I try not to play favorites, but Mari and Neil’s wedding will always have a special place in my heart. The day was memorable for lots of reasons (including my office being filled to the brim with boxes of wine and champagne for a week before the wedding), but the most important for me was that I tackled all the floral design and decor for the first time. With a kitchen full of flower boxes two days before the wedding I kind of wondered what I had gotten myself into (omg, you guys!) but in the end it all came together beautifully (if I do say so myself!) The palette was soft white and ivory, with lots of sparkly mercury glass and flickering candlelight. We added a few details to hint at the beach setting, including a message in a bottle “guest book”; friends and family wrote little notes and well wishes and tucked them into tiny glass bottles with cork tops. A few may have ended up in the ocean! Bistro lighting cast a beautiful soft glow over the dining tables and steel drum music made everything feel extra festive. It was such a beautiful evening, filled with close friends and family, love, laughter and raw emotion. Oh, and we planned it in less than three months!
Mari and Neil, I want to thank you for trusting me with this very special day and believing in my vision. You are a fabulous couple and I’m glad that this beautiful day could mark the beginning of your beautiful life together.
Design, Styling, Logistics: Sugar(ed)
Photography: Becca Borge
Catering: Parkland Chef
Music: Steel Band Culture
Lighting and Table Rental: Unearthed Vintage
Chair and Linen Rental: Atlas Party Rental
Directional Sign: The Trashy Side
Hair and Makeup: Carra with Amanda Lynn Salon
Officiant: Charles Gilbride