Mary Anne + Gus: Antrim 1844 Wedding

November 28, 2011

It was early, and busy.  Busy like, eleven bridesmaids busy.  Mary Anne had gotten up at five to begin getting ready for this day.  She looked out the window as her hair was being curled and shook her head at the fifty degree temperatures and misting rain that didn’t seem to let up.  And if she was nervous, it didn’t show.  Everything she had planned was ready, and the day was going to happen, freezing rain or not.  Because she was ready, she was ready to marry Gus, her best friend.  As Mary Anne walked down the aisle to Gus, she looked at him and she beamed.  From her heart.  Because despite the rain, despite the cold, they were going to marry.  They were best friends, and now husband and wife.

Mary Anne and Gus, how can I thank you enough for letting me be a part of this day?  This beautiful day full of so much love.  Every little detail was perfect and I feel so honored to be a part of it all.  Your love and grace for each other is remarkable and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you.

Jeffrey’s Flowers put together Mary Anne’s stunning bouquet and provided all of the rest of the amazing florals from the day.

Simple and classy, Mary Anne’s Ivanka Trump ballet slippers were the perfect addition to complete her look.

Mary Anne had been looking for a wedding dress, and she had something very specific in mind.  And when she couldn’t find it?  She sketched it, and had them make a wedding dress according to her sketch.  The lovely ladies at The White Room in Alabama took her vision and had this stunning custom Anne Barge made, and it turned out absolutely beautiful.  The lace detailing was gorgeous!

Jenn, from Renaissance Salon, did a superb job at Mary Anne’s hair.

Mary Anne, you look simply beautiful.

I’ve never seen anyone so excited to walk down the aisle.  She had the biggest, heartwarming smile down the entire length of the aisle at the Church of Immaculate Conception.

Love this one of Mary Anne sneaking in a few words to Gus during the ceremony.

Married, finally!

It was one HUGE bridal party!  And I loved the girl’s navy J.Crew bridesmaid dresses.

How cute are they?

Gus’s custom cuff links were a gift from Mary Anne.

Gus was looking QUITE handsome that day.

Gus has one of the best smiles, ever. 

I love this one.  Like LOVE LOVE it.

Mary Anne and Gus had determined early on that photographs were one of the most important aspects of the day, so Mary Anne and I were closely on a timeline that would provide ample time for photographs.  And the results?  A whole hour at Antrim 1844 to capture some amazingness on their wedding day.  These are some of my favorite photos, like I’m in love with them.

Love this loveliness.

Mary Anne put together many of the details from the day including the favors which were tulip bulbs in these adorable gold pots.

How beautiful does the room at the Antrim 1844 look?  A huge thank you to Roberta at Bella Fiori Couture Floral and Events for the beautiful table decor and linens.

My heart skipped a beat when I heard about the milkshake bar.  It was a surprise for Gus, from Mary Anne, and he absolutely loved it. 

They were pretty nervous about their first dance, but they did a superb job.  Blue Sky Films was on hand to provide a little golden rim video light, ya’ll are the best!

Mary Anne’s best friend since childhood was due to have a baby any minute and unfortunately couldn’t make it.  But she sent her speech to be read, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

Dave from Bialek’s Music kept the party going, and boy was I surprised at the amount of dancing that was going on.  They were all dance machines!!  And what a beautiful way to wrap the night, with the bride and groom dancing, milkshakes in hand.

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