Great Gatsby-Inspired Wedding | Sarah + Brian | Saphire Event Group

Sarah + Brian


From the Bride & Groom: 

“We met back in 2009 during a community show we both were a part of. I was in the dancing portion of the show and Brian was on the stage crew. I always had a crush on Brian, but he refused to talk to me thinking I wasn’t nice (I may have a pretty intimidating glare… or shall I say RBF!). We kept running into each other for the next year and a half, due to our many mutual friends.

We officially became friends in the fall of 2010 and continued to hang out. Things grew from there and we were inseparable. We began officially dating in April 2011, and the rest was history!

Fun fact – our wedding date was also our 10-year dating anniversary 💍

I remember searching and searching on The Knot looking for venues together and Avenir kept appearing. We toured several venues, and couldn’t find what we wanted… so back to The Knot we went! We scrolled all the way back to our ‘favorites’ list and found Avenir, so we booked a tour for the following weekend. I’m ambitious and wanted to ensure we booked a venue by end of June of 2019, so we scheduled six venue tours for one weekend!

Avenir was the second of those tours and once we walked in, we were sold. We left and canceled all of our remaining tours! Our wedding vibe was straight from The Great Gatsby and Avenir definitely checked all of those boxes. From the chandeliers to the gorgeous ballroom, it was a dream come true!

Our wedding was originally supposed to be October 9, 2020, but due to the pandemic, we had to rebook. We were crushed to do so but wanted to ensure the safety of all involved. We also wanted to be sure we could still have our dream wedding at Avenir, and we were lucky enough to be one of the first weddings when the venue reopened!

Our postponed wedding was even better than the one we originally were planning. We truly believe everything happens for a reason! We were so lucky to work with the incredible staff, especially our Event Producer Hillary, throughout the entire time we were planning. Working with SEG was so easy – Hillary was outstanding, she truly went above and beyond to make everything incredible for us!

Planning with SEG was seamless – especially when it came to food allergies, which both of us have. It was so amazing to know that we were in such great hands!

Our favorite part of the day was being able to finally get married after a decade together, surrounded by our closest family and friends who love us, and seeing our vision come together. It was truly a dream!”

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