One of my dear friends, Sam, is just days away from celebrating her first wedding anniversary, so I thought it’d be fun to look back at her wedding day! I had the pleasure of being her day-of coordinator and bringing her amazing vision to life. Sam was an incredibly organized bride, which made my job easy!
A few weeks before the wedding, Sam and I met to go through her binder of information (I told you, SO organized, which I loved :)). I also had a chance to tour the venue in advance and it was gorgeous!
The week of the wedding, Sam’s family dropped off all the decor and I spent some time going through the boxes, familiarizing myself with everything, and making a game plan for the set-up.
I loved the aesthetic she was going for with the rose gold, pink and the monogram. It felt very chic and sophisticated but not over the top. I also loved that she wanted the space to really speak for itself!
When I first got to the space, I set everything out and put together one model reception table right way, so that when others came in to help me, they could use my model to replicate on the other tables.
The centerpieces were a piece of gold glitter paper topped with floating candles in vases and a white painted wine bottle with baby’s breath. So simple, but so elegant! And I loved the height that the baby’s breath added without being too overpowering.
Sam’s family spent the night before the wedding folding all the napkins into roses, and those sat on top of a gold doily at each place setting.
Next, I got to work on the dessert table, which was centered under these awesome mirrors in the space making it a focal point!
The dessert table was draped in pink fabric, then we used cake plates at varying heights to add depth to the table. The small cake in the center was saved for the bride and groom to enjoy this year! The decorations on this table were simple with an engagement photo and a monogram R.
The guest book table was my next project, and it was positioned at the bottom of the stairs leading up to the area where the ceremony would take place.
This table was draped in this awesome gold rosette fabric that added a great texture to the space, then topped with tall vases with candles inside. Their guest book was so cool – it was also a photo album collection of all of their engagement photos with blank pages for guests to sign.
Across from the guest book table and on the other side of the stairs was the table with place cards. Given the number of place cards and the amount of space on this table, it was limited to just one small decoration.
One final area I decorated downstairs was the gift table. Sam had found a bird cage that we used for the cards, and the table was decorated with this awesome marquee sign a friend had made her.
And with that, the downstairs was done and ready for the party!
Apparently I didn’t get pictures of the upstairs where the ceremony took place, but it was decorated with a bunch of candles. The vaulted ceiling and huge windows also meant that the space really didn’t need much embellishment.
It was a beautiful ceremony and a fun party, and I loved getting to spend the evening with my sisters celebrating Sam!
Thanks, Sam, for letting me be part of your special day! And, congrats on one year!