Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Winter Wedding Bliss

Nicole and Justin were married on December 9, 2011 at Saints Peter and Paul's Cathedral and their reception was held at Historic Union Station. Meeting Nicole for the 1st time, I was taken back to learn both her and her fiance', Justin were both in the military. To say the least, I was honored to plan their wedding with them.
Even though Nicole wore camos she was a girly, girl at heart. The decor made some changes through the planning process but ended up being a beautiful mix of pink, white and silver. There were crystals, candle light and white feathers in all the centerpieces. And Nicole found her inner Martha Stewart by painting some vases and by hand making most of her wedding stationary items. Her ceremony programs were especially pretty.
About a month before the wedding, Nicole called me and said that we had went a bit over budget on some of the decor, so she wanted to change the silver chairvi chairs to chair covers and take out the silver charger plates. I was fine with the chair cover change even though it meant my team and I would have to tie 200 chair cover ties. But I just couldn't see how eliminating the chargers was going to work. So I decided that I would surprise Nicole with chargers the day of the wedding.
On Friday, everything was going smooth, the ballroom was starting to take on Nicole's vision so I asked her if she wanted to have a sneak peek. When Nicole saw the room, she was stunned. The 1st words out of her mouth was "the chargers" and I said SURPRISE, HAPPY WEDDING DAY! She gave me a big hug and said, "You're Amazing".
The ceremony was beautiful it ran a bit long but was very heartfelt. After the church pictures, Nicole and Justin and the rest of their bridal party came back to Union Station and had a private cocktail reception while their guests were enjoying hors d'oeuvres and drinks downstairs. Then it was time for their big announcement into the ballroom. Once announced, Mike, Nicole's dad said his welcome speech and Alex, her brother said the prayer it was time for dinner and I was starving! But the Jeremy, our DJ said and now Nicole would like to say a few words. SURPRISE TO ME, this wasn't on the time line! Nicole said" Without Darcie we couldn't of done this" and then asked me come up on the dance floor with her. Nicole gave me a thank you card and big hug. I was so touched and honored. I kinda felt like David Tutera!
Thanks to all that was involved that made Nicole and Justin's wedding a success. Jennifer Driscoll photography, Jeremy with DJs Direct, Katie and Megan from the Crowne Plaza, Classic Cakes of Carmel, Rebecca from True Colors, Kathy Moberly from Faces by KLM, LSG limo service, and of course Tiffany with Circle City Designers.

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