Today I am excited to share this gorgeous Pennsylvania Museum wedding with velvet and rich warm earthy tone details.
The couple Gavin and Ron won a wedding contest and left the styling up to fate, and the professionals who created a day that was modern and luxurious with bold colours and geometric shapes.
Images were captured by Danielle Coons Photography.
Danielle Coons Photography is an award-winning Scranton Wedding Photographer.
She specializes in beautiful candid, joyful, and timeless wedding photography.
I hand over to Groom Ron who says of the couples stunning museum wedding day…
How did you meet?
We met just over three years ago online. When I first met Gavin there was something inside my heart that knew it was different this time.
He was kind, soft-spoken and one of the most genuine people I ever had a conversation with.
I knew instantly I wanted to spend more time with him. I never expected it to grow into not only an everlasting love but also a bond with a best friend that I never knew possible.
We both had a lot of ups and downs in our lives. We are both in recovery seven years and four years respectively.
We have both endured a lot of pain and loss in our lives most recently my beautiful 68-year-old mother who passed away from cancer just short of two years ago.
It warms my heart that she knew I was actually truly happy before she left this world.
Gavin was there with me through one of the hardest times of my life. I could be having the worst day, and all I have to do is sit on the sofa next to him and hold his hand and I just know everything is going to be OK.
I truly believe God put him in my life exactly when I needed it.
We both work very hard. I work at Toyota Of Scranton and he works at Bar Pazzo. Our schedules are very conflicting and we treasure the time that we actually have together.
We both have very close families who accept us and love us unconditionally and we love them in return.
Tell us about the Engagement…
We went to a LGBT campground for Gavin’s birthday on a Christmas in July weekend.
There was a drag show and they called him up to wish him a Happy Birthday.
Then they called me up and I proposed!
Tell us a little about your Wedding Planning experience…
Since our engagement we went back-and-forth on what to do for a wedding.
Should it be big or should it be small? Should it be in Pennsylvania closer to my family or down South closer to his?
Will we be able to save up the money to do it the way we want?
Should we just get married and have a big party afterwards? Should we just run away and elope ?
However we won the Everhart In Love contest being put on by a community of local artists, local art museum and vendors in the wedding and food industry.
To give an insight into our day the stationary was custom created for us by Stone Fawx Studios.
She was given the original colour pallete and design inspiration and given complete creative control. What she created was beyond our wildest dreams.
For our apparel we chose two outfits.
The ceremony and dinner was black pants and black bow ties with Gavin’s jacket being floral metallics and mine was a pewter metallic.
Then we changed into a light plum pant with floral bowties. Gavin’s jacket was a pink/mauve velvet and mine was a deep plum velvet.
We each had a best man and three additional people on each side.
The guys wore a black tuxedo with black velvet jackets, and the girls varied from a floral dress to a bronze dress to gold jumpsuits.
There was a strong floral aspect with us having floral pocket squares instead of boutonnieres.
Instead of wrist corsages, we presented the women in our lives – Ron’s Aunt and Gavin’s Mom and sisters with floral bracelets.
The bridesmaids carried beautiful bouquets which complimented their dresses perfectly.
The reception decor was featured around highlighting the statue of Venus. There was a custom build semi-circle table and custom build floral arches which framed this amazing piece.
For a sentimental aspect to the day we included an In Memory of Grace display In honour of my Mom.
We had lots of Desserts too! Our Wedding Cake was Lemon Lavender, we also had a donut wall, and an amazing replica of the Steel Magnolias red velvet armadillo cake too.
Tell us about your Wedding theme / Colour palette...
The creative team for our Museum Wedding were inspired by abstract shapes and bold, muted, organic colours such as burnt oranges, soft pinks and metallics accented by the museums art and sculptures.
Please share a highlight of the day….
We wrote our own vows.
Gavin: Started with “When I was a kid I believed in miracles and magic… then he went thru vows and finished with… You are my miracle. You are my magic. You are my husband.”
Ron: George Moore wrote: You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men, it is said, have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.. Gavin you are my angel and I love you.”
What was your Favourite part of the day…
One of our most favourite moments was when Gavin danced with his Mom and I danced with my Aunt Marie to a slow version of Tina Turner’s Simply the Best.
Everyone sang along at one point and then all joined in dancing.
Museum Wedding Vendors
Venue: Everhart Museum
Day-of Coordination: Willow Planning
Officiant: Paige Cognetti
Calligraphy/Stationery: Stone Fawx Studios
Floral Designers: Matterns Floral
Cake & Food Styling: Electric City Bakehouse
Art Direction/Styling / Wedding Favors: Valerie Kiser Design
Mens Attire: Tuxedo by Sarno
Womens Attire: Vow Floral and Formal
Glam Squad: Lavish Body and Home
Wine Pour and Favor: Maiolatesi Wine Cellars
Beer Pour: Wallenpaupack Brewing Co
Coffee Pour: Electric City Roasting
Toasting Glasses: Over The Moon Scranton
Entertainment, Lighting and Sound: 570 Events
Vocals: Mariah Hawley
Videography: Fonash Studios
Live Wedding Painting: Bonnie Flaherty Art
Printing: Center City Print
Custom table layout CAD Plans: Kenny Dixon
Wedding Night Jacuzzi Suite: Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel Scranton