This couple used their love of travel and Europe for their wedding day inspiration with a modern and minimalist touch. The bride’s dream was to be married outdoors, and though it was a rather warm day, her dream came true! The couple said their vows at sunset, flanked by lush floral pillars in an outdoor garden. Creamy coffee tones mixed with shades of blush for a beautiful, airy, organic feeling reception. To top off this whimsical midsummer wedding, the evening ended on a sweet note with an epic dessert display!
The bride shares the design details,
“Our ceremony was in an Italianate garden at sunset where our guests could roam and enjoy the flowers until dinner. It was a very hot July day, but it was nothing a little fresh lemonade and some portable fans couldn’t fix. I wanted a light, airy, organic feel, which led me to our florist, who did an incredible job executing the natural and whimsical midsummer wedding vibe I wanted for our flowers.
I also wanted my husband to be different and stand out from our bridal party as it is not just about the bride. After purchasing my husband’s suit, we discovered an online company called Generation Tux. Unfortunately, the tan suit was out of stock for our wedding day, however, our bridal party looked dapper in their Generation Tux suits. I truly loved how my husband’s suit stood out from the rest of the guys. Needless to say, Generation Tux turned out to be extremely easy and the suits all fit great, despite some hesitation from our families and friends.”
The bride shares about the unique cake,
“My grandparents were immigrants from Poland and Ukraine, so I grew up in that culture. My cousin made us a beautiful Korovai cake, which symbolizes the unity of two loving hearts and the community’s blessing on a marriage.”
A little bit about the Korovai,
“The Greeting Bread has an indentation in the middle, for a small container of salt. Then, accompanied by wine, which is used by the parents to greet the newlyweds as they enter the reception hall. To recognize the bitter moments in life, the parents, bride and groom partake of the Greeting Bread dipped in salt. This is then followed by a sip of wine, which is a symbol of the sweet moments in their married life. It is then, when both families unite as one and welcome the newlywed, and their families, into their family circle.
Korovai is an elaborately decorated multi-tier bread. It is not consumed, but rather used as a decoration and a gift from the parents to the newlyweds. This bread is a symbol of community and the circle of life. One of the most prominent embellishments on the Korovai, is very intricately formed dough doves and other birds. These birds symbolize the married couple, their family, friends, and fertility. This wishes the bride and groom future family growth and healthy children.”
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