Rachel + Dan tied the knot on Friday, June 17, 2016 at the Saint Thomas Preservation Hall. This venue is so incredibly beautiful on it's own but mixed with Rachel's vision, it was nothing short of breathtaking. There were an array of floating candles and beautiful blue hydrangea floral arrangements from Verzaal's lining the aisle. There was an alcove above the stage that had candles in all different sizes. Inside the alcoves on the sides of the altar sat beautiful blue floral arrangements. This was such a cute accent to have in the background! Rachel was such a ball of joy on her big day, she just couldn't wait for her groom to see her. The music began and her nerves were shot. We pulled her out of the bridal suite and got her all touched up and ready to walk down the aisle. Before she knew it, it was her time to shine. Rachel was escorted down the aisle by her brother, Guy.
Following the ceremony, guests headed downstairs for cocktail hour. They had Active DJ playing music, Bon Appetite serving appetizers, and maintaining the bar. Rachel, Dan, their bridal party, and family took pictures with Brian Terlep. While photos were being taken and hors d'oeuvres were eaten, the KTSE team transformed the ceremony space into the reception space. Tables were brought out and set up, decor was placed, the cake was delivered, and candles were lit. It takes an entire team of people to flawlessly execute a flip and we are thankful the Bon Appetite staff was so helpful!
When everyone came in for the reception they were blown away. The tables were set with white linens, navy napkins, a full place setting, and stemless wine glass favors. There were 3 different sized floating candles on each table along with a blue hydrangea floral centerpiece. The dessert table was set with a navy linen and a coral rose runner. The once ceremony backdrop decorated with an array of candles was even transformed into a bar.
Shortly after guests were seated, Rachel + Dan were introduced and went into their first dance. After their first dance, the Dj gave a welcome, and it was time for the delicious dinner. Once everyone had eaten, Rachel's brother, her bridesmaid, and the best man, gave heart warming toasts. They then cut the cake and moved into open dancing! Everyone enjoyed themselves and Rachel + Dan were so happy!
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Our Favorite Wedding Moment:
Their first dance was so special. There may have been 85 people in the room but it seemed like it was just the two of them. They were so thankful to be together and finally married. The expressions on their faces were pure happiness and they lit up the whole room!
Venue: Saint Thomas Preservation Hall
Music: Active DJ
Caterer: Bon Apettite
Photography: Brian Terlep
Lighting: Illuminating Events
Rentals: L&L Event & Party Rentals
Dessert Bar: Bon Apettite
Officiant: Skip Corbett
Hair and Makeup: Tyler Kent Salon
Full Service Coordination: Knot Too Shabby Events
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