I love working on weddings that are unique.  In my opinion, that is what guests look forward to most.  They want the wedding to be special and a reflection of the couple.  When I hear guest compliments, it is usually because they see something they have not seen before, or something that is unique to the couple.  For this couple, there was so much that was special to them: her dress was nontraditional, they each only had one attendant, they had an afterparty, the exit included a bagpiper.  I could go on and on.  Don’t be afraid to be yourself and do something different.  It makes the celebration all that more “you”.

Her winter bridal bouquet included burgundy dahlias, blush roses, ivory roses, ecalyptus, astilbe, and dusty miller.

That dress! OMG it was champagne but with a touch of gold/shimmer, gathered in all the right spots, she looked amazing. She was so comfortable (as it had a little stretch to it) and it showed in her confidence. (I have also never seen a groom with such good posture. Talk about standing tall and being proud at your wedding!)

Cookie Tables – this was my first experience with a cookie table at a wedding. Evidently it is a very big tradition in Youngstown, Ohio, where our groom’s family is from. Guests brought dozens of homemade, very special cookies to share with guests in lieu of a traditional wedding cake. It was endearing to see family and friends ooh and ahh over the many varieties and what all travelled so far.

For table centerpieces, we kept things simple yet beautiful: roses and candles.

Gold lanterns with blush and ivory flowers.