Monday, September 21, 2009

White Elegant Wedding

Ann and Mike

September 19,2009

St. Pius x Church and Columbia Club

WOW!!! What a classy event! I met Ann over a year ago back in August. They were unsure as whether they needed a wedding planner at the time, BUT as she was introducing at the rehearsal last week I was her lifesaver! So I guess I made a believer out of her! When we started planning Ann didn't have a clear vision of what she wanted for her wedding. She did know she wanted all white and to have a town & country feel. The Columbia Club was the perfect venue to start and accomplish all of these. AJ was absolutely wonderful and delightful, as usual. The floral decor was stunning, David from McNamara did a fabulous job. Ann's day started early with hair and makeup. The wedding was a full mass catholic ceremony that started at 2pm. We used motor coaches to bus guests to and from the church, Ann didn't want her out of town guests to worry about renting a car. With catholic weddings we did have a gap in between the ceremony and start of the reception. It just so happened that the Irish Festival was in town and it was a perfect thing for the guests to do to pass the time, especially since some of Ann's family traveled from Ireland! This time also gave Heather, Special Touch Photography, all the time in the world to take pictures. During the cocktail hour, guests mingled and enjoyed hors d'oeuvres we used the ice sculpture to display shrimp shooters. After the bridal party was announced Mike, Ann's dad, gave the best welcome speech I've heard all year. He even mentioned me (which was a little embarrassing). After dinner guests danced the night the away. The First Impressions Band was great! We used the ice sculpture again to display mini desserts. We also brought in a FUN treat for the guests, a cigar roller! The entire day went so smooth, I was amazed! Ann and Mike were a WONDERFUL couple to work with! They are off to Scotland for their Honeymoon.
Thanks to all who helped make this event one to remember!!! Even my assistant said, "Darice this looks like a picture out of a bridal magazine!" I found this to be the best compliment ever.


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JenB. said...

check out those straight lines on the place cards.... looking good looking good! haha this wedding was so classy and elegant! just like a page a ripped out of my magazine! good job to all involved in this planning process!

Troy Gordon said...

A very classy wedding indeed! After picking camera positions at the rehearsal, I followed Ann and Mike to the Skyline Club and videotaped the rehearsal dinner. Their guests enjoyed good food and views of the city, which set the tone for their wedding day. I got some great aisle footage of the processional. The ceremony went well. Cocktail hour included a guest singing along with the piano player. The reception started with place settings fit for a palace. I spent awhile recording the room before it filled with guests. After a short break for dinner, I was back to work capturing the toasts, dancing, conversations, and even the cigar roller. Later in the evening, I went outside with Ann and Mike to set up a few scenes for the end of their wedding video.

Sayyed Nasir ,from Cigar Roller said...

An interesting wedding can be make more enjoyable by performing the cigar events role and with a delicious dinner.