Bridal Show at The Oncenter

Yesterday we attended our first bridal show at The Oncenter in Syracuse! We had a wonderful experience and were able to meet many other local vendors and future brides who we are excited to work with in the future. The tablescape was simple but elegant - using mostly black, white, and gold dinnerware. Pops of color were added by using different colored drinking glasses. The floral centerpiece was arranged by our local florist, Heather who always does an amazing job! I love designing & decorating for anything, so this was really fun! 

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These Sisters Had a Triple Wedding That Will Make Your Jaw Drop—See Photos!

Three sisters, one stunning wedding day.

By Maggie Seaver

 

PHOTO BY SARAH MURRAY PHOTOGRAPHY

Sisters Naomi, Hannah and Elisabeth should have no problem remembering each other’s wedding anniversaries—they all got married on September 2, 2016 in the most beautiful, impeccably planned triple wedding we’ve ever seen. After the three sisters happened to get engaged within three months of each other, it was their father who first suggested combining their nuptials for one unique, momentous celebration focused on love and family.

“As a family of 10, we've always done things a little differently, so it was no surprise when my dad, half jokingly, threw out the idea of having a triple wedding,” says Naomi, who married Caleb Brown. “My sisters and I have always shared a rare, close relationship and we instantly loved the idea.”

As for getting the lucky guys to agree? “It didn't take long—our grooms were on board with one exception: We go to different locations for the honeymoon,” Naomi says. We’d say that’s a pretty reasonable condition!

Fortunately, the three brides, who’ve always been incredibly close, also share similar tastes, so planning and designing three weddings in one—a cohesive event with personalized touches—was surprisingly easy. With help from the pros at SWANK, their vision for an elegant rustic wedding came to life atHayloft on the Arch in Vernon Center, New York. The pastoral venue was decked with polished country touches, like 40 wood reception tables designed and built by Caleb (the perks of marrying a carpenter), beautiful chalkboard and place card calligraphy by The Adirondack Ink, and a mouthwatering fruit-topped cake baked and decorated by the brides’ father.

With a meticulous itinerary (4:45 am wakeup call anyone?) and a whole lot of love, this triple wedding turned out better than the sisters ever hoped, and it was absolutely breathtaking. We’re talking an ongoing cocktail hour to entertain guests between ceremonies, a stunning barn transformed into a storybook reception space, a choreographed father-daughter(s) dance, Caleb’s singing vow recital and a rotating lineup of sisters in each other’s “I dos.” How many people can say they’ve been maid of honor, bride and matron of honor all on same day?

Keep scrolling for photos of the insanely gorgeous wedding celebration.

 

All photos by Sarah Murray Photography

A little background & how we got started!

Caleb and I were engaged in September of 2015. He wanted to get married right away (by right away I mean no later than Christmas), and I wanted to take time to plan our wedding, so the venue, decor, dress, etc were what I had always envisioned on our wedding day! We finally agreed on August 27th, 2016. (He definitely compromised more than I did!) However, little did we know by Christmas time, both my sisters, Hannah and Elisabeth, would also be engaged and throw us for a twist in the wedding planning that we never saw coming! With no one willing to wait until 2017 to exchange their "I do's," the next question was "how are we going to plan three weddings in one year?!" My sisters and I have always shared an extremely close relationship with one another, and when my dad half jokingly mentioned the idea of sharing our wedding day, the idea stuck! It didn't take long for any of us to fall in love with the idea, and start planning for what we had named "The Triple Wedding." We started looking at local venues, and with limited availability for over 250 guests, we decided on September 2nd, 2016 at Hayloft on the Arch. (Pushing our original date only back a week) Hannah, Elisabeth, and I all share very similar taste; we wanted our wedding decor to be soft and elegant, and like every bride does, we looked to Pinterest for inspiration. For our reception, we kept being drawn to decor that used wooden farm tables. I wanted to bring the wooden farm tables that I seen all over Pinterest in my wedding inspiration board to reality. Caleb has worked in carpentry for over ten years, sooo with very little convincing he agreed to design and build 20 wooden farmhouse tables and 40 benches for our guests to use at the ceremonies and reception at The Triple Wedding! Word quickly spread to our family and friends, and before our wedding, we had future brides who had booked them for their upcoming weddings!