by Amy Serrago
Rory and Pedro said “I do” at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut. Their day started with first look photos with the museum’s modern art collection as the backdrop. They held their ceremony on the steps to the museum’s main building, an 1844 Gothic Revival masterpiece that boasts incredible gilded front doors. The aisle was lined with antique oriental carpet runners and chairs were draped in eucalyptus while the doors themselves framed Rory and Pedro’s exchange of vows. After their first kiss as husband and wife, Rory, Pedro and their wedding party posed for some artistic portraits at the foot of the grand staircase inside.
Rory was gorgeous in her sleek sheath gown with its draped back detail and chapel train. She parted her hair to one side, finishing the look with a sparkling comb and carried an artfully crafted and colorful bouquet of hydrangea, eucalyptus and wildflowers. Her bridesmaids were chic in long yellow skirts and white tops and each lady carried a version of the same florals Rory held. The groomsmen were dashing in navy blue suits with blue ties and Pedro was handsome in slim fit navy with a burgundy tie.
At the reception, two seemingly endless tables stretched the length of a grand gallery where classical European paintings hung in gilded frames. Each table was draped in gray linens and greenery and dozens of votives provided a romantic glow. After dinner, the party moved outside where the dance floor had been set up in the museum’s courtyard. A large modern sculpture provided a joyful centerpiece and strung Edison lights lit up the night. Rory and Pedro provided blankets in which guests could snuggle up, in case the night of their fall wedding got too chilly, but once the dancing started things heated up fast. Congratulations Rory and Pedro!