Hello all! Sorry I've been missing for a few days, I have had a busy week. Or to put it more accurately, I am still recovering from a fabulous wedding weekend...it's sad that it takes me this long to recover from a fun weekend now! 28 is apparently geriatric age.
I heart weddings. Especially weddings of people who have been my best friends since 8th grade. The fact that the wedding itself was gorgeous, creative and fun? That was just gravy. Here's some pictures:
Barbecue and Burlap anyone? That was the vibe of the rehearsal dinner - and it was simple and gorgeous. Quentin's mama got custom burlap runners made for the tables... I love burlap and will be using it for linens for a large February event I am doing - stay tuned of course :) Don't let burlap fool you - it can be elegant and rustic at the same time, especially with gorgeous flowers and candlelight.
The bride and groom met at Wake Forest, so of course their school was represented at the dinner. Along with Quentin's mom's recipe for banana pudding - to die for... I was afraid to ask her for it because I am afraid I would make it two times a week.
Now on to the wedding day...Where should I start? How about with the gorgeous. happy and stylish bride and groom - her dress was SO beautiful...wait till you see her after party dress!
A cute ring bearer in Converse Chuck Taylors and a tuxedo is a must....and it's even better when it's your best friend Kalle's son Pearce...Pearce was a rock start that night, break dancing for the crowd and everything!
Flowers were done by a good family friend, and they were gorgeous! The tables either had wreaths of carnations or different sized vases with candles and small bouquets. Check out the Table numbers put right on the glass vases...Courtesy of a "Pazzle" machine - available at the fabulous gift store BLIS in Charlotte...they can Pazzle anything you need and more!
Check out these gorgeous and DELICIOUS cupcakes from For Goodness Cakes instead of a traditional wedding cake! The NYC and Queen City logos represent the bride and groom quite well. The bride's mom put together all the cake stands by super gluing different vintage plates to various candlesticks. This made fora beautiful, dramatic display.
To go along with their fun band and DJ combination, fun toys were given out later in the night...check out my glow stick necklace as I grin (really big btw) with the bride:
Or some flashing tambourines anyone? Yes, I'll take two home for future use, thank you.
A photo booth with props was just icing on the cake...or cupcake I should say!
And finally, the bride and groom make their exit - check out Leighton's fantastic, off-white party dress! She wore that to the after party - that's right, this suave couple had a venue change and we went to an after-party. No pictures though, my camera was tired...or had had too much wine, one or the other.
What a gorgeous, fun and happy day. Here is a poem I read during the ceremony that really summed up the sentiment of the day.. I am not really a poem person, but I thought it was so beautiful:
I carry your heart, by e.e. cummings
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true) and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
Congratulations to the happy happy couple,
and thanks for a fantastic wedding!
I will be featuring the bridal luncheon tomorrow
afternoon/evening, so check back for some great pictures!