Our featured real wedding couple today (Joseph & Gianna) had an amazing winter wonderland day, at a spectacular looking venue that we just love. It snowed to perfection and their wedding was almost out of a movie scene, all the way down to each and every decor and fashion detail. We’ll let the bride tell you more below, enjoy!
How They Met
“We know that the kind of love we have is rare and is something that some people never have the chance to experience in their lives, and we are lucky to have found each other and love one another unconditionally. Gianna and I met on the beach in May through mutual friends and what quickly could’ve been just a summer fling or a failed love story turned into the perfect match.
“We truly believe that when you know, you know, and with the full love and support from both of our families and friends we knew that it was clear to us and everyone close to us that we were meant to be together and meant for one another! We are truly so grateful and happy that we found our other halves and our soul mate.”
“The color palette for our wedding is gold, blush, navy, and ivory. The bridesmaids wore Sapphire sequence dresses by Sorella Vita, and each bridesmaid choose a different style that reflected their own personalities.”
Groom & Groomsmen
“My brother is my MOH he will be wearing a navy tuxedo with a black lapel to match both the groomsmen and the bridesmaids, he’s also having a tie made that is the exact fabric from the ladies dresses, it’s a very nice detail. The groomsmen wore all black tuxedos with navy ties.”
A guys gotta look and smell good on his wedding day. This groom went with the MONTBLANC Legend Spirit Eau de Toilette, which could make for a nice groom gift on the morning of your wedding. Either way, there’s a lot of positive Amazon reviews around this fragrance.
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Lots of great bling here for the groom including navy argyle socks, sapphire cufflinks, and even a dark silk robe with dazzling Groom writing on the back. Who said silk robes are only for the girls to get ready!
“We chose The Palace at Somerset Park because we wanted our guests to feel like royalty and that they are watching a love story play out just like they remember from fairy tales. We believe it’s all in the little details that really personalize a wedding and make your guests feel like they really play a part in our wedding story and we believe we really executed that well for our big day.”
Staying warm while photographing outside at a winter wedding is a must. Today’s bride looks simply beautiful in her white wedding gown, pearl necklace, and white shrug. Here’s a few more ways to dress warm and stay stylish at a wintertime celebration.
“At the entry for their ceremony, the guests wore greeted with champagne and their place card table had a luxurious gold manzanita tree that had pearls sweeping elegantly; as well at antique keys dripping from it, with antique key place cards and a sign that let the guests know that the key will unlock a night full of memories. Their ceremony had a vintage door frame on each side dressed with florals flowing the sides of each frame.”
“For our first dance we will be dancing to ‘When You Got a Good Thing’ by Lady Antebellum. Our winter theme is a Happily Ever After, we have a fairy tale romance and we want our wedding to be a reflection of that, we really want our guests to feel as much in the moment as we are.”
“The centerpieces were a gorgeous assortment of ivory and blush roses on top of huge gold candelabras, the gold candelabras all have pearls dripping from the centerpieces. Exquisite details by A Touch Of Elegance.
“Our wedding has a very old vintage luxury feel, elegant, whimsical and romantic at the same time.”
“Our advice to other couples is to relax and have fun, we know for us we were definitely a little bit nervous, we are a tad camera shy. The experience is so much fun though and you really do feel like a model, Emilia makes it so relaxing and makes you feel beautiful. This is a once in a lifetime event, and the happiest time of your lives so relax and enjoy it. Definitely say I love you to one another, that is after all why you are here!”
Photographer: Emilia Dunn of Meely Photography
Ceremony/Reception: The Palace at Somerset Park
Entertainment: This is It Entertainment
Florist: A Touch of Elegance
Hair: Brittney Wainwright | Splashes Salon
Makeup: Ebony Williams
Wedding Gown: Marianne by Maggie Sotterro
Bridesmaid Dresses: Sorella Vita
Groom + Groomsmen: Men’s Warehouse, Vera Wang
Stationery: Cherish the Moment