Springfield Marriott Rooftop Wedding :: Springfield, Massachusetts :: Styled Shoot

This shoot was published on Smitten's blog a while back (have you checkout out their gorgeous blog and magazine by the way?) but I thought I should share these photos with you here too.

My favorite piece or tradition that we incorproated into this styled wedding is the West African tradition of the tasting of four elements. During the ceremony the couple tastes lemon (to represent sour), vinegar (bitter), cayenne pepper (hot), and finally honey as the sweetness that the couple will experience if they weather the troubled times represented by the first 3 elements. It's a reminder that, once weathered, the hard times in any relationship can lead to and even enhance the beauty and love in it.

I love this modern, gold shimmering shoot and all of the talented vendors who helped in creating it. I hope that you do too!

Venue: Springfield Marriott

Makeup: Liz Washer

Florist: Forget me not Florist

Wedding Coordination: Bowties and Butterflies Event Planning

Wedding Gown and Tux: Bancroft Bridals

Cake: Whip City Cakes

Linens: Cloth Connection Inc

Lighting and Draping: CJC Event Lighting