Wedding Feature: Kristen and Kevin
Posted on: July 22, 2016

Today’s featured Hampshire House wedding is Kristen and Kevin’s elegant affair. Despite some dreary weather and the threat of rain all day long, the happy couple’s wedding went off without a hitch — and with only a few raindrops!

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Kristen wore a floor-length gown from Stella York, which she purchased at Party Dress Express. The dress featured layer upon layer of white chiffon at the skirt, a sweetheart neckline rimmed in lace, and thin, lace shoulder straps that matched the rose-shaped lace details along the waist. Kevin looked dapper in a dark grey suit with a white undershirt, as well as a black tie. Together, the pair looked timeless and still totally modern, which suited their classic wedding.

Before the wedding itself, the couple met up for their first look at Hampshire House with local photographer Ali Cali Photo. Plans to wander about the Public Gardens were quickly foiled by the day’s rainstorms, but luckily, they were able to snap a few shots with the bride’s parents before heading indoors for the rest of the photos. They even got a few silly snaps in front of the park’s bronze ducks!

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Once they arrived at Hampshire House, Kristen and Kevin (and photographer Ali) completed their photo session. With the addition of timeless white roses and sprigs of green ivy from Cedar Grove Gardens (plus Hampshire House’s stunning architecture) they were able to capture the moments before their nuptials in a truly special way.  They got a few great shots on Hampshire House’s stunning spiral staircase, which is always a favorite with soon-to-be-married couples.

The couple was married in front of an intimate group of family and friends in Hampshire House’s library. Floor-to-ceiling wooden bookcases filled with antique books created a beautiful backdrop, while the home’s stately fireplace was adorned with romantic candles and matching white roses to go with the rest of their wedding’s theme.

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Once the ceremony was over, the newly minted couple and their smiling guests retreated to the dining room for a delicious meal and a champagne toast. Hampshire House’s long, spacious dining tables comfortably accommodated all of the wedding guests, while white tablecloths, white and soft pink centerpieces and simple white china gave the meal a look of understated luxury.

After dinner was through, Kristen and Kevin cut their three-tiered cake, which was provided by Cakes to Remember. The white icing was decorated with tiny white swirls and a tasteful bouquet of the wedding flowers on top, and guests seemed to enjoy every bite.

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Soon, the lights at Hampshire House were dimmed and the tables were pushed aside to make room for dancing. International String Trio provided the music for the ceremony and cocktail hour, but once it was time for the real party to start, DJ Ron from Entertainment Specialists played everyone’s favorite hits. The low lights and glittering chandeliers guaranteed a packed dance floor, and guests enjoyed dancing the night away in celebration of Kristen and Kevin.

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Everyone at Hampshire House wishes Kristen and Kevin a lifetime of happiness. Thank you for choosing to have your wedding day with us!

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