September 17, 2022
Purse and Powell Wedding
Very Important People
Parents: Charles (Chuck) and Carole Purse
Siblings: CJ (brother) and Megan Purse (sister in law), Andrew Purse (brother)
Parents: Richard (Rick) and Kathryn (Kate) Powell
Siblings: Wesley (brother) & Kathryn Powell (sister in law), Mark (brother) and Kelsey Powell (sister in law)
Maid of Honor: Olivia Tranfo
Best Man: Wesley Powell, Mark Powell
Flower Girls: Reagan Powell, Elizabeth Powell, Caroline White
Ring Bearer: Jack White
Where did you grow up?
Hayley grew up in Greenwich, CT.
Mason grew up in Washington, DC.
How did you meet?
We met in NYC in February 2016. Mason’s roommate was dating Hayley’s roommate (they are now married w/ a baby boy) and we met at Hayley’s roommate’s birthday party at the Standard Biergarten.
Where did you get engaged?
Mason proposed on March 17, 2021 in Tahoe City, CA, on a dock overlooking Lake Tahoe. We relocated to Lake Tahoe during covid and lived there for most of the year. It was beautiful!
Where are you both working/studying?
Hayley works in Merchandising for The RealReal, specializing in Fine Jewelry.
Mason is a Vice President at The Carlyle Group.
Where will you be living as newlyweds?
We currently reside in Sausalito, CA.
Ceremony and Reception
Wedding Planner: Hannah Elsaesser of Eloquence Events (@eloquence.events)
Floral Designer: Green Lion Design (@greenlionri)
Invitations: Social Alchemy Design (@social.alchemy)
Linens: Indigo by Boutin (@indigobyboutin) – *This is a small business by my friend, Antonia O’Hara – she is based in LA but is starting to do weddings and other events all over the US!
Wedding Cake Designer: From Scratch Baking Company (@fromscratchbakingco)
Photographer: Collins Nai (@collinsnai)
Hair Stylist: Kelly Novobielski (@kellynovobielski) via Damali Bridal
Makeup Artist: Heidi Evora-Santiago (@heidi_idobeautiful) via Damali Bridal
Videographer: Ellie Connell of Reeling Films (@reelingfilms)
Location of Ceremony: My parent’s home on Lake Winnipesaukee
Location of Reception: Bald Peak Colony Club
Band: Taylor Pace Orchestra (@jordankahnorchestra)
DJ (After Party): DJ CJ (@djcjnyc) → *Local to Greenwich & surrounding areas- he’s the best!
Song for First Dance: This Must Be the Place – The Talking Heads
Song for Bride’s Dance with Father: Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Song for Groom’s Dance with Mother: Gotta Be – Des’ree
Wedding Dress Designer: Katie Fong – Hayley did a custom dress and collaborated with Katie on the design. She made the dress of my dreams!
After Party Dress: White vintage Chanel mini dress from TheRealReal!
Jewelry Designer for rings: Boone & Sons Jewels (Washington, DC)
Bridesmaids Dresses: They picked their own! Theme was pop colors in a mix of solids, prints, textures (greens, pinks, oranges, blues, yellows).
Groomsmen Attire: Navy J.Crew suits with custom sage green ties
Getaway Plan: Exited the ceremony in my dad’s red vintage Alfa Romeo Graduate
Honeymoon Plans: We are honeymooning in Japan in March