Erin and Justin had a beautiful and unique wedding in downtown Worcester at The Citizen Wine Bar.
Erin got ready with her bridesmaids at the nearby Hilton Garden Inn. Some of her favorite, most special wedding day details included a piece of lace from her mother’s wedding dress and a locket in her mother’s memory.
The bride and groom shared a sweet first look at the hotel before their ceremony started.
How fun (and perfect!) are these murals RIGHT across the street from The Citizen?! The wall of the DCU Center says “LOVE YOU, MARRY ME.”
The Citizen and its affiliated restaurants and bars are in the old Worcester emergency service buildings. The speakeasy style bar for the evening was in the historic police station jail!
Another special detail at their wedding was the cake topper, an heirloom passed down through multiple generations of the bride’s family:
The beautiful bride with her beautiful Goddaughter.
Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Leydon and thank you so much for choosing me to capture your one-of-a-kind and elegant wedding!
Wedding Dress & Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen attire: Bonobos, Men’s Wearhouse, and Tie Bar
Hair and/or Makeup artist: Beauty in Motion
Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Citizen Wine Bar
DJ/ Entertainment Services: Vinny DiRusso
Cake: Gerardo’s Italian Bakery and Wegmans
Invitations: Vista Print
Favors: Donations to MS Society and Dana-Farber
introductions |The Beach Boys “God Only Knows”
first dance | Wilco “True Love Will Find You In The End”
father/daughter | Bruce Springsteen “When You Need Me”
How did you meet? eHarmony
How did Justin propose?
After a nice dinner at our favorite restaurant, we went home. Justin lit up the Christmas tree and some candles. He was on one knee when Erin entered the living room.
What was the most memorable moment of your wedding day?
Sharing a few minutes alone in front of the restaurant immediately following our ceremony.
What was your favorite detail?
Including lace from Erin’s mother’s wedding dress around her bouquet.
Any advice for future brides/grooms?
Don’t forget to take a moment to step back and soak it all in. Enjoy seeing everyone you love together, celebrating with you.
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Some of those dance moves!
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
We would have eaten more during the reception.