Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mike and Jen - A Whimsical Garden Wedding

This past weekend I had the pleasure of coordinating the wedding of Jen and Mike at the Davis Island Garden Club in Tampa. Jen and Mike hired me as their day-of-coordinator a few months ago after selecting most of their vendors so that they could relax and enjoy their special day after all of the hard work of planning it themselves.
Their style was a mix of whimsical meets nature, with a color scheme of whites, creams, and grass green. There was a little bling thrown in there as well. There were several cute details such as the topiary placecards, the rice cake table (a nod to the bride's Korean heritage), and the elegant pearl balls hanging from the shepherds hooks which we later placed on the head table.
The couple started off by doing a "first look" photo shoot with their photographer, David, at the Westin on Harbour Island. The ceremony was then held at the Garden Club under the gazebo and officiated by the couple's pastor, accompanied by a string trio from their church. The guests then enjoyed a cocktail hour and reception with delicious food provided by Good Food Catering. I can say it was delicious because I tried some of it myself.. the filet and homemade mashed potatoes were so yummy.
In the reception, Ben from Grant Hemond DJ's entertained the guests with his dj'ing (and dancing) skills. He also did amber uplighting around the room which enhanced the romantic feel that Jen and Mike wanted. Jen made the centerpieces herself and they were impressive - hydranga, babies breath, and curly willow draped with crystals. The other beautiful florals, bouquets, and decor was created by Scott with Apple Blossoms.
I really appreciated all of the vendors' hard work on this event. It was truly a team effort and the wedding turned out wonderful because of it. I got the opportunity to work with David Krantzberg of Basia Mille photography for the first time (Beth actually worked with him the day before coincidentally along with Ben). He sent us photos within a few days and we were so thrilled. Not only was he professional and easy to work with, but the product is amazing. Enjoy!
Jen and Mike, I am so happy for the two of you and know you are going to have a wonderful marriage. Hope you are having an awesome time on your honeymoon right now!

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