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So… you can imagine what it’s like to have a person such as me as a friend, right? Well, here’s a bit of insight for you! My husband’s long time friend, Jesse and his wife Renae are expecting a baby boy this September. Renae is from Bakersfield and her family had planned a great baby shower up there for her, but Jesse’s mom and I really wanted to celebrate in Jesse’s home town with a co-ed bash for guys and girls alike. Seeing as Jesse is a very social person- I knew the guest list would make for a great soiree. I went with a cowboy theme [cuute] and gave them a great monogram for the event- a C, for their last name, that looks like a horseshoe. Too cute, right? I know. Here’s a glimpse at my hub and I making their invites on our screen printer [the two inner pages for the invite were just printed on a color printer and cut at Kinko’s]. This project has been an emotional roller coaster for me [I’ll give you some other details farther down on that] and the event isn’t even until August! Since my August is so crazy with weddings [which I love!], I want to get as much done for it now as possible! So, here you go…

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This is the Gocco. My amazing, amazing best friend. The brown sheet is the back page of the invite. This is Day 1 of our project.

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The handsome husband who, in these moments, becomes the Gocco master.

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This is the FRONT of the back page of their invite. The back of this card also, eventually, gets printed. The top half is their registry info and the bottom half is a postcard RSVP [which I hand-perforated…. shoot me for my brilliant ideas!].

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Yours truly, partying hard.

Before I forget, here are pages 2 and 3 of the invite [these are 5″x7″ so they aren’t huge. I put them in paragraph form to get down with the western feel and lingo. They’re pretty cheesey, I’ll admit, but they were a darn hootin’ good time!]
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[Thank you, thank you for HAND drawing that map in Adobe Illustrator!]

Night 1 continuing…
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And, at this point in the evening, I realize we are out of flash bulbs. So, I’m left waiting for my shipment to arrive and the ink to dry. It took the bulbs an extra 5 days to make it so these things were annoyingly sitting all over my condo and I was annoyingly waiting to finish it [you know when you find your momentum and then loose it?]. Anyway, here’s Round 2 [and yes, it involved screening onto fabric…]:

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Of course.

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This is the back of the postcard. Since I kinda sorta forgot to put a place for them to write their names and number attending… I just ammended the design to make it work [not my ideal- remember, I said it was an emotional roller coaster] and it took me an extra two days to get my butt to Kinko’s to print this new design out, yadda yadda. Anyway, I perforated right above this so they can rip it off and mail it back! Here’s me on Night 2:
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And, last but not least, the FRONT page of the project. I thought it would be super cute to use red canvas material, to make it earthy an a little cowboy-y, so I used Gocco fabric paint to complete the project:
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And the final product [dun dun dun!!!]:
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[Just a close up for you of the back- unfortunately that’s a mark in the actual SCREEN itself so the white box was never perfectly filled in… which, I am so so so anal about. But, I am letting it go. I promise!]

Here were my hang ups with said project [and thus reasons for my emotional breakdowns in the course of]:
1. Had to order more masters and fabric paint before the initial process began [took 2 weeks for shipping]
2. Ran out of flash bulbs on first night [another 3 day hang up]
3. Had to change the back of the post card to accomodate my incompetance, oh me! [2 days]
4. Lost 5 casualties when perforating… sometimes a straight line is harder than we think.
5. The rope for tying- it took me one FULL night to tape the ends of the rope in order to pull it through the holes, because the rope kept seperating and not all of it would make it through.
6. Did I mention I had to hole punch through 4 layers [one of them a canvas?] talk about hurting my hand.
7. The post office was KILLING me. I went in to mail the darn things [and to check postage- good thing I did because I was just going to throw a stamp on ’em]. The first guy tells me it’ll be $.94 to mail them [because the rope knot prevents them from laying flat- but they’re STILL a 5”x7”!!], the second guy tells me it’ll be $1.19 a pop [um, times 52 of them that I’m mailing YIKES], then asks the manager who tells me it’ll be $.58- thank goodness. But, that in and of itself was a roller coaster.

All in all, I’m happy with the product and can’t WAIT for the shower. I love being able to be a part of things for people who I care deeply for. Jesse and Renae know I am SO excited for their lil sweet patater to arrive!!!

