All the leaves have fallen and the first winter storm has officially arrived which means… the Holiday season is upon us. The Holidays bring us more time to spend with family and friends, shopping, christmas parties… and weddings! As I reflect upon past December weddings, the main one that comes to my mind was the wedding of Brea & Jonathan. Talk about a beautiful couple and a beautiful wedding! The newly fallen winter snow made for amazing bridal pics (COLD but worth it!). She chose a clean and classic color scheme of Red, Black and White which also tends to be timeless. But what makes me the happiest was the look on her Dad’s face as he walked the bride down the isle. It’s moments like this that make a wedding day SO special. If there is one thing I am grateful for this season it’s that I continually get to be a part of planning with brides for one of the most important days of their lives!
September has arrived! With the leaves changing comes some of my favorite weddings of the year, one being the perfectly chic wedding of Mackenzie and Jason last fall. I loved everything about their wedding… from their soft color palate of pastel blues, peaches, pink and grey, their unique setup of wedding favors, their individual mini cakes on every table, a ice cream cart for dessert out in the courtyard, DIY photobooth with accessories and a delicious array of hot and cold food items for their guests to eat (I will say it time and time again… I believe guests remember what they eat)! Mackenzie and Jason were as sweet as can be and had such great taste in everything they chose which I felt perfectly represented their darling personalities. Working with couples like this truly makes me love my job!
August is almost over so yet another busy summer comes to an end. I love August weddings for so many reasons and I can’t help but to show off one of my favorite August weddings held here a few years ago for Tracy & Nick. Tracy went above and beyond in putting love into the details and it showed! Her colors were purples and Black and we added chinese lanterns on everything (and I mean e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g!). Check out the amazing Guitar Hero groom’s cake! And don’t even get me started on how much I loved her florals done by our ever so talented in house florist Stacie with La Belle Fleur. Seeing it all come together so perfectly is always such a treat for me and even better is watching the couple as they get to sit back and enjoy their beautiful special day!!
August is approaching fast and it makes me reflect on one of my favorite August weddings… the wedding of Maria & Mark. The couple was from out of state so alot of the planning was done via telephone and email but they each had such a good eye for design, I knew with each choice they made that it would turn out amazing! Their color scheme was pear green with touches of gold/yellows. Very refreshing! The thing I loved the most? The groom totally took care of his bride. He wanted to make sure everything was as stress free on her so ended up making alot of decisions on the wedding, helped her get ready, and as you can tell in these pictures, his love for her just shined on his face when he saw her walk down that isle towards him. It’s moments like this that I will never forget and truly makes me love my job!!
It has been a busy summer and as I have been reflecting on pretty weddings, I can’t help but to think of one of my favorite weddings of all time here at The Canterbury Place held here a few years ago. The bride and groom were not only drop dead gorgeous but everything came together so beautifully. Her color scheme was champagnes & Ivory. At first she was worried it was too boring (we reassured her it would be very elegant) but as these pictures will prove, it was anything but! It turned out to be one of the prettiest weddings and I can’t help but to show it off again even after all this time. Enjoy….
Spring is finally here (and so is the spring rain, haha) which has made me reflect on a some past spring weddings, one being the amazing wedding of LeeAnn and Brad who had their wedding Luncheon and Reception here at The Canterbury Place just a few years ago. They were such an adorable couple and SO much fun to plan with! She chose the colors Red and Black which typically aren’t “Spring” colors but it just goes to show that you can pick the colors you love regardless of the time of year! Thanks to Lyndsay Jane Photography who did an amazing job capturing the details of their special day and sharing the pictures with us. I think the “love” is in the details and I feel extra lucky I get to plan these details with many of my brides. From color palletes, flowers arrangements, centerpieces, wedding favors… I love planning it all! The wedding day can go by so fast so I am a big believer that brides should “enjoy the journey” of planning. It’s a once in a lifetime experience!! Enjoy…
Spring is upon us (hooray!) which makes me flash back to some of my favorite weddings of last year, one of them being the wedding of Kim & Dallin. They were truly such a FUN couple to plan with and I knew from the start they were going to have a FUN wedding! Every detail came together perfectly… they had a yellow and grey color scheme (so Fresh & Modern) which included all kinds of details from a hand carved cake topper from etsy, fun yellow flower and shoe details, and a thumb print guest book which the couple framed to hand on their wall. I am all about creativity and this couple nailed it! As usual, thanks to the ever so talented Chad with Faces Photography who captured the essence of their day perfectly. Their wedding was even featured in a national blog which you can check out… http://www.labellebride.com/2011/10/12/rustic-yellow-wedding-style/
I am so excited to finally blog a wedding we had here at The Canterbury Place last December. They were such an amazing couple to plan with so I am also excited to share Piper & John’s special love story….
To give you an inside scoop about how the couple met….
Addison and Jenna met on their missions in Birmingham, Alabama. They served in the same area for 6 months and became really good friends. She got home a month after he did and then her mom invited him to her homecoming on Facebook (don’t you love the new erra of realtionships stemming from Facebook? It’s amazing). He luckily showed up and the rest is history!