Although it was a cold December day, Lauren and Matt managed to bring in the perfect amount of warmth with their candlelight, decor, and love for one another. Their smiles alone say it all, and we were lucky to be a part of it.
Lauren and her bridesmaids began their day right at Moonlight Studios in the bright and spacious bridal suite. The morning was wonderfully quiet and relaxing. Hair and makeup was provided by the amazing talent with Elana Darrus Makeup and Hair and lunch delivered from Bari Subs. Lauren’s bridesmen joined her later in the day, while Matt also arrived at Moonlight Studios with his family and groomsmen. Matt was adamant about not seeing his bride until she walked down the aisle, and the size of Moonlight Studios provided plenty of options, allowing the group to gather on the second floor where they too enjoyed a quiet morning and lunch.
Slack Photography and Sean Loftus Videography captured the day, documenting every detail and special moment. Before the ceremony, Lauren and Matt did photos separately around Moonlight Studios with their wedding parties and families, and most important of all, their dog Joan Rivers.
Meanwhile, Moonlight Studios was being transformed by Lauren and Matt’s incredible team of vendors. Sound Investment installed elegant draping, as well as soft uplighting and gorgeous twinkle lights as the perfect final touch to Lauren and Matt’s ceremony backdrop. Guests were assisted by VIP Valet upon arrival and greeted with simple yet elegant decor including, a beautifully candlelit entryway and ceremony floral by Steve’s Flower Market.
Lauren and Matt’s ceremony was intimate and touching. Lauren’s aunt officiated, sharing personal stories and funny anecdotes, and Lauren and Matt did the same as they read their moving vows to one another.
After the ceremony, Lauren and Matt took photos together around Moonlight Studios while guests moved down the hall for small bites and cocktails prepared by Hearty Boys. Back in the main space, all vendors assisted in a quick room flip transforming the room for dinner. Steve’s Flower Market created romantic centerpieces with more candlelight and greenery, Toast and Jam set the mood with their always amazing song list, and West Town Bakery provided one of several desserts with their heavenly wedding cake.
Guests took their seats and excitedly welcomed the married couple into the room. Lauren and Matt went directly into their first dance and cake cutting before their family and friends shared emotional yet hilarious speeches and guests enjoyed Hearty Boys’s delightful meal. After dinner, XOXO Photobox opened and Toast and Jam turned things up a notch, making sure the dance floor was packed until the very last song of the night.
Lauren and Matt, it was such an amazing pleasure being a part of your wedding day! Thank you both for being such a joy and helping us close out the year with a beautiful wedding and with some new wonderful friends. Congratulations from all of us at Five Grain Events!