After zipping up the back of her wedding gown, Katie headed upstairs for her first look with Chris. With a tap of the shoulder, Chris turned around to see his beautiful bride and huge smiles filled both their faces. Sweet compliments were exchanged and the two posed for photos around the Rose Center until it was time for the ceremony.
Guests arrived inside the courtyard, signed the bride and groom’s guest book, then took a seat. A wooden arbor decorated in greenery and peachy-colored flowers stood tall on the stage and floral arrangements marked the aisle. Once everyone was in attendance, Chris made his entrance followed by Katie. In front of all their family and friends, the couple read personalized vows, exchanged rings, and sealed the ceremony with a kiss. Everyone stood and cheered as the newlyweds exited into cocktail hour.
Hawaiian Mule and Paloma signature cocktails were being poured while Fried Chicken and Waffle Bites, Mini Corn Dogs, and Roasted Creamy Tomato Soup Shooter were tray passed. A boho, neutral colored lounge with rust accents provided a stylish spot for guests to sit back and relax until dinner. Everyone mixed and mingled while Chris and Katie made their rounds thanking guests for coming. After a few drinks and light bites, everyone headed inside for reception.
Guests checked the seating chart and headed inside. Tables were topped with flickering candles and fall-inspired centerpieces, and the ceremony arbor was brought in as the sweetheart table backdrop. Once everyone was seated, Katie and Chris made their grand entrance, shared their first dance, and took a seat at their sweetheart table. Family shared toasts and glasses clinked in the air after each speech, then dinner was served: Sliced Beef Brisket, Pork Belly Burnt Ends, Baked Beans, Cheesy Potatoes, Fresh Vegetable Medley, and Caesar Salad. The menu was selected by the bride and groom with help from our Event Specialist, Arielle. After dinner, the cake was cut, and the bouquet was tossed. The evening ended with everyone out on the dance floor showing off their best moves.