Sonia & Matthew

Sonia and Matthew knew exactly what they wanted for their wedding: a venue that was reliable, reasonably priced and the perfect atmosphere for our lively guests. After visiting the Riverview, they booked it the following week – and how right they were! The venue proved to be utterly wonderful from the friendly staff to the beautiful decor and kick-ass dance floor as you’ll see in the pictures below.

According to Sonia, deciding the décor or theme of their wedding was one of the hardest tasks.

We perused all the normal online sites: TheKnot, WeddingWire, Pinterest, and Etsy. We didn’t want our décor to be “ordinary” and I stumbled upon the idea of paper flowers to substitute all flowers that would naturally be in a wedding. The last place I imagined provided us with all of the necessary skills: YouTube! Trial after trial we came up with 6 different paper flowers that were presentable, and when put together as a centerpiece or bouquet – they were fabulous! Most of the work was put forward by my mother and I (and some from the hubby!) on boring winter nights. Overall, it took us about ten months to make all of the flowers for 15 centerpieces and 8 bouquets. Looking back it was everything I imagined – elegant, atypical and just as beautiful as real flowers. Today, friends and family have the centerpieces as décor throughout their homes. My bouquet is an accent piece in my dining area, and I cherish the fact that the beauty of the flowers will never die.

All of the hard work (and love) shines right through. Check it out for yourself!

Sonia & Matthew
The Riverview, Connecticut
Event Date: August, 2013

Photographer:  Christina Corneau Photography//Musicians: Entertainment Specialists//Dress Store:Harold’s Bridal//DJ: MUSIC IN MOTION//Specialty Foods: One Hope Wines//Makeup Artist:Salon Le Rae//Hair Stylist:Salon LeRae//Reception Venue: The Riverview//Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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