Details of the Day: In order to celebrate the anniversary of their first date, the couple was married in February 2017 in the bride’s hometown. The wedding theme and color were a combination of the groom’s favorite color, red and the bride’s favorite color, pink. Also, winter berries were incorporated throughout the wedding in the flowers, the centerpieces and on the cake. The favor was reminiscent of their engagement in Paris, an Eiffel Tower bottle opener. A note was included on the Eiffel Tower bottle opener which read, “Mike proposed to Christina in the city of lights, We hope that when you use this bottle opener that you will always remember tonight!”
The Venue: The wedding venue holds a lot of memories for the bride and her family. The Ostran Family often had Sunday brunch at “The Molly” where the famous chicken pot pie was the dish of choice. Also, when the bride’s grandmother was pregnant with the bride’s father they moved into The Molly to enjoy the strong sea breeze, after all this was before air conditioning!
The Menu: The wedding menu started with a lobster bisque soup followed by a Cesar salad. Entrees included Short ribs of beef, Herb crusted grouper and Molly Pitcher’s famous Chicken pot pie. The cake was carrot cake, which is the groom’s favorite dessert.
The Gown: I was looking for a long sleeve gown for our winter wedding. The lace and details and the buttons down the back of the dress, made it the perfect dress. As soon as I put on the dress, I knew it was the one!
Favorite Moment: Our favorite moment of the wedding was practicing our first dance while Brian Kirk and the Jirk’s warmed up. As it was during cocktail hour only us and the band were in the ballroom. The band, Brian Kirk and the Jirk’s, played a private concert for us while we rehearsed. They made the moment even more special by playing my husbands favorite song. It was a memory that we will never forget!
Detail You Couldn’t Live Without: The champagne tower was one of the most fun experiences of my life. Highly recommend everyone pour champagne onto a tower of glasses once in their life! I could have lived without it, but would not have wanted to.
First Dance: Our first dance song was Bruce Springsteen “If I Should Fall Behind.” Mike and I are huge Bruce Springsteen fans. Mike was a Combat Marine Infantryman and in the Iraq War. Since coming home, he has dedicated his life to serving fellow Veterans. Although, we have been so lucky to see Bruce Springsteen many times, our favorite concert memory of Bruce is the first time that together we saw Bruce Springsteen perform live at the Bob Woodruff Foundation Stand Up for Heroes in November of 2013. That night we had the honor to see Bruce and his wife Patti perform “If I Should Fall Behind.” The was a very special moment and a song with even more meaningful for us now that it was our first dance as Mr. and Mrs. Mehltretter!
Advice for Other Brides: Mike and I had a meeting with our bridal party and family prior to our rehearsal. At that meeting we handed everything over to those who we trusted most. From that point forward we really enjoyed ourselves knowing that all decisions were in there hands. Our family did an awesome job for us and we are so happy we handed over the reigns to them. Mike and I did not stress at all and enjoyed every moment of our special day. Highly recommend other brides to do the same!
Honeymoon: Mike and I went to Bora Bora in Tahit on our honeymoon. We had the best time! Included are a few photos as it is the most beautiful place in the world.
Officiant: Father Charles Schultz
Bride’s Gown: Pronovias
Bride’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Bride’s Jewelry: Blue Nile
Bride’s Accessories: Vintage
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Hair: Giovanna Haircare Inc. and extensions Mischa G. Bumble and Bumble
Makeup: Doll Face Makeup
Groom’s Attire: Hickey-Freeman Co Inc.
Groomsmen Attire: Hickey-Freeman Co Inc.
Flowers: Sunset Florist
Cake: Ye Olde Pie Shoppe
Music: Brian Kirk and The Jirks
Transportation: Hertz Prestige Collection
Honeymoon: Bora Bora, Tahiti