Krissy and Andrew 7.7.07!

POSTED BY Amanda

Well, have you been in suspense for a few days or WHAT? Sorry this has taken me a bit to get up on my site, but I’m still adjusting to my new blog!
Now, about Krissy and Andrew- this couple has been together since either grade. That means that this year is their 10th year together, and in celebration, they finally tied the knot. Actually, from the moment I met with Krissy she was so hysterical- her email address was actually “finally.krissy.and.andrew.marry”! After being together that long, she knew exactly what she wanted and was such a radiant, happy bride! They really showed the meaning of what it means to grow and change together. Truly, they’re an inspiration for all couples founded on “friendship first”! I’m actually a bit disappointed in myself for two reasons: one, there was a ton ton ton of set up to do and I struggled in getting it all done in time even with TWO assistants, and secondly, I got to take hardly ANY pictures. I don’t think I got a good one of the bride and groom together at all. Really, in that sense, I failed myself! So, here’s my schmappy ones I could come up with to piece together their unique event [apologies, Krissy, I know your photographer won’t let you down!!]:
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Those paper lanterns we hung from the ceilings! She had 4 different colors of lanterns and all different sizes. Here’s some of her table decor, starting with her custom runner for the head table:
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Krissy opted for long banquet tables pushed together for a “family style” set up. On each double-table were 3 centerpieces, one fishbowl and two vases with orchids:
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In the fish bowl she had the table names, which were all places that her and Andrew had traveled together, since they LOVE to travel [did I mention their honeymoon is a 30 day trek through Europe and ends with a Mediteranian cruise??]
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Also on the table she had laminated “programs” with the wedding party info, which on the other side has random wedding facts:
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Their plates were black and looked great against the custom “runners” that were made by Andrew’s family. I didn’t get a good shot of the runners but esentially they were silk “diamonds” of fabric and 5 of them were laid across the table. It was pretty amazing. They rotated between black and silver. Here’s a picture of the plate with their favor “bag” on it, because they had a candy bar. In the back corner you can see their “sweet” poem about the candy bar area, which we’ll get to later.:
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Some pictures of the cocktail area / centerpieces:
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Here’s the signs Krissy made for the buffet. Their buffet idea was so great- they got their event catered by three of their all time favorite restaurants and treated their guests to their favorite dishes. Pasta Bravo, Pick Up Stix and El Torito provided delicious food that was so personal and fun for the event!:
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Here’s a picture of their card box [these next few pictures were taken much later in the evening after everything was a bit ruffled from the guests, so my apologies!!] Their box was 4 sided. One with their monogram logo, and the other 3 with the couple’s graduation pictures. 8th grade, highschool, and college [when Andrew proposed!]:
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And here’s their guestbook [which was made by Krissy from snapfish, I believe]:
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Place cards [terrible, ruffled picture]:
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Their personalized napkins, which they had in pink and black:
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Their cake and cake table details:
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Their candy bar…:
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And, last but not least, a few pictures of the bride and groom! Here’s some of Krissy’s details:
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Bridesmaids:
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The only events I was able to capture were the garter/bouquet and cake cutting, so here they are!:
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Look at the trust in that man’s eye!!
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And that’s about it! The only thing I’ve got left to show you is pictures of the aisle decor that we put together. Unfortunately, since I didn’t get any of the ceremony, you can’t really see it the way it’s intended. BUT, these bamboo poles lined the aisle and the black chiffon was draped between. It looked so elegant and perfect- and led up to a bamboo arch draped with black chiffon and seashells as well, which of course I didn’t get a picture of!:
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That is the last of them! I hope that Andrew and Krissy are enjoying their relaxing travel-filled honeymoon, and that the new horizons they experience together, both emotionally and on this earth, are everything they ever hoped and dreamed!

Ashley and Drew 6.16.07!

