You are cordially invited to attend the marriage of…

The menu is chosen. The venue is ready to go. The flowers are arranged just so. And everything is done in a way that celebrates just who the bride and groom are; after all, weddings are staggeringly varied. From grand destination weddings to cozy little affairs, sometimes the only constant is the “I do.” On the pages that follow, we share a pair of weddings that each shows just how diverse nuptials can be. In one, cultures come together to tie the knot; the second is an intimate garden ceremony. Both are perfect ways to say “I do.”


Kalli Terry and Aaron Mitchell

May 9, 2013


Wedding Planning, Event, & Floral Design: Christopher Confero Design

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Fountain View Mansion

Cake: Gia’s Bakery Boutique

Linens: I Do Linens

Photography: Rob & Wynter Photography

Videography: Holloway Productions

Music: The Auburn Quartet

Bride’s Dress: The White Room

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Sash

Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Tuxedos: Mr. Burch Formal Wear

Catering: Terra Cotta Cafe

“This family was the epitome of gracious and kind. In the fashion in which I hope to carry out my own nuptials one day, it was a quaint garden wedding and reception for 22—only immediate family and best friends. Truly, how perfect is that? No pressure, no rush—just a relaxed and loving environment where togetherness was truly treasured. Everyone sat at one long table so each person attending would feel a part of the group. They said the blessing, enjoyed a delicious meal, cut the cake, and slow danced the night away to a soothing string quartet. A fairytale come true.”

–Christopher Confero, wedding planner


Ekaterina Funtikova and Charles Wood

March 1, 2014


Wedding Planning, Event, & Floral Design: M. Elizabeth Weddings and Events; Adorned European Floral Design 

Ceremony Venue: St. Francis Xavier Church

Reception Venue: The Summit Club

Cake: Magic Muffins Bakery 

Linens: The Summit Club 

Photography: Arden Photography 

Music: Complete Music 

Bride’s Dress and Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Diane’s Formal

Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse

Catering: The Summit Club



“What a wonderful day it was for a classic spring wedding. It rained the day before, which is considered good luck, and was warm and sunny on the day of [the wedding]. Our idea was to have a traditional Catholic wedding (Charlie) with a Russian Orthodox touch (Ekaterina). Charles also has both Irish and Scottish roots; this is where the idea to have a bagpiper came from. I was born and raised in Russia, which is why we added a very common touch of the groom carrying the bride out of the church, and additionally another well-known custom of taking vodka shots after my parents’ wedding toast.

Two different cultures came together as one. My parents traveled from Russia. It was the first time in their lives to leave the motherland to travel to the United States for the wedding. They also do not speak a word of English. [There were] Russian and American songs and wedding cookies and coins given to us by Melissa, the maid of honor, to bless a couple’s marriage with prosperity (the guests at a Russian wedding customarily drop coins into a champagne glass.) And the vodka shots! The guests begin to shout, ‘Gorko, gorko, gorko!’ Gorko means ‘bitter.’ By shouting, ‘Горько!,’ the guests are saying that the alcohol is bitter, and the couple needs to start kissing to sweeten the drinks.”

–Ekaterina Funtikova, bride



One Response to “You are cordially invited to attend the marriage of…”

  1. Ekaterina Wood says:

    Thank you!!!!!!! Love it!!!

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