Monday, November 7, 2011

Rock Festival Themed Wedding ~ Marci + Eric ~ The Orpheum Theater

Wedding Team:

Marci & Eric's love of music inspired this non traditional event at the Orpheum Theater in Downtown Flagstaff. 

I had a poster made and Greg from the Orpheum put thier names on the marquee.

Marci's two girls were her bridesmaids & Eric's son's his groomsmen.    What a fun family they

Eric is a muscian and wrote a song for Marci which he sung to her during the reception.  All of the guests received a cd of Eric's music as a gift.

Melissa Dunstan had to take a photo in a record store - Rock-It-Man CD's.

Thornagers Catering did a fantastic job with the food.  Marci & Eric wanted different stations for their guests to enjoy.  They had a salad station, meat lovers station, stir fry station, a gourmet grilled cheese truck & a gelato station.   I made these fun signs with the menu choices on them and had them at each station.  Tents were constructed in the parking lot of the Orpheum where the food was served.  A yellow umbrella and table inside served as the gelato station.

Marci  & Eric had beer glasses made as favors.  We had a kids area separate from the adults.  The younger ones got these cute boxes filled with chips, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches & candy.  Kraft paper lined the bar area and crayons, markers and stickers were in metal pails so the kids could draw and create.   I also re-covered the existing stools with fun plaid fabrics in pinks, blues & oranges.  The Teenagers sat at the opposite bar area, I wrapped pink and blue ribbon around their napkins for a little extra punch of color.

The photobooth from Shutterbox was a fun addition and all of the photos were put into an album as a keep sake for the bride and groom.

 Because the wedding was held at a music venue,  I made concert tickets that served as the guest's escort cards.  They had to go to the will call booth at the theater to find out what table they were sitting at!

The ceremony took place on stage and all of the guests sat in the audience and watched as the happy couple exchanged their vows.  The ceremony concluded with a group hug representing the joining of their two families!   As I mentioned above, Eric serenaded his bride with a song he wrote for her, so touching!

This was an interesting space as it is a music venue with theater seating and a stage.  I really wanted to soften the space so we constructed a beautiful fabric draped chuppa for the couple to stand under during the ceremony.  I also created an area for the bridal party and family to sit under during the reception.  We strung globe lights across the top and I made these really fun chandeliers out of flowers and chicken wire (the shades were given to me from a friend who was replacing their lighting in their house and needed a visual so he created these life size models)

Marci & I found this fun fabric and Anne Thomas from Anne's Alterations made table runners for me.

All of the flowers and centerpieces were designed by Glamorous Occasions.

In keeping with the music theme, I made the table markers rows and put them in CD cases.  Sugar Mamas made all of the beautiful desserts!

It was an amazing evening and I wish Eric & Marcy a lifetime full of happiness! Thanks for letting me be a part of your day!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Retro Fifties Wedding ~ Featured on Bride & Joy!

Very excited that Katie & Jim's retro wedding is featured on Bride & Joy along side Melissa Dunstan Photography!

Woodsy Whimsical Wedding Reception ~ Bryce + Alex Reception, Private Residence


Bryce & Alex had their reception in the front yard of their home. I helped transform their driveway into a whimsical wonderland! We tented the driveway and put down a wooden dance floor. Long tables with chocolate pintuck linens added a touch of elegance. We used fresh herbs and lavender in square vases for the centerpieces. Alex had these cute monogramed napkin rings made and seeds in pots with burlap were given as favors. We lined the tent walls and ceilings with branches and twinkle lights to complete the mood.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Katie + Jim ~ Retro Wedding Featured on Bridal Musings

Bridal Musings is such a great blog! They loved Katie & Jim's wedding so much that they published 2 blog posts! Thanks Elizabeth!

Part 1

Part 2

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

1950's Inspired Wedding ~ Katie + Jim Sycamore Springs Guest Ranch


Photographer:Melissa Dunstan Photography
Dress: Anne's Alterations
Rentals:  Classic Party Rentals
Caterer: Epic Events
Hair & Make-up: Victor

Katie & Jim knew they wanted a 1950's themed wedding but weren't sure how to pull it off. Katie had her dress, wanted sunflowers & daisy's Incorporated into the decor and had a box full of coke glasses for vases. The rest was up to me. Well let me tell you how much fun I had going to different antique shops and thrift stores to find props to try and bring the era to life for her day!

Melissa Dunstan & Kristen Carnes
did not disappoint with the photographs!

Katie & Jim wanted their ceremony in a circle. I hung daisy's from the tree over the ceremony site. After they said their "I Dos" the skipped down the aisle.

Katie's dress and shoe clips were designed by Anne Thomas of Anne's Alterations. I absolutely loved the yellow petty coats & the suspenders!

I pulled in as many authentic details to the era as I could find. I used lavender, butter cream and turquoise cotton linens. An old Kodak brownie camera, sunflowers & daisies in coke glasses as well as black and white photographs of Katie & Jim's families lined the tables.

I strung individual daisy's in bud vases over the head table for a touch of whimsy!

Cocktail hour was by the pond. I printed out interesting facts from each year of the era and hung them from the trees for guests to read. An old popcorn machine and pepsi crate were great accents to the appetizer table. I found an old Frigidare produce drawer to chill the white wine in.

The tables were named after 50's television shows. The magazine rack is also from the 50' (Fun fact... Audrey Hepburn is one of my favorite actresses and I have seen Breakfast at Tiffany's over a dozen times. So I threw my personal copy of the record in as a prop!)

I borrowed an old platter pak of records from my Dad's collection.

More fun props I found to decorate all of the tables with.

Couldn't resist buying this Better Homes & Gardens Decorating Book!

Apple pie was served for dessert. It was a beautiful day!