Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Kentucky Derby Delay

 The Dining Room: We used different sized tables to fill the room and create the dinner party ambiance

While organizing our studio this week, we came across a couple weddings we hadn't blogged about, and this was one of them.  There are incredibly talented photographers at Michelle Reed Photography (Aimee documented this wedding) and well, the proof is in the pictures.
At the ceremony, each of the guests received one of these handfans with the custom tags
Derby Bride wanted a very intimate ceremony, so all the guests surrounded the couple.  We just had a few seats for those who really needed them.

I've never had a late start that made me giggle. Until this past May.  I had a bride who refused to leave the bridal suite to go down to the ceremony. Not because she didn't want to get married though.

The sand ceremony; chocolate and sea blue sand.
It was because the Derby hadn't happened yet.  Hilarious.   Derby bride and the rest of the wedding party (and me) sat and watched the race and then raced down to the limos to get to the ceremony on time.
The tall centerpieces of white hawaiian dendrobiums in sea blue water filled vases lightened up the room.

Pale blush tones are what made this bouquet of roses and peonies so romantic
The very simple and intimate ceremony took place on Bonita Beach and the reception for about 60 was at The Hyatt Coconut Point Country Club, Raptor Bay.
The champagne colored textured linens were just what we needed to tie the lightness of the flowers to the heavier design of the room.
Adding a bit of formality to the cake with the fondant draping

You know how there is always that picture perfect spot and if everything is just right you get something amazing?  This is it.

Gift and escort card table details.  You can't go wrong with candles.

The beautiful flowers are from Signature Florals...Sue always exceeds my expectations.  The cake was from Ella's Cakes and was so good there wasn't a slice left behind.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Our Grand Clients

The last few weeks have been better than exciting for us here in the studio!  At The Engagement Party on January 10th, we gave away a wedding valued at well over $100,000, and the number is growing every day with all the awesome pro's getting involved.  The lucky winners are Sara & Nick- aren't they adorable?  They truly are even sweeter than they look.

Planning their Grand wedding (and wedding parties, all 5 of them) in just 6 weeks has been amazingly perfect, thanks to the incredibly generous and talented wedding professionals that we're working with.  Everyone has been asking is a little bit about Sara & Nick: They met during college at FSU (and yes, there will be a FSU grooms cake) and have been together 4 years.  Both of them are really drawn to modern, architectural designs- which works out perfectly for the wedding I am designing for them.  Nick proposed to Sara during a walk of some of the important places he grew up visiting.  When they got to the beach he got on his knee and said, "This place is so important to me, and I want it to be important to us"
Could you just die? So sweet.
Sara is a scientist and Nick is a property tax consultant...yep, they're smart people.  And after spending last weekend with them, I can officially also confirm that they are genuinely super nice, gracious, and full of laughs.  On their finalist questionnaire, we asked "How would your family or friends say you handle high stress situations?" Their answers:
Sara: By making to do lists and being easy to compromise with
Nick: Well, with a twist of comedy.
 Not that we care about that, because this is one wedding where there is no stress to be had.
I'll be sure to blog about all the wedding parties and the wedding.  You can also follow the planning on The Grand Wedding 2010 blog.

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