The Garden City Hotel Wedding: Alisa & Michael

Some people are just meant to find each other in this world and Alisa and Michael, who got married at The Garden City Hotel, are two of those people. The two met in Thailand in July of 2014 on their way to catch a ferry to Ko Phi Phi. Alisa, traveling with her college bestie, Sian, hopped on a bus. At the same time, Michael, traveling with his college bestie, Alex hopped on the same bus. Both groups got off the bus but were confused as to which ferry was theirs. This was when Michael and Alex approached Alisa and Sian and started chatting.

That night, the four got dinner and hung out. Michael and Alisa got to talking and hit it off from the start. They spent the night laughing and had a blast. Alisa recalls Michael being charming, smart, and handsome. She never wanted the night to end.

Three years later in 2017, Michael and Alisa were on a weekend trip to Nashville. The two were having a picnic on the grass in a park during sunset when Michael got down on one knee and popped the question.

Bride and groom outside in the greenery at The Garden City Hotel

Alisa and Michael’s wedding at The Garden City Hotel started with a beautiful Jewish ceremony. They exchanged vows, rings, and “I do’s” under a stunning (and I mean STUNNING) floral chuppah. It was made up of orchids and cherry blossom trees and was to die for! Take a look!

Bride and groom under chuppah at The Garden City Hotel
Bride and groom leaving the STUNNING floral chuppah at The Garden City Hotel

As their theme was gold, all their florals included golden leaf features as well as white orchids, roses, and other classy and elegant flowers. Alisa’s bouquet was comprised of cascading white orchids and other white flowers while her bridesmaids’ had lilacs and white flowers.

Bride and bridesmaid with bouquet at The Garden City Hotel

The couple’s favorite part of the day was their ceremony as it was so personal. They also loved seeing all their family and loved ones together in one room. “We were overwhelmed with so much love and happiness. The party was also so much fun, we couldn’t stop dancing!”

Alisa’s wedding gown was timeless with a jaw-dropping train from Pronovias. It was simple and classic, just what she wished for! Michael wore a customized classic black tux.

bride and groom outside The Garden City Hotel
Bride and groom with bride's family at The Garden City Hotel
Bride and bridesmaids at The Garden City Hotel
Bride's shoes, necklace, and earrings. Wedding inspo.
groom putting the bride's wedding band on her finger

If Alisa had to offer any advice to future brides, she’d tell them to, “enjoy the wedding planning process and every minute of the wedding! My husband and I worked together as a team and it definitely was more fun doing the planning together!”

Congratulations to the beautiful couple! We wish you a lifetime of happiness! Check out their wedding video here.

Bride and groom cutting the beautiful wedding cake at The Garden City Hotel
Guests dancing at The Garden City Hotel
bride and groom with groom's family at The Garden City Hotel
Bride and groom with bride's family at The Garden City Hotel
Groom's cufflinks
Cute flower girl smiling at The Garden City Hotel
Groom sipping wine during Jewish ceremony
Bride and groom kissing with wedding cake at The Garden City Hotel
Bridesmaids posing outside
Bride and groom after the wedding at The Garden City Hotel
Bride's shoes, necklace, and earrings. Wedding inspo.
Groom and his mother dancing at The Garden City Hotel
Groom's wedding band and cuff links
Very cute flower girl at The Garden City Hotel
bride getting her makeup done at The Garden City Hotel
Guests dancing at The Garden City Hotel
Bride and groom walking through the garden at The Garden City Hotel

Venue: The Garden City Hotel

Stationary: Minted

Florist: Flowers by Brian

Musician: Marcus Reid Band

Officiant: North Shore Synagogue

Gown and Veil Boutique/Designer: Pronovias

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