We’ve been sharing the weddings of some of our very first couples to book Chatham Station, and remembering and celebrating them has been a wonderful little stroll down memory lane. It reminds us that while they only pass through our venue and our lives one time, for them, this is a unique place in their lives. It’s also a reminder that not all weddings are sunshine, June, and accommodated by Mother Nature. That doesn’t mean, however, that the event isn’t grand.
Ashley and Marcus wanted a romantic winter wedding in December of 2018 and that’s what we gave them. You would never know from the wonderful photographs that the weather wasn’t hitting its mark or saying its lines. It was dark, rainy and chilly, but these two were so joyous that with the right use of our awning, transparent umbrellas and great lighting, their day was perfectly captured.
Ashley and Marcus chose colors and elements that set a completely romantic tone for the evening with navy and bluish hues, and tons of candlelight. Any unwelcome weather was overtaken by the glow inside.
A Warm Ceremony
This sweet, easy-going couple chose a gold hoop designed by Every Bloomin Thing, accented with delicate roses and hydrangeas for the ceremony backdrop. They then added loads of candlelight. Cylinders of varying heights with water and floating candles were artfully placed as part of the backdrop and throughout the hall.
For the backs of the chairs, small hoops that mimicked the backdrop were made as accents.
Marcus was clearly moved when he saw Ashley and again became misty-eyed during their vows, but both were beaming as they walked back down the aisle to cheers from their friends and family.
Even in December, this couple chose a dramatic entrance for their reception, coming in from outside through one of our bay doors. After dancing with their parents, they shared a first twilight dance together. The toasts and mingling that followed were in keeping with their sweet and calm personalities and the tone for their day.
While small bites for dessert are popular these days, and our couple did have a little “cookies and milk moment,” Ashley and Marcus chose an entirely traditional cake with tiers to cut and share with their guests.
For a wedding in December that could have been about the temperatures and the weather, this one was a success due to the couple. All the best to you, Ashley and Marcus. While Chatham Station was only a part of the first day of your marriage, we’re proud to be a part of your story forever.
The happy couple and Chatham Station are pleased to share the vendor list with you:
Photographer: Elizabeth Ashley & Co.
Coordinator: Dolled Up And Planned Out
Florist: Every Bloomin’ Thing
Catering: Empire Eats
Rentals: CE Rental
DJ: DJ Silverthorne
Dessert: Krispy Kreme
Videographer: 414 Creative