Marcus Center Wedding: Maggie & Sal!
Maggie and Sal put a lot of time and thought into their Marcus Center wedding (choosing vendors working out details, rehashing schedules…) in the months leading up to the big day. It’s hard to know when enough is enough when you get one chance to make an amazing day to remember for a lifetime. While all that work took a toll on their day-to-day experience, the results were stunning and ushered in a whole different set of emotions for this awesome couple. As Maggie explains it, “Acknowledge the stress and anxiety you may feel while planning and take time to be mindful as a couple. I did not get to enjoy the engagement process as much as I should have because I was always in ‘stress and planning’ mode. ALL of our vendors were amazing! We loved having Amanda at Front Room Photography. She was able to take charge during family photos and get people rounded up for us. She knew the perfect angles for arms, head, chin, etc. Sazama’s Fine Catering at the Marcus Center was amazing!! Lynn, Keith, and Karin put our minds at ease throughout the whole day and checked in on us. It was very much appreciated. We loved Nate and Sound By Design as well! Nate did a good job of keeping the dancing going and also making announcements. The flowers from Alfa Flowers were beautiful, and the cake from Gingerbread House was amazing!! I loved the fact that Sazama’s set up all of our things beautifully. I teared up a few times going through and admiring the remembrance table, chairs for the ceremony, lighting, cake, etc. The Bradley Pavilion was absolutely breathtaking. The food was great.”
Getting an experienced team together is one of the smartest choices a couple can make as they are planning their day. Our community has many wonderful, amazing, dedicated artists that can remove a lot of the stress and allow to truly experience and enjoy your wedding day.
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is a wonderful home for a wedding day. Maggie felt like a star prepping backstage!
How precious is Maggie under her veil with her daughter Natalie?
Natalie couldn’t help but get in on the cake cutting. Those big blue eyes nearly stole the show!
Emotional toasts are the best. It’s the one time when you get to tell the world (or at least those in the world that matter the most) why your friend/brother/sister/daughter/son is the best and how much they mean to you.
Maggie and Sal worked hard on their choreographed first dance, and it shows as they pulled it off with a ton of grace. That was followed by a very emotional dance that Maggie and her dad shared.
This portrait of the new family was very important and will be a remembrance all three can carry with them in all their years together.
Sometimes, when a wedding schedule is a wild one, the first chance we get to do portraits of a bride and groom happen at night. One of our priorities is ensuring a couple has the experience they are looking for, rather than trying to force photos to happen when it’s not the best time for them. For Maggie and Sal, this was the first and best chance for Amanda to take them aside and work directly with just the two of them. Luckily, the combination of the Marcus Center’s different beautiful areas and Amanda’s great eye offered plenty of opportunities for these images to fulfill all their collective visions!
Front Room Photographer: Amanda
Getting Ready Venue: Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
Ceremony Venue: Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
Reception Venue: Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
Bridal Gown: Miss Ruby
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Wedding Rings: Rogers and Hollands
Entertainment: Sound by Design
Lighting: Sound by Design
Cake: The Gingerbread House
Catering: Sazama’s Fine Catering
Stationery: Paper Pleasers