Alyson came to us fairly late in the planning process. She had chosen her venue (which came with the rentals) and had a firm grasp on her photography and entertainment needs. What Alyson really needed was someone to make sure the night played out the way she had planned.
Often we have heard people say that they do not need a coordinator because they have everything planned. The issue here is that then they would need to spend the entire wedding day making sure those plans come to fruition. We have written other articles on this specific issue, but there were a couple of times during Alyson’s wedding that even all her prior planning (which had been done well) could not have prepared the event for the proper outcome.
Alyson looked beautiful in her designer gown as did her mother who was her escort. What an absolutely lovely new tradition that we have seen emerging. Although it is traditional for both mother and father to escort both their daughter and son, we have been seeing a growing trend of mothers not being relegated to the pre-processional activities.
Holding the wedding in a green copse is not, but this combination of formal garden wear with the garden surroundings and wine barrels overflowing with florals gives the upscale rustic chic setting that Alyson had envisioned.
We have a few favorite string companies, but often when working with an entertainment company they facilitate the addition of ceremony musicians. It is important to be sure how that affects the reception musicians but can make the contract fulfillment quite a bit more simple. Thanks to Intensity Band for the string duo.
The overflowing blooms were created by Jayla at Blushington Blooms who is known for her lush, garden-style arrangements that have an organic flow.
The rustic farm tables created an impressive head table for the wedding party. This coupled with the cross-back chairs elevates the seemingly simple elements. Guests are seated at the beautifully elegant tables with more traditional shantung linens and chivari chairs.
The cake was one of those details that had been on the plan in one place, but at the rehearsal, our coordinator (Kendra) realized that there was a sunbeam that hit directly on the assigned spot. On Wedding Day, she determined that the room layout would need to be altered in order to place the cake table in an area out of the sun. Without this prior planning and production, the cake would have been delivered to a spot that would have melted it while the ceremony was in progress.
Congratulations Alyson & Chayse, we wish you many happy years together!
Planner: Kendra, Precisely as Planned
Photographer: Sara Donaldson Photography
Caterer: Fort Worth Catering
Rentals: Grand Event Rentals
Videographer: Harmland Visions
Photobooth: Red Carpet
Florist: Blushington Blooms