A 30A Wedding Dripping in Glitter

A 30A Wedding ceremony Dripping in Glitter

Whitney Schweiser and Kyle Gordon have been associates since 2012, however they assume they might have met years earlier than throughout their undergrad years in Boston. Upon transferring to New York Metropolis, the pair moved in comparable social circles and overlapping pal teams. “We began eerily working into one another on a regular basis,” Whitney laughs. So, going out on a date felt pure, and that first date in 2016 led to a treasured engagement about two and a half years later.

30A Wedding Whitney and Kyle Gordon on the beach

On October 2, 2021, at 5 p.m., Whitney and Kyle tied the knot in Seaside, FL.

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30A Wedding Bride and Groom Outside Chapel

Come relive this implausible love story and marriage ceremony day with them!

“Regardless of what many individuals assume, we obtained engaged in our Cobble Hill house 30 minutes earlier than leaving for the airport to fly to Norway on a 10-day journey with associates,” Whitney says. “Kyle had picked up the ring that morning, and I suppose it was burning a gap in his pocket — he couldn’t even await Norway! As we have been working round packing (each in our PJs and robes), he known as me into our bed room and was on one knee. It was excellent. No theatrics, simply us.”

Fake engagement photos Kyle and Whitney Norway

Most individuals assume Whitney and Kyle obtained engaged on a associates’ journey to Norway in July of 2019, however these images have been simply reenactments for the sake of the images and the story!

The optimistic future Mr. and Mrs. Gordon didn’t understand they have been embarking on a frustratingly lengthy engagement of greater than two years, due to the pandemic. They have been alleged to marry in September of 2020 however pushed it again by greater than a 12 months. “If I might return, I’d make that engagement interval as brief as potential,” Whitney provides.

Planning saved rolling nonetheless. “Our first planner retired mid-Covid across the time we pushed our marriage ceremony out a 12 months, so we discovered a brand new planner,” Whitney says. “As a result of we had achieved quite a lot of the preliminary planning with Planner One, Planner Two actually simply helped us with these final three months. We felt very grateful to have her come to our marriage ceremony weekend!”

30A Wedding outside of chapel

Whitney toured many 30A venues and fell most in love with those in Seaside and Watercolor.

Having grown up in Destin, FL, Whitney typically drove out to 30A, the scenic beachside freeway alongside the Florida panhandle, for seaside days and weekend getaways. “It’s simply one of the stunning locations on earth, and lots of people don’t learn about it,” she says, absolutely referring to her associates, colleagues, and classmates from the Northeast (wink wink).

The style-conscious and immensely trendy bride picked her colour scheme by trying by her closet. “I put on quite a lot of attire with gold, champagne, and peachy blush undertones — my closet might have clothed each single one among my bridesmaids!” Whitney says. “As soon as I made a decision on the colour palette, I informed my bridesmaids to purchase a costume that they’d 1) put on to a beachy-formal marriage ceremony AND 2) put on once more. All of it got here collectively from there!”

30A Wedding bridesmaids

We will’t get sufficient of this completely mismatched and patterned costume compilation!

30A Wedding bride and bouquet

Whitney shared the chosen palette together with her planner, they usually labored with the florist to assemble particular florals to intensify the cheerful, sunny palette of the attire.

“Wedding ceremony costume purchasing in NYC is the very best,” Whitney declares. After a few month of analysis and discovery, she introduced a number of associates for a day of appointments at high showrooms. “My pal Maggie begged me to strive on this fitted lace applique costume, which I used to be skeptical of as a result of the lace was not what I had in thoughts. However the pattern match completely, and that particular costume made me really feel like my finest self, so it ended up being the costume.

30A Wedding black and white bride smiling

Whitney’s costume was designed by Mira Zwillinger (an Israeli designer) and located at Mark Ingram Atelier’s NYC showroom.

Neither Whitney nor Kyle wished the added stress of writing their very own vows, in order that they opted for a conventional change. “Nonetheless …” Whitney shares excitedly, “… our greatest pal, Henry Cashin, officiated the marriage and did an incredible job customizing our ceremony. I feel his speech was 25 minutes lengthy and took him years to write down and many Q&A classes with us. So, whereas we didn’t write our personal vows, the ceremony felt very us.”

30A Wedding Chapel Ceremony

Completely happy associates, proud household, and a critically spectacular officiant huddle across the bride and groom.

30A Wedding chapel from above

We will’t consider a extra stunning place to change vows than this little white chapel.

