Sarah & Todd

Sarah and Todd were married at the Wimbish Mansion on January 24th. I want to feature some of the details of their wedding as great ideas for your own wedding.

DO have fun with your pre-wedding photos

DO see each other before your ceremony for pictures. OK- I realize this isn't right for everyone, but definitely consider your ceremony and reception venues' photography options as well as lighting/sunset times after your ceremony and make an educated decision. Maybe the hotel you are gettting ready in has a gorgeous Lobby that would be a perfect backdrop for your photos rather than the standard photos at the altar after the ceremony.... We often hear that everyone feels more relaxed if the Bride and Groom have seen each other before the ceremony. You will have more time for great photo ops before the ceremony and more time to socialize with your guests and/or get a drink and bite to eat after the ceremony.
DO something different with your florals. Sarah and Todd chose a classic color palette of green, white and black, but added a major pop of color with unique pink florals from Foxgloves and Ivy. I thought Sarah's bouquet {made of Esperance roses, Topaz roses, Garnet Glow miniature callas, shell pink spray roses, pink ranunculus, Dutch tulips and Nerines} was a show stopper! And I love that Todd's boutonniere was a Nerine- very unique!
DO incorporate great personal touches. Sarah and Todd had pictures of each of their parents on their wedding day on the mantles.

DO use your engagement photos wisely. Sarah and Todd made their guest book with photos from their engagement photo shoot {"e-session"}, which allowed them to have a wonderful keepsake that includes these photos and lets guests get a peek at these images as well.

DO consider your venue when choosing your florals. The ballroom at the Wimbish Mansion has very high ceilings, so it was aesthetically pleasing and impactful to have high and low arrangements to give the space depth.

DO include stationery touches that tie in your color palette and provide your guests with relevant information.

DO eat. We always, always, always ensure that our Bride and Groom have an opportunity to eat. You will undoubtedly have a drink or two and will need something on your stomach. You will also need to keep your energy up for lots of dancing! Also, DO reuse your florals when possible. We used Sarah's bouquet as the centerpiece on the Sweetheart table.
DO you. Sarah's cake was gorgeous and coordinated perfectly with the weddings details. Instead of a standard groom's cake with a sports theme, etc., the couple opted for Todd's favorite cake- caramel cake from A Piece of Cake.

And MOST IMPORTANTLY DO savor every moment of your day. Leave the details to the pros.
Thank you, Sarah and Todd, for allowing us to be a part of your wedding day! Best Wishes! A big thank you to Mike Moon of Mike Moon Studio for these images!


ami @ elizabeth anne designs said...

that's my venue!!! love it. :) gorgeous job ashley! said...

Love the details especially that bout!