I'm honestly afraid to start writing because I'm pretty sure I won't be able to stop. Nicole and Oscar are two of the world's absolute BEST people. And after meeting their family and friends, it's easy to see where they get it from! From Nicole's very first email, I knew she was a soul sister! We joked that our emails aren't actually emails at all, they are the Wedding Memoirs! Each email created a new chapter, and if we were to print the total of our words, we'd probably rival Proust and Tolstoy. By the wedding day, I felt like I had known Nicole and Oscar for years and years! It was hard to hold back my own emotions on the wedding day and even harder to try and keep this post short! I give you fair warning that my ability to cull was hindered by my love for every single moment of this Wainwright House wedding! :)
Nicole and Oscar both started their days at the Crowne Plaza in White Plains, NY. Below the girls admire Nicole's wedding dress!
The couple chose to exchange gifts on the wedding day. Oscar's gift to Nicole included tears and a little blue box!
Nic's late-aunt Fran made a special appearance on the wedding day in the form of a Starbucks typo! How special!
The Wainwright House in Rye, NY is the perfect location for a wedding! It's beautiful, historical, and full of swoon-worthy light!
I think I said something like "Give me your 'I'm getting married today' face!" Yup, that pretty much sums up the day!
Daddy-Daughter first look, YAY!
A silly-face photo with each bridesmaid is a wedding day MUST!
Nicole and Oscar chose not to do a First Look, but they still wanted a fun and creative way to take a photo together before the ceremony. This balcony at the Wainwright House was the perfect solution!
Family wedding photos decorated the entrance...
The outdoor ceremony at the Wainwright House was simply magical under the tall trees near the harbor!
This is pretty much the only acceptable use for an iPad at a wedding ceremony...Oscar's family members (including his own parents) who live in Costa Rica were denied their visas to come up for the wedding. It was heartbreaking news. But thanks to Skype, his family was still able to watch the ceremony from the front row seat that should have been theirs. I don't think any of us have ever been more grateful for technology!
Yes, that is a REAL tattoo! #awesome
Showing them their same-day slideshow! I think they were happy! :)
Wedding goers beware...this year's wedding dance will definitely be the Bernie Lean haha! If you haven't seen this video yet, do it. Do it now. I'll wait..........................................Macarena & Cotton-Eyed Joe, it's been real.
Ending the night on your friends shoulders and in your husband's arms...perfection! Nic and Oscar, thank you for inviting me into your lives and for being the most wonderful humans around! xoxoxo! :)
PS: This was the first wedding using the brand new Cassi Claire FUNbooth!! It was a smashing success! Here are a just a few of my favorites!
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Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Wainwright House // Catering & Cake: Cornerstone Catering // Photography & FUNbooth: Cassi Claire // Officiant: Rev. Gary Deinstadt // Florals: Bassett Flowers // Bride's Dress: Lazaro via Something Special Bridals // Bride's Shoes: Shoes of Prey // Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bill Levkoff via Something Special Bridals // Bridesmaids' Embroidered Shirts: Mary and Lucy // Groom & Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse // Hair Stylist: Alexis LaGrotteria at Salon Rocks // Make-Up Artist: Kerry Connallon // Transportation: Red Oak Limo // Invitation Suite & Menu Cards: Bella Figura // Table Numbers: DIY // Escort Cards: The Calligraphy Girl // Guestbook Tree: Spotted Nest // Reception Entertainment: Turntable Events // Videography: Magic Flute Videos // Custom Cake Topper: // The Small Object // Custom Cake Servers: Baby Puppy Designs // The End!
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