I am so excited to share this real wedding at Glendalough Manor with you!! The amazing photographers from Unplugged Photography did an incredible job of capturing the wedding day of Sydney and Blake on May 3, 2013. I had such a hard time choosing which pictures to feature since so many of them were absolutely gorgeous! Hope you enjoy this beautiful wedding story of Blake and Sydney!
The bride wore a beautiful lace empire waist wedding gown with a sweetheart neckline designed by Essence of Australia.
Sydney and Blake decided to have a “first look” and get a private moment in the gardens at Glendalough Manor before the ceremony. It was an emotional and beautiful moment captured David Shirk of Unplugged Photography.
The bridesmaids wore tea length dresses in shades of lavender and pink and carried gorgeous hand tied bouquets of peach, pink and lavender created by the talented Perfect Petals Design Group.
The ceremony took place in the gardens where the aisle was lined with shepherd hooks with jars of coordinating flowers. Under the pergola were two large arrangements on either side of the couple on large columns. Stunning!
The reception was held in the Wicklow Ballroom at Glendalough Manor. The chairs were tied in a soft shade of lavender accented with a lavender napkin. A long head table was set in the center of the room with all of the guest tables surrounding them. Sydney and Blake had a candy buffet as the wedding favor for the guests to enjoy. The cake was made by Cutie Pies and Cakery was topped with an adorable cake topper with the words “We Do”.
The guests danced the night away with One of A Kind DJ’s. Unplugged Photography was able to take the couple outside before their departure to capture some incredible night shots with some of them being in the rain!
Congratulations to Sydney and Blake from everyone at Glendalough Manor!
Do you want to make your wedding unique? One way to leave a lasting impression on your guests is with your reception food. Having fun and creative food stations is a great way to make your wedding stand out. When deciding on a food station try to think outside of the box. Think about your favorite foods and how you can create a station that will be interactive and fun for your guests. Here are some of our favorite food stations that you won’t see at every wedding!
One of my favorite food stations for a southern wedding is a grits bar! Have guests add their favorite toppings like bacon, peppers, onions and cheese.
Another creative food bar for a southern wedding is a biscuit bar. Include assorted jams, jellies, and butters. Who doesn’t love warm biscuits? Yum!
For a fun food bar, try a taco bar filled with different meats, cheeses and assorted toppings.
If you want something lighter than tacos try a nacho bar!
A popcorn bar stocked with different types of popcorn makes a great station and can even double as a favor for guests. Include candies, peanuts and chocolates to eat with the popcorn for a perfect treat!
For a Fall or Winter wedding a chili bar the perfect comfort food on a chilly wedding day.
If you love seafood, try a clam bake bar!
For an early afternoon or brunch wedding why not serve omelets?
For a creative dessert, try a milkshake bar with assorted flavors and toppings!
What is your favorite food bar? Leave us your comments.
A beautiful wedding took place this past summer we couldn’t wait to share with you. Crystal and Aston were married in the gardens of Glendalough Manor with one hundred and seventy of their closest friends and family.
Crystal and her bridesmaids arrived to get ready in the spacious bridal suite that is provided for all brides at Glendalough Manor.
The bride chose a gorgeous strapless beaded ball gown with side ruching at the waistline. She accented her wedding gown with a crystal tiara and veil. For her bridesmaids Crystal chose floor length, pool blue dresses and all of her girls wore crystal necklaces to match the brides tiara. The bridesmaids carried bouquets in coral and ivory flowers to match the wedding colors.
The groom and his groomsmen chose champagne colored tuxedos worn with a tie and pocket square.
Ciao Bella Weddings did an incredible job on the flowers and design of the ceremony and reception spaces. A white aisle runner was laid down at the ceremony site and coral lanterns with pool blue ribbon were hung under the arbor where the guests are seated. Crystal decorated the pergola with white draping and a centerpiece in the center with gorgeous coral flowers.
After the ceremony the guests were invited to the cocktail hour and reception in the Avondale Ballroom. Crystal choose pool blue sashes on the chairs with coral charger plates and ivory napkins for the guest tables. Crystal and Aston chose to sit at a romantic sweetheart table during the reception. The cake was ivory with a bow and crystal accent.
One of A Kind Music Productions kept everyone dancing throughout the night including the emotional father/daughter dance.
Crystal changed in to another beautiful gown during the reception to wow her guests one more time. The new husband and wife left to guests holding sparklers.