Friday, June 17, 2011

lauren + josh :: 2.25.11

we did lauren and josh's wedding and reception back in february at aVenue downtown. we had a great time working with them- they were both so hip and fun with lauren's music biz experience and josh's tech skills. they knew they wanted a creative and modern wedding with an urban feel, and what fun it was putting it all together! and thanks to michael howard for the amazing photos!

always love a crossing-the-street-downtown-wedding shot. one can't help but think of the beatles crossing abbey road...or wait, maybe that's just us...

lauren wanted a dramatic and modern bouquet, so we incorporated callas, orchids, and anemones in rich jewel tones. it looked incredible against her gorgeous vera wang tulle gown

for a twist, the flower girl carried a monogram covered in flowers down the aisle!

for the mothers, we did smaller nosegays incorporating some of the same flowers in the bridal bouquet:

aVenue all set up for the ceremony. we had both the ceremony and reception there, so we started with chairs on the dance floor to create an "aisle" and then the rest of the guests sat at the surrounding dinner tables and sofas.

they're married! congrats! (p.s. how much do you love lauren's black sash? so cute!)

lauren and josh did these awesome paintings...all the words and numbers are places and dates that have been significant to them in some way (their wedding date, addresses where they have lived, etc. )

more orchids floating with candles and black river rock- great look for not a lot of $$!

manzanita branches with crystals and orchids

another masterpiece by leland at dessert designs...decorated with black and white anemones, always a favorite over at big events

from our collection are these "crosswind" vases....they're glass balls that are open on both ends so you can feed anything you want inside, almost like a mini terrarium (or a space helmet depending on how your brain works). we love to make little scapes in these with river rock, moss, and in this case, calla lillies, hydrangea, and greenery-

guests took pictures with lauren & josh's old polaroid cameras and then signed them for a twist on a normal guest book:

as the dances started, lauren and josh danced to all you need is love by the beatles,

and then a super sweet father/daugther dance to anything you want by roy orbison,

and then josh and his mom danced to apache by the sugar hill gang (for those of you that don't know- it's the TONTO! JUMP ON IT! song) and did the dance and everything. it was amazing and a total surprise to everyone- the look on the families' faces was priceless!

and maybe the coolest ring photo creative, michael!
congrats to you two...we had way too much fun helping you with your big day!

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