August 28th: Erin and Michael

A beautiful couple with a romantic story, Erin and Michael were high school sweethearts who dreamed of the perfect wedding. When the couple went on a cruise through the Mediterranean last August, Erin was surprised with a proposal on a gondola in Venice! This wedding incorporated a lot of personal details, like table names of the cities visited on their cruise, a picture of the bride’s grandpa on her bouquet, a Yankee’s garter (the couple’s favorite team!), and the bride’s Estonian culture. Some Estonian details included the traditional Kringel (raisin bread-which was her grandpa’s specialty) and tossing a crown of blue cornflowers instead of the bouquet. The bride (with help from family, friends, and some margaritas) made all the escort cards and menus which added that personal touch. What a fun wedding! The bride put it best when she said: “I think the best part of the wedding was how well our family, and friends all mixed and really enjoyed themselves. I think the dancefloor was full the entire night and it was great to see some of Mike’s friends from college dancing with my aunts! That strong theme of family made it that much more memorable to us-can we do it again in ten years?”

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