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A Grand Wedding!

I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since my last blog post – it must be the season… Yes, it’s busy wedding season but I just can not wait to blog about this beautiful wedding we worked on last month and to share the absolutely gorgeous pictures I just received from Stephanie Cristalli.

The lovely couple Gayle and John chose two of the grandest wedding venues in town – for their ceremony St. Mark’s Cathedral and their reception the historic Great Hall at Union Station. I had never worked at Union Station and must say – it is now one of my favorites in town. You will see why below.
I just loved this wedding! Everything from their soft color palette of peaches, creams, and light greens mixed with accents of gold, the bride’s gorgeous dress, the grand atmosphere at Union Station, elegant rentals, … – everything perfectly coordinated by the always fabulous team at True Colors.

As you can see below I had the hardest time limiting the selection of pictures to show here – there are so many beautiful detail shots that I just need to splurge … 😉

Gayle and John started their day at the Fairmont Hotel …

… the weather started out so typical for this summer – a little drizzle – but that just offered the opportunity for a fun shoot in the rain under the umbrella.
Gayle’s bouquet in mostly creams included just a few accents of peach
The magnificent St. Marks’ Cathedral!

For the altar area we designed a grand focal point featuring peonies, calla lilies, trailing amaranthus, and tall eremurus.


The Great Hall at Union Station offers a grandiose space for an elegant reception – tall ceilings, white marble walls, with a touch of historic luxury.

The grand entrance area, draped in ivory sheer (not visible here), included a long escort card table with a rose bud vase for each guest, and a cocktail lounge area featuring white leather sofas, a fun photo booth, and several bars.


The cocktail area was separated from the reception area with a natural “hedge” of tall willow trees blooming with orchids and peonies – a great solution if a large space needs to be divided into two areas.

The reception guest tables were decorated with various centerpiece styles – the focal point being 10 super-tall arrangements featuring mixed floral with beautiful large local peonies, tall willow branches, trailing amaranthus, and tall vases with submerged orchids.



Other tables featured either low mixed designs of hydrangea, roses, peonies, or simply bowls with floating blooms and floating candles.







The fabulous set of vendors:
Overall Planning and Coordination – Travis McBurney with True Colors Events
Photography – Stephanie Cristalli
Ceremony – St. Mark’s Cathedral
Reception – Great Hall at Union Station
Chair, Linens, and Chargers – Pedersen’s Party Rentals
Invitations and Stationary –  Paper Passionista