Monday, October 4, 2010

emily + gregory's wedding: the full rundown!

finally, some details from the biedenharn/fenske wedding back in july....this couple was originally set to be married at the schermerhorn. due to the flood and closing of the schermerhorn, we had to do some quick thinking--luckily, war memorial was still available for their date, so we were able to do a quick switcheroo! emily and gregory were such a lovely couple, and it was so fun to be a part of their big day.


the beautiful bride with her bouquet...have we mentioned yet that we love photographer mary rosenbaum? her pictures totally captured the romantic and soft feel of this wedding. emily looks so classic in this picture!

bouquets!
sweet little moss-covered flower girl baskets

and the wedding at...you guessed it...covenant! we are reminded of its beauty every time we're there

exchanging their rings...almost there...
the happy newlyweds!
wedding party departing the church on a trolley

arriving at the reception site!
courtyard served as cocktail hour location- check out the ficus trees!
war memorial is such a great venue. great light, urban setting with architectural charm, and perfect backdrop for flowers and decor!

ocean blue taffeta linens and gold chiavari chairs paired with white sofas made for comfy seating areas all around

small arrangements of peonies and roses in pinks and fuschia at each cocktail table
more flowers at cocktail hour

detal of the ficus tree lit with twinkling lights, in modern white planting boxes

reception time!

we created seating areas on each side of the auditorium with draping, white banquettes, and long tables with stone colored linens. the floral arrangements were long to match the tables, with a grouping of curly willow, white orchids, and hanging candles in the middle

arrangement on the stage, with allium, lillies, more curly willow, roses, and greenery

okay, so we have to talk about the food on this one. tomkats did an amazing job with different stations representing the bride and groom's favorite cultural foods. the pan asian station had dumplings, sushi, and a pad thai bar!
in addition to the cultural delights of the far east, there was, of course, southern food to be had. tomkats was frying up fried green tomatoes to order! yum!

shrimp and grits, anyone?
guests enjoy their dinner
emily and greg sneak in a private dinner backstage
and of course, an amazing dessert station with pastries, brownies, fruit, and chocolate fondue!

love this shot of the bouquet on the cake table

cake time!

shot of the chandelier draped in crystals over the dance floor
this bride and groom loved to dance! and their guests were on the dance floor with them all night!
making their exit





thanks mary for all the great shots, and thanks to emily and gregory for being such a great couple! we wish you a lifetime of happiness!

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