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Betsy & Michael | Brandview Ballroom Wedding

Michael stands up and buttons his tux’s jacket. He pulls his shirt sleeves down towards his wrists so his father’s cufflinks can be seen, and he walks around the sweetheart table to the side his bride is on. As he reaches for her hand, Betsy smiles up at him and carefully sets her bouquet on the table making sure to display the blooms towards the stage. She takes her husband’s hand as they walk to the stage.

The sounds of family and friends’ laughter and conversations subside as Michael reaches for the microphone. With his new spouse standing beside him, he takes a deep breath and begins his speech. Betsy is an active member in the ASL community so she starts to sign, interpreting everything he says. 

He thanks their guests for coming to celebrate their Brandview Ballroom wedding with them. He turns to face his bride’s parents, and thanks them for being so welcoming and for accepting him into their family. As he turned to face his own mother, he thanked her for her support in his life and for loving Betsy like a daughter.


Their story is about how their beautiful old legacies are helping them create their brand new one.


Suddenly he paused, and slowly passed the microphone to his wife of only a few hours. He took a deep breath and raised his hands. Everyone was proudly surprised when Michael began signing a message of thanks as Betsy spoke aloud for their guests. While speaking, her bouquet rested on their sweetheart table. The white of her mother’s wedding dress incorporated into her bouquet looked as beautiful that night as her mother did as a bride years ago. And it was in those moments, with her bouquet resting on the table and while Michael was signing, that his father’s watch caught the light from the chandeliers above their heads and shined for a brief second, as it probably did countless times when his dad was wearing it.

But we know that for Betsy & Michael, their story is about more than a mother’s wedding dress in a bouquet, and a father’s watch and cufflinks. Their story is about how their beautiful old legacies are helping them create their brand new one. Together. 

Betsy & Michael, from the first time we heard your story almost a year ago, we fell in love with your personalities and your hearts. We knew we couldn’t be the only ones to think that you were incredible blessings to your communities and two of the most selfless people we know. And we weren’t. All night long, everywhere we went, we heard your family and friends telling each other how perfectly your hearts matched and belonged together. 

We are so excited to see what you’ll do in your married adventures. From the bottom of our hearts, congratulations! You’ve been a blessing to our lives, and we know we’re better people for knowing you.

Betsy & Michael's invitations and the bride's bouquet with parts of her mother's wedding dress incorporated into the blooms. A photo of lace, invitations, and Michael's white boutonnière. A second photo of the brides dress hanging by a window with her bouquet resting beneath it at their Brandview Ballroom wedding. The bride's mother holding the bride's veil as they smile at each other. A second photo of Betsy putting an earning on during their Brandview Ballroom wedding. Betsy adjusting her bracelet and a second photo of the bride and her bridesmaids helping her get ready. The bride and her mother smiling at the camera. A second close up photo of the bride holding her bouquet The couple's invitations surrounded by lace, the bride's garter, and Michaels' boutonnière. The bride's dress hanging by a window and a close up of the bride's belt sparkling in the light during the couples Brandview Ballroom wedding. The brides bouquet and the groom's boutonnière surrounded by lace. A second photo of the bride looking over her should smiling at the camera. Betsy's garter next to light pink lace, and a second photo of the bride's shoes covered in drawings from CatanaComics. A close up of the bride's shoes from Toms. The bride's shoes showing off the CatanaComics. Detail photos of the brides shoes from above and the groom's boutonnière. The groom's details, including his watch, boutonnière, and bowtie. A second photo of Michael buttoning his tux jacket. Michael showing his watch and holding his cufflink. A second close up photo of the groom's father's cuff links surrounded by pink lace. The bride with her two sisters and bridesmaids all smiling at the camera during the couples Brandview Ballroom wedding. A close up of the couples rings and the groom's boutonnière. A second photo of the bride and her bridesmaids smiling at the camera. Betsy with her mother and two sisters smiling at the camera and a second close up photo of the couples rings. The groom holding his watch and a second photo of Michael getting ready for his first look. Betsy wiping away tears as she begins walking towards her groom for their first look. A second photo of the bride tapping Michael on the shoulder as he smiles. Michael turning around to see Betsy for the first time. And a second photo of Michael smiling at Betsy once he sees her for the first time at their Brandview Ballroom wedding. Michael holding Betsy's bouquet and smiling at his bride as she twirls in front of him. Betsy & Michael holding hands between them while their foreheads touch. A second photo of Michael and his groomsmen standing behind him. Betsy & Michael's with their full bridal party smiling at the camera Michael and his groomsmen walking past the camera and a photo of the couples details. The brides shoes and bouquet. Betsy and her bridesmaids smiling at the camera while they hold onto each other. A second photo of the couple holding hands and smiling at each other before a kiss during their Brandview Ballroom Wedding.Betsy & Michael and their bridal party smiling at the camera. Michael and his groomsmen standing next to each other and smiling at the camera. Michael with his mother and two brothers smiling at the camera. A second photo of Betsy and Michael standing close together. Her hand is around his neck and his arm is around her waist pulling her in tight. Michael and his groomsmen with their arms around each other. A second photo of the florals from Betsy & Michael's Brandview Ballroom Wedding Betsy & Michael at the altar with their officiant. A second photo of the chandelier at the Brandview Ballroom. Betsy & Michael sharing their first kiss as husband and wife. The couple's rings on a pillow. A second photo of the ceremony decor before guests are there. The Americana across the street from the Brandview Ballroom, and a second photo of Michael leading his bride by the hand down the staircase at their Brandview Ballroom Wedding. The newlyweds walking down the staircase after saying "I do." the brides hand on top of the groom's showing off their rings. A second photo of Michael twirling Betsy at the bottom of the staircase. The happy couple standing close together as Michael whispers in her ear while she smiles at the camera. A second photo of the couples faces close together and smiling at the camera. The bride & groom standing outside the Brandview Ballroom The bride and groom under her veil forehead to forehead outside their wedding venue. Michael dipping Betsy outside the Brandview Ballroom. Betsy & Michael smiling at the camera while they stand on the staircase. Betsy & Michael holding each other close and sharing a kiss in front of their wedding venue. The couples wedding cake from Porto's Bakery, and the Michael escorting Betsy down the stairs towards the door. The guest sign in table and wedding favors. A second photo of a comic in the frame. The reception decor a the couples Brandview Ballroom Wedding. A second photo of the couples sweetheart table with the large chandelier behind it. The couples reception decor with food on the tables and purple lighting on the walls. The couples reception decor and the newlyweds dancing for their first dance. The couple's reception decor, white tables and chairs, pink and purple flowers with dark green leaves at their Brandview Ballroom Wedding. Betsy dancing with her father and a second photo of the large chandelier at the Brandview Ballroom. Michael dancing with his mother while Betsy looks on from behind. Michael dipping his new wife Betsy in the street outside of the Americana at night.

 

 


THE CREATIVE TEAM

ceremony & reception venue: brandview ballroom • day of coordinator: lena jamijian • floral design: echo luna floral artist • dj/entertainment services: dj celebrations • videographer: say i do media • ceremony officiant: bishop brian delvaux • cake design: portos bakery • wedding gown shop: della curva • wedding gown designer: stella york • bridal shoes: toms • groom’s attire: men’s wearhouse • bridesmaids dresses: azazie • hair: color by culler • caterers: anoush catering • special artist: catanacomics • photography: jocelyn & spencer

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