Posts Tagged ‘surprise weddings’

Feb
20
Ashley + Doug: A Surprise Pennsylvania Winter Garage Wedding By Simply Couture Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Simply Couture PhotographyDress Designer: David’s BridalNecklace by Alfani from Macy’sHair Stylist: Adrienne Wilcox of Salon Bella ReaMakeup Artist: Kellie Salvatore; Groom’s Attire: JCPenneyShoes: Nina from NordstromCaterer: Roma’s CateringMusic: Beni Fiella; Cake: Prantl’s Bakery

Ashley and Doug decided to do something a bit non-traditional — a surprise wedding! Family and friends assumed they were getting married at the courthouse with no reception, but little did they know it would take place at the bride’s uncle’s garage in Pittsburgh, Penn a few days before New Year’s Eve. The bride wore an illusion back wedding gown, accessorized with a faux fur coat and floral statement necklace, while the groom wore a gray vest and pants, black button-up, and hat. “When I walked in the door in my wedding gown with my dad, everyone just gasped and started clapping,” Ashley said. “It was an amazing moment.”  During the ceremony, the couple placed a bottle of wine and sealed love notes to each other inside a wooden box to be opened on their fifth anniversary. Reception tables were decorated with handmade details such as ornaments. As a thank you, lottery tickets were placed at each setting. The “shoe game” was played too. “It was fun to give them something to do and also to learn at little more about us,” she said. See the full board here.

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Feb
03
Anna + Pat: A Surprise Purple Massachusetts Island Wedding By Dreamlove Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Dreamlove PhotographyEvent Planner: Patrick O’Connor; Floral Designer: Poppy FloralDress Designer: Allure Vintage; Hair Stylist: Lindsay GriffinMakeup Artist: Kerri Herlihy; Groom’s and Groomsmen Suits: J.CrewGroom’s Shoes: Cole HaanGroom’s Tie: Tie ObsessedVenue/Caterer: Thompson Island; Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew; Rentals: New England Country Rentals;Desserts: Maya Bounar; Cake Topper: Lovebirds; Music: Redline

Anna and Pat became wife and husband on Thompson Island along the Boston Harbor in Massachusetts this fall. However, everyone thought they were attending a family reunion. Little did they know it was a surprise! Some members of the wedding party knew about the wedding a couple weeks before, some (like the best man) found out the day before,” Anna said. “We planned it for about two years and really wanted to make it as stress-free for everyone as possible. We just wanted everyone to have fun.” Guests didn’t find out until the boat docked. and Pat’s seven-year-old nephew announced that they were indeed getting married that day. “When he did, everyone started cheering,” she said. “The pictures from that moment are some of our favorites.” She walked down the aisle wearing a layered ruffle wedding gown, accessorized with a wildflower bouquet, towards her groom wearing a tan suit, accessorized with a purple checkered button-up and yellow tie. The ceremony included readings from The Little Prince, A Farewell to Arms, and others, and lots of whimsical, personal touches like high fives. The reception followed underneath the pavilion where classic New England fare was served — lobster, corn on the cob, etc. They even brewed their own cider, which doubled as favors! See the full board here.

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