Gone are the days of “formal” meaning “standard.” When Vanessa and Andrew planned their wedding at Agricola Street Brasserie, they focused solely on elements and traditions that were meaningful to them as a couple. The wedding party’s all-black attire was on point, but the bride’s crystal-embellished Stella York gown definitely stole the show! Vanessa and Andrew kept the guest list small for their intimate ceremony on the patio of the brasserie, followed by a fancy dinner party inside. To add a touch of elegance to the modern-industrial dining space, they used simple gold accents, re-purposed the vibrant wedding bouquets into centerpieces, and displayed beautiful handmade signs with some of their favorite quotes. Every detail was uniquely Vanessa and Andrew, and Chelle Wootten Photography did an amazing job capturing it all!
Vanessa and Andrew
Agricola Street Brasserie, Halifax, Nova Scotia
I decided to create all of our paper goods for the wedding – our invitations, programs, place cards, table numbers, guestbook art, and signage. Although time-consuming, it was a simple process!
Seeing each other for the first time was the most memorable part of the day for me. When I came down the stairs, I spotted Andrew sitting in the booth we’d sat in on our first date, and that’s when the reality of what was about to happen set in.
We didn’t want to do anything just because “that’s what you’re supposed to do at a wedding” except, of course, get married! That meant we chose a restaurant to ensure we had great food and drink, limited the guest list to just our closest family and friends, and omitted any traditions that just didn’t resonate with either of us, resulting in an event that felt more like a well-dressed dinner party and less like your standard wedding.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Chelle Wootten Photography
Event Planning – The Backdrop Design
Venue – Agricola Street Brasserie
Floral Design – The Flower Shop
Officiant – Lyndin Kane
DJ – Halifax DJ Services
Makeup Artist – Allison Kirby
Hair Styling – Mischaela Richter
Wedding Dress – Stella York
Bridal Accessories – Lavender by Jurgita
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – BHLDN
Groom’s Apparel – J. Crew
Rings – Fireworks Gallery
Rentals – Make Merry Events
Congrats to Vanessa and Andrew, and a huge thanks to Chelle Wootten Photography for sharing this wedding! Want to see more dinner-party inspired receptions? Check out this quirky intimate NYC wedding at Freeman’s Restaurant!