Glendalough Manor Real Wedding: Red and Gold

“A Romantic Affair”

Shay and Shahid were married in the stunning gardens of Glendalough Manor on July 14, 2012. One hundred and twenty of the couples closest friends and family gathered to witness the beautiful ceremony.

The bride wore a ruched wedding gown with a sweetheart neckline and a beaded empire waist. She accented her gown with a birdcage veil adorned with feathers and diamond teardrop earrings.  Shay carried a bouquet made by Blueberry Springs of all red roses.  The Maid and Matrons of honor wore champagne dresses while the bridesmaids wore red dresses.  They carried either a red rose bouquet or yellow/orange bouquet all tied with red ribbon.

The groom wore an off white tuxedo, tie and vest while the groomsmen wore traditional black tuxedos with red ties and vests.

After the ceremony guests were invited in to the Avondale Ballroom for the reception. Ciao Bella Weddings designed a beautiful reception using an assortment of red flowers in all different shades of red.  Ivory linens and napkins draped the tables and were accented with gold runners and gold organza ties on the mahogany wooden chiavari chairs.  This allowed the tall and short red arrangements to pop in the room against the ivory linens.

Guests enjoyed a dinner of seafood creole and parmesan crusted chicken.  The bride changed in to a second A-line, strapless wedding dress for the reception and One of A Kind Music kept them dancing all night!

Thank you to Image Makers photography who did an incredible job capturing the day.  You can truly see the love story captured in their wedding photos.

Congratulations to the happy couple from all of us at Glendalough Manor!

All That Glitters is…Gold!

Metallics, especially gold, are one of the biggest trends in 2012 and I am completely in love with this trend!  If you want an elegant yet modern wedding, try pairing your wedding colors with gold.  So many colors look fabulous with gold and it instantly transforms a soft, neutral color palette in to a rich color story.

Gold is a not only a perfect accent to many different wedding colors but is best seen in the wedding details.  One of the first ways to give you guests a sneak peek in to your wedding is with your choice of invitation.  Gold letterpress invitations are a perfect choice when using gold!

Some bold brides are even choosing to wear gold wedding dresses.  Definitely not a for every bride but if you want to stand out, a gold dress will certainly do the trick!

If a gold wedding dress is a little too much for you, then try pairing your dress with gold shoes or accessories.

You can even carry a bouquet with gold accents!

Many brides are going all out and choosing a gold wedding cake.  At first I thought this might be a little over the top but I have to say I think it is so unique and interesting I just can’t help but love it!

Whether you choose a soft color palette like pink or choose a bold color like orange, gold is the perfect compliment!

Look how unbelievable gold looks with this chevron pattern (another 2012 trend)!?!

Tell us what you think about this 2012 metallic trend.  Like or dislike…we want to know!

Happy Planning!

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