The wedding of Shirley and Benny is special to us. Yes, it gave us an opportunity to see a couple who had to delay their wedding due to Covid FINALLY get to say “I Do.” And yes, it was the joining of two amazing, warm and fun individuals (and these two are that and more!). It’s that this wedding gave us a new team member at Chatham Station.
Shirley also joined us as a venue manager earlier this year! We are thrilled to have her. But first – her wedding to Benny.
This bride looked absolutely spectacular in a lace dress, complete with a beautiful hairpiece and veil. The bridesmaids wore gauzy, pale mauve dresses paired with bouquets of roses, white blooms and greenery.
The couple chose not to have a first look, so that they would have the full experience of seeing each other at the ceremony. Shirley’s father walked her down the aisle, and seeing the smile on Benny’s face was worth it!
The altar was decorated in simple elegant perfection. Shirley’s interest in the wedding planning process and execution, and her instinct for details grew as we planned her wedding, so it’s not hard to see why she’s making the career shift. She chose a simple bronze arbor that, when decorated with greenery and floral, became a complete show stopper. The addition of golden glass lanterns with candles flanking the aisle completed the look. It was gorgeous.
For the cocktail hour and reception, Shirley changed from her gown into a beautiful two-piece outfit with a lace top and flowing skirt. She looked fabulous, and she confessed it made it easier for her to move on the dance floor – another big plus.
The Reception & Details
The couple had a beautiful lounge set up on the patio for guests to enjoy during cocktail hour, but Shirley and Benny were excited to get the party started. The same thought and planning that went into the mood of the ceremony transferred to the reception. Their cake was a beautiful three tier affair, with golden accents and flowers. After dinner, the dancing started and … basically didn’t stop!
After a sparkler send off, what better getaway car than a Porsche convertible to whisk them off to a honeymoon in Greece. Welcome Shirley, and congratulations to you and Benny!
The newlyweds and Chatham Station are happy to share the vendor list!
Planner: The Gathering Co.
Catering: Unforgettable Food Affairs
Bar: Brewmasters Mobile
Photographer: Toujours Photo
DJ: Complete Wedding + Event (DJ DOC)
Rentals: American Party Rentals and Greenhouse Picker Sisters
Photo Booth: Zim Zoom LLC
Florist: Mood Fleuriste
Hair and Makeup: Gabrielle DuVall Elle Beaute Events
Videography: Ral Good Films