POSTED BY Amanda

Wow! This is going to be a big one. Ashley and I have fortunately been working together on the detail ideas on this for months now. The whole theme for the evening was old Hollywood- romantic details infused with the modern clean ideas that Drew is so into. It was the perfect mesh of Drew and Ashley! With the help of her bridesmaid and a close friend of mine, Allison, the wedding really came together in SUCH an amazing way. For me, the payoff of seeing the months of ideas and planning was so amazingly moving. So, yesterday afternoon Ashley arrived at Presbyterian Church of the Master in Mission Viejo [my hometown!], and she was ready for some pictures!

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And of course, she had these on:

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And the church was looking something like this:

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The aisle [by the way, this church sanctuary is pretty much brand new, so, it’s amazing]:

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Close up of the pew decor:

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And one of the candelabras that were on the stage:

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Programs:

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Before the ceremony was on it’s way I got just a bit of time to sneak about a million photos of Ashley while the photographers were working with her. This girl does NOT have a bad side and I love it. Here’s just a “few” to preview what is sure to be more from the photogs:

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[Um, P.S. her ENTIRE bridal party was gorgeous!]

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Cute!!!

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And, of course, the “come hither” look:

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A few shots of her mother in law and step-mother in law:

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Here’s a few close ups of the bouquet, which had these gorgeous rhinestone braclets:

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And the bridesmaids bouquets details- rhinestone pins!:

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Just before the ceremony, Ashley and Drew played a slideshow that Drew had edited of photos of their years together. The guests loved it and it was really so great to be able to see them and their love grow and blossom:

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Now, onto the ceremony. About a minute before the ceremony it really started to sink in for Ashley- she really hated the idea of being stared at by all of those people- but I told her just round that corner and LOCK eyes with your man. After she did, she was just fine. She did GREAT [despite the fact that she said her knees shook the whole time!]:

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After the ceremony, the guests headed onto the cocktail hour. Ashley and Drew had so so many great details for their reception, we’ll go over them first. I actually had the pleasure of working with the groom’s mother on their outside cocktail patio and together we designed the whole idea top to bottom! Here’s a few shots of the area as a whole:

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And some of the furniture and other details:

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[Thanks to my previous bride, Alicia, for giving me the ideas for these cocktail tables with the ties! Love it!!] Gorgeous Chandeliers:

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Other details…

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[Those menus were such a hit! I can’t believe how many guests I saw with those blue drinks in their hands!!]

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And of course we HAD to have some customized M&Ms:

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Guests walked the red carpet and then “checked in” to get their table assignment. Great touch and added to their celebrity theme!

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Guest book was located on the table where they waited for their seating cards:

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An engagement picture was placed by their book. Their engagement photos were taken by Dave Tosti, who is a wedding photographer himself- but actually is married to the groom’s sister. Both he and his wife were in the wedding party:

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[They used a TON more of these pictures to display on the back wall of their room inside]. Speaking of inside, let’s move in doors. But, not before ONE more sneak picture of the bride while she was busy taking pictures at the reception site:

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Here’s that picture wall I was speaking of:

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Their table numbers were simple and elegant. They honored their families by putting those tables in more detailed frames:

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Rice, each place setting got a bottle of rice for their grand exit later in the evening:

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Favors were wrapped “crunch” bars:

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Close up:

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Their centerpieces were half tall, half short and they were really gorgeous. She wanted a “garden” feel to them- and I think they did a really perfect job at hitting that!

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The whole “area” with the cake was to DIE for. Ashley had rented these great candelabras and then has flower centerpieces made for the area as well. It was really breath taking! Plus, the cake itself was truly gorgeous!!

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Here’s a few of the table and the room:

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They hung these paper lanterns over some existing pendant lamps. It was a GREAT detail:

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Cute details on the Bride and Groom chairs:

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Now, onto the night’s events! Unfortunately, and I am so so bumemd about this, I didn’t get any pictures of the grand entrance! BUT, I can tell you about it: A limo pulled up and introduced the bridal party onto the red carpet couple by couple. Then, all of the guests [who were lining each side of the carpet] raised these GORGEOUS glasses to toast the bride and groom. Perfect photo op. I was too busy being hectic, so I know that I’ll be depending on Mandy [from Jim Kennedy Photography] for these ones.

