We love when our brides find ways to incorporate their passions into the wedding day celebration. Music is a very important part of Kate’s life. Her relationship with Chase deepened over their admiration for music. If their wedding were to be an authentic expression of their love for each other, music would have to be involved. This week, we talk with Kate about how combining floral decor with musical elements worked to create a wedding ceremony that exceeded all expectations.
Part 3: Ceremony, Floral Arch, and Song
When it came time to think about how the ceremony would look, Kate recalls, “We knew we wanted hanging flowers or an arch to be part of it.” They worked with Bride & Blossom Founder Rachel Trimarco and Director of Operations Elianna Phelps to create a jawdropping arch featuring lush greenery flourished with beautiful roses, hydrangeas, dahlias, stock, heather, delphiniums, and hanging amaranthus in shades of blush, white, wine, and cream. The romantic garden inspired design looked like an absolute dream against Natirar’s verdant estate grounds.
Kate is a singer-songwriter and Chase also plays music. Their shared love of music was expressed, bringing a personal note to the ceremony. Kate looks back, “Walking down the aisle to one of our favorite songs while the cloudy skies completely parted open, unveiling beams of sunlight on to us and our guests…. that was a magical moment.” Up until that point, the weather had been overcast. It seemed even Mother Nature knew that Kate and Chase were meant to be! The bride stunned in her Liz Martinez gown and Daphne Newman veil as she walked down the garland-lined aisle to Kurt Vile’s moving song Baby’s Arms. “It says so much about our relationship,” Kate added.
Everyone looked on as Kate and Chase read vows and said, “I do.” And just as the couple shared their first kiss, the wedding party showered them with confetti flower petals. In place of the usual end-of-the-ceremony sparklers, guests were given Noah bells, which originate from India and are regarded for the melodic tone. Kate remembers, “The sound of all the bells ringing together really brought another aspect to the beautiful atmosphere, making the moment all the more special for us.” This picture-perfect ceremony ended with the couple taking their first married walk together as the groom’s favorite song, Always Forever, by Cults played on.
Next week presents Part 4: Reception, Sweetheart Table, and Centerpieces where Kate shares the final part in her Real BB Wedding Story.
Couple’s Vendor List
Venue: Mansion at Natirar
Photographer: Sally Pinera
Videographer: Ellie Connell of Christian Oth Studio
Bride’s Dress: Liz Martinez
Bride’s Shoes: Aquazzura
Bride’s Veil: Daphne Newman
Bride’s Heapiece: Naturae Design
Groom’s Tux: Alan David
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo Collection
Groomsmens’ Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse
Rings: Ken & Dana Design at Greenwich Street Jewelers
Makeup: Ana Liza Witham
Catering & Cake: 90 Acres (Farm to Table at Natirar)
Planner: Dawn Goldsmith of DM Events NY
Music: Highline String Quartet & The Loyales
Invitations: Lion In The Son + Lichen Ink Studio