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Brittany & David’s Glamorous and Intimate Wedding Soiree

Small, intimate weddings are increasingly popular these days – a trend you had better believe we will always support that trend if and when the time is right!

With Brittany & David living in California and David’s family traveling from their home in the United Kingdom, it was clear to these two from the start that their wedding day was going to be less about the pomp and circumstance that traditionally surrounds large gatherings, and much more focused on the coming together of family, close friends, and the start of a brand new life as husband and wife.

With that in mind, imagine our delight in hearing the intimate spaces that Brittany chose – the historical Gates of Heaven for the ceremony, and the stately Mansion Hill Inn for their cocktail reception. These two venues were not only literally steps from each other; they provided the perfect backdrop for a close-knit, unassuming gathering of friends and family, while also providing the highest level of iconic Madison as the backdrop.

As a buyer for the popular Windsor brand, Brittany knew right from the start that she wanted to infuse tons of glamour and feminine touches into her and David’s big day – from her tiara and jewelry to the bridesmaids’ lovely gold sequin dresses – a large portion of the event was supplied by her own company and centered on glitz, glamour, femininity; even some royal inspiration. 🙂

Our very own Mallory took on both the execution of the day AND the arrangement of all of Brittany and David’s gorgeously fluffy floral arrangements – and although we might be biased, we think it all coordinated beautifully to achieve exactly the vision Brittany had always dreamed of! We might never get over David’s reaction to Brittany’s grand entrance.. perhaps one of our favorite moments of the day!

On top of it all, David and his groomsmen all looked incredibly dapper and straight out of a James Bond flick – you really can never go wrong with black tuxes and bowties.

Please enjoy this gorgeous gallery courtesy of the lovely Katie Ricard. For the brides who are craving both glamour AND intimacy, this is the perfect inspiration! Congratulations, Brittany and David, on your new union and perfectly lovely day, and thank you, once again, for making even US feel like family by the time the day was over!

Ceremony: Gates of Heaven | Reception and Bar: Mansion Hill Inn | Photography: Katie Ricard | Month-of Coordination: Elevate Events | Floral: Elevate Events | Officiant: Christine Milovani | Entertainment: Quartessence | Catering: Underground Catering | Hair and Makeup: Organic Beauty Salon & Spa | Dessert: Gigi’s Cupcakes | Transportation: Gallant Knight