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Ella and Joel’s wedding had so many beautiful details! An incredible bride’s bouquet…

 

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And this attendant’s hair wreath…

 

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And the incredible lanterns that these two attendants carried!

 

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The bride wore a fabulous hoop-skirt dress with a full-length veil!

 

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Hammer dulcimer player Ken Kolodner played for the ceremony and cocktail hour.

 

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This incredible arch, with flowers and lanterns and more, was in front of the (candle-decorated) fireplace, behind the bride and groom.

 

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Blue uplights in the windows!

 

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Lots of blue, and pretty menu cards!

 

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There was even a kid’s table!

 

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The cake, airbrushed to perfectly match a photograph of a sunrise that’s meaningful to the bride and groom.

Venue: Chase Court
Catering: Chef’s Expressions
Flowers: Crimson & Clover Floral Design
Hammered Dulcimer & Fiddle: Ken Kolodner
DJ: Exceptional Occasion
Photography: Paired Images Photography (Images above by Chase Court.)
Officiant: Tina Beneman
Cake: Chef’s Expressions
Limousine: Lasting Impressions
Make-Up: Happily Ever After

—David

  • Rita Allison - Absolutely beautiful wedding Ella. Everything looked just perfect!

  • Ella Dorsey - Hi, David! After spending the first few days post-wedding resting, Joel and I are now getting down to the business of writing “thank you” notes and reviewing vendors. At least a dozen of our guests remarked in gushing terms on the beauty that is Chase Court. Your beautiful venue was a great choice for Joel and I – and everyone at the rehearsal really appreciated how you and Rev. Tina teamed up to make things go so smoothly. I was gratified to see the glorious effect created by the blue up-lighting in the windows – just as I had envisioned (and now you and Chef’s Expressions see it too)! Thanks so much! Ella & Joel Dorsey

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Two wonderful men, together eleven years…

 

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With a wonderful group of family and friends.

 

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You could feel the affection in the air for these two wonderful men.

 

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Style!

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Everything was exactly right. Most of Chip and Will’s vendors were from the Chase Court Recommended Vendors list. They’re vendors we know and trust, that have been here before and know how to be creative and effective at Chase Court.

 

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Upgraded linens and striking color combinations go a long way toward a great look!

 

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Venue: Chase Court
Catering: Zeffert & Gold Catering and Event Planning
Flowers: Rutland Beard Florists
DJ: Friendly Entertainment
Photography: Tom Williams (Images above by Chase Court.)
Officiant: Heather Saul

—David

  • Deborah - A beautiful ceremony. I felt honored to be a part of.

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The groom’s matrilineal heritage is Persian, so he and his bride chose to honor that tradition with a traditional wedding table or spread, the sofreh aghd, which is the quintessential centerpiece of all Perisian wedding festivities. There are twenty-four symbolic items placed on the wedding table, each of profound meaning for the bride and groom. The central message at the core of each item are always good wishes – the sweetest imaginable wishes for the couple’s happiness, luck, prosperity, joy, health and closeness to God.

 

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Yes, that’s a painting of the bride and groom over the fireplace! It was made by one of the attendants.

 

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The hand fasting ritual, honoring the European tradition of the bride’s family.

 

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Two sugar cones, “Kalleh Ghand”, made out of hardened sugar are ground together above the bride and bridegroom’s head (over the scarf held above their heads) by a happily-married woman, to shower them in sugar, symbolizing sweetness and happiness.

 

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Venue: Chase Court
Catering: The Pantry Fine Cuisine Catering
Flowers: Fleur de Lis Florist
Officiant: The Rev. Laura Cannon
Photography: Daniel McGarrity Photography (Images above by Chase Court.)
DJ: Evan Reitmeyer

—David