Alli & Shon's wedding- Part I
August 13, 2008
As guests arrived in the late afternoon for the ceremony, they were first treated to a brief cocktail hour before finding their seats in vintage church pews in the front entry space of the home.
Alli & Shon had always loved the fanciful creations that the bartenders at Table 8 created for them, so we were completely thrilled when the guys at Table 8 (who had never done a wedding) were on board to do all the drinks for the big day. Guests delighted in "Basil 8's" pre-ceremony- a refreshing combination of crushed fresh grapes, basil, vodka, bitters and gingerale.
The beautiful ceremony space in the front of the house. To add to the intimate feeling of the space, we brought in old church pews for charming, vintage character.
We designed the programs to be simple and clean, with a single piece of twine to wrap the pages together.
Alli and Shon exchanged vows under an incredible gnarled olive tree. Alli's stepfather officiated the touching ceremony as guests surrounded them from both sides. Rather than having a bridal party to stand with them at the altar, family members came up one by one and read a wish they had written for Alli and Shon. Shon's beautiful daughters, Ava and Julia stood with them as they exchanged vows to be not only husband and wife but also family.
The beautiful couple- husband and wife!
Where did you find the church pews? What a great idea! What a beautiful wedding!
I love the fabric of the groom's suit - so chic yet masculine.
were the raw wood tables rented?
You have just experienced one of the most incredible events of your life. The person who you love most in the world has popped the question and you have answered 'yes!' The whirlwind of the wedding planning world has now opened- questions and excitement from friends and family, your childhood wedding dreams re-visited, wedding magazines taunting you from the shelves of the check out lanes. You are finding yourself with a new language. A vocabulary full of words such as Fiancé, Chivari chairs, fondant--words you had no idea that you knew and now they seem to run off your tongue effortlessly.
I know how fast everything seems and how overwhelming it all can feel at first, so I created this blog to help answer questions, give advice and inspire new ideas.