Real Wedding: Deborah and Alexis – It’s All in the Details
When a couple marries, they bring together their families, their combined experiences, and their separate identities to create a new life together and a new family. Deborah and Alexis did all that and combined two separate cultures: Hispanic and Korean. After seven years of dating, they joined their lives together in an elegant and romantic ceremony at The Bradford, a beautiful historic home with manicured gardens, a terrace, and a ballroom.
The couple said their “I Do”s outside under a garland of greenery just as the sun was setting. It was a perfect fall day that turned into a gorgeous, clear night for romantic dancing and celebrating.
Deborah looked stunning in her Monique Lhuillier gown. The dress had a mermaid silhouette and sweetheart neckline, and it was adorned with a lace overlay and delicate beading and embroidery throughout. She wore her hair in a low chignon and carried a bouquet of blooms in blush, pale pink, and cream. Sparkling earrings hung from her ears, and dazzling crystals encrusted her shoes.
Six bridesmaids preceded Deborah down the aisle, and they each wore a full-length burgundy gown. Each woman wore a different style gown to best suit her frame, so some featured lace straps, asymmetrical necklines, or strapless bodices. The bridesmaids carried cream bouquets with a few pops of burgundy and blush. Alexis wore a Jos A Banks suit in navy with a white shirt and a blue bowtie with small, white polka dots. He completed the ensemble with brown shoes and a boutonniere of a burgundy rose with a larger blush rose. His six groomsmen wore the same ensemble, but they had on navy ties instead of bowties.
Inside The Bradford, the reception was decorated with lace, blush linens and mixed centerpieces. Some tables were topped with golden lanterns and greenery, a mix of small candles, and golden vases. Each setting included Asian-inspired dishware with a blue design, accompanied by a navy linen. The dishware was chosen to reflect Deborah’s Korean heritage. Gorgeous candle light and hanging market lights were used to decorate the reception space and accentuate the romantic ambience of the celebration. Guests were treated to a meal of delicious comfort food. On the menu were chicken and waffles, braised short ribs, red roasted potatoes, and green beans. Shrimp cocktail and tomato bruschetta were offered as appetizers.
When the meal was over, Deborah and Alexis cut their cake and enjoyed toasts made in their honor. The cake was a three-tiered creation with a slightly ruffled buttercream design. Pale pink roses were placed on each layer like a cascade, leading to a small bunch of three roses and greenery at the bottom layer. The cake was topped with a gold “Mr. and Mrs.” metal sculpture. It rested on a silver platter with intricate carving.
Other décor throughout the space include a picture with quotes from the bible about the nature of love, candelabras, and florals put together by Blossom Artistry. As dusk gave way to night, guests enjoyed dancing under the stars and the twinkle lights. They alternated between spirited dance numbers and slow, romantic songs. A few popular line dances were also thrown into the mix.
At the end of the night, everyone lined up to create an archway of sparklers. Deborah and Alexis stopped for a kiss in the middle of the aisle while the photographer snapped a picture and everyone cheered for the happy couple. It was a lovely, romantic evening for Deborah and Alexis and all their family and friends, and all the beautiful moments were captured on film for them to remember in the years to come.
Venue: The Bradford
Wedding Planner: A Lovely Affair Weddings and Events
Caterer: Rocky Top Catering
DJ: Stylus Events
Cake: Enchanted Moments
Hair: Kacie Lorenzo
Make up: More than Make up by Amanda Gaines
Florals: Blossom Artistry
Stationary: The Desktop Diva
Photography: Amy Allen Photography
Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Suits: Jos A Banks
Rentals: CE Rentals