Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Red, Black, and White Wedding

Happy New Year!

We are back with some wedding recaps from the 2012 year!

The rich colors of red and black accented with white is a great color combination and was a perfect choice for Mr. & Mrs. Redd. Yes this is truly their last name, so we took the red theme and ran with it!

This wedding took place at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve in Hanover, MD. 

When we first met with our couple they were not sure about the style, theme, or a few other items about the wedding. They just knew that they were in love and wanted to be married. That was a great start for me...good reason to start. As I got to know them during the consultation and learned more about them they met each other in High School and had two slightly different stories (as usual...there is always a gap in the funny 'how we met stories'). So we all came to the conclusion that it all began with a crush and there our theme and colors combined with the last name began laying the foundation for their wedding journey.

Kim is such a sweet person and we bonded right away, she was not your typical bride that knew all the details that she wanted. However, she was open and loved the facts that we offered choices and looked at each, talked through the details and then made the decision on the best fit for their wedding. I went gown shopping with Kim and her bridesmaids to help her pick the colors and styles of the dresses. 

Tip: When you go out shopping for your gown have your Maid of Honor try on the bridesmaids dresses that you like and are considering and stand next to the bride. We eliminated a few bridesmaids dresses this way. 

Being different in some of her attire and ceremony decor was keen to the couple and that we did with a red chuppah/canopy for the ceremony. It served as a pretty backdrop for the ceremony and formal pictures following the ceremony. 

Prestigious Occasions provided the custom red chuppah/canopy, all linen, chair covers, DIY crush bottles and tags, aisle decor, and more!

Following the ceremony the guests identified their seats by locating their names on the Crush soda bottles... remember it all began with a High School Crush and that is what the framed sign on the table said. The named tags were created by Prestigious Occasions and tied with red ribbon by the Bride and her Bridesmaids. This served as an escort card and favor...some favors never made it home...the guest really enjoyed the kid in them with the soda and candy bar as a favor.

Guests signed the framed picture as a guest book alternative.

Tip: DIY projects are great to put a personal touch on your wedding. However it is very important to plan out your tasks ahead of time and also enlist help when you need it.

For the reception we combined square and round tables with two different table layouts. The round tables were covered in black linen with a damask overlay while the square table had a black underlay with a damask runner, read napkins with menu cards were placed at each setting. The centerpieces and flowers were created by Randy at Wicked Willow.  

The entire wedding day was wonderful for our clients and here is their review that we received on our services. 

         Kay (Prestigious Occasions) was the best planner. Our wedding was like a dream come true. When my husband and I first sat down with Kay I did not even have a vision for what I wanted (not the typical bride), but Kay helped me to form a vision for our wedding, and brought it to life just as we had imagined it. It was beautiful, and more than we could have ever dreamed of. Her best quality is her patience and willingness to do what needs to be done to ensure that your wedding day is a beautiful experience you'll never forget. Thank you Kay. If you are looking for a planner you have found her!

       ~ Kim