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  • July27th

    Next up for images from TM Photography is Jody & Brian’s April wedding at The French House. The story goes that Jody let Brian pick the date and he pretty much opened the calendar to April, closed his eyes and pointed. So a Thursday wedding it was.

    They weren’t terribly interested in following “rules” about how a wedding “should” be. It was important to the couple that their wedding feel more like a fun party with friends and family. There were quite a few different “themes” being incorporated, but in the end they all came together quite nicely.

    Everything revolved around their orange and green color scheme. Even family members were dressed in orange to tie in the colors. Jody carried a unique and richly textured bouquet of orange ranunculus accented with wheat colored feathers.

    For dinner, they modeled their menu after the Italian food from their first date and served everything family style to keep things informal. The orange linens and mahogany chiavari chairs complimented the centerpieces of terra cotta colored roses accented with wooden containers and wheat – another element to the various themes.

    Symbolizing a bountiful future, Jody and Brian wanted a visible presence of the wheat and we incorporated it in the centerpieces, accenting candle displays and in a large wreath that was hung over the mantle behind where the couple sat at dinner.

    I was lucky enough to get to help Jody in selecting many of her other key vendors and she really did put together a top-notch group of professionals.

    Her wedding dream team included some of my personal favs:

    Photography: TM Photography
    Coordinator: Alison of Aviva Events
    Make-Up Artist: Nancy of Brideface

  • July17th

    I just got a disc from Tine of TM Photography of images from a few weddings we worked together on this spring… and I’m super stoked about the eye candy :) First up is Ellen and Max.

    Ellen and Max were married at the end of March. I actually did the majority of the planning with Ellen’s mother and sister as she was planning from out of town. I truly can’t say enough about how great this family is and the amount of love they share. It was an honor to be a part of such a special day in their lives.

    Ellen chose a simple and elegant gown from J.Crew and everything down to the flowers followed suit. She carried a classic white bouquet of peonies, ranunculus and freesia mixed with cymbidium orchids and lily grass.

    The girls each carried a bouquet of different pink flowers mixed with hypericum berries and aspidistra leaves (peonies, hydrangea, tulips, orchids).

    The centerpieces at the reception were a combination of two different designs. The one below shows the hurricane and pillar candle with 3 tiny cluster arrangements of mixed pink flowers surrounding. These were then gifted to their guests in attendance so that more people could take the flowers home and enjoy them.

    The cocktail tables had similar assymetrical arrangements in footed vases.

    The cake mirrorer the bird and branch motif used throughout the different paper elements at the reception, including their table numbers, escort cards, etc.

    The unprecidented team of vendors on this wedding includes:
    Ceremony: St. Ursula Academy (as an alumnae you can choose to be married in this gorgeous chapel!)
    Reception: Glendale Lyceum
    Photographer: TM Photography
    Makeup: Nancy with Brideface
    Hair: Jen Nally (my new favorite recommendation for onsite hair. She’s seriously amazing and does high-style ‘red carpet’ hair… not wedding ‘updos’. She’s a genius and adorable and I love her!!)
  • July3rd

    Leah and Greg are such a fun couple… just look at how expressive Greg is in these photos!! Huge thanks to Mike Bresnen for sharing these great photos. I just love how he was able to capture such a great mix of classic elegance with whimsy and fun!

    Leah’s bouquet is made of velvety Black Magic red roses accented with black satin. For being a humble rose, this particular variety really holds its own with it’s large size and irridescent color.

    The bridesmaids carried a mix of raspberry red and sunny orange roses mixed with pink hydrangea, viburnum and lily grass to compliment their cranberry red dresses.
    The men wore simple boutonnieres of Black Bacarra roses. (I just really loved this picture and wanted an excuse to post it!)
    They infused black and white damask prints with red accents throughout their wedding. I usually steer very clear of aisle runners but when Leah and I met to talk decor she had 2 different bolts of damask fabric and we both felt the large print was too overwhelming for the tables. I took one look at that fabric and said ‘go with me on this one’. And voila… one bolt of fabric equals totally chic aisle runner. I think the large print worked wonders and made a large statement in an otherwise simple and understatedly elegant ceremony. What do you think? (Again… love Greg’s experssions!)

    I think this last shot is adorable. Their centerpieces were simple clusters of red carnations on the damask print with red votives. The dolls were just too cute to pass up :)