Mathew and his groomsmen suited up and pinned on their boutonnieres before heading up to the open-air loft for the bride and groom’s first look. Meanwhile, Christina and her bridesmaids were putting on their accessories inside the Sunburst Suite. Christina was dressed in a delicately detailed, off-the-shoulder wedding dress and held a bouquet of blush, mauve, white, and tan flowers. Each of her bridesmaids wore a blush colored slip dress to match the decor. With the entire wedding party waiting, Christina stepped out into the open-air loft and tapped Mathew on his shoulder prompting him to turn around. Christina and Mathew’s eyes lit up when they saw each other and a hug quickly followed. After posing together, the bride and groom wandered around the venue with their bridesmaids and groomsmen for group photos before ceremony.
Guests snapped selfies and signed Christina and Mathew’s guest book upon their entry into Forme’s courtyard then found a seat inside. Each row of ghost chairs was accompanied by a floral arrangement and a pastel pink ceremony backdrop decorated in flowers stood tall at the head of the aisle. Once everyone had arrived, soft music cued up and the wedding party made their entrances ending with Christina. Everyone watched with love in their eyes as the bride and groom exchanged vows and rings, then stood when they kissed for the first time as husband and wife.
Cocktail hour was filled with food, laughter, stories and good drinks. Filet & Wild Mushroom Wellingtons and Fig, Goat Cheese and Mascarpone Tarts made their rounds to hungry guests and the bar was pouring the newlyweds signature cocktails; a Hawaiian Mule and Paloma. While everyone was enjoying light bites before dinner, Christina and Mathew performed a tea ceremony in the open-air loft with their parents. While the tea ceremony concluded, guests found their assigned seat on the seating chart and took a seat awaiting the bride and groom. Bridesmaids and groomsmen danced out into the reception and Christina and Mathew made their grand entrance into their first dance then took a seat at their sweetheart table. Toasts were shared and glasses clinked as the salad course of Pear & Walnut Salad was served. Next up was the dual entree: Cabernet Short Ribs and Salmon and Stuffed Portobello Mushroom for the vegan and vegetarian attendees with a side of Baby Vegetables and Gourmet Mashed Potatoes. With help from our Event Specialist, Brianna, the bride and groom were able to select their wedding menu based on their guest’s preferences. Once everyone had eaten their fill, the dance floor opened up and friends and family made their way over to show off their moves. Oldies and current hits got everyone up and out of their seats. All the dancing and excitement made guests ready for a little something sweet. The evening ended with the bride and groom cutting their marble wedding cake and sharing small treats from our dessert collection with their guests.