Nyssa and Steven held their wedding ceremony in the stunning Rose Gardens of Stanley Park in Westfield, MA. Surrounded by an intimate group of family and friends, they honored each other and celebrated under the Park’s stunning Beveridge Pavillion.
When I met Nyssa and Steven, they were looking for help managing all the logistical details of their upcoming wedding. They had done much of the initial legwork themselves and were looking for professional support to help tie the wedding planning details together. Aligned Events provided Month-Of Wedding Management and supported the rockstar vendor team that Nyssa and Steven had put in place.
Each one of Nyssa and Steven’s guests were deeply important family or friends – many flying across the country for this special day (Steven is from Hawaii!). It was important to them that each detail was cared for and that their celebration was a true portrayal of their love for one another.
Nyssa and Steven’s wedding day was a scorcher. Decor and pavilion setup started in the early hours to keep the heat at bay. The heat has a way of making every event (and setup) feel more intense, but as the time for Nyssa and Steven’s first look neared, the energy all around calmed. Serendipitously, Stanley Park has a cobblestone map of the United States that served as the perfect backdrop for Nyssa and Steven’s first look. With Steven standing on his home state of Hawaii, Nyssa left her place standing on Massachusetts to meet him. It was such a lovely moment and really encapsulated the journey these two had been on to find one another.
After their heartfelt ceremony, guests mingled and enjoyed a cocktail social catered by Auntie Cathie’s Kitchen. Nyssa and Steven payed homage to Steven’s Chinese heritage with a tea ceremony. When it came time for toasts and blessings, it was so clear the depths of gratitude that Nyssa and Steven felt for one another as well as their family and friends. Their thoughtful thanks were articulate and loving. Watching their first dance was a top moment – dancing to “All of Me” by John Legend, it seemed to suit them perfectly.
We’re so honored to have met and worked with Nyssa and Steven on their celebration. Wishing heartfelt congratulations to them, and many thanks to the vendor team for being a part of this wonderful day.
Venue: Stanley Park | Wedding Management: Aligned Events | Photography: Jenna Lynn Photography | Videography: RI Video Pro | Catering: Auntie Cathie’s Kitchen | DJ: DJ Paul | Flowers: Durocher Florist | Rentals: Jerome’s Party Plus | Wedding Cake: Maple Farm Foods