June 17, 2020
Where to begin with Taylor and Mitch? Their July wedding was simply perfect. Even the 20 minute rain downpour happened to be during their indoor ceremony so no one was affected. The day started off at the Trump Towers; bridesmaids brunchin’ and getting pampered while the groomsmen watched sports drinking beers. In the early afternoon, Mitch headed downstairs to await for Taylor to come so they could share their first look. It was a windy day but we spared you the upside down veil bloopers! The wedding party soon joined them outside and they went down the river taking pictures. An hour before the ceremony, the wedding party hopped on a shuttle and headed over to sneak in before the guests arrived.
It could not have been timed more perfectly, there was an out-of-the-blue rain storm that started just minutes after the wedding party got inside. Now, this was not so fortunate for guests who were putting jackets over their heads as they ran inside but it was a short distance from the street to the entrance, thank goodness! Guests were greeted downstairs with champagne and a slideshow of Taylor and Mitch as they grew up. We let everyone up to the 2nd floor at the same time to get seated for the ceremony.
During the ceremony, they decided to do a unity celebration. Their unique idea was one of our favorites we’ve seen because it was so personal to the couple. Mitch owns a salt distribution company so naturally, they thought about the idea of mixing two types of salt. Little did we know, he had to ask his research team what salts do not make a chemical reaction, bond together, or blend into a weird color. Ironically, it appeared pink and blue salt were the two colors that would blend well.
After the “I-Do’s”, guests were invited to the rooftop. Keep in mind the rain storm just so happened to clear about 10 minutes before this. The wait staff were still squeegeeing the rooftop, making sure no guest chairs were wet (near the sides of the tent) all while the band was uncovering their equipment now that the weather had passed. Almost immediately, the sun began to shine and it was the perfect night out. Not a cloud in the sky, perfect temperature as well. The rain cooled it down a bit, as you know July weddings can be toasty, especially on a rooftop.
After dinner was served, it was time for speeches. Taylor’s dad did the same skit for his sister’s wedding so Taylor knew “something” was coming. Right before Dad spoke, we put out a giant lifesize version cardboard cut out of Taylor and Mitch dressed up for Halloween as grandparents. The word bubble saying “her dad is so cool”. Then, every time Dad said “Taylor” the bridesmaids were all instructed to hold up giant cutouts of Taylor’s face on them and when he said “Mitch” the groomsmen held up funny faces of Mitch. The crowd was left laughing!
Then, the sun set and it was time for dancing to begin. After a romantic first dance between Taylor and Mitch, Taylor and her dad wanted to amp it up with some fun swings because they were in their new matching dancing shoes. Taylor’s said “Mrs”. The dancing continued through the night except for when guests took a small break to eat the delicious cake balls from West Town Bakery and hot Lou Malnati’s Pizza!
Congratulations once again, Taylor and Mitch!
Planning: Ohana Events
Venue: Morgan’s On Fulton
Caterer: Boka Group
Photographer: Lilly Photo
Band: Dan Hayes Music
Hair: Christopher Aaron Styling
Bakery: West Town Bakery
Hotel: Trump International Towers