Real Wedding: Amy & Allen

Posted June 15, 2015

Amy and Allen’s amazing wedding day last July was ten years in the making—starting out as high school sweethearts, this couple was ready to take things to the next level and tie the knot! They were such a fun couple to work with, and included aspects throughout the day that really showcased their own special love story. Jen and Grace from the I Do crew had a blast lending a hand to their special day, which was chock full of a perfect blend of both formal and informal elements.

Amy and Allen chose a tight knit, intimate group to stand with them at the altar as they exchanged their vows at the Hyatt hotel downtown- she had three bridesmaids, and he selected one groomsman, who served as his best man. The peach and green wedding color scheme was a perfect, light, whimsical palette, which complemented the heat of the day. The bridesmaids wore floor length gowns, which typically lend to a more formal feel, but the sweet peach tones kept it light and fun. Specially designed wedding programs explained all the couple’s included Jewish traditions for their guests, including the modern and architectural Chuppah altar and the “circling of the groom” tradition. This couple’s unique personalities was evident from start to finish, as we witnessed the bride walk down the aisle escorted by both her parents. The groom, his brother and the dads wore cummerbunds and bow ties that had wild prints including chile peppers, peace signs or grapes. During their ceremony, instead of traditional music, they chose music that fit their fun-loving style, including the Imperial March from Star Wars and the Indiana Jones theme.

After the ceremony, guests moved to Zen, where the party kicked off with a cocktail hour. Zen is an outstanding layout for events; it is so versatility can really be decorated to fit any style, be it wedding, convention, or unveiling of new products for local businesses (the BMW Z3, for example!). To peek into a totally different wedding feel at Zen, check out Leslie & Greg’s intimate event. Trio 864 provided gorgeous acoustic covers of popular songs during the cocktail hour—a perfect ambiance for mingling and laughter. The couple had thought of everything; the reception space was transformed with beautiful tall peach and green floral arrangements, with touches of white and towering branches. The cake was also elegantly arrayed with small accents of coordinating florals. Along with the elegant decor, the couple made sure there were plenty of their favorite personal touches. Their guestbook was the most unique we have seen- it consisted of four large caricature drawings of the couple, and guests signed the photo mats around the sketches. The caricatures were also printed on koozies and given to guests, along with mason jar cups with handles, as wedding favors. After a delicious experience with station style dining for dinner, the couple and their guests were ready to dance!

A table piled high with glow sticks, light-up rings, and sunglasses printed with the couple’s new last name was the perfect pit stop as guests made their way to the dance floor. The band Sol Fusion kept them dancing all night, and has been one of the most impressive performances we witnessed last year! The dance floor was dotted with guests wearing baseball caps that said “Amy and Allen’s Formal Attire” adorned in glow sticks, and before you knew it the evening had come to a conclusion. The bride changed into a light, summery second dress, and then the new Mr. and Mrs. made their grand exit through a tunnel of glow sticks that led the way from Zen to an awaiting rickshaw, which whisked them off and around the block, before delivering them to a local brewery, Liberty Taproom, for their official after party. The newlyweds’ taste for adventure didn’t stop with a party after their party! The next day, the couple set off to enjoy a fabulous honeymoon, complete with stops in Bali, Singapore, and China. Thank you Amy and Allen for letting us share your most special and unique wedding day!

Wedding Coordination: I Do  :|:  Hair & Makeup: Cotton Rouge & Co
Ceremony Venue: Hyatt  :|:  Ceremony Musicians: Tri0 864
Photography: Sposa Bella  :|:  Flowers: Dahlia a Florist
Reception Venue: Zen   :|:  Catering: Good Life Catering
Reception Band: Sol Fusion  :|:  Cake: Coffee to a Tea
After Party: Liberty Tap Room   :|:  Videographer: MPA Productions