Leli & Tom
Q & A with the Bride:
Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
The flowers, for sure – especially the tall floral arrangements on the stage. We loved how the decorations at the ceremony came out, especially seeing my florist adding her arrangements and pew flowers that I could only try and picture in my head during the planning process. They complimented the background decorations of the paper flowers so well. It was even better than what I imaged. Seeing all the time spent and decision-making come together for the first time as I was walking down the aisle just made it feel that more special.
Also, the bridal and bridesmaid bouquets – they were so much more than what I expected and were the perfect arrangement and feel of what I wanted.
Our paper suite designed by our graphic designer, especially the programs. We had a lot of information to fit and going through a number of revisions to get it to what it became was time well spent.
The hanging purple, lilac, and white paper flowers we got from Luna Bazaar. They were one of my favorite decorating pieces that were placed on the background of the stage and the wall behind our welcoming table. They were the unique piece I was looking for and matched my colors to my wedding perfectly!
It’s also a tie with our candy table. It’s one of the fun things we really wanted to have at our wedding – candy and snacks that my husband and I love and wanted to share with our guests.
Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.
For me, it’s really hard to pick one. One of the moments I can’t stop thinking about would have to be the morning when I was getting ready and one of my bridesmaids gave me a card from Tom. I was so surprised since we agreed we weren’t going to do bride/groom gifts. What he said to me in that card was so moving it brought me to tears and even though I had already did my make-up, was in my dress, it didn’t matter. I was so moved by it I couldn’t hold back the tears from coming.
The other was the moment the doors opened and I turned to walk down the aisle. Seeing the sanctuary filled with family and friends, all the decorations, seeing “the light” at the end of the aisle of my husband looking down at me, it was hard not to feel the overwhelming emotions that filled me at that sight and the moment I had been waiting for – walking down the aisle on my wedding day to marry the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.
I actually asked my husband what his moment was as well. He had two:
One is when they opened the door and I first saw Leli. The other is when I went to greet people before the wedding started and I saw how many people were there and them coming up and congratulating me. That’s when it hit me that everyone there were there for us, to celebrate with us because of the love they had for us. There were people I haven’t seen in a couple of years due to the fact that they lived so far away and they took the time out of their schedules and money to travel just to witness us getting married.
As part of our Valentine’s Day week of inspiration, we thought this peach and gray rooftop styled shoot would spark some romance. Elegant yet modern, it’s filled with pops of color, details such as “tears of joy” tissue packets and not to mention, a lounge complete with cigars and martinis. The venue not only offers beautiful backdrops for photographs but a feel of intimacy midst the bustling city landscape. Fall in love with one look:
It’s been an exciting year here at WeddingWire – for more reasons than one! Several of our talented team members got married in 2012, and we shared some of their weddings right here on the blog! Check out a recap of the year in weddings at WeddingWire:
Molly and George, married January 28 in Massachusetts
Photo: The Feds Studio
Helena and CJ, married June 9 in Maryland
Melanie and Travis, married August 11 in Maryland
Photo: Jordan Marsh
Blair and Jon, married September 15 in Massachusetts
Photo: Person & Killian
And a happy 1st anniversary to our COO Lee Wang, who married Lynn last September in Washington, DC.
Photo: Steve Canning Photography
And we can’t forget the other staffers who got married in 2012 – congratulations are in order for Eileen, Persephone, Victoria, Jeanette, Stephanie, and Kate. We’ve also had a bunch of engagements, so watch this space for more WeddingWire weddings in 2013 and beyond!
This year, we published over 200 real weddings on this blog – from glamorous affairs to laid-back celebrations, we’ve truly seen it all. But some weddings and details really stood out, and we wanted to share them with you.
Modern and Cheeky Wedding Stationery
The wedding of two graphic designers in Palm Springs, California featured some of the coolest details we’ve ever seen. In particular, we loved the paper goods – from the aisle markers to the menus, the contemporary design and informal language really sets the tone for a totally relaxed affair and showcases the couple’s sense of humor. See more of Tiffany and Mark’s completely creative wedding here.
Photo: Mike Arick Photography
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Amy & Brett
Q & A with the Bride:
1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
Growing up, I spent summers in Lenox at camp and have always loved the Berkshires. My husband and I enjoyed a number of weekend getaways in Lenox and celebrated a joint family Thanksgiving there in 2009 not long before we got engaged. I had read about Stonover Farm in a few magazines and wanted to stay there. In January 2010, we were on our way up to Deerfield and decided to spend a night at Stonover Farm. Even though it was the middle of winter, we fell in love with it. When we got engaged, we didn’t consider any other venues. We knew that Stonover Farm would be absolutely perfect. It offered everything that we were looking for – a beautiful setting that was relaxed and sophisticated at that same time. We loved the idea of having multiple and distinct events (ceremony on the lawn, cocktails by the pond, dinner under a tent and dancing/dessert in the barn) at the same venue. Not to mention the fact that the blue trim of the buildings perfectly matched our colors of navy, light blue and pink!
2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
1. The locket pin on my bouquet – my grandmother died of cancer about a year before we got engaged. Attending our wedding would have meant so much to her, and it broke my heart that she was not able to live to be there in person. I found an antique fleur de lys locket on Etsy, put her photo inside of it and attached it to the ribbon on my bouquet. It meant a lot to me to have her with me while walking down the aisle and throughout the day. After the wedding, I gave the locket to my grandfather.
2. The food – my husband and I love good food and having a caterer that could deliver delicious food for a large number of people was really important to us. Our florist recommended Savory Harvest and Michael was incredible. He really listened to our guidance and came up with menus for both the rehearsal dinner and the wedding that were delicious and reflected our tastes. Lastly, my friend from childhood, Katzie Guy-Hamilton, who is a pastry chef in NYC (and a former contestant on Top Chef Just Desserts), made homemade pies (neither my husband nor I like cake that much) that added a personal touch and were incredible.
3. Drawings – My husband’s dad is a talented artist, so we added his handiwork to the day in the form of the design on the welcome bags, a hand drawn map of Lenox, and cards (included in the welcome bags) featuring his pen and ink drawings of the barn at Stonover Farm and other local landmarks.
3. Give us the one moment from your wedding day that you can’t stop thinking about.
Our ceremony! Although it was over in record time (less than 20 minutes!), when Amanda asked me and Brett to pick our favorite photo from our wedding for a blog post, we each picked a photo from the ceremony. A friend of ours, Jim, was able to officiate our wedding thanks to Massachusetts’ “one day pass” system. Having a friend perform our ceremony made it so much more personal and special. There were touching moments and quite a bit of laughter. Standing up there with Brett, Jim and our closest friends and looking out at everyone, who came to celebrate with us, is one of my favorite memories of the day.