An Elegant Wedding at The Phoenix Room in Newburyport, Massachusetts
Tradd Davidson, 28, an attorney, married Stephanie Faulk, 29, also an attorney, in an elegant wedding at The Phoenix Room in Newburyport, Massachusetts. The couple officially met at a friend's dinner while they were both in law school and started dating shortly after. "We learned to appreciate each other’s quirks and learned that it's fun to try new things together," they say. The bride and groom chose Newburyport, a quintessential New England town, as the location for their big day. "Knowing we would have lots of guests coming in from the Midwest for their first New England experience, we wanted a place with lots of local flavor, charm, and of course, lobster," they say. A color palette of navy and gold was incorporated into the decor and wedding party attire to achieve a classic and elegant look. Whites and soft grays were used in the romantic floral arrangements, which included anemones, dahlias, English garden roses, hydrangeas, seeded eucalyptus and dusty miller. Following the outdoor ceremony, guests were treated to appetizers such as mini crab cakes, ahi tuna wontons and fried mac and cheese bites at the cocktail hour and a sit-down dinner at the reception. "The best part of the reception was the fact that it was a serious dance party...hardly anyone sat down all night," the couple says.