It can be difficult to justify the investment that comes with planning a wedding, but that's exactly what it is, an investment in preserving the memories from one of the most important days of your life. A wedding is temporary, but the photos are forever. So, figure out what means the most to you and invest in that. Get the flowers you want, make sure you love what you're wearing, book that venue, because, at the end of the day, it's either going to be expensive or super expensive and in the scheme of things, there's not a huge difference between the two.
This lovely neutral wedding is the perfect example of a wedding that translates beautifully in photos and will look amazing hanging on the wall. The voluminous neutral arrangements by Remi + Gold make a statement without stealing the show and add a lovely texture to the photos–and the gold ceremony backdrop frames the photos so perfectly! A light, open venue like Mae's Ridge makes for great reception photos that won't have to rely on flash which can come off a bit harsh on film. Vitae Weddings focused on touching candids which are the photos that you will cherish most at the end of the day and Martin Weddings was there to get every special moment on video. 36th Street Events listened to the couple's dreams for their wedding and helped them put all the elements together to create one stunning cohesive celebration that is simply a work of art. To see more from this gorgeous wedding, check out the full gallery. Read on to hear more from Vitae Weddings.
A REAL GOOD TIME
After meeting through mutual friends, Jade and Brian quickly became inseparable. "Everything was supernatural for us from the start and we are best friends," says Jade. They have a love of travel, delicious food, and adore their Australian Shepard Ruxin. Their inspiration for their wedding day was boho-chic and they chose Mae's Ridge for its incredible scenery, natural lighting, and contemporary feel. Their priority for the day was to enjoy each moment and have a good time with friends, family, and loved ones.
A CAREFREE CEREMONY
Beth Walker of 36th Street Events worked with Jade and Brian to bring their vision to life. Upon arrival, guests were invited to the ceremony space under a canopy of oak trees where the warm tones of the florals and carefree vibe of the wispy pampas grass, crafted by Remi + Gold, provided the perfect setting to enjoy the expansive vista. After the ceremony, two beer burros mingled with guests in a dreamy outdoor lounge complete with wooden swings and lawn games.
AN OPEN-AIR VENUE
Mae's Ridge, with its high ceiling, expansive space, and the ability to open walls of windows to the outdoors provided the perfect reception space amid a pandemic. Tables and chairs were given extra space so guests had ample room. The tables were draped in velvet and beautifully set with textured chargers, soft linen napkins, and accented by soft gold tableware. Florals and candles lined the tables providing soft, romantic touches. The Inviting Pear expertly designed personalized day-of stationery including a sweet portrait of Ruxin on their signature cocktail sign. After enjoying a delicious plated dinner by Contigo Catering, guests danced the night away and enjoyed the cozy patio lounge.