The Chelsea Hotel in Atlantic City brings that timeless old Hollywood glamour to the beach. Its entrance is bright and bold with purple stripes and bright pink script to make it a hard-to-miss landmark...and the fun that goes on inside makes it hard-to-forget. Right off the Atlantic City boardwalk, the Chelsea holds its own among the reputable night life.We can totally see why our bride, Lindsay, chose this venue for her fall wedding last year, and from the looks of her photos it seems she made the right choice! To top if all off we got to work with the sisters of Kyle Michelle Weddings ...we are a sucker for a sister duo ;)
Russ Hickman Photography provided the images for today's blog, and we can't thank him enough for photographing these succulent arrangements so beautifully. You can check out his blog here and see how talented he is at taking pictures that always show his clients looking relaxed and natural.
This bridal bouquet is made up of a lot of succulents and fillers to provide a myriad of different textures and layers. The soft white petals of the dahlias were used as accents and really helped the greens stand out. Usually our arrangements are vice versa, but if you know us, you know how we love to mix it up and try new things! Knowing that this was an October wedding made it even more cool for us, since we usually use warm colors to match the season. Lindsay has great style and we couldn't be more pleased with how her bouquet turned out.
Since Lindsay's bridesmaids were wearing these deep purple gowns, we added some plum and burgundy dahlias, with splashes of magenta to help them match.
Lindsay's groom, Adam, wore a succulent and scabiosa stellata bout. Even though bouts are small, we still managed to jam pack this one with similar layers and textures as the bouquets, making it a real eye catcher against the classic black tux.
Lindsay's Bride Dairies
1. What was your all time favorite moment of your special day?
There are so many! It's very difficult to narrow it down to one moment but the "first look" and our first dance come to mind. We also enjoyed taking photos on the boardwalk and having strangers coming up to us to wish us well and congratulate Adam and I.
2. We know things don't always go as planned...Were there any entertaining wedding bloopers?
Adam and I had decided fairly early on that we were going to tie a fisherman's knot during our ceremony. For months we practiced tying the knot, months!! When it came time to do so during the ceremony Adam couldn't remember all the steps so his portion kept unraveling. I gave him tips but it only made him more nervous. After a more failed attempts I tied Adam's knot for him. All of our guests were laughing at this point and even though it was a 'blooper' it made the ceremony that much more special and unique. We both had several guests come up to us through out the night and say that it was a very endearing moment.
3. Any wedding toasts that made you laugh, cry, or gasp?
Adam's Best Man (and brother) Simon's speech was really special. He told a funny story about their childhood and associated it to his adult life; Adam's toughness as a big brother helped make him who he was now. He thanked Adam for always pushing him (figuratively AND literally!). Simon also spoke of me and how I brought so much joy to Adam as well as their entire family.
4. It's okay to admit it - did you have any Bridezilla moments?
Four words...."Spanx" and the "Nordstrom fitting room" (sorry mom!)
5. Did you have a wedding planner? If so, did it make your day run smoother? Was it worth it?
Yes, we worked with Kyle Michelle Weddings. They were worth every single penny. I can't say enough about those ladies. Not only would I recommend the investment but I would specifically recommend them!
6. Cake or cupcakes? What was the flavor?
We opted for a cake as well as individual dessert trays at each table. The cake was almond flavor with a chocolate ganache inside and butter cream on the outside. YUM!
8. What song really got the party started?
I don't remember any one song but I can say we were on the dance floor all night!
10. I'm sure your day was amazing, but if you could change one thing about your wedding what would it be? Or would you not change anything at all?
I would slow the weekend down! I don't have anything to complain about, or change for that matter. Your wedding is such a major life experience, it would be a shame to dwell on something minor. I could see being upset if the photographer didn't show up or if the DJs played terrible music but a small detail not being as planned is not worth being upset over. All our vendors did a fantastic job creating a day that will stay in our minds and hearts forever.