Bride’s Names, Age, Job and where she lives:
Angela, 26, Nanny & Private Music Teacher. Living in Hartford, CT originally from La Crosse, WI
Groom’s Name, Age, Job and where he lives:
Justin, 24, Professional Clarinetist. Living in Hartford, CT originally from La Crosse, WI
How you two met:
We met while in our undergraduate in the music program. He played clarinet, she played flute and sat in front of him.
Style of the wedding:
Winter, 1950’s art deco
Red, White, Silver, Grey
Anything unique happen or with decor?:
I had all these pins on Pinterest of snuggly winter weddings. I also wanted an undertone of 1950s glamour. I was able to tie in the 1950s with the beautiful stationary from Unica Forma, and a few touches with hair, makeup, and the pearls that we incorporated into the décor.
I decided to do all the décor myself, but you know how weddings go….I got so busy with all of the other details and needed help. My dear friend Ashley took on the décor of the reception and did a fantastic job. She took my vision and ran with it. I couldn’t have done it better myself! Ashley also was the vocalist for our ceremony. She sang Elvis Presley's I can’t help falling in love with you – the brides late grandmothers favorite song
There was this specific pin of blankets at a winter wedding – I really wanted to use this idea for our favors. When I showed my mom, she knew exactly what to do! She even hand sewed the bells on all of these blankets! We had guests travel from Hong Kong, Japan, Texas, Colorado, and Pennsylvania! We had fire pits outside on the patio at the reception to provide a romantic ambiance and keep guests warm while getting some fresh air. Being that we are both musicians it was fitting to have our ceremony ( and rehearsal dinner!) at an arts center.
Ceremony Site: Pump House Regional Arts Center
Reception Site: Cargill Room at The Waterfront
Stationery: Unica Forma
Photographer: Jordana Snyder
Flowers: Rose’s Flower Cart -Tomah, WI
Gown: The Wedding Tree, reception dress from Charlottes Bridal
Hair: Orange Pearl Salon
Make-Up: Bride did her own (a hobby/interest of hers), Bridesmaids done at Orange Pearl
Veil: Davids Bridal
Shoes: Kate Spade and Michael Kors
Engagement & Wedding Rings:
Engagement ring was given to us by the bride’s family. It was her parent’s 20th wedding anniversary ring. The center stone is alexandrite – the stone for the stone for the month of June which was the month they were married in. The ring was custom made by Mark Jewelers Wedding ring from Kay Jewelers. Grooms ring was custom made with two types of wood that are most commonly used to make clarinets. Grooms ring from Jewelry by Johann in Oakdale, MN
Jewelry: I found at various shops on Etsy
Bridesmaids Dresses: Davids Bridal
Menswear: Mens Wearhouse
Catering: Food done by the restaurant (the reception site)
Cake: Made by the brides aunt- a family tradition!
Music/DJ: Brittany Styles – Mid-west Family Entertainment
Anything else you want to share? We want to hear everything!
We got a room at The Charmont Hotel and used this hotel for the girls to get ready at and also take our first look photos. This hotel is so amazingly beautiful. It was definitely a highlight in our wedding weekend.