A Gold, Ivory and Blush Wedding at Gershon Fox Ballroom in Hartford, Connecticut

After meeting at an an acting conservatory, it was only fitting that Pamela Fella (31 and an account executive) and Daniel (Dan) Buckland (33 and a th

After meeting at an an acting conservatory, it was only fitting that Pamela Fella (31 and an account executive) and Daniel (Dan) Buckland (33 and a theatre assistant production manager) take a page from Old Hollywood for their wedding at the Gershon Fox Ballroom. Glitzy bridesmaid dresses, romantic aisle decor and bold centerpieces all helped to set the scene. Sascha Reinking Photography and Stefy Hilmer Photography captured every detail as all four bridesmaids stepped down the aisle in black or rose gold sequin dress by Badgley Mischka. Each one shined against the backdrop with eye-catching lipstick, chic hairstyles and delicate jewelry, highlighting the couple’s theme. Amy Champagne Events filled the aisle beside them with the glow of low candlelight. Ivory rose petals stood out between them while grand pink cherryblossoms stood out by the aisle. The design that caught our attention most, however, was their centerpieces. Fleurescent, Pamela and Dan’s florist, varied the accents from table to table, including tall candelabras and even more cherry blossom branches. “We truly wanted something to compliment the beautiful, vintage and art deco designs of our venue,” says Pamela. 

Pamela wanted to make sure her wedding day look included a “bling” factor. So, she sported a stand-out pair of Swarovski crystal-accented heels by Benjamin Adams. For her bouquet, however, she kept things subtle and romantic. Fleurescent filled its white satin wrap with white peonies, blush ranunculus as well as pink and ivory roses.
Each bridesmaid brought out the couple’s “Old Hollywood” inspiration with a Badgley Mischka, floor-length sequin dress from Rent The Runway. “I did not want these beautiful ladies to be too uniform, so I gave them a choice of black sequin or rose gold sequin,” says Pamela. They jazzed up the looks with different hairstyles, delicate drop earrings and matching bracelets.
The couple welcomed all 125 guest into their ceremony with the help of a unique guest book. Gold-framed glass served as just that with the words “do all things with love” printed along the front. Friends and family members stopped to write their names, well wishes and notes around the design.
To make the Gershon Fox Ballroom Atrium’s their own, Pamela and Dan covered their ceremony in romantic decor. With the help of Amy Champagne Events, they covered the backdrop in blush draped fabric and white uplighting. Fleurescent heightened the atmosphere with cherry blossoms on either side of their stage.
“You are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne filled the room as Pamela and Dan started their recessional. Fleurescent, their florist, extended the couple’s romantic ceremony backdrop with  soft arrangements.Ivory rose petals separated each cylinder vase as soft candelight glowed within it.
Their escort display incorporated almost every part of the couple’s color scheme as well as their want for “glitzy accents. Placed above a gold sequin linen from La Tavola, each ivory escort card stood out with gold, art deco-worthy font and a geometric peach design. Black table numbers separated the two.
Pamela and Dan opted for not one but three centerpiece designs in their reception. Fleurescent, their florist, arranged the tallest with romantic cherry blossom branches. Green beading within its trumpet-style vase highlighted the display’s leaves and natural design.
Designed by Beacon Lane, each table captured the couple’s “Old Hollywood” inspiration with a chic design. A geometric navy border circled encased each gold numeral. The surrounding gold frames highlighted every place setting with coordinating gold chargers and matching votive candles.
Some of their reception tables also featured low, garden-style arrangements. White hydrangeas, blush garden roses, seeded eucalyptus and scabiosa pods flowed along the sides of its gold pedestal vase. A mirror base elevated the design. Gold votive candles also surrounded the arrangement.
Every layer of their wedding cake corresponded with the couple’s romantic centerpieces. Creative Cakes By Donna covered each round tier with white buttercream frosting below fresh flowers. White and pink peonies as well as white ranunculus and slight green leaves peaked out of either side or a natural design.
“Having lived in New York City for over a decade, we were really looking to celebrate our big day outside of the city in Dan's hometown of Hartford, Connecticut,” says Pamela. “When we found the Gershon Fox Ballroom, it was like we found a piece of New York City in New England.” They loved its streamlined, neutral color scheme and art deco details. In fact, they brought a similar, “Old Hollywood”-inspired style into their wedding.