Today is the day of Alexis and Dave! I’ve shared how they met and the gorgeous preparations (captured by Mary Claire Crow) and now it’s time for the big moment!
Dave was escorted down the aisle by his sister
While Alexis was escorted by her father to the string quartet playing the song that Dave wrote for Alexis while they were dating. All organised as a surprise!
Dave and Alexis involved their guests by asking them to join in a commitment prayer.
Alexis credits her wedding planner Marcia Husband who let her buck tradition and let Alexis’ perfectionist side through!
After the ceremony, a champagne toast was given by the bride’s father
Before the couple slipped away…
…for a private dinner on the front porch of the restaurant! The couple asked the venue to cook up their favourite dishes and dined (complete with a “Do Not Disturb” sign) alone for their first meal as a married couple.
Guests celebrated inside and mingled while feasting.
Instead of a sit-down dinner, Alexis and Dave served hor d’oeuvres like crab cakes and cups of shrimp & grits, and then had large trays of local artisan cheeses, meats, fruits, and vegetables spread throughout the venue.
With food and wine being so important to Alexis and Dave, they had guests sign a double-magnum bottle of wine with silver paint pens instead of a guest book – they plan to open the bottle on their 20th anniversary.
Instead of an open bar, Alexis and her dad picked out six of their favourite wines for guests to choose from, They also served kegs from Yazoo -their favorite local brewery.
Alexis’ dance with her father
Alexis and Dave hired Billy Lloyd and acclaimed drummer Craig Krampf (drummer in “Eye Of The Tiger”) Otherwise known as Uncle Bill & Uncle Craig in the Paulson family to get their guests on the dance floor. Alexis and Dave chose classic favourites – mostly ‘60s British invasion songs by The Beatles, The Kinks and The Zombies
The couple stepped on the dance floor for their first dance and rarely left!
Skipping the cake tradition, Alexis and Dave opted for their favourite treat- gelato! They got large, delicious servings from Pied Piper Creamery
The celebration continued most of the night- even the groom got up and sang a tune or two!
Everyone agreed that the night was “Sooo Dave & Alexis.”
One of the favourite parts of the day for Alexis was leaving the reception in her parent’s next door neighbour’s vintage and beautifully restored antique Ford.
Congratulations Alexis and Dave and thank you for sharing your wedding with Polka Dot Bride! Thank you also to Mary Claire Crow Lifestyle Family Photographer for allowing me to share the gorgeous photos on the blog today!