Our team at Chatham Station LOVED working with and hosting this beautiful couple for their wedding day. Both Michelle and Helen were so sweet, so considerate and absolutely present for every single one of their guests. One take away that we loved from watching these two: make an effort to include everyone in the day and really celebrate the sense of joy of togetherness on what is a pretty big milestone.
On this beautiful October day, the couple and their wedding party enjoyed lunch downtown as a group, and then came to Chatham Station to soak in all the views and wedding preparations. Everyone was so relaxed, choosing to hang out and take in the little moments before getting ready.
Later, even though the had seen each other for lunch, Michelle and Helen wanted to have a First Look in their wedding attire. Helen was dancing waiting for Michelle to arrive. It was the sweetest moment.
A First Look
Theirs was a ceremony on the patio that was perfectly lit by the natural sunlight. Our beautiful herringbone backdrop was draped with linens and florals, and surrounded by their two closest friends, and watched by their nearest and dearest, they said “I Do.”
Helen walked down the aisle halfway and then waited for Michelle to join her and then walked down the aisle together to have a special moment as a couple.
As they exchanged vows, laughs and happy tears were shed.
Guest were treated to homemade favors from Michelle and Helen, who also decorated heart shaped sugar cookies and even little dog treats to go home for furry friends. The red, white and blue wedding colors were incorporated in decor, their attire, florals and throughout.
Each bride had white and red elements, but our favorite details were the Oxford brogues and wingtips each wore. They looked so happy – and so seriously cool – dancing at the reception!
Their reception really did feel like a party. They had a flowing indoor/outdoor cocktail hour with delicious hors d’oeuvres, and then opted for heavy appetizer stations instead of a traditional dinner or buffet. It was a perfect swap and guests were full, but not too full to dance. Guests were on the floor all night. The DJ – DJ Ones – joined in on the fun too, entering on roller skates, per the couples request! He danced with the brides and their guests, and it was wonderful.
Congratulations Michelle and Helen!! We already know that you’re going to have a fun marriage and life together, and we’re so happy for you.
The newlyweds and Chatham Station are happy to share the vendor list with you!