There’s something enchanting about a winter celebration, especially when they’re as wonderful as Nicole and Eric’s Soldiers & Sailors Musem wedding. A blend of purple hues and greenery came to play in the classic aesthetic that was sprinkled with bohemian touches too. Floor-length bridesmaids dresses, bold floral arrangements from Jim Ludwig’s Blumengarten Florist, a textured cake adorned with sugared fruit, and uplighting from 2nd II None Productions allowed for the berry-like shades to shine. Meanwhile, lush emerald green was brought to life with a richly-colored statement linen draped over the sweetheart table, the museum’s intricate interior architecture, and lots of fresh greenery. A sleek neon sign with the partners’ initials, frosted acrylic table numbers, and gold accents all completed the dream wedding style the couple envisioned. From their memorable first look to the music lovers’ last dance, the fusion of elegant and moody vibes captured by Mariah Treiber Photography and BridgePersepctive are beyond warm and inviting. Go ahead and see for yourself!
About the Couple
We met in college on New Year’s Eve in 2014. He walked right up to me and called me by the wrong name. He certainly made a great first impression because for the rest of the night, I couldn’t stop thinking about him. We met up later in the night and could not stop talking, and we’ve been together ever since.
My family has the tradition of shopping for the Feast of the 7 Fishes in the Strip District right before Christmas. Eric fell in love with the tradition, so the Strip has always had a special place in both of our hearts. He popped the question in the middle of the Strip and then walked me over to the PA Market, where he had all of our friends and family there waiting. It was the best day ever. He was so thoughtful and romantic.
About the Wedding
Soldiers and Sailors’ beauty speaks for itself. I knew before we got engaged that I wanted our wedding to be here. The bold and dramatic elegance of the building and the ballroom made my romantic boho vision come to life. The wedding had hints of dusty purples with lots of fresh greenery. We wanted a very romantic feel with tons of candlelight and gold accents. Playing on the moodiness of a December winter wedding (even though it ended up being 60 degrees!) and the simple yet sophisticated color scheme of Soldiers and Sailors was the perfect combination that allowed our vision to materialize.
Two favorite moments come to mind when thinking about our day. Our first look was one of them. Let me tell you how happy we were that we ended up doing one! At the beginning, I was against it but after talking with our photographer, we decided to do one. Do the first look! Our timeline went much more smoothly and we got to take in those moments right before our ceremony, just the two of us. Our second favorite moment was dancing all night long. Eric and I love music and we are the ones that know the lyrics to practically every song. We promised each other that we would be on the dance floor all night to celebrate our marriage.