Au­gust 12, 2017

Wedding Bells (East) - - Real Weddings - Text FARHEEN SIKAN­DAR. Edi­tor KIM­BERLY AGLI­PAY.

FROM KELSEY: It was re­ally im­por­tant to us that the wed­ding would bring to life the beau­ti­ful barn venue. We also wanted the decor to com­ple­ment our out­go­ing per­son­al­i­ties—we used big, bold colours such as crim­son and navy, with lots of lush green­ery. We filled the in­door re­cep­tion space with can­dles and globe lights to set a ro­man­tic mood, and tied in the rus­tic vine­yard out­door set­ting us­ing over­sized cen­tre­pieces mim­ick­ing a gar­land run­ning down the cen­tre of the beau­ti­ful, large har­vest ta­bles. We had Scot­tish this­tle

bou­ton­nieres for the men. It was a spe­cial touch for Kyle’s fam­ily, who came all the way from Scot­land. Many guests trav­elled from the U.K. to be with us, so nat­u­rally some of the women wore fas­ci­na­tors, as per Bri­tish wed­ding tra­di­tion. We said, “I do” in the rain.

The cer­e­mony was set out­doors among the vines and it started rain­ing lightly as the brides­maids walked down the aisle, but we still held the cer­e­mony un­der the gazebo. It stopped rain­ing shortly af­ter the cer­e­mony and a rain­bow ap­peared! My dress may have been soaked, but it was worth every minute. Af­ter light­ning struck the venue my fam­ily got cre­ative. The power went out and we were left with only a gen­er­a­tor for the evening. The fam­ily de­vised a kiss­ing game—every time the lights went out, guests cheered and clinked their glasses for us to kiss. We made the most of it and it was ut­terly amaz­ing!

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