The day began with the pair getting ready in their own private suites. The bride looked radiant as her bridesmaids assisted her with getting ready for her big day. Claire got completely pampered before getting into her beautiful fit and flare, scoop neck gown. The dress included an adorable blue heart sewn in for the bride’s something blue, and her wedges perfectly complimented the look. Alongside the bride, her bridesmaids looked stunning in navy dresses of different styles, giving them unique yet uniform looks. The groom looked snazzy in his navy suit from Jos. A Bank and fun orange socks and tie. Just from their personal touches in their wardrobe, it was obvious that this wedding was going to be loads of fun.
After taking time to get ready separately, the bride and groom had a sweet moment prior to their ceremony. The groom’s first look at the bride was brilliantly caught on camera, and the couple took time to capture wonderful photographs with their wedding party. The grounds of the Eolia Mansion at Harkness State Park gave Paul and Claire a beautiful, natural backdrop for the photos, and the romantic architecture only added to the magic of the big day.
Come ceremony time, the stage was set for a romantic occasion. Claire stunned as she made her way down the brick aisle. Paul had waited patiently for his bride, and judging from his smile, he couldn’t have been happier. The guests watched from wooden benches as Paul and Claire declared their love before them, and it wasn’t long until the two were pronounced husband and wife and made their way back up the aisle together and hand in hand.
The gorgeous venue granted the couple a stunning reception space and with rentals by Ryan Designs, the night was sure to be a show stopper. The couple showcased their wonderful tastes by displaying their invitations and menus created by Wedding Paper Divas, and floral designer Green Dahlia totally amped up the romance in the already spectacular space. The couple celebrated the night away thanks to music by Tangled Vines Live Band, and they and guests looked utterly thrilled to be eating delicious food by A Thyme to Cook. Paul and Claire couldn’t look happier as they cut their gorgeous cake by Lynn Palmer Cakes, and judging from the photos, it looks like they took the rest of the night to dance the evening away. Congratulations to Paul and Claire!
Photographer: LoveDays Photography//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Jos. A Bank//Dress Store:David’s Bridal//Ceremony Location: Eolia Mansion at Harkness State Park//Floral Designer: Green Dahlia//Band:Tangled Vines Live Band//Caterer: A Thyme to Cook//Reception Venue: Eolia Mansion at Harkness State Park//Cake Designer:Lynn Palmer Cakes//Equipment Rentals: Ryan Designs//Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas//