State of the Arts Gallery Wedding Reception

From the bride: Our State of the Arts Gallery wedding reception really didn’t need any decorations. The walls were already flanked with dozens of stunning pieces of artwork.

We chose navy table linens and wine colors napkins to play off of our wedding colors – these really popped against the white walls of the gallery.

We placed photos of our loved ones on the tables since we were only able to host our immediate family due to the ongoing pandemic. They were a great way to pay tribute to and remember those who have supported our relationship from across the country.

From the photographer: Olivia and Cameron’s wedding had so many special moments. It is truly hard to pick a favorite! Obviously, one of my absolute favorites has to be Olivia’s relationship with her father.

As we waited for her first look with her dad, he told me the story of her birth.

He was the first to hold her when she was born and she opened one eye at her dad and shed a single tear. Joe fell in love with her right then and there, and she was forever his little girl.

Joe couldn’t help but get choked up as he told me that story. It reminded me so much of my own dad on my wedding day that it took everything in me not to cry with him. His reactions during their first look and father/daughter dance had me an emotional wreck.

Olivia and Cameron shared a sweet moment before the ceremony. They spoke to each other through Olivia’s getting ready room door at the church. The couple wanted to be traditional and have their first look at the ceremony, but that didn’t mean they couldn’t chat!!

Cameron couldn’t contain himself as Olivia walked down the aisle with her dad. The tears were flowing and mine were too. He was just in awe of his beautiful wife-to-be.

Throughout our portrait time, the pair were so loving and affectionate towards one another. Cameron didn’t let Olivia’s lipstick stop him and always tried to sneak a kiss here and there!

He even helped her put her shoes back on after beach portraits. A true gentleman!

Associated Vendors

Invitation Designer: Paper Culture
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Mens Wearhouse
Bridesmaid Dresses: Lulus
Caterer: State Street Eating House
Reception Venue: State of the Arts Gallery
Floral Designer: Flowers by Fudgie
Dress Designer: Justin Alexander
Dress Store: The Dressing Room
Ceremony Location: St. Martha’s Catholic Church
Photographer: Haleigh Nicole Photography