He pulled her in tight, for their first kiss of the new year, just as he had hours earlier for their first kiss as husband and wife. The balloons fell and champagne glasses clinked, and all the voices around them cheered as the countdown reached zero. And there, in the middle of a room filled with love and celebration, they started the new year, and their next chapter, together . . . .
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Ashley and Alex are married! They had an evening ceremony and reception on New Year’s Eve, surrounded by their closest friends and family. It was such a perfect celebration filled with so many fun details, which culminated in an awesome NYE countdown and balloon drop. Ashley wore a fitted gown adorned with a beaded belt, and free, flowing waves in her hair accented with braids (which Sarah dubbed the most magical mermaid-esque hair ever!) while her girls sported simple, timeless black dresses perfect for the occasion. Alex and all of his guys rocked suits from Ben’s favorite shop (the ever so awesome Black Tux) and we got all of the portraits of the day done pre-ceremony so the newlyweds could go start celebrating immediately afterwards.
After the ceremony in the glass-ceilinged conservatory, guests found their seats at the reception with party horn place cards (is that not the best NYE idea ever?!) and indulged in a delicious cannoli bar between rounds on the dance floor. We loved the unique cake topper A+A chose, opting for polaroids taken just minutes after their “I-Do’s” instead of something more traditional, and how guests had so much fun rocking all the New Year’s accessories passed out when it got close to midnight.
Ashley and Alex, we loved spending our very last day of 2016 with you guys and know that 2017 is going to be your best year yet! Hope you two love these as much as we loved creating them!
Love + Laughs,
Sarah & Ben
Photography: Sarah & Ben
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Oxford Exchange
Makeup: KDLR Beauty Labs
Wedding Dress Store: Jon’s Bridal
Bride Shoe Designer Badgley Mischka
Groom’s Apparel: BlackTux.com
Groomsmen Apparel: Black Tux
Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Calvin Klein
Caterer: Oxford Exchange
Florist: Bay Bouquet
Cake Design: Chocolate Pi
DJ: Grant Hemmond
Solo Guitar: Connor Zwetsch
Invitation Designer: Larry Sheldon Design