You may remember Tanisha and Trevor from their epic engagement session that they did in Cathedral Park. If not, well, spoiler alert. The couple loves to go BIG. And, their steampunk style wedding at Ainsworth House was spectacular and thoughtful, with just the right amounts of flare.
They had tons of special details sprinkled throughout the day. For instance, Tanisha’s father officiated! He wore custom cufflinks made for the occasion and shared a first look with his daughter before walking her down the aisle. The couple also did a sand unity ceremony with their kids and Trevor used a sword while presenting Tanisha with his “knights vows”. Their cake was in the geode style and they passed out cake pops as favors at the end of the night. They even had a special effects cloud spill in as they celebrated their first dance to “Walking On A Cloud”.
But, I feel like I’m getting ahead of myself, let’s rewind to some of the details.
Tanisha and Trevor had a gem toned theme running through their special day. In everything from the bouquet to the gowns worn by the bridesmaids to the suspenders worn by the groomsman under their black suits and the jacket worn by their son and emerald dress on their daughter. Deep greens, purples and reds accented so much of the celebration.
The colors really helped add that edgy, steampunk feel that the couple loved. And after sharing an intimate first look complete with private “knights vows” given by the groom, Tanisha and Trevor were ready to say their “I do!”s.
Tanisha’s father officiated the wedding, which was something that was incredibly important to the couple. Since he has dementia, the two knew how important it was to have him enjoy their big day and moved their date up to ensure that he could be there to celebrate with them. While Tanisha looked absolutely stunning in her wedding dress and jeweled crown, she was equally sensible and made sure to wear sneakers underneath it all.
After the ceremony, the couple headed indoors to their reception. Their first dance had tons of theatrics including a fog machine and lots of spins. Then, since Tanisha’s parents never had a first dance together of their own, the couple surprised them by giving up the dance floor so they could have their own first dance. Talk about water works! There wasn’t a dry eye on that dance floor.
Followed of course by Tanisha cutting in and taking her dad for a spin, the bride and her father took over the dance floor. But not for long, as Trevor couldn’t resist getting in with his mother. By the time the bride and groom had shared dances with their parents, we were all a mess. But that didn’t last too long as their kids and guests all joined in after a song or two, the reception quickly became a party worth raving about.
The night ended with Tanisha and Trevor walking out under a sparkler send off. It was the perfect evening.
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Venue: Ainsworth House and Gardens
Dress: Bridal Gallery Salem OR
Videographer: Nick Alexander Films
Florals: A Floral Affair
DJ/Lighting/Photobooth: Only the Best Sound
Catering: Art De Cuisine