When it got here to a primary look, their moms didn’t give them a alternative! “They wished to see Kyle’s face in real-time whereas he noticed me stroll down the aisle. Kyle and I didn’t have the center to combat with them,” Whitney provides. After the “I do”s, the brand new Gordons and their 140 smiling visitors went a half-mile down the street to the WaterColor LakeHouse to get the social gathering began.

30A Wedding outdoor seating area

Beautiful and welcoming seating areas peppered the venue inside and outside.

30A Wedding first dance

Kyle and Whitney first danced to “It’s Your Love” by Tim McGraw, a nostalgic ’90s nation ballad. “We have been forwards and backwards on songs till the day earlier than the marriage,” Whitney says. “Nonetheless, my dad and I danced to ‘Previous Man’ by Neil Younger, and I’ve identified since center faculty that we might dance to that track.”

A full of life cocktail hour was an vital a part of the evening to the bride. On the dock behind their reception venue on the Watercolor Boathouse, a dwell guitarist stuffed the air with old-school nation tunes, small bites have been handed, and the open bar kicked off the revelry. Between a cocktail hour and the reception, a desk of tequila photographs helped visitors discover their assigned seats, full with an enormous signal that mentioned ‘Take a shot, Sit!’

30A Wedding Shot Glasses Table Assignm,ents

“I’ve all the time been a shot enabler and felt like this was a enjoyable technique to get the social gathering began,” Whitney provides.

30A Wedding Whitney's custom fringe jacket

How wonderful is that this bride’s customized fringe jacket!?

When it got here to the meal, Whitney believes in a seated dinner all the best way. “Possibly I’m lazy, however I require a seat, so we figured our visitors seemingly felt the identical,” she provides. “Kyle and I additionally don’t love disorganization, so we aren’t chill sufficient folks to do a roaming or standing dinner.” Completely happy, tequila-primed visitors loved a tasty menu of fried inexperienced tomato and goat cheese salad, surf and turf entrée with filet of beef and blackened grouper, with sides of pancetta Brussels sprouts and scalloped potatoes.

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30A Wedding Reception Decor

Dripping inexperienced and white florals hung from the ceiling over gold-brushed desk settings.

30A Wedding Cake

The large, elegant cake had 5 layers, in order that they selected 5 completely different flavors: vanilla, strawberry, chocolate-peanut butter, chocolate-pistachio, and carrot.

“My pal attended a marriage the month earlier than ours, they usually had a glitter bar. She known as me instantly and mentioned I needed to have one.” Whitney, who has all the time beloved glitter, thought it might be enjoyable for visitors to deck themselves out in glitter because the celebrations ramped up all through the night. “To at the present time, all of our visitors deliver up that glitter bar,” she says. The bride additionally embraced the Florida panhandle vibe with light-up cowboy hats and late-night fried hen biscuits.

Glitter Bar at 30A Wedding

The glitter bar provided visitors their alternative of crystal appliqués and shimmering physique glitter in nearly each shade. Picture: Submitted

They launched into their “honeymoon” six weeks earlier than the marriage. “It was an 18-day extravaganza and I want I might return,” Whitney says. “We began in Lake Como for a pal’s marriage ceremony, then Florence and Tuscany, then the Amalfi Coast (Positano, Capri), and ended the journey in Santorini, Greece.”

30A Wedding dancefloor kiss

Glittered faces and light-up cowboy hats electrified the dance ground all evening.

Whitney and Kyle just lately purchased a home and moved again to Boston the place all of it started. I requested Whitney if she had any suggestions for future brides. “Get a glitter bar, and herald late-night meals,” she says. “Your visitors will hate you within the morning for the glitter, however they are going to be very completely satisfied that the meals hopefully curbed their hangovers.” Cheer to the Gordons!

Thanks, Whitney and Kyle, for taking us again to your day. And because of Pricey Wesleyann for the fabulous images.


Ceremony: The Chapel at Seaside
Reception: WaterColor LakeHouse
Planner: Shelby Peaden Occasions
Day-of coordinator:  Shelby Peaden Occasions
Photographer: Pricey Wesleyann
Flowers: Florals by the Sea
Stationery: Ella Letterpress
Hair and make-up: Rollands Magnificence Bar
Bride’s robe: Mira Zwillinger
Bridesmaids’ attire: Ulla Johnson, Shona Pleasure, Hannah Artwear
Groom’s and groomsmen’s apparel: Clean Label
Catering: WaterColor / Fish Out of Water
Desserts: Confections on the Coast
Leisure: Fly by Radio
Leases: H&M Occasion Leases
Linens: Florals by the Sea
Transportation: Get a Goober, Sunshine Shuttles


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