Laine looked beautiful in a sleeveless A-line gown with a V-neckline, a jeweled belt, and a train. Her accessories included stud earrings, a pendant necklace, and a hip-length veil. Her bouquet was composed of various red and white flowers accented with greenery including eucalyptus and pine. Her five bridesmaids wore individual full-length dresses in shades of red and burgundy. They carried modified version of the bride’s bouqet.
Stephen got married in a dark gray three-piece suit with a white shirt, plaid tie, and mini bouquet boutonniere. His five groomsmen wore light gray three-piece suits with white shirts, burgundy ties, and mini bouquet boutonnieres.
The indoor reception featured traditional vows and was decorated for the season with winter greenery, pinecones, burlap bows, and berries.
In the reception, guests dined on a salad with mozzarella cheese and balsamic vinaigrette, chicken stuffed with prosciutto, potatoes, and mixed vegetables. Guests were encouraged to sign wooden hearts as a memento for the newlyweds, and the wedding favors were Christmas ornaments.
During the speeches, the maid of honor, Laine’s older sister, joked that it takes a strong soul to handle the bride. The best man, Stephen’s younger brother, told the story of how Stephen asked him to be best man. The father of the bride called his new son-in-law the luckiest man in the world for marrying Laine.
Stephen and Laine danced for the first time as man and wife to “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” Laine and her father danced to “Landslide,” and Stephen and his mother danced to “Do I Make You Proud?” by Taylor Hicks.
The three-tier wedding cake was lightly done in white frosting, and was decorated with pinecones, berries, and white and red flowers. The Mr. & Mrs. topper was done on wooden rounds.
We wish Laine and Stephen nothing but love and joy in the future!
Photography by: Leslie Ann Photography