Q: Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette? Did you incorporate any cultural or religious traditions in any part of your day?
A: I’ve always been drawn to the idea of having an outdoor wedding in the evening. There’s something magical about love, family, friends, good music, good food and dancing at night under the lights.
Q: Let’s talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception? Was any part of the decor DIY?
A: I wanted to keep things simple decor-wise with a focus on the florals. Our venue, Baywood Clubhouse, is so beautiful that I knew we didn’t have to do much.
Q: What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?
A: Absolutely! We had a beautiful floral backdrop for our ceremony that really was a focal point. Peonies have always been my favorite flower, so I wanted to incorporate them as much as possible and Baywood did an amazing job bringing my vision to life.
Q: Let’s talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.
A: Berta designed my dress. I had my eye on Berta before we even got engaged. It was by far the most beautiful dress I’ve ever ( and will ever) wear in my life. So much detail and sparkle. I really felt like a princess. Tony chose a navy blue tuxedo. He always looks great in blue and got it custom made for our special day!
Q: How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.
A: Tony and I met through my oldest brother. They went to college together and have been friends for years. One day, things were just different between him and that was it. He proposed on Lake Seneca in the Fingerlakes on a dock that he lined with candles on the last night of our vacation. It was just the two of us, totally unexpected, and incredibly romantic.
Q: What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?
A: Saying our written vows to one another in front of all of the people we love. It was really special.
Q: Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?
A: Enjoy every minute. Don’t let stress get in the way of any of it because the days of planning sometimes feel long and unpredictable, but the time really does fly by and you’ll want to relive it over and over.