Alice and Eric met in the bridal suite at the Rose Center to exchange gifts before their wedding began. Eric presented Alice with a ring and Alice gave Eric a tie clip. Loving words of thanks filled the room while the wedding party watched from the sidelines. Afterwards, the bride and groom posed with their bridesmaids and groomsmen around the venue for group photos, then lined up for ceremony.
Guests arrived in the outdoor courtyard, signed the bride and groom’s guest book, then took a seat. Two large floral arrangements marked the back of the aisle and an ivory and peach floral arch stood tall on the stage. Once everyone was in attendance, the processional began. Eric was all smiles when he saw his bride make her entrance. Once the two were joined at the head of the aisle, they recited vows, exchanged rings, and sealed the ceremony with a kiss. Guests stood to cheer and blow bubbles as the newlyweds made their exit into cocktail hour.
Sticky Pork Belly Bites, Crab Cakes, and Assorted Mini Palm Sandwiches made their rounds to hungry guests while the bar served up the newlywed’s signature cocktails, a Mai Tai and Paloma. Friends and family posed for selfies with Alice and Eric and a lot of catching up conversations were had. At the end of cocktail hour, guests checked the seating chart and were invited inside to find their assigned tables for dinner.
Inside, tables were draped in white linen and topped with floral centerpieces and candles. Guests found their assigned seats and watched as the newlyweds made their grand entrance. Alice and Eric performed a choreographed dance, then took a seat at their sweetheart table for dinner. Honey and Ginger Glazed Salmon, Tequila Lime Chicken, Broccolini Spears, Jasmine Rice, and Pear and Walnut Salad was served right when toasts began. The menu was selected by the bride and groom with help from our Event Specialist, Lauren. Friends and family shared toasts and glasses clinked in the air when each speech ended. Dessert was next. Eric and Alice shared a bite of wedding cake and invited their guests to indulge in our Italian Dessert Station with a collection of Fresh Fruit Tarts, Chocolate Dipped Cannoli, Florentine Cookies, Meyer Lemon Cheesecake Bars, and Mini Italiano Tiramisu Cupcakes and our Classic Dessert Station with French Macarons, Raspberry Chocolate Decadence, Fresh Fruit Tarts, Vanilla Bean Chocolate Eclairs, and French Apple Tarts. While everyone enjoyed something sweet, games were played and Alice and her friends danced for Eric. After all the excitement, everyone joined the bride and groom out on the dance floor and continued to dance the night away.