Real Wedding | Becky & David

I usually don’t like fall colors for weddings.  But Becky’s colors are stunning.  They feel both fall and fresh at the same time.  And the colors are just the start to this pretty wedding.  I love the butterfly release and how the butterfly motif is carried through to the cake.  Here’s more from Becky about her Big Day.

Becky & David |September 12, 2009 | Springfield Country Club, Philadelphia

How he proposed
David proposed on top of the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas at midnight overlooking all of the lights and fountains!

The ceremony
It was a romantic outdoor ceremony in a secluded part of the Country Club. Colorful flowers were set up on pedestals in front of the Gazebo where our Minister stood. We had tulle and flowers tied off every 3 rows and tulle and flowers around the gazebo as well. As I walked down the aisle it all just seemed to come together as I saw Dave’s smiling face and all of our guests. We released butterflies instead of a unity candle and it was absolutely beautiful.

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The reception
The room was decorated with dark brown pin tuck linens on the tables, a mix of tall and short flower arrangements on the tables and pin spot and amber uplighting to enhance the entire room. The tall flower arrangements took my breath away. They were large glass vases filled with water and orchids inside! Our cake also came out more amazing than I could have dreamed. It was 4 tiers of round cake with ivory butter cream and dark brown ribbon around each tier. Then white chocolate colored butterflies up the cake along with sugar flowers and fresh flowers from our florist along with votive candles around the bottom.

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The moment from your wedding/reception that you will never forget
I will never forget the moment right before cocktail hour ended I was out in the hallway and it was quiet. I tucked myself in a doorway looking through the glass as they let our guests into the reception room. That was the moment I waited for and planned for 13 months! To see their faces as they walked into the room and as it all came alive! I took a deep breath and took in the moment and all its beauty and then someone from behind me said are you and your husband ready to be introduced? I turned around and realized that was the first time someone called Dave my Husband! I really enjoyed the entire day, and soaked every second of it in.

Did your wedding have a theme?
We just wanted an elegant fall wedding. If anything brought it to life it would have been the pin spot lighting. After you spend so much money on flowers and linens the lighting really makes the room come alive.

What was it about your wedding dress that made the “the one”
I never dreamed of the day I’d get married so I didn’t have a specific look in mind. I didn’t think it would be too hard to find a dress. I didn’t find dress shopping easy at all. I live in Philadelphia so I’m close to several states so I looked in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and finally I found my dress in New York. A sample was on the mannequin as my mom and I walked through the door and I immediately started eyeing it up. It had all of the elements I was looking for. Elegant, romantic, timeless, and stunning with the Alencon lace covering the dress and then fading out at the bottom. I loved how it moved when I walked, the organza makes it very flowing. Other details I love is the sweetheart neckline and the covered buttons down the back for an extra touch. I felt like me in the dress and that’s what made it the one. I ordered it that day!

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Advice for other brides
I was very overwhelmed at first. Take your time and decide the look of your wedding and the venue before you start looking at gowns. Then decide what type of silhouette you want. I confused myself early on by choosing a gown that was A-line and one that was ball gown and comparing that to a trumpet style gown I also liked. I couldn’t decide! Take everything one step at a time and make one decision at a time.

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Becky’s Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau Camille