We’re finally in that wonderful time of year when all-over sparkles and sequins take over wardrobes, houses, and weddings – and we love it! Luke and Laura’s stunning New Years’ Eve wedding in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, has it all; a long sleeved Pnina Tornai ball gown, a stylish décor combination of modern acrylics and fabulous sequins, and a balloon drop to welcome all the guests to 2017!
The bridesmaids sparkled the night away in some drop-dead-gorgeous champagne dresses, perfectly in harmony with the festive accents lighting up the tables and venue. Speaking of which, we love the uniquely rustic but elegant atmosphere at Bell’s Banquets, a remodelled one-hundred-year-old barn with French crystal chandeliers and original wooden features. The myriad details of Luke and Laura’s rustic glam wedding reflected this atmosphere perfectly, all the way from the champagne, blush and pale pink flowers of the bridal bouquet, to the long table garlands embellished with gold succulents and antlers, to the beautiful contrast between wood, perspex, and metallics amidst the tablescape. We absolutely adore the idea of starting your married life together while ringing in the New Year with all the friends and family you love, and this stunning couple couldn’t have done it more stylishly.
So sit back, pour yourself some bubbles, and enjoy the gorgeous snaps by Steven Dray Images in the gallery below!
THE PROPOSAL | Occurred at our house in our kitchen in front of the bride’s parents and groom’s son, the night before leaving for St.John.
THE VISION | Rustic glam.
THE PLANNING PROCESS | Laura and Luke celebrated their bells banquet wedding while guests rang in the new year and danced the night away in this elegant yet rustic venue! Many couples may wonder if a new years wedding is right for them, seems like looking at the photos of Laura and Luke’s beautiful day the answer is a resounding ‘yes!’ Think about it, guests will likely be in the mood to celebrate and dance all night long, what could be better than ringing in the new year, starting your new married life together and being with all the friends and family you love?
THE VENUE | St. Vincent Basilica Parish (ceremony), Bell’s Banquets (reception).
THE DRESS & ACCESSORIES | Pnina Tornai (dress), Pantyhose (Wolford) Jimmy Choo (shoes) fur coat and earrings borrowed from mother-in-law.
FINDING THE DRESS | Weekend trip to Kleinfelds in New York city. Included in the trip was my mother, aunt, and future mother in law. I was looking for a classy/elegant winter dress with lace sleeves. Kleinfelds was the first bridal store I went to and ended up finding my dress and veil that same day.
GROOM’S ATTIRE | Commonwealth Proper (tux), Salvatore Ferragamo (shoes and cuff links), Cartier (watch).
THE READINGS & MUSIC | First reading genesis 2:18-24, second reading romans 8:31b-35, 37-39 processional: jesu, joy of man’s desiring, bridal entrance: canon d, responsorial psalm: all the ends of the earth, gospel acclamation: first noel, communion: gift of finest wheat, recessional: trumpet voluntary.
BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS | Margaret (maid of honor), Brooke, Lori, Janet, Jessica, Jennifer, Ava (flower girl), Sophie (flower girl).
THE FLOWERS | Provided by Floral Fountain, bride bouquet: hand held bouquet of champagne, blush and pale pink flowers that consisted of large and garden spray roses, freesia, stephanotis, ranunculus, silver brunia, dusty miller and succulents with assorted foliage. Stems were wrapped in antique gold sequin wrap. Round guest table flowers were assorted foliage consisting of cedar, seeded eucalyptus, boxwood, ruskus, frasier fir, curly willow, gold succulents and flowers. Long guest tables were 12 foot garlands with gold succulents, antlers, curly willows, embellished with roses, alstroemeria and other flowers.
THE CAKE | Provided by Bella Christie and Lil Z’s Sweet Boutique 4 tier round semi-naked almond cake with gold leaf and fresh flowers.
YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER | Steven Dray Images
THE HONEYMOON | 2 weeks touring Italy, including stops in Florence, La Spezia (Cinque Terre), Bologna, Taormina.
MEMORABLE MOMENTS | The father of the bride’s toast, the balloon drop at midnight.
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |
Photography | Steven Dray Images
Stationery | Loree Mayer Design
Wedding design and event planner | Alexis Allen
Chairs, tables, chargers | All Occasions Party Rental
Tablecloths and napkins | Mosaic
Hanging monogram-clear circle and wood “l” | Jenn and Jules Design
Bride and bridesmaids hair and make up | Hannah Conrad
Music | Bachelor Boys Band
Balloon Drop | Balloonatics
Rentals | Marbella Event Rental
Flowers | Floral Fountain
What a gorgeous wedding, and amazing New Years’ Eve party all in one! Thanks so much for sharing with us, Luke and Laura! Val Xx