweet message on my voicemail the Monday following her wedding.  I wanted to share it:

"Thank you for a wonderful evening. Literally the first thing we said when we got into the car after the reception was that we could not have done it without you! Thank you!"

And 6 months later, she wrote me, "We often reflect back on our wedding and how wonderful it was-- 100% fairytale!" 

There are few things more special than to look back on one of the most important days of your life and not want to change of thing. Now that feels like a fairytale to me!

The vendors involved in creating the beautiful decor of the evening were: Jones the Florist, Goodwin Lighting, All Occasion Rentals and Poeme.
All photos by Ciulla Photography.

1 comment:

Krissy said...

The church was gorgeous! Perfect setting, and all the details fit so well - the jeweled tiara, the rolls royce, her amazing dress. Beautiful!

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