Crishaun and Patrick were married last November at West Manor Estate. This time of year is always crazy at the studio so we never got to blog their fabulous wedding. I thought their first anniversary would be a great time to catch up. Happy Anniversary you two!
planner and decor: Sandra Guelzo from R S Exclusives
venue and catering: West Manor Estate
cake: La Bella Torta
lighting: Phil Tucker
dress: Eve of Milady
shoes: Badgley Mischka
video: Stone Blue Productions
How did you meet?
Patrick and I met in High School -we both went to E.C. Glass and knew of each other as acquaintances. Then our senior year of college we reconnected. My mom wanted new tennis shoes so we went to Lady Footlocker, Patrick was working there for Christmas break and he helped her out. From that point on, we were inseparable.
How did you choose your venue?
Patrick and I chose West Manor because of its historic nature and beautiful new renovations. We were looking for a perfect place to have an indoor fall wedding and we fell in love with the Atrium!
Tell us about your dress, shoes and other accessories!
My dress was a ball gown by Eve of Milady and my shoes were by Badgley Mischka. My jewelry was a combination pieces from Betsy Robinson’s and gifts from Patrick.
What detail did you like best about your wedding day? I loved my décor! Sandra Guelzo from R.S. Exclusive did a phenomenal job making my vision come to life. Everything that she did- from the ceremony to the reception- was beyond amazing! I especially loved the beautiful centerpieces for my reception!
Describe your decor and how you chose it!
Our décor was what I like to call sophisticated elegance. Our colors were various shades of pink, gold and ivory. I truly wanted to create a classy, warm and intimate mood.
What was your favorite moment during your wedding day?
Crishaun: My favorite moment was walking down the aisle with my dad to meet Patrick. I was able to have a special moment with just my dad, see all of our family and friends, and ultimately see Patrick’s face light up with a big smile as I approached him!
Patrick: My favorite moment during the wedding was when I was waiting with the Pastor and Father of my Bride; having that breath taking moment staring down the aisle at my wife to be. That moment of joy, happiness and tranquility was the moment of the day for me.
Tell us about your food and cake!
Our food was provided by Chef Michelle Hamrick and everything looked and tasted fantastic! Our guests raved about the bacon wrapped chicken bites that were served during cocktail hour. Our cake was provided by LaBella Torta and it had 3 delicious flavors of Strawberry Lemonade, Death by Chocolate and Snickers! Simply divine!
Why did you choose Allegra’s Studio for your photography?
As soon as I saw Allegra’s website, I knew that she had to be our photographer! Her work is captivating and it speaks for itself! I particularly fell in love with her infrared photographs because they are so unique and beautiful.
What’s next on your calendar as a couple?
Enjoying the holidays as a newly married couple with our family and friends! We are also looking forward to celebrating the New Year and anticipate many great things to come for 2013!