Dara & Jared's Hyatt Regency Wedding
This wedding was so amazingly beautiful that I had to share. With 220 guests, this was one of the largest weddings I've coordinated in my 11 years in business. It was also one of the most involved in terms of numbers of vendors and moving parts, but my assistants and I totally pulled it together and the result was amazing!!
I've known the father of the bride for about 5 years now. He owns a venue where I coordinate an annual post-graduation party. Last year, at one of the meetings with that client, he mentioned that he had a daughter who was planning her wedding (and another who was going to be getting engaged soon) and asked if I planned weddings as well. I told him that was actually the bulk of my business, so he asked me to give him a call. The rest is history...
Fast forward to April 29, 2018: Dara & Jared were married at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, CT. Their first look took place prior to the ceremony on the balcony overlooking the Atrium, which would later be their cocktail hour site. Clearly, Jared was thrilled to see his bride-to-be. We can't over his expression! Pure joy and love for Dara!
They went on to take photos with their bridal party at Binney Park in Old Greenwich. They had the perfect weather!
They returned to take photos under the most beautiful Chuppah I have ever seen. I mean, seriously, this thing was amazing. Those colors. That setup. It took at least 4 hours to set it up. It was literally constructed on-site from scratch. I wish it could have stayed up for the entire wedding. It was set up in the temporary tent that they Hyatt puts up from April until October. This is where the ceremony took place, and the way a plain white tent took shape with the right chiavari chairs and decor was amazing.
Here comes the bride...
I thought it was absolutely beautiful the way that Dara circled Jared before they took their places under the Chuppah. This is a tradition with Jewish wedding ceremonies.
After the ceremony, guests were directed down the hall to the Atrium. This looked like a rainforest and was just the perfect setting for cocktail hour.
Then came the reception in the ballroom. As amazing as this photo is, it's hard to convey how gorgeous this room looked. It went from a plain old hotel ballroom to a perfectly magical wedding. The uplighting was beautiful. The centerpieces, absolutely exquisite. Truly breathtaking.
Next came this work of art in the form of a cake. DiMare Pastry did a beautiful job with this 5-tier cake, garnished with beautiful flowers from Bride & Blossom. Swoon!
Finally, the 11-piece Eddie Bruce Band led the guests to dance the night away. They are insanely talented and the guests had a blast (obviously).
As guests exited the ballroom, mini S'mores favors awaited.
When the reception ended, there was an after-party until 1:00 am! It was definitely a fun-filled day celebrating the love between Dara & Jared. We wish them all the best for a lifetime of happiness!
Photography: Brian Hatton Photography
Venue: The Hyatt Regency, Greenwich
Videography: Frank Ahn Films
Florals: Bride & Blossom
Cake: DiMare Pastry
Hair: Styles on B
Makeup: Stacie Ford Weddings
Band: Eddie Bruce Band
Lighting: Vivid Events
Day Of Coordination: Pink Olive Events