I vividly remember my first conversation with Kristen & Greg. It was a video chat since they live in Boston. I was nervous as I always am when I first "meet" clients. That lasted for about thirty seconds. I immediately felt like I was talking to two old friends. I could truly tell how much they loved each other in the excitement in their voices when we talked about how they met and wedding specifics. I live for these moments with my clients.
Kristen and Greg are a great team. They supported each other throughout the planning process and it was a breath of fresh air. They are so thoughtful and they treated me more like a friend than a vendor.
I love their venue for several reasons. It's a local non-profit that provides art classes to the community that is located in an old train station. You know I love supporting the arts! The historic brick, big windows and old railroad doors are beautiful pieces of character that I love! The event space is a nice blank canvas but full of character-my kind of venue!
When I was going through wedding details with them there were a few areas that they really wanted to be non-traditional. I could tell they were maybe a little nervous to tell me and when they did I was very excited! I welcome my clients to let their personalities show in the details and not be afraid to go against the norm. I love that they opted for an ice cream sandwich stand instead of a wedding cake. I heard a lot of guests say "best wedding ever!" after they picked out their ice cream sandwich by A Cow Named Moo. I have to agree, it was one of the best days ever!
I also loved that they ditched their fancy ceremony shoes for some sweet dancing shoes, look at those Converse!
Another detail I loved were the place cards and table numbers. They decided to play a little trick on their guests and number the tables with numbers that had meaning to them. I think my personal fav was table $9.99, the cost of their favorite clam chowder. On the back of the table number it explained the meaning behind the unique number. When guests were heading to their table I am sure they had a good laugh and it set the mood for the whole reception. Kristen and Greg's goal was to have a wedding that was classy but not too stuffy and I think their fun table numbers helped set the tone for that.
I love how the reception design came together. I knew I wanted the centerpieces to be colorful like their color palette. The flowers used each color except teal and Kristen and Greg really wanted to incorporate more teal into their reception. I proposed a bistro napkin with a teal stripe and I think it added the perfect pop of color to the table. Teal can sometimes be an overpowering color and I wanted to avoid that.
Kristen and Greg, thank you for trusting me to design your wedding. It was truly an honor to work with you to create a special day. I will truly miss working together and I wish you two a lifetime of happiness!
I seriously got to work with an amazing team of vendors:
Venue: Morean Center for Clay // Coordination: Blush by Brandee Garr // Design, Styling & Reception florals: Amber Veatch Designs // Personal & ceremony florals: Jodie Katzeff // Hair and makeup: Lasting Luxe // Calligrapher: Old City Calligraphy // Dress designer: Paloma Blanca // Bridal shop: White Magnolia // Hair piece: Powder Blue Bijoux // Groom’s attire: Indochino // Ties: The Tie Bar //Bridesmaids dresses: Modcloth // Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff // DJ: Expert Productions // Dessert: A Cow Named Moo // Ceremony: Espiritu Santo Catholic Church // Cocktail hour music: Breezin’ Entertainment // Videographer: J&S Media // Beer: Treasure Island Brewery // Transit: Skyline Limousine & AstroSkate Bus // Guy’s getting ready space: Renaissance Hotel