Karen and Gordon’s Luxuriously Lavish Celebration

Karen and Gordon had a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony at Temple Israel in Memphis, Tennessee, but after they said “I do” and smashed the glass it was time to party! With a live visual artist on hand to capture the couple’s first dance on canvas and the Memphis Soul Revue rockin’ the house you can feel the celebratory vibes of their reception coming right through their photos.

The temple’s ballroom was decked out in gold, blush and coral for Karen and Gordon’s reception, the perfect look for a summer wedding. Centerpieces of varying heights featuring hydrangea, roses and peonies brought extra drama to the room and gilded votive candles added sparkle to the already stunning decor.¬†Karen was classically glamorous in her mermaid cut gown and long veil while her bridesmaids were simply elegant in one-shoulder blush gowns. Gordon and his guys were the picture of luxury in their classic black tuxedoes.

We are in love with all the fun details Karen and Gordon added to their reception, like their signature cocktails and deli sandwiches at the cocktail hour, both with two choices to reflect the couple’s different tastes. Their guests enjoyed dinner and dancing to amazing live music. As an extra treat, the bride and groom even got into the act, dancing and singing on stage with the band!

Dessert was no exception to this wedding’s luxury rule. In addition to the wedding cake, they had an adorable Bull Dog groom’s cake for Gordon and a donut bar with a special piece of marriage advice attached. At the end of the night, Karen and Gordon, exited their gala affair with a sparkler send off that led them right into the vintage Rolls Royce they had hired for the day. Luxury all the way!

Photographer:  Christen Jones Photography//Bakery: Brown Baguette Bakery//Musicians: RAM Entertainment//Other: Bess Farris//Cinema and Video: Message in a Bottle Productions//Caterer: Paradox Catering//Floral Designer:The Garden District//Event Planner: Shindigs by Sheril//Makeup Artist: Kasey Acuff//Dress Store: Maggie Louise Bridal//Event Venue: Temple Israel Memphis//

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