Monday, May 31, 2010
BizBash Magazine debuted their Florida expo in Fort Lauderdale. So we hopped a jet and headed down to see all the latest and greatest in event specialties, decor, etc. There was something *NEW* and innovative everywhere we turned! How about a donut station at your wedding? Or a DJ station made of ice? You want something truly special, how about a sweetheart table made of pave flowers? Or, glitter truffles for a blingy favor? Check it out!
*Disclaimer: I am in no way a photographer, so please do not hold it against me! :)
Obviously, the highlight of the event for me was hearing famed event designer, Colin Cowie, speak and of course, meeting him!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Images courtesy of Wish Upon a Wedding.
He did an amazing job capturing their fun, laid back personalities!
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I had to make you wait for this one, and trust me, it's more than worth the wait!
Upon meeting with Aly and Eric, they explained to me that their style was simple and they wanted an outdoor, Sunday wedding that reflects it. "Lunch on the Lawn" became the theme for their wedding. What originally came to mind was green grass, sunshine, and pops of bright colors...perfect! Aly's dress was simple, but with a few touches of glam. The beading on her gown reflected the sunlight and made her sparkle. The bridesmaid's dresses became the inspiration for the color scheme of different shades of tangerine, lime green, and white. Eric, not trying to be out done, wanted to make sure that he had a pop of color in his ensemble. An orange tie was just the ticket, and it contrasted perfectly with his grey suit. Chinese lanterns of different sizes and colors were hung in the trees to add a bit of color, and tangerine sashes wrapped each of the white garden chairs. Fun floral arrangements hung from shepherd hooks along the aisle, which lead to the white gazebo where the couple was wed. Green apples worked as double duty, by anchoring the escort cards and giving the guests a refreshing snack during Cocktail Hour. During photos, the newlyweds headed over to a local marina and got some great shots next to the blue water. In addition to the Ceremony and Cocktail Hour, the Reception also took place outside, therefore warranting the label, "Lunch on the Lawn!" Crisp white linens sat atop the green grass. The adorable centerpieces (my personal favorite element of the wedding) consisted of sliced limes, green poms, and orange Gerber daisies, and they were a big hit with the guests! By the end of the event, there was not a single one left! Tangerine napkins were accented with a green pom, and to keep the touches of green consistent, we had a slice of lime in each water glass instead of lemon. Remember, it's all about the details! :) During Cocktail Hour, unbeknownst to the guests, we transformed the Ceremony gazebo into the housing for the cupcake tower, again, a huge hit! The tower sat below a glass and floral chandelier with orange Gerber daisies and green spider mums. Instead of your typical DJ, Aly and Eric opted for a more fun, relaxed approach by having a steel drum band perform for the duration of the event.
Aly and Eric, thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your special day together! It was such a joy getting to know you two through the process of planning your wedding. We wish you all the best for a long and happy life together!
Wedding Coordination: UNIQUE Event Design…of course!
Bartending, Catering, & Rentals: Delectables Catering
Cupcakes: Piece of Cake
Flowers: FH Weddings
Hair: Totally You
Music: Mello Vibes Entertainment
Officiate: Rev. Tom Green
Photography: Kimberly Photography
Limo: Skyline Limousine
Water Taxi: Tampa Water Taxi Co.
Venue: Davis Island Garden Club
Images courtesy of Kimberly Photography.