Kate + Drew: Getting Ready and Ceremony

I am so excited to finally blog about this beautiful wedding! When I first met Kate at Starbucks she already had everything planned but needed someone the day of to take over. She is in event planning herself and had every detail already ironed out. When I say details, I mean it!! Kate thought of everything possible and had a gorgeous, unique wedding with details that were over the top! Plus it was at a winery, which I loved!

Ceremony: Private Residence
Reception: Acquaviva Winery
Cake Pops: Lilly Cakes
Cupcakes: Baked by ZuZu
Videographer: Tennyson

All photos were taken by Anthony Barlich.

Kate’s gorgeous dress! She had it on this mannequin in the middle of the hotel room. It took your breath away as soon as you walked in.

Her purple shoes were amazing!

Kate and Drew got ready at Pheasant Run Resort. Her ring was so unique.
Kate opted not to have a wedding band.

Kate was surrounded by some of the sweetest girls that she called “Gem Girls” not bridesmaids.

Here are all the girls trying to help Kate pick out her jewelry. She had so many options and chose to go classic for the ceremony but then colorful for the reception!

The videographer had them write letters to each other that they read for the video.
Here she is sealing it with a kiss!

One last hug and kiss for her mom before she left to see Drew!

In the meantime, the guys were enjoying lunch at Portillos!

After getting ready Kate and Drew went to the ceremony location for the first look. This picture captures it perfectly!

After the first look, K+D had time to take pictures of just the two of them around the private estate.

The private estate was beautiful and perfect for the look Kate wanted for her wedding.

Later the entire bridal arrived for more pictures.

A great group shot!

Now its time to share the decor. Kate hired Jackie from Shambora Studios who she found at a flea market and had Jackie create the most beautiful space. Because majority of the guests were bused to the ceremony location, Kate created a space for them to relax and hang out before the ceremony.

They could also enjoy flavored water on the warm September evening.

More beautiful decor…

…and more!

It was finally time to get the ceremony started. This sign guided the guest behind the private residence to the actual location.

Reserved signs for the first couple rows.

The bridal party processed out of a private pool house. Each one of the gem girls carried a single flower which then during the ceremony the last girl bundled up for Kate’s bouquet. I loved this idea! Also, all of Kate’s flowers were made out of fabric!

Kate walking down the aisle with her two brothers.

I love this picture of K+D during the ceremony.

A ceremony shot! It was beautiful!

You may kiss the bride!

Husband and wife!

And the beautiful bouquet!

Next, I will blog about the reception.

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