Balena restaurant was the perfect spot for our non-traditional wedding. We wanted everyone to know how happy we were that they could be there to celebrate with us so we held our ceremony in the round. Our family surrounded us in a tight circle and our guests gathered around, making our large group feel intimate and special. Best of all, Steve's best friend officiated our ceremony, which meant the world to us.
The gorgeous space was filled with candles, delicious food, vintage touches, and fantastic people. We invited our guests to sign our "guestbook", a beautiful piece I found on Etsy that will hang on our wall as a reminder of our evening.
Our dessert table was filled with wonderful confections like lemon lavender shortbreads, candied blueberries, salted chocolate creameaux, and of course, some French macarons. Steve and I had a small cake made, a delicious concoction of lemon, ginger, blueberry and buttercream frosting (which also served as my breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the days that followed. Serious)