The couple glowed in the rays of the setting sun during their ceremony on the hilltop.Â They chose orchestral covers by The Vitamin String quartet for their processional music: “In Your Eyes” (originally by Peter Gabriel) for the bridesmaids and “Stolen” (originally by Dashboard Confessional) for Christina.Â The groomsmen wore black suits with red ties to match the ladies in red.
CEREMONY READING: An excerpt from Plato’s Symposium.Â “And when one of us meets our other half, we are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy, and would not be out of the otherâ€™s sight even for a moment. We pass our whole lives together, desiring that we should be melted into one…”
Christina and Chris’ wedding reception under the West Park Winery tent erupted into unbridled energy.Â They were introduced to “Love You Madly” by Cake and shared a lovely first dance to Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers.”
THE DETAILS:Â Red rose flower arrangements on the tables, favors of chocolate monograms in elegant silver boxes, hearts on the menus and on the place cards.Â Two baskets of brown and red flip flops were a huge hit with the ladies in high heels.
We worked in groups Incubus and 311 into the dinner music, then dove into crowd pleasing sing alongs by Journey and Bon Jovi.Â Christina and Chris had dreamed of creating a fun, laid-back “dive bar” atmosphere for their wedding, and the experience at West Park was a perfect fit…except the food was much, much better than any bar!
Thanks for letting us share in such an amazing day.Â Enjoy Aruba, guys!
Photos by Todd Laffler of Laffler Photography *All photos in this blog post courtesy of Todd Laffler
Day of Wedding Coordination by JoAnn of What Dreams Are Made Of
Flowers by Aubrey Flowers
Cake by La Deliziosa