The roaring 20's

What a gorgeous wedding we had tonight. The bride came in with a 20's Great Gatsby theme in mind and it played out perfectly. Many guests even got into the mood and wore flapper dresses, headbands and feathers.

The place cards were attached to Freixenet champagne bottles which went perfectly with the theme.  The bride collected brass candlesticks from antique shops and used them in the centerpieces and the mantel.

We added some pearl draping, candles and uplighting to the chapel to add to the effect.

Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs.!  

The Beauty and Balaz

There are some people you just love to be around, right? The ones that are happy, smiley, positive and just plain fun. Well, meet Stephanie and Andy. They are just that couple. Their wedding was done with a lot of style and class; golds, ivory and touches of burgundy. It was always a pleasure to meet with them whether we were creating their invitations, Andy was trying on different tux styles or we were putting the final pieces into place. Take a look at how lovely it all came together.

Sweet Emotions

I enjoy weddings. I really enjoy weddings that the emotions are flowing, whether they're shown in smiles and hugs or big tears of joy, and that's exactly what I got to witness with Mark & Christie. From our first planning meeting to our last, BOTH Mark & Christie were always smiling and enjoying the process of planning their wedding day. And although it was a chilly, fall garden wedding, it was enjoyed by the many that attended.

Come rain or shine... a wedding!

Although the couple had planned to have their wedding ceremony in the garden, the weather forcast seemed a little unpredicable so rather than chancing it, they "tied the knot" in the chapel. (One of the best reasons to choose Aberdeen Manor is we can provide you a beautiful indoor setting in the event of rain...or heat...or humidity...or just because you decide to change your mind the day of!) Just before guests started to arrive a rainbow appeared across the top of the chapel. It was a gorgeous site!--just like the bride.

Black, White & Silver Sparkle

Anna & Joe knew at our first planning meeting what they wanted the ballroom to look like-- classic black and white with silver sparkle, and I'd say they got want they dreamt. The guest tables had silver embroidered runners down the center, black napkins and beautiful crystal vase sets or crystal globes atop a pilsner vase on round mirrors to reflect the soft candlelight from the votive cups. There were touches of pink in the bouquets, the pink votive cups used in the centerpieces and lighting behind the head table. Their back drop consisted of black curtains gathered with rhinestone bracelets and crystals hung behind from ceiling to floor. Anna wore a white gown with a belt and neckline embellished in rhinestones while Joe wore all black--both looked perfect for the part.

Falling in Love

It sure felt like fall today with the cooler weather and even a little rain. Michele and Brad made a good choice on having their ceremony in the chapel because it started to rain right around 5pm.

Brad and Michele wrote their own vows and they were some of the sweetest words that I have heard in a wedding ceremony, very deep and truly heartfelt.

These two planned their wedding while living in California.  The first time we spoke, I had them get on the webcams and see the ballroom set up for that evening's wedding.  We have had many, many phone conferences, emails and meetings.  I love their mix of fall colors and decor.

Michele and Brad-

It was such a pleasure planning this day with you!  I have enjoyed all of our talks and hope that they helped make your planning easier.  I wish you both a lifetime of happiness!



A Classy Wonderland Affair!!

Ok so I have to admit that when Al and Sarah first told me, "We want to do an Alice in Wonderland themed wedding." I was a little skeptical, but we all agreed that "touches" of Alice could be a memorable and unique way to go. Flamingo table favors, clocks, teapots and cups for centerpieces, a bold color scheme, their invitation-which looked like an old locked tombe. Even their officiant, Louise Chickie-Wolfe got into the spirit with a ceremony that had many lighthearted references to Alice, including her running in at the beginning with a huge clock, saying "I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date!" which set the tone and got the evening off to a wonderful start.
I think my favorite "touch" of the whole evening was that Sarah's Grandma Mary was the flower girl! And an excellent job she did too! It was darling!
Here are some photos of some of the highlights: