Thursday, October 28, 2010

Blue Wedding on the Bay: The Cambridge Bride Series Vol 2

Related Posts with ThumbnailsReal weddings are so difficult for me to blog.  Editing down the images is excruciatingly difficult (thanks to photographers like Ashley and Sam Brockinton).  Below are some more of my favorites.  Oh, and make sure you stop by Style Me Pretty they blogged about this wedding yesterday!
The ceremony was so completely perfect.  Intimate and sweet and just lovely.

Continuing with a bit of the bubble theme, we had paper lanterns everywhere.  As a surprise we made these initials for Kate & Tim.

The dinner reception and dancing took place on the pool deck in the lanai. Blue uplights and the colorful lanterns sweetened up the white space.
Bridesmaid bouquet

Brides Bouquet

I loved the simplicity of this wedding.  The flowers by Signature Florals were the perfect focal point on these small tables that seat 4 guests each.  The textured white linens made certain that the tablescape still felt "polished" with the white of the walls and floor.

I'm a big fan of candlelight.  It turns an otherwise insignificant window into a warm space.

The guest book was perfect for all the fun photos taken at the photo station we set up.

Blaine's catering.  Oh my gosh.  The food was INCREDIBLE.  Yes, I confess, I ate the 2 missing Tuna spoons on the left.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Blue Wedding on the Bay: The Cambridge Bride Series Vol 1

Related Posts with ThumbnailsBlue goes hand in hand with the water, and when you place it on a sprawling estate with manicured green lawns and a contemporary white villa, you end up with a stunning Bayside wedding.  For this incredibly intimate wedding, there was no doubt in my mind about the signature team I needed to gather for this modern looking but traditional wedding.  With that, I got Ashley Brockinton, Signature Florals, AMC Video, Blaines Catering, Masons Bakery, Jenn King Hair & Makeup Artistry, Heather Longshore Makeup Artistry on board.
The escort card table

This wedding was unique in that nearly all the guests were coming from the United Kingdom, but we were having a traditional American wedding.
Kate and Tim were planning on marrying in Cambridge and were transferred to the US and had a sudden change of plans, with just a couple months to get it all done.
Sometimes simple is perfect.  This is one instance where fuss had no business showing up!

It was a very breezy day.  Meaning that we had to add some "bubbles" to weigh down the escort cards.

The little drink flags were the extra details to add a bit of color (Rose pink)

We stayed true to the European flair when possible... there was English tea in the pillow pockets.

The sweetheart table! I loved Kate's clutch.  She had the wedding date stitched inside.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Grand Wedding Series: Vol 3 Impressions Photography

Related Posts with ThumbnailsI tried and failed on editing down the images. So shoot me. Here are more fantastic real wedding pictures of Sara & Nicks Grand Wedding by Impressions Photography.

 There it is!  The recessional runner!  See...Just Married and their "married names"...I love it.  Thank you for this Sarah :)
Hands down the coolest building in Florida at night.

The only time there were only 2 people on the dance floor the entire night.

The World Famous Cigar Bar
 This is one of those things that puts the "Grand" stamp on the wedding.
Weddings Rings designed especially for Sara & Nick by Ring Finger Studio
 I have to pause here for a moment.  The rings that you see here were custom designed and crafted by Tara at Ring Finger.  If you haven't picked a ring yet, don't do it without first visiting her.  I tried on about 12 of her rings and then had to swim out of my own drool.  Nobodys paying me a thing to say this.  Just visit her site.  You'll understand why once you see.

We love photostations.  Even the simplest ones are so much fun!

Clint Wileys None Other.
Sign of a great band.  The guests (including the mother of the groom) begged and pleaded with us to get them for another TWO hours.  Begged. I'm not exaggerating even slightly. The dance floor was packed solid non stop the entire night. 

Sing it Lilly!

Happy Birthday Whitney :)

Just think, I still have 4 other Grand Wedding events to show you!

The Grand Wedding Series: Vol 2 Impressions Photography

Related Posts with ThumbnailsChoosing the photographers for all the wedding events was a nightmare.  Why?  Because we wanted all of them.  It was an excruciating process.  Thankfully, we had so many events that we were able to use 7!  The wedding day coverage was by the team at Impressions Photography.  These ladies have eyes for capturing emotion and moments that I truly can not call anything less than phenomenal.  Simply outstanding.  Yeah, I cried a bit when I saw them.  I confess (don't I always?).
Pretty dresses and handsome tuxes from Lace & Roses Bridal
When Sarah sent me a picture of her dress I squealed.  Then I saw the bridesmaids dresses and I started jumping.  Ashley, Lacy and John from Lace and Roses outfitted this wedding party perfectly!  They just looked amazing.

How can I not post the shoe shot?


They didn't find the mini-bar, they brought the mini-bar!

The Grooms Cake. I'm pretty sure its safe to assume that the Noles were well represented that evening.

The CEO of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Jim Griffith.
Jim also lent his talent to Vanderbilt Strings for the ceremony.  True story, all the string musicians were playing in the Naples Symphony an hour before the wedding.  The classical music in front of this majestic building was gorgeous.  Add the angelic voice of Lauren Wiley (not pictured) and you have the makings of a perfect wedding ceremony.
Don't worry, the recessional runner is still to come!

As I mentioned, this wedding wasn't like any other, particularly because it was not only a luxury wedding giveaway, but also because we had no rules.  The wedding professionals were in charge and each contributed their products and services as they saw best showcased their talents and fortes.  Yes, there were some limitations to ensure that there was continuity of the concept, but in the end, it was magical.  The best part I think for many of us was seeing it all actually come together.  Kat from Cinema Chic gave us a fantastic perspective here.  This was so great to watch- especially for those who contributed but did not attend the private wedding.

I couldn't narrow it down enough.  Another post featuring this photographer coming...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Grand Wedding Series: Vol 1 Ashley Brockinton Photography

Without doubt, this wedding meant more to me in so many ways than any other has in all my years.  Dozens of incredibly passionate and dedicated wedding professionals came together and gave everything to make this Grand Wedding more than I could have ever possibly imagined. There are literally thousands and thousands of images from the wedding events Sara & Nick won, and I can't possibly post them all, but I want to share with you as much as possible.  The volumes will be done by photographer, beginning with our dear overly talented detial photographer Ashley & Sam Brockinton. So bare with me through what could quite possibly be the longest real wedding series I've ever done. I think you'll enjoy it though. And with that, the wedding of Sara & Nick at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center:
Design by Kelly McWilliams
 Our design & concept keywords were, architectural, contemporary, industrial chic, purple, eggplant, silver, gray, clean
Lighting design & Draping by Eventz Inc.

Calligraphy for the table numbers & escort card display, Calligraphy by Jennifer

Wedding Cake by Kakes by Karen
This was the scene stealer at the wedding. And it was devoured.  Karen never ceases to amaze us with her cake artistry.  This cake proves that when you allow your creative professionals to be creative, you get nothing short of exquisite in return.

The cocktail lounge
 I love that the Art Center has 3 rooms that open to each other.  It makes for such great transitional spaces.  I also love that there is actually a baby grand available.  How often do you get that?
The ceremony set for the steps of the Art Center.
 We closed the entire block off to traffic for the wedding.  Most of the wedding guests stayed just 2 blocks away at Hotel Indigo and the rest we valet parked with Frey Valet.
The processional aisle runner by Sarah Hearts
 When I approached Sarah about the runners,  I told her I wanted two.  The first for the processional, and the second for the recessional.  I'll show you that one in the next post!
The Escort Card table
This had to be the most difficult shot for Ashley.  Guests entered this room and found their calligraphied escort card on one of the frosted glass candle holders.  The walls were draped in black and the perimeter of the room was lined with dozens of vases of floating candles.
Rehearsal Dinner Invite by Sarah Hearts

Wedding Invitation
All the flowers by Floral Artisty
The flowers.  I can't say enough about the flowers.  Jana and Beth had their work cut out for them with the ideas I had in my head.  As they always have done, they exceeded everyone's expectations.

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