Tuesday, September 6, 2011
It's hard to believe that Abby and Zack's wedding was almost a year ago! Working with this wonderful couple was one of the highlights of our season. The beauty and personalization of this wedding shows what can be achieved when the couple is committed to making their wedding special and works closely with us on all the details from start to finish creating a style that is all about them! Their wedding day reflected their personalities, their relationship and celebrated and honored their family and friends. The ceremony and reception were held at the Twentieth Century Club in Buffalo. Here are some of the photos courtesy of Knight Studio.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
In July of last year, we had the pleasure of coordinating and designing Kristyn and Nick's wedding. Robert from Knight Studio did and awesome job capturing all the special moments at this wedding. The ceremony took place at her parent's beautiful waterfront home in Grand Island, NY. Can you guess what Kristyn's favorite color is?
After the ceremony, the bridal party took a short ride to the reception site on a boat. The reception was held at The Buffalo Launch Club, with cocktail hour taking place inside and on the back patio.
Dinner and Dancing took place in a tent right next to the launch club and just steps from the water. It was so lovely to be right on the water on this steamy July day. When guests entered the tent they were absolutely wowed by the decor and the details! Obviously the bride's favorite color is purple - it was everywhere-including in the tent liner lighting which looked fantastic later in the evening.
The dramatic centerpieces from Flowers by Johnny were outstanding and enhanced the feel of the traditional yet contemporary reception.
The head table was a captain's table with the bridal party sitting on all sides...linens by Distinctive Occasions were beautiful shimmery braided overlays.
The stationery was so pretty and matched the decor and feel of the wedding perfectly thanks to Sarah of Belletristics.
We also used this design for a gobo that lit up the dance floor with Kristen and Nick's names. Here is a photo of the Bride and Groom during their first dance.
Thanks for allowing us the honor to be part of your day - we had a blast!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Napkin rings are a great and inexpensive way to add depth, color, and interest to a tablescape. Whatever the feel or theme of your wedding (or any kind of event for that matter) you can find a napkin ring to enhance your decor.
Etsy is an amazing resource for unique napkin rings, from vintage to modern, handmade to custom made.
You can go with something as simple as a silk flower:
This cute napkin ring is from The Brass Brassiere Blog; scroll down on the site for DIY instructions for making it. You can change the colors, flower and band to create a look to suit any style.
If you are all about sparkle and bling you can add something ornate like this to your table:
You can place a feather in the napkin ring for extra dimension:
Photo from http://www.projectwedding.com/
Or you can add a flower or a little bunch of flowers to match your centerpieces:
Photo from http://www.elizabethannedesigns.com/
Having the napkin ring serve double duty as a favor for your guests to take home is a unique idea and a great way to cut your expenses:
This red napkin ring from beau-coup is also a vase. It makes a lovely gift for guests and can cost as little as $1.50 each! Other take home napkin ring ideas include luggage tags, and mouse pads.
This simple die cut napkin ring from wedding star adds elegance to any table setting and can be customized with your guests names to serve as place cards, and even better - they cost under $1.00 each!
I hope this has given you some great ideas and resources to give your table that little extra something special.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
We were pleased to be asked to contribute to a recent article on wedding planning in Buffalo Brides Magazine - here is the article!
The wedding planning puzzle
Fitting the pieces together to create your perfect day
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Last month we had the pleasure of planning a birthday bash for an adorable little boy that was turning 1!
For the theme his parents chose one of his favorite books, "Where the Wild Things Are"
The decor was inspired by both the classic children's book by Maurice Sendak and the more recent movie.
We were lucky enough to have the party at The Sonoma Grille in Williamsville, NY. They do such a great job, it is always awesome to work with them.
We chose to do the room in two shades of green with pops of orange in the hanging pompoms and the centerpieces.
For the seating tables we used a moss crushed shimmer linen, with a complimentary lime linen on the bistro tables tied with a moss shimmer bow. To give the room a "wild" feel we decorated all the stations with vines, leaves and branches.
Balloon Masters made these amazing balloon trees with hanging Max's that almost touched the ceiling!
For the centerpieces we used lime green Sixlets in hurricane vases and added bright orange Gerbera Daisys and Tulips. They really stood out against the dark green linens.
The hosts wanted their guests to mingle and have a good time so we found some entertainment for both the adults and the kiddos, and we asked Terry's photo Studio to document all the fun.
The pictures below are courtesy of Terry.
The beautiful cake from Muscoreil's was placed on the table with the blue punch waterfall. All of the stations had custom signs by Distinctive Occasions inspired by lines from the book.
There was even a boat.
The magical Bill Butski strolled around the room and entertained all guests, children and adults alike.
And Christina Reilly set up shop and had a line the entire evening for her caricatures!
Favors for all the children were small boxed Where the Wild Things are puzzles. Next to the favors is the wishing tree where the guest left personal birthday wishes for Yasin. What a nice thing for him and his parents to look at in the future or use for a scrapbook!
Like perfect hosts they were the last ones to get their caricatures drawn. What a great souvenir!
The adorable guest of honor very politely digs into his smoosh cake. We hope you had a happy birthday Yasin and we wish you many more!!