Ilana & Danny's Westport Wedding
I had the pleasure of coordinating Ilana & Danny’s wedding this past October. Ilana is the sister of Dara, who you may remember from Dara & Jared’s wedding photos, so I was honored to be chosen to coordinate another wedding in the family!
Ilana & Danny were such a fun, laid back couple. They were simple, yet the wedding was elegant and incorporated their Jewish faith. It was quite a windy day, so we had to decide whether or not to keep the ceremony outside. It was supposed to be an outdoor tented wedding by the shore, but after some deliberating, we all decided it was best for everyone’s safety and comfort to move the ceremony inside. They did, however, get some amazing outdoor first look photos and portraits!
The staff at the Inn at Longshore was amazing at helping with the last minute decision to have the ceremony indoors! We had to temporarily rearrange some tables so that we could have the ceremony on the stage and set up 200 chairs on the center of the room on the dance floor. Once the ceremony ended and cocktail hour began in a separate room, the staff, my assistants and I set everything back up for the reception. It really was a seamless process and the room looked amazing!
The ceremony was beautiful. Family members walked in with the poles for the Chuppah. The fabric of the Chuppah was a family heirloom in Danny’s family, so we tried to be extra careful with it. Ilana & Danny did the traditional breaking of the glass, which I always think is fun!
After the ceremony, guests were led to another room for their cocktail hour where W Kosher Caterers put out quite a spread! Guests were then led to their seats back into the transformed ballroom where the ate, drank and danced the night away!