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And they went straight into the first dance:

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Then into the cake cutting:

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And the cutest one [if my photography wasn’t SO SO bad, you’d be able to tell that they took this cute picture with frosting on their faces!]:

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I’m realizing at this point how FEW pictures of Drew that I have. Really, together these two are such a gorgeous and sweet couple! They really spent a TON of their time with open dancing and the DJs did a perfect job of that! They really know how to dance, these guys!! Here’s the toss:

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And here’s the garter:

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And, already, the GRAND EXIT!

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All in all, it was SUCH a great evening! I had so many people come up and say that this was the best wedding they’d been to- the most beautiful, the most loving couple, the funnest time. I know Ashley and Drew loved being there with all of their friends and family! It was so worth all of the planning and stressing!

Last night, Jennifer and Stuart got married at Rancho Capistrano. The evening went beautifully and her details [thought up and created by her, her mother and her sister] were so gorgeous!

When I got there, Jennifer was just about to hop into her dress for pictures:

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A close up of that hair:

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With them off to take pictures, it was up to me to finish setting up the ceremony:

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Their florist, Flower Allie, did a wonderful job! Jenny’s family had bought the trellace and two “urns” for the front and the floral splashes for them fit perfectly and turned out amazing!

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Their “centerpiece” really sums up the theme of the evening, which was the monogram “B”.

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Their guest book table, located at the entrance of the wedding, was so gorgeous. Jenny’s mother, Lynda, had printd out pictures for me of how the set up went, because the whole table was covered in special details:

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Programs:

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Bubbles on the chairs:

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Quite possibly the classiest, cutest wedding bubbles I’ve seen!

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A few shots “down the aisle”:

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The guests signing their GORGEOUS guest book, by Jim Kennedy Photography:

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Onto reception details! I actually had some help from the on-site coordinator as well as an Aunt to ensure that all of the details were put into place on time. Luckily, their reception site was RIGHT outside the Bridal Suite and right around the corner from the ceremony. Apparently the tables had been set wrong originally and it set us back almost a full 2 hours with set up. But, in the end, it all turned out gorgeous and the guests would never have known!

This is their chair detail. Between Jenny and her mom, they made frames like this for every other chair at the reception.

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It was such a small added touch and made a world of difference when looking at the site as a whole. But, Jenny’s parent’s as well as Jenny and Stuart’s chairs were special:

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I definately loved it! Here’s a shot of the head table! They made table runners from brown burlap for every table, but Jenny and Stuart’s they had embroidered with a “B”:

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Leaf in each guest’s napkin:

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Easy, elegant table numbers:

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Favors:

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Half tall centerpieces, half low centerpieces.:

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A shot of the ribbon and detailing on each of the centerpiece vases:

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A few shots of the tables and the area:

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I cannot imagine how long it must have taken to make these seating cards! Each were paper flowers folded individually. Half brown, hald green, on a bed of fake moss:Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

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The low bowl they used for their cards was this gorgeous hunk of solid wood:

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They had 3 “sets” of this candle set up around the fountain, as well as votives in clusters of 3 on the wall of the fountain. By night, this site was gorgeous. We had a ton of extra candles to line the wall which was on the perimiter of the site, with little clusters of candles.

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And, by night:

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Oh, the cake. I WISH I could explain how much I love this gorgeous cake!

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Jenny’s mom is into collection brooches and these are two of her vintage pieces:

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The cake was truly perfection. Smooth brown fondant, gorgeous cake stand, gorgeous monogram… wow.

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The bride’s serving set:

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Here’s a few details I forgot to include early on: The bride’s shoes and bouquet! Her shoes were gorgeous! They were also wedges because, getting married on the grass, she didn’t want her heels digging in and making her trip!:

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Good Lord, that bouquet!

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Bridesmaid bouquets [LOVE the contrast!]:

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Now we’re ready for the ceremony! A string quartet started us off

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All lined up [I was actually, as an independant, outside coordinator, not allowed to run their ceremony, so I’m back manning the entrance!]:

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These gates are actually on the way to the reception area from the ceremony site. You can see the little “B” details they snuck in:

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Just Married!!:

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The guests were then invited over to the reception area to enjoy cocktails, more string quartet and wait for…. the GRAND ENTRANCE! Here’s our Matron of Honor and Best Man

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And, of course, the Bride and Groom!:

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The Bride and Groom went straight into their first dance. And, they did something really different! I knew they’d be taking dance lessons, but they really pulled it out for last night. They did “the hustle” as their wedding dance, which is rather fast, and was full of switches, dips, and turns!

