Jackie and Alex's wedding at The Bell Tower was refreshingly unique. The couple studied abroad in London and fell in love with the culture and the romantic language of literature. With this in mind, the two had an English lit-inspired wedding day and every detail was meaningful.
Jackie and Alex had one of my favorite wedding ceremonies I have ever been apart of. To honor the bride's late grandparent, a groomsman singing vibrato led the entire crowd to the couple's favorite hymn. There was not a dry eye in the building. It was truly chilling.
During the couple's time in England, when they attended plays, the theaters served ice cream during intermission. So for cocktail hour, guests enjoyed a Jeni's Ice Cream Street Treat, individual packages of delicious ice cream.
For the reception, recycled wine bottles and lit candlesticks sat atop each table creating a charming ambience. The couple's families recycled their used wine bottles for a little over a year to save for as many as they needed - cheers to that!
As a gift to their guests, Jackie and Alex incorporated a part of one of their favorite places in England - a library that contained 'wrapped' books. When you bought one, you didn't know what you were getting until you unwrapped it! As a way to recycle the books they had purchase and read, the couple wrapped all of their favorite books and passed this tradition on to their guests.
I love the way Jackie and Alex incorporated such an important part of their lives into their special day. They wanted to share their experience and love for the country over seas with their guests, and they succeeded!