Silver, gold, rose gold…this mixed metallics wedding at the Omni William Penn is proof that they all work well, but they work best together. Inspired by one of Sarah’s favorite childhood fairy tales, her and Ryan’s stylish affair is one you won’t soon forget. Details, details, details were the name of the game for this sparkly soiree and you should just prepare yourself for high glam. Crystal chiavari chairs, bold rhinestone encrusted charger plates, mercury glass centerpieces, metallic pillar candles, gold brocade linens, and a sequin covered sweetheart table…the look was glitzy yet totally refined. While the event had an elegant feel, that didn’t stop Sarah and Ryan from adding a few unique and modern twists, like detachable skirt on the bride’s Yaki Ravid ornate, beaded, long-sleeved wedding dress and a live artist who captured the night before guests’ very eyes. Mandy Fierens Photography captured every last sequin, bead, and shiny detail expertly overseen by Pittsburgh wedding planner Perfectly Planned by Shari. Whoever says you can’t mix metallics just doesn’t know what they are talking about.
About the Couple
We actually met on Match.com! I messaged him in the fall of 2013, we went on our first date, and got engaged exactly two years later!
As the two year anniversary of their first date drew near, Ryan told me that he would plan our anniversary date night. He down-played the event, all the while researching online, visiting scenic spots in Chicago, and planning a series of events for a night he hoped would be unforgettable. On the big day, he told me that we would be taking a horse and carriage ride to dinner. He told me we were meeting the horse and carriage at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago – when in actuality, Ryan had hired a photographer to take candid photos when he popped the question.
It was a breezy evening at the Adler Planetarium and upon arrival, Ryan called the photographer under the guise of calling the horse and carriage driver. My suspicions started to rise as both Ryan and the not-so-inconspicuous photographer both picked up and ended phone calls at the same time. Knowing that I was onto him, Ryan quickly escorted me over to a sculpture with a background view of the city and knelt down to take my picture. After snapping the picture, Ryan swapped his phone for the ring box while still on one knee. He took my hand in his and – making sure he used my full name – asked me to marry him…and I said yes!
About the Wedding
We went for a classic, elegant feel. The theme/colors were mixed metals: gold, silver, and rose gold. The inspiration stemmed from one of my favorite childhood stories of the 12 dancing princesses, where each night they sneak through a forest with leaves of gold, silver, and diamonds.
I think one of the most unique aspects of our wedding was the slow motion booth and live speed painter. Our guests had never seen those before and told us all night about how great they were!
My favorite moment of the day was at the very end of the night when my husband and I sat in our room, recounted the whole day from each of our perspectives, and we recorded it so we can listen to it on our anniversary.