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I loved it! The guests loved it! It truly reflected Jenny and Stuart’s personalities. They had a great time. As it turned into evening, speeches came next:

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Followed by our Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dance:

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And, this is where my camera dies. I tried my best to “trick” it, leaving it off for long periods of time, opening it to take a picture only for a second and then turning it off again, but, apparently, that did not work. Here’s a few last pictures of the cake, by evening, and the ONE I got of them after the cutting:

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All in all, a truly great evening! Jenny had fun, her family and friends had fun, Stuart had fun, and I had a great time. I was so honored to be a part of this event! Knowing that their site came with a coordinator, they didn’t need to hire me. But, Jenny and I clicked since day 1 and I was so happy to work with her! Here’s her, shaking what her momma gave her [well, with her momma!] during the reception:

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Congratulations Jenny and Stuart!!

Alyssa and Mike 5.28.07!

POSTED BY Amanda

Yesterday Alyssa and Mike got married at Ranchos Las Lomas [I know, a Monday wedding, but it was to die for!]. The site was beautiful, the weather was perfect, and all of the vendors were top notch! I must say right off the bat that the flowers by The Spiraled Stem were breathtaking! Christine and The Spiraled Stem have been talking with The Knot Magazine about doing an article on “green weddings” [eco-friendly], so she decided that Alyssa and Mike’s event would be a great way to show what she can do! All of the candles were soy [and all of the votives were even hand-poured by Christine], all of the flowers were “green friendly” and the orchids were potted in organic soil! Best of all, they looked gorgeous and the roses were HUGE. It became such a statement when you stood back and looked at the whole room! There is a ton ton TON of pictures in this one [special thanks to Christine and The Spiraled Stem for taking so many and giving them to me so quickly!]. So, let’s get started!



The bridge from the ceremony site to the reception site.


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And the details of each:


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Arch above ceremony site:


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Close up of one of the aisle decorations [these were definitely a splurge!]:


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Better images of the same:


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And, the aisle as a whole [gorgeous!!!]


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Sand ceremony vase on the back table. You can’t tell, but it’s enscribed with the bride and groom’s name and their wedding date. The mothers brought out the individual colors of sand and handed them to the officiant at the beginning of the ceremony.


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Flower girl baskets. The petals in there were loose but I just love the way she kept the rose shape in tact!


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Terrible picture, but Alyssa provided all of the aisle seats with bubbles for their recessional and a little pink slip [colors were pink and brown] with instructions on when to blow bubbles.


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Here’s some pre-ceremony sneak peeks of the bride and groom taking pictures:


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Alyssa taking a quick walk through the reception area during pre-ceremony photos [MUCH more pictures of the reception to come…]


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I love this gorgeous ring pillow.


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Wedding program, handed out by a friend of the bride:


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Here’s a cute picture of the bouquets in the holders Christine provided for the girls:


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Onto the wedding! Here’s a shot of me, dismissing the bridesmaids [can you see me hiding back there??]


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Alyssa and Mike honored their mothers with the Rose Ceremony:


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And then they honor and commit to each other with the sand ceremony:


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Here’s a cute picture of one of the flower girls. Each of them had one of these lovely head wreathes.


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The cocktail hour was upstairs by the reception area [not sure if any of you are familiar with Ranchos Las Lomas, but it is a VERY unique and gorgeous site!]



Cocktail table centerpieces:


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Wish bowl [guest book] and pictures of the bride and groom on the table surrounding:


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Seating card table, gorgeously decorated with roses [these frames doubled as favors for the guests!]


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Details on the appetizer trays:


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The BULK of the time during the cocktail hour was Alyssa changing from her traditional wedding dress into her mother’s traditional kimono. It was a beautiful personal touch, and took 2 women and about 45 minutes to get her into it properly!


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She stayed in her kimono through dinner and changed back into her wedding gown for dancing.




