Monday, August 09, 2010

Weddings to Celebrate :: Sarah and Jonathan!

Sarah and Jonathan were married at The Terrace Club on July 18th. I worked with Sarah and Jonathan for about a year, and helped them with everything from selecting their venue, to choosing their vendors, to brainstorming decor, and to exposing them to the wide world of embossing. I loved working with Sarah and Jonathan, and adored their love of surprises! Jonathan surprised Sarah with an elaborate set-up when he proposed. Sarah surprised Jonathan with every detail of her wedding gown. Jonathan surprised Sarah by changing their first dance song to a song that really represented them but was previously vetoed by the groom for being "too country." And then he surprised her again when the recording played was of HIS voice! Sarah surprised Jonathan with a boudoir album. The surprises just kept coming! I have to admit that at more than one point I was scared I'd let a surprise slip! But I think they were all successfully pulled off before I spilled the beans. :)

Their wedding day was an awesome celebration, with some of the nicest folks to ever grace a guest list. The photobooth was a huge hit, as were the dance floor props. There were so many great details at this wedding! The mini-cupcakes were arranged to form a pixilated image of a goomba, which was perfectly accompanied by the Mario Bros. theme song for the announced entrance of the wedding party. The candlesticks on the bridal cake table also adorned the cake tables of the weddings of Sarah's mother and grandmother. The rich, vibrant colors of the fabrics and florals tied together a carnival theme with a sunset ambiance. Check out the pictures by Eric Von below - gorgeous.

I want to give a special shout-out to Merveille Flowers - This was my first time to work with Amy and I was over-the-moon impressed. She was always prompt to respond to emails, was pleasant to work with, brought plenty of staff for the flawless execution, and really got Sarah's vision. And, when the cake baker was incredibly late, Amy waited patiently those extra two hours to make sure the flowers were placed on the cake perfectly (I'm pretty sure she missed dinner because of it). And she did it all with a smile. :) I'm so happy to have discovered Amy, and thankful to Gina Whittington of clink for the recommendation.

Sarah and Jonathan, thank you so much for trusting me with the planning and execution of your wedding celebration. It was such a blast working with you, and I'm going to miss our long emails! :) Congratulations!

Happy Marriage!
jessica
Ceremony was downstairs inside The Terrace Club
Love.
The altar flowers were later repurposed to the bar for the cocktail hour and reception.
Newlyweds.
Did you see her gorgeous bouquet?
Sarah made the stationery herself (see the embossing?). Jonathan's mom did the calligraphy on the place cards.
Inserted in the napkins were menus and schedules.
Each table featured a different shot from their engagement session and was named after the carnival attraction that served as the picture's backdrop.
The favor boxes doubled as escort cards, with a carnival-style admission ticket guiding guests to their assigned tables.
Stunning flowers.
Seriously, check out these flowers!
Amber lighting = sunset
I love the movement of her dress in this shot.
Photobooth
Happy. Love.
Fun with props!
They did lots of smooching. As well they should.

Cast of Vendors:
The Terrace Club
Studio 563 - Eric Von
BTL Productions
Merveille Flowers
Booth 66
Pamela's Beauty Secrets
Maris Malone Calderon
Michelle's Patisserie
Cynthia's Manhattan Limousine
Groove Labs
Musical Discovery

1 comment:

SkimmerDuk said...

I'll post my comment here, too...

It only sank in after we left on Thursday how much I'm going to miss meeting with you! I can still send you complimentary long emails ;) And learning to emboss may very well have changed the course of my (and one of my bridesmaid's) life...I'm not getting rid of that stuff quite yet. You should list your scrapbooking credentials among all the myriad reasons people should hire you.

Anyway, it's been wonderful...someday when our annual Halloween party becomes more high profile, I'll know who to call ;)