Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Paula and Clayton's Winter Wedding at The Joffrey Ballet 02.26.11

I know Clayton from my days as a 9-5er (seems so long ago, and yet it's been less than a year!!).  He and Paula hired me last summer for their wedding at The Joffrey in February.  They had selected their date based on the availability of St. Vincent De Paul.  And can you blame them?  The church is stunning!

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Paula is a Type A personality, like me, which meant that I knew I had nothing to worry about in terms of having all the necessary information for the wedding day.  It also meant that she and I were both slightly concerned about her ability to just relax and hand over the reins on wedding day.  When I arrived in Paula's room at TheWit on the morning of her wedding, however, I was greeted by a supremely calm Paula!  She was totally relaxed as her sister, Christine, worked on her hair and makeup.  Thumbs up!

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The guys were hanging out in Clayton's sister's room, so they were lucky enough to be joined by one of the three Flower Girls, Clayton's niece, Bailee.  Poor little girl had a cold but did GREAT!  She even sat still long enough for her mom and aunt to put curlers in her hair.  :)

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Before we knew it, it was time to get everybody dressed and out the door.  The gentlemen took off first so they would have time for a short photo session with the photographer, Shane Welch.  It was cold out but for February the weather was really cooperating!  Plus snow photos look pretty cool.

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After the guys headed north in the limo, Paula and her two bridesmaids got dressed.  I love the intimacy of a bridal party made up of only family members.  The wedding colors were black and white with pops of red.  Bouquets from Belmonte's Florist and brought out the color beautifully--and the texture was great, too.

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It all becomes real when you head to the ceremony!

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Paula and Clayton's ceremony was co-officiated by a priest who is a friend of Clayton's family and Clayton's father, Randy, who is a Deacon.  It made the grand space of St. Vincent's feel like home and a little less formal. 

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They're married!!

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Post-Ceremony, the guest headed directly to The Joffrey for cocktails while the bridal party braved the cold for a few photo ops with Shane.  They put the umbrellas and galoshes to good use!

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The Joffrey only recently opened their rehearsal space to private events, and Paula and Clayton had the distinction of being the FIRST wedding in the space!  It was gorgeous and a fantastic deal for a downtown wedding with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking State St., and Randolph.

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The bridal party was announced into the room by the wonderful Laura from Toast & Jam DJs and then toasts began.  Instead of floral centerpieces, Paula and her family created these vases bursting with red glittery poofs.  Yea, I was skeptical on hearing the description as well, but in person they were the perfect accent to their chic winter wedding, don't you think??

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There was definitely no shortage of food at this wedding!  Five courses of amazing home-style Italian made their way out to guests in seemingly endless quantities.  Thanks to Cuzzin's Catering for including us vendors in the delicious cuisine.  After dinner we were treated to traditional Italian pastries by Cuzzin's and mini cupcakes by More.

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The newlyweds kicked off the dancing with some impressive moves from their dance classes, complete with a dip.

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 After they were done, the room remained abuzz with guests talking, laughing, and dancing until the lights came up!
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Paula and Clayton, it was such a pleasure to take part in your wedding day.  You deserve all the happiness in the world!  Can't wait to hang out now that we're neighbors in L-Square :-D

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1 comment:

  1. What a gorgeous location for a reception! I wish it had been open for private events a few months earlier :) Lovely wedding - congratulations!

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