Shades of pink and utterly romantic florals turned Danielle and Michael’s wedding into an instant classic. From the bride’s blush wedding dress to the bridesmaids’ dusty rose dresses, to the spring garden flowers in pastel pink and ivory, shades of pink added a sweet touch to the grandeur of their wedding at Wadsworth Mansion. The classical manor house and surrounding parklands were a beautiful fit for the couples’ vision of a wedding that brought together their passion for the outdoors and their desire for a timeless wedding that was equal parts garden party and Gatsby glam. Alicia Ann Photography caught every lovely moment of their wedding day on film!
Shades of Pink for an Elegant Mansion Wedding
When it came to finding the perfect venue for their wedding day, college sweethearts Danielle and Michael found everything they were looking for in Wadsworth Mansion. Not only was the historic manor house a gorgeous backdrop for their wedding day, but it held personal history for Michael who had visited often on school trips. The mansion fit Danielle’s vision for a timeless wedding while giving them space to put plenty of fresh twists on a classic wedding day. She opted for a palette of every shade of pink, along with touches of sage green and gold for an organic feel.
Danielle gave a nod to her Chinese heritage in her choice of a Western wedding dress – since white is not a color traditionally associated with Chinese weddings, a blush wedding dress made her feel more like a bride. Her A-line Anne Barge gown was everything she could have wanted, with soft blush tulle and delicate lace appliqué. She also had a traditional Chinese dress made for their tea ceremony, with red silk and gold embroidery in a delicate blossom design that could not have been lovelier with the floral motif for the rest of the wedding. Stems Floral Design created a beautifully organic bridal bouquet with luxurious garden roses and peonies in pink, blush, mauve, and ivory. Danielle’s bridesmaids carried the theme in dusty rose floor length dresses, while Michael and his groomsmen looked black tie perfect in traditional tuxedos.
Guests at their intimate spring wedding day were greeted by the classical facade of the Wadsworth Mansion in what Danielle called the perfect ‘wow moment’ to begin the festivities. She wanted to continue that into the foyer, by working with Stems Floral Design to create a statement floral arrangement that doubled as the escort card table. The bride hand lettered the elegant gold calligraphy signage and hand crafted their place cards with help from her father – the gold glitter cards added a personal and glam touch to their wedding day!
After a sweet First Look moment in the wooded park surrounding the manor, they exchanged vows under a whimsical canopy of greenery and garden roses. The organic florals continued into the centerpieces for their ballroom reception, with low garden inspired arrangements of spring flowers contrasted by modern gold terrariums holding pillar candles. In addition to their glam gold sequin wedding cake table, the couple offered a pie bar in a nod to the groom’s favorite dessert! Guests were invited to take home locally sourced wildflower honey favors, as well as a take-home treat of fresh baked cookies.
As beautiful as their wedding appeared, it held many nods to the couples’ families and heritage. They selected their wedding date as an auspicious day on the Chinese calendar, which also happened to be the date of the groom’s great-grandparents’ wedding! Michael wore his great-grandfather’s ring as his wedding band, while Danielle’s jewelry had been passed down through generations of her family. Their welcome table included wedding photos of their parents and grandparents as a nod to the wonderful traditions that had built their strong foundation.
PHOTO CREDITS –
Photography by Alicia Ann Photography | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Wadsworth Mansion | Event Planning by Double G Events, Planning + Design | Floral Design by Stems Floral Design | Wedding Cake by J Cakes | Wedding Dress by Anne Barge | Bridal Headpiece from BHLDN | Bride’s Shoes from L.K. Bennett | Bridesmaid Dresses from Revelry | Bridal Hair and Makeup by Simply Gorgeous by Erin | Groom’s Attire from The Black Tux | Stationery Design by the bride | Catering by David Alan Hospitality Group | Entertainment by Michael Simonetta | Photo Booth by Viral Photo Booth | Videography by Stop Go Love | Submitted via Matchology