Onto reception details!


Flowers on the buffet tables:


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The sweetheart table was decked OUT! These are the swags of flowers on the back of the bride and groom’s chairs:


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More pictures of the head table:


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By Candle light:


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Napkins:


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Detailing on their flutes:
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The fireplace was located right behind the bride and groom was lit up soo beautifully with the soy candles provided by Christine:


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The back of the fireplace and hearth, by the buffet:


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The cake, the cake, the cake. Wow.


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Serving Set [if you can find it through the flowers!]


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And, plate for the cake, with an orchid in the napkin:


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Lego people


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3 soy votives were on each table, and the roses were so big that Christine basically hollowed them out and set the votives inside.


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Pictures of the reception tables:


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Simple table numbers made by the bride:


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Details of the orchids:


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Each napkin had a rose:


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Centerpiece detail:


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Okay, let’s start with the grand enrance:


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Here are the bridesmaids and groomsmen serenading the Bride and Groom with their own personal rendition of “The Brady Bunch”:


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First dance pictures [you can tell they worked hard at their dance lessons, and check out the details on that dress!]


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Gorgeous back of her dress:


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This is a semi-random picture but I really loved that detail in her hair:


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Bouquet toss:


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And the garter!


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Here’s Alyssa pulling up her skirt for her husband!


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All in all, it was such an amazing evening! The bride and groom really let go and enjoyed themselves. You could see in their eyes that they took moment to soak it all in. And, the kids had a pretty good time, too:


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And, one for the road, of our lovely florist working her tail off to execute everything as perfectly as she could! I can’t thank Christine enough for all of the added details in this event! Hopefully the work will pay off and Alyssa and Mike will make it to The Knot!



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Karri and Jason 5.18.07!

POSTED BY Amanda

Well, I wasn’t sure if I was going to post this event or not. Partially because I was only hired for the set up and knew I wouldn’t have a ton of pictures. Also, it was on the beach and was a ton of phyiscal work, which meant the last thing I was going to do is be thinking about pictures! BUT, I did manage to snag a few and Karri had some GREAT details [more on her reception cruise, however, I didn’t get any images from there!]. So, here are the few and the proud that I came out with.

First off, here’s the chair set up:

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Not sure if you can tell, but the chairs are set at an angle. She really wanted them facing to the south, toward all of the beautiful rocks on the beach. She also wanted to ensure everyone was looking at the ocean [she loves the ocean- in fact, that’s her daughter’s first name!]

She had these bamboo “fliers” which were SO gorgeous. She made 5 of them, and then at the front they had a bamboo chuppa with the same organza laid over it. The way it all looked in the breeze was so so gorgeous.

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In the back you can see the arch being put together [by the groomsmen, who brought it with them in the limo, contrary to my advise!! But, all in all, it worked out in the end…]

The wedding was very intimate. Karri and Jason’s families were, I believe, both from Canada, so a Laguna Beach wedding was pretty “destination” to them, even though Karri and Jason live up the road. Because of that, Karri had chances to really think about her details. She provided the ladies with parasols to sheild the summer sun:

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And opposite of that, she provided programs, and bubbles for the recessional:

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After the ceremony, the guests had about an hour and a half to kill before boarding their sunset cruise reception, so Karri [thoughtfully] provided beverages and little finger foods for her guests to enjoy. It was basically a pre-cocktail hour, really great for an outdoor event!

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Pistachios [no pictures of the strawberries, but they were equally as cute!]

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And a few table shots:

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Well, there you have it. Sadly, not ONE picture of the reception. But, Karri had some GREAT ideas and I’m hoping that Renee Broughton, her photographer, will bail me out a bit and provide me with some more pictures!

Hope you enjoyed!

Alicia and Blake 5.4.07!

POSTED BY Amanda

Last night Alicia and Blake got married. The church was amazing, the reception was amazing, and all in all everyone had a really great time!

Here’s some shots of the church:

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The ceiling!!!

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The altar…

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Vows

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Rings…

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Married!!!

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Here’s a few shots I snuck of their first real moments together as husband and wife ?

