by Amy Serrago
Carrie and Mark’s wedding day started with a traditional church ceremony. The doors to the chapel were adorned with twin M’s to represent both the bride and groom’s last initial. Carrie added some adorable touches to the church by lining the aisle with bunches of baby’s breath wrapped in sheet music to songs that have “moon” in the title, since her new last name would be “Moon”. She had more fun with her new name by giving each of her bridesmaids a pendant necklace with a half moon charm. After their first kiss as husband and wife, Carrie and Mark posed for portraits with their wedding party, the picturesque chapel making the perfect backdrop.
Carrie was radiant in her trumpet cut lace gown with its delicate cap sleeves and chapel train. She finished her look with a moon necklace of her own and a fingertip veil. Her bridesmaids wore pale green gowns with varying bodices and each lady carried a bouquet of pink, peach and blush florals with succulent accents. Mark and his groomsmen were handsome in light gray suits paired with pale green ties and while Mark had a peach rose pinned to his lapel, his guys wore succulents as boutonnières.
At the reception, tables were set with classically crisp white linens and gold chargers while gold lanterns and several small bouquets came together to create the centerpieces. Personalized Coca-Cola bottles highlighted the couple’s shared love of the fizzy beverage and a live caricaturist was there to capture images of the guests as they celebrated with the newlyweds. When Carrie and Mark got things started on the dance floor, the crowd was soon up on their feet. They paused only to cut their traditional white wedding cake which was adorned with blush florals and greenery and at the end of the night the happy couple exited through a tunnel of glow wands to the vintage roadster waiting outside to whisk them away to their honey-“Moon”. Congratulations Carrie and Mark!