A Winter Wedding at Cosmopolitan Restaurant in Allentown, Pennsylvania


                    Greta Bednarczyk (26 and in development at the University of Pennsylvania) and Shane Doud (30 and a legal aide in the city of Ph

Greta Bednarczyk (26 and in development at the University of Pennsylvania) and Shane Doud (30 and a legal aide in the city of Philadelphia) had a warm and intimate winter wedding. They got married at Cosmopolitan Restaurant in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in part because the loft-style venue featured large windows. Greta and Shane lucked out: Allentown had snowfall on their wedding day. As a result, guests had a stunning view of the winter wonderland around them. What Greta and Shane did to the interior of Cosmopolitan Restaurant was equally as beautiful. For the ceremony, the altar area was flanked with tall silver branches that had votive candles hanging from them. These added height to the space and created a whimsical effect for the nuptials. Dining tables at the reception were decorated with warm, low bouquets of pink roses, ivory hydrangeas, seeded eucalyptus and eucalyptus leaves. The escort cards and the table numbers featured gold and black motifs with the couple's initials, adding an art deco twist to the wedding stationery. Our favorite detail? Greta's lace tea-length dress, which featured a pretty illusion neckline. Smile Peace Love Photography captured all the wintry details. 

Greta wore a tea-length dress with lace details, cap sleeves and an illusion neckline on her wedding day. "I tried on all shapes and styles of dresses, but in my dress I felt like Audrey Hepburn and I could move and dance super-easily," she says. "Plus, I wanted to wear shoes that everyone could see."
Instagram Hashtag Wedding Sign
Greta's maid of honor, her sister, wore a knee-length, lacy red dress that complemented Greta's wedding dress.
The altar area at the reception was flanked by two tall arrangements of silver branches with votive candles hanging from them.
Greta wore her hair down in a simple hairstyle and accessorized with a jeweled comb. "It was comfortable and I felt like myself," she says.
The escort cards featured an art deco motif with the couple's monogram.
Echoing the escort cards, the table numbers were displayed in a frame with an art deco motif.
Centerpieces at the restaurant reception were made up of low arrangements of pink roses, ivory hydrangeas, seeded eucalyptus and eucalyptus leaves.
Wedding Desserts On Gold Stand
Greta and Shane danced their first dance to "My Girl" by the Temptations, at Cosmopolitan Restaurant in Allentown, Pennsylvania.