By Mariah Ashley
Want to know the secret to a long and happy marriage? Take a look at Erin and Sean’s Castle Hill Wedding and pay close attention to the little things.
E & S are so sweet to each other it’s as if they are on a perpetual first date. All the ingredients are there: romance, laughter, concern for each others comfort and thoughtful touches to make one another feel special. Yes, Erin and Sean’s wedding was like one big magical first date that we all got to share!
Think back to your first date with the one you love. Can you practically feel yourself there? You can remember it so vividly because it touched on all your senses. Erin and Sean’s wedding was like that too!
Smell: Erin and Sean picked out special cologne and perfume that they’d never worn before and will only wear on their anniversaries. That way every time they celebrate another year together the smell of their signature scents will bring them right back to their wedding day.
Sight: Erin and Sean had a sweet moment alone together in the garden at Castle Hill, where Sean could watch Erin cascading toward him and have that moment forever frozen in his memory.
Taste: The theme of the wedding was designed around Erin and Sean’s love of wine; there were: wine barrels, special wine bottles, cork place card holders, a wine box to hold their anniversary wine, and of course- lots of wine to enjoy on the wedding day!
Hear: Erin’s family surprised her with Irish step dancers at the reception. The stomping of their feet in time to the festive music was emotional and exciting.
Touch: Too many kisses to count! But even more memorable, the feeling of the rain starting to pit pat pit pat during the ceremony then opening up into a full deluge as E & S ran down the aisle toward the cocktail tent. Who could forget that?!
Want to make sure that your wedding memories stand the test of time? Make sure you touch on all the senses just like Erin and Sean.
E + S had a wine themed logo made and used it on their invites and throughout the wedding.
Sean’s cufflinks, 71.35 W by 41.46 N represent the latitude and longitude of Castle Hill! His wedding band has Erin’s thumbprint imprinted on it!Does Erin know her man or what?!Thoughtful touches for the bridesmaids too… custom hangers for all.Sean looking very determined to get that bow tie just right.Meanwhile, Erin is much more relaxed!First look in the garden at Castle Hill.E & S are a little excited!Matching, obvi.Erin’s Calla Lilly bouquet had a cork wrap with their logo and a four leaf clover pin that is a family heirloom.Instead of programs, Erin and Sean had a chalkboard made with the names of their bridal party.As we began the formal photos, the sailboats started streaming by. Big Family… Small Family… Lots of Love.The bridesmaids and groomsmen really “pop” off our grey background with that pretty wine inspired color choice!Loving the dramatic sky and water thanks to the rain cell approaching.Taking our chances that the rain will hold off, Erin’s dad walks her across the lawn at CH.Too perfect!And there’s that pitter patter I mentioned earlier…Things are starting to get a little dicey, but who cares they’re married!Mr and Mrs!!! …and the deluge!It’s warm and dry under the tent… and there’s cocktails! Beautiful arrangements by Sayles Livingston, love those plum colored Dahlias!The Bling, in a wine glass of course… and the pretty cake by Confectionery Designs perched perfectly atop a wine barrel. A dramatic entrance for E & S.Smooching under the market lights.Dinner and a show. These girls were AMAZING!And completely adorable.It’s always best to end the night with… Touch.It’s been a little while since we had any BEHIND THE SNAPS on the blog. This one, is technically… BEHIND THE SNAPPER. I had no idea they were doing that- that’s how focused I am!