Photography, Wedding

Real Wedding: Kristen and Dan

By: Colleen Lennehan

Underneath a balmy sun and surrounded by friends and family, Kristen Gortych and Dan Burgos became husband and wife on August 13th, 2016.

The couple held their seaside celebration at Harkness Memorial Park, with waterfront views for both their ceremony and reception, the night was a sweet mix of bridal elegance and salty breezes.

Pinks and blues are a classic nautical combination, and these two love birds incorporated them into their beachy big day as well. Kristen wore a beautiful strapless gown, while her bridesmaids were dressed in blush. To bring blue into their color scheme, Dan and his groomsmen wore navy suits, dressed up with pink spray rose and astilbe boutonnieres!

Blush shades continued into her bouquets and arrangements as well.

Kristen’s round bridal bouquet showcased a variety of flowers. Garden roses, dahlias, ranunculus, freesia, hydrangea, spray roses, and astilbe were all used in her textured bouquet, wrapped in a lace handkerchief.  The bridesmaids held similar bouquets, minus a few blooms!


Thankfully the bridal party and guests beat the heat during the ceremony, which took place outside in the park. Four gold pedestals lined the aisle, topped with giant arrangements of roses, hydrangea, and astilbe.

Back at the mansion, 14 tables sprinkled throughout the property, half with high arrangements and the remainder with low.

For the high centerpieces we used gold pedestals, and gold urns for the low, they each held blushing and blooming  roses and hydrangea. Four gold mercury votives circled the arrangements to add light and another color element to the tables.

Along with the 14 tables, we decorated two mantles with rose and hydrangea filled gold goblets and votives, and used more of the goblets to add décor to 8 cocktail tables.

The couples gift table was decorated with two white bird cages, dressed up with mini garlands of greens and spray roses. Every table in the mansion had a floral touch to it, bringing the outdoor, in!

We loved working with Kristen and Dan to create their wedding day dreams and wish them nothing but happiness as husband and wife!


Venue- Harkness Memorial Park

Florist- Terri Krisavage

*We used photo’s from the couples photographer, J. Benson Photography, as well as our own taken by Colleen Lennehan, each is credited accordingly!