“My husband and I were set up on a blind date during his time with the Cleveland Browns,” Brooke Squires reveals about meeting current Kansas City Chiefs player Mitchell Schwartz. “[His] best friend had flown in for the weekend to watch him play and happened to be in the seat next to me. After some small talk, he asked if he could pass my number along to a friend, and of course I said yes!” Their love grew stronger, and Mitchell eventually proposed in the Pacific Palisades.
Throughout two years of wedding planning, the pair relied on their team of consultants to organize a stunning soirée in Cleveland, Ohio. “My grandparents are unable to travel, so we chose to get married in Cleveland [where they reside],” the bride explains. “It was very important for us to have them there.” They found it equally important to honor the groom’s religious upbringing throughout the ceremony, where guests were seated all around the couple. “My husband is Jewish so it was important to us to carry out some Jewish traditions,” Brooke explains. “Before the ceremony, our close friends and family gathered for our ketubah signing [and] we got married under [the] chuppah, which symbolizes the home that we will build together.” The ceremony concluded with Mitchell customarily breaking the a glass.
Nearly 200 guests were enthralled by the couple’s sophisticated décor. “I knew I wanted a gorgeous, feminine glam vibe with soft, blush tones and metallic gold,” the bride tells. “The soft, ambient lighting, along with a white, glossy dance floor, custom bars, and mirror tables really added to the overall look.” The couple’s floral design team HeatherLily utilized blush and white blooms, as well as greenery, to enhance this ambience. Throughout the evening, friends and loved ones indulged in selections from a food truck, a liquid nitrogen ice cream station, and a personalized signature cocktail honoring their beloved pup. “We named our signature drink, ‘The Cupcake’ after our Instagram-famous Pomeranian, @cupcake.the.pom,” she smiles. “We commissioned an artist to do a custom painting of him for the drink sign and cocktail napkins. Our guests are still talking about it!”
Reflecting on every detail of her wedding, Brooke assures that every couple should remain true to their personal tastes. “Do things that make you and your fiancé happy,” she confides. “Don’t try to please everyone else.”