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Okay, now, onto the reception. The rest of the event took place at The Cheesecake Factory in Redondo Beach. They are the only location with an upstairs that is available for private parties. The layout is gorgeous. A huge long bar, a banquet room, and lots of space to mingle. So… the bar:

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Cocktail menus at either end of the bar with their “speciality drinks”. SUCH a great idea- the guests really loved it!

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This seating chart was soo cute. I wish I got a better picture of it! [And a picture of it BEFORE guests started taking their cards. But alas, my camera was in the car]. She had buttons pinned to a bulletin board and they held each seating card in rows. The buttons were all white but unique and different [there were also buttons on the top of each card, to designate the guest’s meal selection]…

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Close up of the card:

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The gift table was located right next to the guest book and was set up really cute! They had an adorable card box and also a little painted suitcase in their wedding colors that said their “Just Married” with their names and date on it.

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[I know, right!]

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Guest book incredibly done with photos by Michael Norwood [and Alicia through MyPublisher.com]:

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These were the cocktail hour centerpieces [taken from overhead- sorry about the glare!]. She borrowed martini glasses from the venue and provided a floating candle for each. For the small tables, they were the perfect size to not get in the way!

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Here’s a shot of the area by night:

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This table was set up near the doors to the banquet room. It is a tribute to Alicia’s mother, who passed when Alicia was 11. It holds a mannequin with her wedding dress, a picture of her mother on her wedding day, and a tribute frame. The guests loved that Alicia involved her mother so much!

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Onto the reception area. If you can’t already tell, Alicia and Blake chose pink and green as their colors and her dedication to that color scheme really impressed me. I love how everything tied in together! Here’s a full room shot:

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Details. I don’t know if you can tell below what this is, but it’s a bent fork. It’s been made into a mini easal to hold their favors. She made over 100 of them. Now THAT is commitment.

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The favors were custom CDs printed by the brie and groom. She printed the monogram onto the envelopes and then cut the printed paper to size.

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The back of the favor [shows the front of their CD- an engagement picture!]. So cute!!

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Menu cards printed by the bride. I pulled one out for the 2nd photo. ?

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She did halfsie-halfsie short and tall centerpieces. Here’s a picture of each:

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Top view of the gorgeous flowers:

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Table numbers were TO DIE FOR. You can see them on my full table shots [I think I have 1 closeup]. She bought frames from the $1 store [in gold] and made the numbers out of buttons. They were such cuteness.

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Found a closeup!

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My favorite part… the cake.

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They had a monogrammed cake topper…

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And the details were so gorgeous. I love the way the leaves look like their “jumping off” the cake!

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Okay. Now we’re ready to start with the good stuff. Their grand enterance:

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And straight into the first dance:

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Alicia was killing me! They kissed through their entire dance and this girl was totally committed to having good pics. She knew when to give the sass and when to give the mushy stuff. Here’s a picture of her flower girl [younger sister] watching their first dance:

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Speeches:

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A moment with her daddy:

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Cutting their beautiful cake:

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And the awkward cake flopping onto the place:

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Yum!

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A little impromptu dance with the flower girl:

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Money shot bouquet toss:

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Garter:

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Her face is too much!

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Since we WERE at The Factory, she had a cheesecake display encorperated into the serving of the wedding cake:

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Their photographer had a picture slideshow during the 2nd half of the reception that featured lots of shots from the ceremony and their portraits. I loved it!

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I love laptops!

A little later, we transferred the centerpieces into terra cotta pots that the bride bought, so the guests could take home the flowers and the gorgeous urns could be returned.

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We’re done! I’ll leave you with one last picture. This is the couple at the church, as the priest prays a blessing over them and their marriage!

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I had so much fun with this event. The bride was amazing and they truly filled the whole room with their love and friendship!

Amber and Trevor 4.28.07!

POSTED BY Amanda

 

Saturday was Amber and Trevor’s wedding and it was absolutely gorgeous! Everything went off without a hitch and I loved that I got to be a part of it. I’ve got a ton of pictures to walk you through the event!






First off, Some details:




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Her place cards came wrapped in such a neat little stack. Knowing Amber, I’ll bet she did this herself, and it was too much for me. I needed to sneak a pic before folding them and setting them up. That design on the top of each of them was the meal indicator [sage green for chicken, pink for prime rib, gold for vegetarian] and was on all of the papers for her day. It was elegant and simple.






