Monday, July 22, 2013

Tory & Michael 7.6.13

Tory and Michael were a pleasure to work with from the very beginning! Michael kept the wedding close to home, as his parents are members of the club. We love it when Members Share their Milestone moments with us, and this was a perfect example! Not only was the wedding beautiful with several unique touches added by the bride, but everything from their save-the-dates to their ceremony programs were done so beautifully, that we couldn't help but ask for extras to share with all of our future brides! Their vision for their wedding made for a gorgeous day from beginning to end. Congratulations Tory and Michael!
This is a cool idea... The couple used a signature mat in place of a guest book (shown below) but they also decided to have their guests fill out a piece of paper with advice for the bride and groom on their 1st, 5th, 10th, and 15th wedding anniversary. The guests then place their note in the appropriately labeled wine bottle, and the couple will open them on the corresponding anniversary. What a great way to remember your wedding day!

Many of the small touches were provided by the bride herself. The small bottle with the coral colored roses were filled with a little water and gold sequins to add a hint of shimmer. Many of the arrangements seen in the picture were actually borrowed from the rehearsal dinner the night before, saving time and money! The Couple also provided personalized match books with the phrase, ''All You Need is Love" I think someone is a Beatles fan, as the Bride also walked down the aisle to "Here Comes the Sun"!

Though the rainy weather did not allow for the outdoor ceremony the Bride and Groom had hoped for, their back-up plan was gorgeous. We love the Rustic Archway and how our exposed beams really compliment the feel of it.

Pops or Coral, Gold, Green, and Mint added an elegant look to the guests tables. Chunky frames are often being used for Table Numbers, and we certainly love the way it brought the whole table together, from the flowers to the chairs.For the Estate Table, the bride provided gold Wine Bottles with simple white roses, emphasizing the tables regal length, and setting it apart from the guests tables.

Surprise 70th Birthday Party 6.28.13

Laura Bennison wanted to throw a surprise birthday party for her mother, with a reception style menu, dancing, and a few surprises. We were thrilled to assist Mrs. Bennison with her event, and it turned out lovely!

The Tiffany Blue Napkins, Gold Chivari Chairs, and Floral arrangements compliment one another beautifully! 

What better way to display a milestone year?! This ice carving set atop the seafood station, and was the focal point of the stations.

Amongst the surprise of the party itself, Mrs. Bennison arranged for video messages from loved ones who could not attend to be played during the event. What a great idea!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Chelsea & Tom 6.29.13

Chelsea & Tom had such a gorgeous vision for their big day, and we could not have been happier to be apart of it! As every element came together, their vision became a reality. An elegant and sophisticated look for this wedding reflected this couple perfectly. Congratulations Chelsea and Tom!

Beautiful roses and hydrangea, greenery and candles filled the fireplace mantle in our Salon.

What a great idea! A lot of couples are choosing to do a photo book in lieu of a guest book for their guests to sign. Chelsea and Tom added one more element. Each page was s different opportunity for guests to write something to the bride and groom. For instance this page asked, "Give us advice for our first year as a married couple".

As their guests came down the stairs to enter the ballroom, this really set the tone! Sid from Flowers from Us lined the staircase railings with beautiful greenery and bows, that led down to a grand centerpiece. The focal point of course being the portrait of Chelsea in her bridal gown.

Elegant yet modern centerpieces made a statement as the guests entered the ballroom.

We love how the room came together! Black and White is such a classic look, and really helps those centerpieces stand out.

Baby Shower 6.1.13

It's a Boy! Inspired by the Children's Book, "Giraffes Can't Dance", this baby shower was filled with adorable centerpieces, lions, giraffes, monkeys and elephants. We love all of the touches to this event, from the creative use of the diapers to the burlap runners and overlays! All we can say is "Welcome to the world Maddux Hayes Holloway!"

Not your traditional Diaper Cake ;)

Small Mason Jars with a striped paper straw and a chevron print label were at each place setting for the guests. 

Do you see the Bike too?! What a great idea to use diapers, a bib, bottle, and a crib bumper to create this awesome Bicycle centerpiece. And you can't forget the giraffe!

Congratulations Ashlynn!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ashley & Cory 6.15.13

Ashley and Cory were such a joy to work with! Their wedding was full of warm colors, beautiful floral arrangements, and a large amount of family members and friends to share in the day with them. We were so happy to be apart of their big day and wish them all the best!
Ashley and Cory had their Cocktail  Hour outdoors, and came up with this cute sign to show their guests the way once they arrived!

It is always a good idea to dress up your guest book table! 

Instead of doing simple votives on the highboys, this bride decided to use simple floral centerpieces with a single rose submerged in water with a floating candle. Sid from Flowers From Us provided all the centerpieces for this wedding, and we love his work!

Another great way to dress up the Fireplace Mantle in the Salon. Here is a mixture of framed engagement photos, centered around one main photo. Vases filled with flowers submerged in water with floating candles flanked the mantle to give it a balance and elegant look.

Two different arrangements were used for this reception, and the Lamp Shades gave the evening a lounge type feel. The Estate table utilized both centerpieces, and was later joined by the bridesmaids bouquets.

Jen & Mike 6.15.13

Thank goodness for a beautiful Saturday in June! Jen and Mike had an earlier Ceremony and Reception, and the weather could not have agreed with them more. 
The floral arrangements used to line to aisle were later used as the centerpieces for the guests tables, and the ones framing the alter were used on the buffet. Not only did this tie in the colors and arrangements from one part of the event to the other, but I'm sure it was very cost effective as well. Can't beat that!

In lieu of a guest book, Sarah and Mike asked their family and friends to write well wishes onto a tag and hang it on this illuminated wishing tree. 

Don't forget about our mantle! This is a great place to add engagement photos like this blown up copy of Sarah and Mike's. we later added some of the bridesmaids bouquets next to it to give it some more color.

Wedding Cake and Grooms Cake by Bakers Man. Gorgeous!

A little shot of the reception before the centerpieces show below were added. But we do love to show off those drapes! Look at how they add a dramatic touch to the room, and really show off our vaulted ceilings.

Same ones from the Ceremony! Genius!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sarah & Brian 6.2.13

With Burlap, Lace, and Mason Jars this definitely was a wedding with a Southern feel! Sarah and Brian had known each other since elementary school and we were so excited to share in their story with them. 

Sarah and Brian really wanted to show off their family and life together anywhere they could, and showed us some innovative ways to so! For instance, these mason jars were filled with water and pictures of them and their family. For those who would like to duplicate this, we are told you can find this on Pintrest (gotta love pintrest).We also love the idea or using old window panes to display family photos, and the one of Sarah and Brian is just gorgeous!

These jars of Peach Preserves and Honey were made by Sarah and her mom, and given to the guests as favors. 

The bride used a mixture of mason jars, burlap and lace to create one of the kind centerpieces. The birdcages were later filled with flowers from the ceremony.

Instead of a photo book for their guests to sign, Sarah and Brian created a yearbook of sorts. They showed themselves growing up and attending the same schools and even the same classes. They also provided and bench for their guests to sign, which will act as a functional guest book!