Valentine’s Day is always a special day for couples, but for Chelsea and Sam, it will always hold an extra-special place in their hearts. This is because this February 14th is the day these college sweethearts became husband and wife — and their gold and black wedding was a gorgeous affair.
Chelsea and Sam’s wedding was the epitome of class and sophistication, from the white rose and ranunculus arrangements to the gold sign reading “The Boatman’s” in the plaza. The wedding party was dressed to impress: Sam and his groomsmen wore sharp black suits, Chelsea’s bridesmaids wowed in black column gowns, and Chelsea’s lacy, boat neck gown was unbelievably chic.
As the ceremony began, the wedding party — including Chelsea and Sam’s grandmothers as flower girls — made their way down the aisle to the sounds of “A Thousand Years” played by a string quartet. The officiant (a family friend of the groom) led the couple through their vows and the exchange of rings, reminding the couple to “never forget what you fell in love with.” As Chelsea and Sam sealed their union with a kiss, a bubble gun released bubbles into the air!
Soon, it was time to head inside for dinner and dancing. The newlyweds kicked off the reception with a first dance to “Whatever it is” by the Zac Brown Band, followed by a father-daughter dance to Rascal Flatts’ “My wish.” Guests enjoyed a dinner of mixed green salad, potatoes au gratin, grilled vegetables, and entrees of grilled chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto and provolone or braised beef short ribs (yum!).
Throughout the night, Chelsea, Sam, and their guests mingled and laughed, enjoying each other’s company and the celebration of love. It was a beautiful way to spend Valentine’s Day, and it was a great way to begin what we believe will be a beautiful marriage.
Photography By: Leslie Ann Photography