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The napkins held menu cards and were folded so great for it. She didn’t chose a traditional pocket fold, and the staff actually taught themselves how to fold them the day-of from one of the pictures she provided! You can never be too prepared, ladies!!






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The table names held little stories about Amber and Trevor, each of them being named after something special in their relationship. Throughout the night I saw guests trading them with each other so that they got to read others. It was very special.






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There were 2 different kinds of wrapped favors and we alternated them every other seat. These little boxes with that tiny bow were too much! They looked great on the table. [But the kids LUCKED out!]…






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Each kid got a sucker [which they couldn’t WAIT to get open] and a coloring book to keep them entertained. I saw each of the kids coloring throughout the night, sucker in each of their mouths. Trust me, they enjoyed this one very much! Here’s a few more shots:


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The Dancefloor…




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Amber had put out 2 baskets of dancing shoes [in 3 different sizes] for the ladies to switch to once their heels started to hurt. They were sandals in gold and pink, and were gone in about 20 minutes after the DJ announced them! Apparently, a great idea. J






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The full effect of the dance floor was perfect. The floral splashes from Amber’s ceremony were brought over and placed on either side of the DJ, dressing it up just enough. Amber and Trevor sat right across from the DJ at a sweetheart table against the long window, which provided such an amazing view with the night skyline.






The cake… I must have had a thing with the cake! I have a ton of pictures of it. Here are a few shots of it in the daytime:


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And, the cake at night…


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Pardon the blur in the pictures, my camera doesn’t do well without it’s flash, but I really wanted to capture the “glow” of the table!






Details, details… Amber provided bathroom baskets for both men and women [which, were thoroughly used and picked clean by the evening’s end]. The set up of them was pretty cute, and it looks like she thought of everything under the sun!


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Men’s basket




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Women’s basket [with sign in front]




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Cute little sign for the ladies






The cocktail hour was this gorgeous mezzanine area that was actually kind of in between the first and second floor of the hotel. We set up 5 cocktail tables with the easy, low-maintenance centerpiece that Amber dictated to me…


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These small bud vases actually housed 3 roses each [which, were taken directly from her aisle and brought to us to trim the stems and place in each vase]. We had such a surplus of roses for the evening, we got to decorate everything in petals! This was Amber’s great idea to get all she could out of those flowers, and it truly was to her advantage!






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The place card table was probably the most time consuming piece to set up, but the affect of it was more than she could have imagined from all the pictures she provided me with! We had a centerpiece for the table and basically set up the cards to fan out like sunrays, with candles between each row. Here’s a shot of the whole table, lit up:


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Here’s Amber and Trevor’s sweetheart table.




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Groom’s seat




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…And bride’s seat






And, here starts the pictures we REALLY care about… the event! Here’s me sneaking a shot of the couple through the window in their reception room:


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First Dance…


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Look at the back of that dress!


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The “money shot”


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Amber and Trevor are so in love! All during their first dance they gazed at each other, held one another close and closed their eyes. They really managed to soak in the moment! It made all the guests [and, um, coordinators?] well up a bit!






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Cutting the cake…


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This is probably my favorite picture of the evening! No matter which way you do it, flopping that piece of cake onto a small cake plate is awkward! Trevor’s face really says that best.


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Amber, trying to hard to trust her new husband and making sure she’s giving him “the eye”!


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In the end, they both got each other a little bit.




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Trevor sharing a moment with his mom






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Amber taking a moment during the toss to sing to her bridesmaids and enjoy the moment while the photographers prepared. What a photo op!


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And the toss!




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Trevor’s very own “mission impossible”, which kept Amber laughing!






Here’s a couple shots of the whole “affect” of the wedding:


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The whole room [note the back window is the entire length of the room, overlooking the harbor- gorgeous!]




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Throw in a sideways chair sash [her linens were all this satin material!]




And leave you with a centerpiece shot!


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All in all, the wedding was so amazing. Amber and Trevor really took their moments together, enjoyed themselves, and their guests had a great time too!

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