Cozy and warm with the most regal of color palettes, this wedding at Shakespeare’s Restaurant & Pub combines antique flair with wintery vibes. From plum and royal to wisteria and lavender, varying hues of purple gave this celebration an extravagant touch while blush pink and burgundy accents brought about romantic vibes. Danielle’s bridesmaids wore mismatched Sorelle Vita dresses in an array of shades, textures, and styles for a cohesive yet individualized look, while the bride herself looking radiant in a lace Allure Bridals wedding dress from Bridal Beginning. Using her interior design background, Danielle styled her wedding with vintage and winter themes in mind. Skeleton keys were featured in the stationery, escort cards, and favors and the reception tables were dressed in lace overlays. Meanwhile fleece blankets were provided for the balcony reception and the brides and her ladies wore faux fur wraps to keep the cold at bay during photos. Kicking off with a first look between the groom’s kids and their new stepmom and finishing off with a sparkler send-off, this pretty day was captured by Kristen Wynn Photography. Get ready for a little bit of magic!
About the Couple
Danielle and Louis met at work and have been together for a number of years. Their proposal was a simple and sweet one, on a random Wednesday at their home!
About the Wedding
Danielle, an interior designer, put a lot of “wow” touches in her décor! Blush and purple and burgundy are great colors for any time of the year.
Some of the amazing details included Danielle’s lace-trimmed veil, the invitations accented with a key (the key motif was carried forward with the escort cards and as a bottle opener favor), and the beautifully jeweled Badgley Mischka heels.
The bride also chose a presentation/pageant style bouquet, which is carried in the crook of the arm. You don’t see these often and I love the shape and the way it flatters the figure and is so natural to carry!
Danielle and Louis provided blankets for their outdoor ceremony and people got cozy on the balcony under the heat lamps! The ceremony featured a special moment with Louis’s kids – a family unity ceremony. Outdoor ceremonies are appropriate any time of the year as long as you take the steps to keep everyone nice and toasty! The bridesmaids and the bride all had fur wraps and all of the bridesmaids chose their own mix-and-match dresses. Louis’s brother served as officiant!
The linens at the reception featured an antique lace overlay, which was reminiscent of the bride’s veil and the invitation wrap. Another reception feature was the cigar bar. The night ended with a sparkler send-off!
My favorite part of the day was all the special moments with the kids, including the first looks with Danielle’s new stepkids. I also loved the first look with Danielle and her dad. And of course, I loved hearing Louis and Danielle’s speech to their guests!