Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sorry for the Delay...

I have been experiencing "technical difficulties" in getting these pictures up and running. These are some photos I snapped at Sam & Chris' wedding. Some of them are snapshots with the iPhone from set-up during the morning and some are with a camera I got at the end of the evening. Either way, I can't wait to see Amy Carper's "real" wedding photos!

Here are my favorite details from the wedding...

Samantha's grandfather passed away during the course of her engagement. So, to honor him, we quickly threw out all other ideas we had for favors & Sam started baking his famous cookies. We displayed them on a variety of vintage cake stands and plates. Sam took on the DIY project of making cute labels for each cookie. She found patterned papers that she loved, a paper punch, and some metallic pens and got to work. Each label had a monogram, a cute saying, or 'MWAH!' which is Sam's favorite little saying. We also displayed family portraits alongside the cookies, including Sam & Chris' parents' wedding photos, grandparents' wedding photos, etc...

Sam's style was total vintage chic! It was carried through in every aspect of the wedding, from her cage veil to the Model A they left in! Here are some shots of the table decor & linens. She wanted swanky & classic. I think we did a great job! We used vintage brooches on each table, along with all cream & white flowers, and lots of sparkle & candlelight. You can see today's style in the printed linen, but in a very subtle way. The linens were a champagne & ivory, as well as a gorgeous wine colored crinkle taffeta. Thanks to Jules Design for the great florals!

We also brought in a vintage style by playing classic romance movies on the flat screen television. These included Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sabrina, and one other... Guests lounged on the fun couch right in front and enjoyed the twinkling candlelight along with the movies. The only shot I got of this area was taken with the wrong camera setting, so it is a big blur. Sorry!

We also incorporated a great outdoor lounge, complete with tufted leather furniture from Festivities. I snapped these iPhone shots during the morning, so it had a much swankier feel in the evening.

For a fun Late Night Snack, we pulled in "Chris' Hot Dog Stand". It was a super cute surprise, and the guests loved it!

More fun details...

The Bride's gorgeous bouquet, accented with the vintage pearl & crystal brooch.

Our floral arrangement for the buffet had floating orchids, as well as large drippy crystals hanging down.

We accented the small spots around the reception with these beautiful orchids.

A fun shot of some flowers...

We even decorated the restrooms!

The sweetest brother & sister team. These are Samantha's younger siblings, who served as the Maid of Honor and a groomsman. They also gave some super sweet toasts!

And, last but not least, just before they hit the honeymoon road, I got to snap this pic with the new Mr. and Mrs. Wood! We created this custom monogram lighting detail for the entrance to the poolside lounge.

Samantha, what a journey it's been! All of the changes were worth every second, and that was shown at your gorgeous wedding. Your family was such a delight in my days, and I know that our friendship will continue. I can't wait for our watch party when that Cineast video comes rolling in. MWAH!!!!!!!!!

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