This wedding, simply put is a 'feel good' affair! While sorting through these images we couldn't find one that didn't make us smile, which is why we felt so inclined to submit the wedding to Brides Magazine.
Â Naturally, Christina & Aaron's colorful wedding was accepted and now can be seen gracing the pages of the most recent issue and on brides.com.
There are so many things we love about this wedding.!Â The 'first look', the sweet and vibrant details, the reception venue, and of course the fashion! We absolutely cannot get enough of the amazing turquoise touches, especially the necklace Christina wore- what a refreshing addition to a bridal look.
Read below for Christina's incredible recount of her gown search here at The White Dress by the shore.Â We loved her choice for both ceremony and reception- fashion forward yet fun and sweet:
"My wedding dress was the first and last dress I tried on, âDoraâ by Melissa Sweet. It had caught my eye online, and I was dying to try it on. Unfortunately, the designer had stopped production of the dress and a single sample was the last of itâs kind at The White Dress by the Shore. By some stroke of luck or fate, someone had actually purchased the gown but changed their mind and opted not to wear it.Â Once I put it on, it was love- we purchased it on the spot. Itâs SO true when they say that itâs just a feelingâ¦when you know, you know. I loved how it was so simple, yet had these amazing and fun details that made it so romantic. I absolutely adored the silk organza adorned with faint polka dots, the matching sash that wrapped delicately around the waist and the slight length of a train in the back. It hugged my curves in all the right places, but was comfortable at the same time- comfort is key! I felt simply beautiful in it
I also decided to purchase a party dress for the reception as I knew I would want something later in the night that I could easily cut a rug in. âSassâ by Ivy & Aster was fun, flirty and fit like a glove. I am still waiting for an occasion to come up where I can recycle this dress, I absolutely love it!"
Christina's maids also purchased their gowns with us, each wearing different styles of Ivy & Aster
dresses in either a soft gray or deep turquoise. Three of her maids wereÂ pregnantÂ at the time of the wedding and we think they all choose incredibly flattering styles.Â Being a pregnant bridesmaid is often stressful, but not an uncommon bridal party issue, and these girls met the challenge with style and grace. We love the way the colors play into the attire of the groomsmen and the overall look of the wedding.
TheÂ occasions'Â reception took place at The Lace Factory
in Deep River, CT- one of our all time favorite locations. This weddingÂ successfullyÂ blends the historic value of the venue with bright, modern pops of color and various cultural influences. Hats off to Ambiance Luxe
and Ryan Designs
for setting the perfect stage for this couple to share their love with family and friends.
To end, we wanted to share one of Christina's memories from the night that she won't soon forget:
"I have a large extended family that reside overseas in Korea. Fortunately, a handful of them were able to make the trip for the wedding. My aunts wore traditional Korean garments and cut a rug to Michael Jackson- it was quite a site! There were too many individual moments to includeâ¦the dance floor and glasses were never empty, the overall day was so so amazingly fun and special to us. Guests are still talking about it to this day!"
Congratulations to this beautiful couple!
Â -Wedding DesignsÂ Planning & Design
Michelle Gardella PhotographyÂ
The Lace Factory
Â -Reception Venue
Â -Ceremony Site
Just for You Floral DesignÂ
-Ceremony & Reception Flowers
Cloud 9 Catering
Â -Caterer & Glassware
-Aqua Blue and Pearl White Chivari Chairs
Â -Fabric Draping & Turquoise Chandeliers
The White Dress by the Shore-Â Priscilla of Boston
Â Swiss Dot Wedding Dress(Wedding gown) andÂ Sass by Ivy & AsterÂ
Kelly Bard of Dana Bartone
Â -Brideâs Hair Stylist
Simply Gorgeous by ErinÂ
-Brideâs Makeup Artist
Â Wedding Day Paper