Part 3: Ceremony & Chuppah
Anticipation grew as guests took their seats to witness Sara and Mitch’s nuptials. In just moments, the couple would meet under beautiful, floral adorned chuppah. Sara describes how The Foundry’s industrial aesthetic helped guide the backdrop’s design. “I wanted to juxtapose hard and soft elements with the chuppah by pairing a sturdy foundation with romantic flowers and lots of greenery.” Her vision translated into a dark wood structure embellished with a lush mixture of roses, dahlias, nigellas, Queen Anne’s lace, and wax flowers in shades of blush, red, and white. Seeded eucalyptus, salal greenery and ruscus added a natural touch to the display.
All eyes were on the bride as she made her way down the aisle escorted by her father. Her ethereal princess gown and garden bouquet enhanced the dreamy atmosphere.
When asked about her fondest wedding moments, Sara looks backs and says, “Exchanging our personal vows was my favorite part of the day.” There wasn’t a dry eye in the room as the couple read the special words they had written to each other aloud.
Thankfully, handmade handkerchiefs favors were tucked inside the programs. “My background is in apparel design and I liked the idea of creating handkerchiefs for the ceremony. I designed the print, which was also used on the invitations, and worked with my alma mater Iowa State to have the fabric digitally printed. My mother and I spent an entire weekend at home in Iowa cutting and sewing them together. As you can see, I come from a family of crafter/DIY-ers,” Sara says with a laugh.
The Jewish ceremony ended with the traditional breaking of the glass. Putting those Vans to good use, the newlyweds took part in the ritual together.
Look forward to next week when Sara shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story (teaser… ice cream is involved).
Couple’s Vendor List
Venue: The Foundry
Photographer: Craig Paulson Studio
Bride’s Gown: BHLDN
Bride’s Shoes: Vans
Groom’s Tux: Men’s Wearhouse
Groom’s Shoes: Vans
Rings: Ultimate Diamond
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Azazie
Planner: Dream Makers
Caterer: Blue Smoke
Dessert: Van Leeuwen Ice Cream
Music: 74 Events
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