Happy Saturday, belles! We have a lovely treat to share with you this morning. Catherine Orr had the privilege of filming Casey and Jeff’s wedding day, and we have the privilege of sharing it with y’all! I think you’ll love how she incorporated their story into this highlights film.
From Casey, the bride:
It seems a bit cliché to say our wedding day was the day of our dreams, but that’s the best way we can describe it. From the middle of August 2011, our days were filled with planning, venues, food, flowers, dresses, suits and cake! On top of all that, there was a request from me, the bride, to write our own vows. So much work and heart were put into every single minute of the ceremony and reception.
We set out to create a modern, but still old European vintage look, to our wedding. The ceremony took place in a little old chapel built in the 1800’s in downtown Raleigh. I picked 6pm as the time, because in July at 6pm the sun is beginning to lower in the sky, which allows the antique stained glass windows to take in the most light. The chapel was adorned with very few flowers, with only a few lining the aisle. The main focus was candlelight: over 100 glass tubes with floating candles were placed around the alter and down the aisle. Twig trees framed the alter with rice lights that were hand-strung by us.
The reception brought us back to a more modern era. There were pink flowers on every table, and again, candlelight was a focus. There were scrapbooks of old childhood pictures to embarrass us, and we even set out the email that my husband, then boyfriend, wrote to my mother when he was planning the engagement! Pink sequin table clothes adorned the cocktail tables and ivory table clothes with floral ruffles were on the rest of the tables that we set up for our 200 guests. Being Italian, food was important to my husband, so the food was incredible, from the mashed potato bar to the pasta station, to the five-tier, four-flavor cake. We danced the night away and had the absolute time of our lives.
Thank you so much for sharing, Catherine!
P.S. More wedding films.