Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Nancy & Doug

Nancy and Doug were such a fun couple. I had a great time working with them and Nancy's mom Jackie.
The day started off a little on the shaky side LITERALLY. The couple was to be married under the same huappah that Nancy's sister used 6 years earlier. It was made out of tree logs and went perfect with the rustic decor at Mavris Arts and Events Center. Unfortunately, there was an accident. A friend of the family was assembling the huppah and she fell off the ladder and broke her arm. I called 911, a first in my wedding planning career. Getting married under a huppah is very important in Jewish traditional so I knew something had to be done. I called one of our great friends Julie Acheson from Royal Creations and asked if she could help me out. Julie saved the day. The huppah made out chiffon and it was beautiful.
The ceremony started right on time and when Doug and Nancy were pronounced husband and wife there wasn't a dry eye in the room. The reception decor was simple but elegant. The couple loves their cats so in lieu of favors a donation was made to the Grant County Humane Society. Everyone enjoyed dinner and dessert and the dance floor was full the entire night. The day was a huge sucess.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Dawn & Brandon

It started out to be a rainy morning, I thought I was going to have to face the fact that we would be rained out for the first time in CCP history, but sure enough my prayers worked and they got married at the USS Indianapolis Canal area right on time. It was a perfect afternoon with a slight breeze. Just enough air to cool your brow and enjoy one of the last days of summer. Dawn and Brandon started off at the Indiana State Museum, Eiteljorg, and then came back to Canal area for pictures. As the people entered the ceremony site, they were greeted with a bottle of refreshing water. After the ceremony, they took a little walk down the canal to the cocktail reception on the East side of Vermont street. CCP Staff worked hard to complete the last minute details under the tent on the other side of the canal as the guests enjoyed their Sunset Cherry Brocktails (our cute name for the signature drink). When the bride and groom entered the tent for the first time, she just screeched with excitement. That’s when you know, you did a perfect job when they just can’t thank you enough. After the meet and greet over the bridge, the guests entered the Westside tent surrounded with luscious citron and brownie lamour linens. It was perfect. Boy, did they dance the night away! It was an enjoyable evening on the canal with a perfect sunset.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Amanda & Doug's Reception

Amanda and Doug’s fiesta went off with a bang! The event décor came to life with the lush linens and fun cuisine. The reception was held at the Mavris Arts and Events Center; we just love being there with Amanda and John. Everyone just raves about his place. When we designed the reception, I decided it would be cool to create a more casual atmosphere. We used different size tables for a variety and different colors for different tables for visual appeal. Downstairs during the cocktail hour, we only used the turquoise lamour and hot cerise and left the bold colors for a surprise upstairs. As the guests walked up the stairs after their mango margaritas, they found our most creative cupcake display. Boy, did those Gerber cupcakes turn out so cute (see picture). A bar was created in the middle of the room with 10 black barstools to encourage guests to grab a drink and watch the live band, etc. John added another dimension to my creation, by adding a light and height to the center bar area for glasses and liquor. It truly created the focal point in the room. Later, the groom’s triplets made their way upstairs to enjoy the 3rd floor pool table and play station. You must always keep the kids entertained, so the adult guests can dance the night away. The couple is off to Antigua for a romantic get away.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Alexis and Matt

August 11, 2007
Alexis and Matt

Color, Color, and more Color. What a gorgeous event and lovely couple. Alexis and Matt got married this past Saturday at the Trinity Episcopal Church on Meridian and held their reception at the Indiana State Museum. Matt’s mother, Jill Sowder from Westwood Paper Company in Carmel, hosted the rehearsal dinner at the NCAA, where the guests were able to play basketball and practice pitching with the pitching machine! What fun! I’m not going to lie, it was hot but Alexis never stopped smiling the entire time. The church was absolutely beautiful, with its 12th century history and uniqueness. We were able to help them create and design the event décor for the reception, and let me tell you what a beautiful site. They were able to incorporate personal touches every step of the way. Both bride and groom attended IU, so we decided to name the tables after their favorite places on campus. The groom’s nickname is SHREK, so we offered guests SHREK JUICE and FIONA PASSION as the signature drinks. Their main colors were green and eggplant, and WOW did they really pop. The lighting in the room just accented the tables the perfect amount. Oh yeah, did I tell you we offered the guests a fruit plate with fresh kiwi, grapes, and cantaloupe to match our colors. Those are the little touches that really make a difference. The cake table was lined with butterflies with Swarovski Crystals. To top off the event, the hot dog vendor waited outside for the guests to enjoy their 4th meal, just like at Kilroy’s on IU’s campus. I loved this lovely event. The colors were amazing and the valet topped the night with their complimentary parking.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Amanda & Doug

Amanda and Doug Witter Aug. 3, 2007 Seattle, Washington

What a treat! Seattle skyline on a 75 degree day on a boat at sunset, what more could a bride want? Amanda and Doug tied the knot on the 3rd of August in Seattle Washington. Their friends and family came from all over the county to help them celebrate this lovely celebration. What a fun couple! The most unique element on this particular wedding was the groom's 12 year old triplets. It was neat to see the couple include the boys in the family sand ceremony. Tears fell from my face the moment Amanda read her promises to the boys in front of their friends and family. The entire time I was on this beautiful private cruise, I couldn't decide which I liked better the white sandy beaches in St. Kitts or the skyline in Seattle on a boat at sunset.......boy my job is hard!!!!! It was breath taking. The vendors did a great job. My ABC connections in the city worked out perfectly. The photographer, Tania from Azzura Photography in Seattle, used to live here in Indy (2 miles from my house). She found me through an email I sent out to the Seattle members of ABC. She called me immediately and the next thing I knew we booked her for Amanda and Doug's wedding. What a small world! 4 years ago we did a wedding together at the Scottish Rite and now again in Seattle, Washington?! She is a wonderful photographer and with our membership of ABC we were connected again. We hired a local photographer to shoot their reception here in Indy. They are hosting their downtown reception on the 17th at Mavris Arts and Events Center. Stay tuned for the pictures from the Mexican fiesta!

Thursday, August 2, 2007


Greetings from Seattle!!!

Tonya is out in Seattle right now making the final preparations for Amanda & Doug's wedding!! After what seemed like a never-ending plane ride, Tonya landed in Seattle. She met with the minister yesterday and today she went over to the check out the ceremony site. Amanda and Doug are getting married on a cruise ship called Champagne Lady. How fun!!! Above are some of the pictures that Tonya took today. The wedding will be held on Friday so more pictures will be up then.