Black Tie Wedding with Watercolor Details

It isn’t every day you come across a wedding with a dream team as good as Nick Radford, Firefly Events, and Violet and Verde, so we’re thrilled to be sharing Emily and Matt’s wedding with you all! This creative couple hired some of the Northeast’s most talented vendors to bring their dream day to fruition, using a color palette of neutrals like ivory, blush pink, and pale peach. We absolutely love the result!

Black Tie Wedding with Watercolor Details - photo by Nick Radford

From the event designers, Firefly Events: It was such a pleasure to be a part of Emily + Matt’s love story! These two have an energy that is truly contagious, and we were eager to bring their fun and creative spirit to the forefront of their wedding day.

wedding invitations - photo by Nick Radford

bridal portrait - photo by Nick Radford

polka dot bow tie - photo by Nick Radford

pastel bouquet - photo by Nick Radford

neutral bridesmaid dresses - photo by Nick Radford

Caramoor provided a stunning natural backdrop for the happy couple to exchange their vows and dance the night away with their nearest and dearest. The ceremony was truly a family affair with Emily’s older brother officiating, her younger brother playing guitar for the processional, and both Emily’s sister, and Matt’s brother serving as maid of honor and best man. In fact, one thing that drew them to Caramoor for the site of their wedding, was the fact that Emily’s Grandpa lives just a few minutes away, and the family had spent time here when Emily was a child.

ceremony processional - photo by Nick Radford

wedding ceremony - photo by Nick Radford

ceremony kiss - photo by Nick Radford

Some of our favorite details of the night included hand dyed napkins and hand painted escort cards, both in soft shades of pink and peach to offset all the beautiful florals and soft candle light from Violet + Verde. Romantic calligraphy from Anne Robin could be found throughout the wedding, including the invitations, the escort cards, placed at each guest’s seat.

seating chart - photo by Nick Radford

watercolor escort cards - photo by Nick Radford

peach wedding details - photo by Nick Radford

escort cards - photo by Nick Radford

tented wedding reception - photo by Nick Radford

wedding cake - photo by Nick Radford

greenery table runner - photo by Nick Radford

reception - photo by Nick Radford

wedding menu - photo by Nick Radford

white wedding cake - photo by Nick Radford

toasts - photo by Nick Radford

reception - photo by Nick Radford

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

  1. We love black tie events! There is something so beautiful about a classic, elegant event. And most guests love the excuse to pamper themselves and get all dressed up! If you are doing black tie, it’s important to find a venue that can support your wishes. Whether its the beauty of a marble aisle or rolling up to your ceremony in a vintage Rolls Royce (features we love at Pristine Chapel Lakeside), those unique details will truly make you feel like royalty.

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