Sunday, January 8, 2012

Emily & Charlie....A Winter Wonderland

It was just about this time last year that I first met with Emily and Charlie to begin the design process for their Winter Wonderland Wedding that would take place January 7, 2012. I was so grateful to Gregory at FLOUER as he is the one that referred them to me. In order to give you the full picture lets start with their Save The Dates, this was the first piece that their guests would see a little hint of what to expect. The venue would be the Harvard Club in Boston a stunning city venue rich in history with a color palate of silver, white and just the slightest hint of ice blue. For the Save the dates we began with a long 4x9 2 layer card in platinum with the text card in first snow. The coordinating platinum envelopes had each of the guests addresses custom printed and the wedding date was highlighted by clear glitter.

The next part of the design process were the invitations for Emily's Bridal Shower click here to re-visit the blog I did about her design.......this was one of my favorites!

When we began the design process for the Wedding Invitations the first thing Emily told me was she did not want to use a snowflake because she felt it was to typical of her overall theme. However, after a few rounds of samples with monograms in the end I gave her one with a snowflake which was the winner. The main invitation was a portable pocket in graphite with a stunning brocade design in the back. We used an ever so slight edge of the ice blue and continued the use of that color throughout different accents in the text. The main invitation and coordinating cards were all first snow and the outer envelope was graphite custom printed with each of the guests addresses in the same fonts used throughout the design.

When I say they cared about the details I was not lying just look at the aisle runner, printed in a pattern almost identical to what we used for her invitations the pattern even had glitter in it too. Their caring was not just reserved for the material items of the wedding but also for their guests, notice the menu card......there were TWO four course offerings one solely designed for guests requiring a Gluten Free Vegan Diet. The menu card was on the longer side with a titanium backer and all the text printed on first snow, you can see from the chosen table linens how stunning the menu looks against the white napkin.

When it came to the topic of place cards they wanted something different......why not mittens for this Winter Wonderland Wedding. The paper was slightly more casual so in order to dress them up each number was hand embellished with an ice blue glitter and then the cuff of the mitten was accented by a stunning blue double faced satin ribbon. The wedding program was a folded 4x9 card which match the over design and feel of the wedding.

As you know it is not often that I am on site at the actual weddings of my clients but when Gregory at FLOUER who was handling all their arrangements told me he would be the one setting up the menu cards, place cards, signage and programs I offered to come in and do it myself. It was truly incredible to see everything come full circle.........all the details that they cared about truly showed. From the STUNNING table arrangements, to the linens, to the ceremony site not one item was out of place.

I always enjoy working with Gregory he is extremely talented and has the NICEST staff. It was amazing to see how they built all Emily and Charlies arrangements on site. When she told me that her arrangements were going to be ALL WHITE I was not sure how that would work until I walked into the ballroom. Every inch of this room has beautiful deep wood paneled walls it was at that moment I realized one, I was wrong and two, Gregory knows what he is doing. Color would not have looked as nice as the white because it would have competed with the darkness of the wood paneled walls.

The best part of the day was being able to see Emily and Charlie.....yes Charlies Tux was nice but on this day Emily's wedding gown totally took center stage...........seriously STUNNING! I have yet to have a client not be happy with my services and I hope I never do but as I was saying my goodbyes Charlie gave me the nicest compliment.....he said, "that he and Emily felt like they had the DREAM TEAM of wedding professionals" I am thrilled that I was just one of the professionals that made up that team. Yesterday, was unseasonable warm for Boston and there was not a snowflake on the ground to be found but inside at the Harvard Club it was a PERFECT Winter Wonderland for such a great couple.

Congratulations to Emily and Charlie I wish you all the happiness and are so honored that you chose me to be a part of your wedding.

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