{Shaunes + Brian}

Four inches of snow frosted Glen Eryie Castle for Shaunes and Brian's dream wedding on New Year's Eve.  It wasn't just a gorgeous location but very meaningful to them both.  Brian worked there one summer laying brick as they restored the carriage house.  When he knew Shaunes was the one, he brought her there and they hiked up to Lady Bug hill and he told her her loved her for the first time.  Brian walked down the staircase to the veranda outside to see Shaunes for the first time, just the two of them (and me and David:-).  It was a truly a moment of joy, beauty, and love that was so special.  Shaunes, Brian, and most of their guests traveled from the Chicago area and there were a number of people who couldn't come, so we live streamed the entire event using my iphone, blog, and hubby.  It worked fabulously so those who couldn't come could at least get a glimpse of what it was like.  It was literally 2 degrees and the girls especially were super troopers!  The snow makes for a fabulous setting but it was sooooooo cold:-)  The grand ballroom was decorated with florals and pine cone centerpieces.  They had an amazing candy table and I love that their menus were also the little bag for their guests to fill with sweet treats.  Peppermint hot chocolate that said "Our Warmest Wishes" for the favor and 3 New Year's Celebrations, Eastern, Central, and Mountain Time.  Shaunes and Brian, congratulations and thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of it:-)

Venue: Glen Eryie Castle, Florals: Hillside Consultants, Cake: Little London Cake Shop,  Entertainment: Born to Boogie, Hair/Makeup: A Total New You, Gown: Wedding Bells