Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Nicole + Matt Part I: The Ceremony

I had the pleasure of working with the fabulous Nicole since last October to plan her and hubby Matt's recent June wedding events: an intimate beach ceremony in Mexico + a sexy turquoise and orange reception and party for 200+ family and friends back at home at Medina, Ohio's Blue Heron Golf Club a few weeks after.
The couple is based in Columbus, Ohio (bride Nicole is from Akron-area), so we spent several weekends road-tripping back and forth this year meeting with vendors to plan their wedding and reception.
Nicole was great to work with--she is definitely a girl after my own heart--and I am very pleased with how all of the many details we worked on together turned out for both the ceremony and reception!
Below are some of my favorite captures from the couple's Mexico ceremony at the Grand Riviera Princess resort.
Photos and vendor run-down from their Blue Heron reception to follow soon!
All photos courtesy of Columbus, Ohio-based Jim Sanders Photography. Enjoy:)

Nicole's stunning entrance to ceremony area to meet her father

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Marilyn Monroe

Pink can be tricky to do right. And so can bling-because it is reallly easy to either overdo or just go wrong with both!
But I am soooo okay with lots of pink, frill, and sparkle when it is executed like this! Absolutely ethereal and inspired!
I love how the designer seems to approach her arrangements and tablescapes as if she is putting together a fashion collection, complete with main pieces, accent pieces, and jewelry!
All designs and inspiration photos copyright of the amazing Designs by Hemingway.

One design element that I'm starting to see more and more of is the sparklies/ beaded curtains/beaded strands. I posted a while ago about how designers are beginning to use them everywhere-- (they were mostly seen adorning chuppahs before) vases, tables, etc. See that post, plus some places to pick up sparklies, here.

Hemingway calls the below the Marilyn Monroe table!

Small beaded chandeliers are a great way to glam up any space, indoors or out.

And notice the use of sparklies here on this sweetheart table.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Sorry you may have to kind of squint to see it! (Click on image to make larger) But how fun and fab are those black and white printed bridesmaids' dresses contrasted with the hot pink and berry bouquets! Love.
Courtesy of Jasmine Star's blog.