Monday, March 22, 2010

License to Wed workshop

Last month I had the privilege of going to North Carolina to attend the License to Wed workshop put on by the amazing Ivy Robinson. You cannot believe how much I learned in just two days! I was given an assignment to expand my portfolio by planning a “couples” wedding when I got back home. I immediately called my good friend Ashley from Henry Photography; we have been talking about doing a mock up for months so this was perfect timing.

This mock up had a little bit of everything. Sarah (the bride) is from the south and she wanted a southern feel to make her feel more at home, which is why the location of choice was Bryn Du Mansion. Mark (the groom) is an architect and very detail oriented and prefers simple streamlined d├ęcor which is what we achieved in the table setting. Their color pallet was purple and yellow with green and silver accents. If you are trying to figure out a way to bring more of your color pallet out during your wedding, try a signature cocktail! I chose a Purple Avalanche martini served with a slice of lemon for this particular wedding. It’s another fun way to be creative.

Have your signature drinks served during cocktail hour to add some fun and color.

The Berzillea inside the napkin ring was such a small detail but added so much to the whole look.

Boronia and Daffodils were used in the center of the tables.

If you are looking for a natural earthy centerpiece the Boronia is a good choice. Making a switch to a different vase gave the table a whole new vibe.

Serving cupcakes with added detail is another great way to be creative.
Add a thank you note to your guests or a card with your new initials.

A special thanks to Shari at Bella Floral Designs for being a part of this, she did an amazing job with these unique flower choices. If you are still in need of a florist I would highly recommend checking her out.

Enough credit can’t be given to Ashley at Henry Photography. She photographed my wedding and we’ve been friends since grade school so obviously she is a favorite. But personal relationship aside she really is an amazing talent.