Winter Urban Fairytale Wedding….winter wonderland perfection in farmhouse and urban warehouse settings. Cosmopolitan and sophisticated with a rustic twist. Anil and Michaela are the city couple who love vintage luxury and thought of their guests every step of the way when it came to their big day.
Michaela began her day with her closes girlfriends and her mother – a pajama fest of hair and makeup. The conversation quickly began to center around the massive snow storm gathering outside. Anil and Michaela chose a ‘first look’ at a nearby farmhouse and barn. The giant snowflakes were falling as they took a tearful and happy first glance at each other.
The wedding party arrived to a packed out ceremony at the Kingdom Hall and there was plenty of tears and laughter as vows were exchanged. The bride was perfect in her Maggie Sottero fitted lace gown and cathedral veil. The veil is edged in Spanish lace and is fast becoming a ‘sisterhood’ piece between friends. The bridesmaids radiantly wore different shades of grey which served as a backdrop to bouquets made of burgundy, pink, blush and white flowers. Flowing ribbons and grey green foliage completed the luxuriant bouquets.
The reception venue reflected the couple entirely. Barn board and brick walls along with luxurious linens, chairs and décor. A juxtaposition of luxury and vintage. Tables were arranged around lounge furniture areas with two large bar areas and featured gold candlesticks. Gold columns with cascading florals floated above flowers and greenery below. Everywhere there were small flower posies with glass candles. A ceiling hung with greenery above the dance floor was the piece de resistance.
Guests arrived to a sophisticated lounge and bar with a unique floral installation hanging over hot apple cider and wine offerings. A photo booth of antique doors and brick wall with flowers hanging across was a hit along with the candle giveaways. Violin players serenaded guests as they enjoyed tasteful finger foods.
The huge sliding barn doors opened an hour into the festivities to reveal the main reception area. Guests excited followed the signs directing them to food station themed by country – French, Indian and Greek. Another large glass bar was beside the dance floor, square and circle seated tables and lounge furniture. Later, as the DJ kept everyone dancing, crème brule and dessert stations opened. Each food station featured a different chef and team – did we mention that the groom worked in a catering setting that brought many of his friends together to do this as a wedding gift?
We loved the Indian dance that was a gift from the groom’s family, the luxurious floral which was so important to the bride’s family and the sophisticated fusion feel to the entire day. The best part was unplanned…the beautiful snowflakes which made this a winter urban fairytale wedding.