We’re kicking off our blog by featuring one of the first weddings we hosted at Chatham Station – that of Amanda & Landon, who said their vows in an autumn outdoor ceremony.
This couple focused on the key details for their day, which included a mix of elegant and modern with winks to the more timeless traditions of matrimony. Chatham provided the space and vibe, let the vendors in to do their thing, and let their ceremony unfold.
Because their wedding contained both the cool freshness of the outdoors and the warmth of a sunset backdrop, Amanda and Landon made choices that didn’t compete with the space or season. All of the details and elements felt subtle and complementary, in particular their use of candles, floral arrangements, a softened color palette and decor that provided interest but wasn’t overwhelming.
This couple eschewed the bright white wedding gown and black tuxes for a more contemporary and muted wedding party look. Amanda wore a blush colored gown with a full skirt and her bridesmaids wore dusty blue. The gentlemen wore slim cut blue suits.
They also chose floral arrangements accented with roses and eucalyptus, as well as structural pieces for the tables. Glass orbs, hanging from golden hoops with greenery and pale roses were a modern departure from traditional bouquets and centerpieces. A geometrical copper backdrop that drew everyone’s focus to the bride and groom during the ceremony was used later behind the sweetheart table.
An Outdoor Wedding
Their ceremony took place in our enclosed 1800 square foot patio against the setting sun. Between the sunlight that comes through our bay doors and the well-placed candles, everything felt soft and thoughtfully selected.
Amanda, Landon and their attendants took advantage of all that our warm, but industrial space at Chatham has to offer, including the pre-ceremony quality time in our dressing suites. They rented our place for the day, which allowed them to enjoy chatting, toasting, laughing and grabbing photos behind the scenes.
First Look vs. First Touch
More and more, couples are opting for a first look before the bride walks down the aisle, but Amanda and Landon thought a first touch was more their style. It paid off. Before saying their I Dos, this little moment allowed them to breathe the same air on their own, but still have the big moment of seeing each other during the processional.
From her reaction, they clearly made the right choice.
The aisle was lined with lanterns that gave off a glowing light as Amanda and her father made their way to the groom. In keeping with the other elements, the bride’s bouquet was an elegant bundle of pastel roses and eucalyptus, hand-tied with a flowing blush ribbon.
The Big Finish
One of the top moments of the evening was the sparkler send off. Not only do these provide opportunities for great images, they can cap off the evening in style.
All the best to you, husband and wife! We loved hosting your ceremony at our place.
Chatham Station and the newlyweds are happy to share the vendor list.
Venue: Chatham Station
Planners: DL Events
Photographer: J Hagan Photography
Caterer: Catering by Design
Hair and Makeup: Fancy Knot
Dress: Maggie Sotterro Designs
Tuxedos: Generation Tux
Flowers: Lilac Floral Decor
Music: DJ Eddie Leonard
Desserts: Sweet Traditions