Monday, June 21, 2010

Liz and Joel's Wedding at The Stevens Estate

This past Saturday, the weather was absolutely gorgeous, and I had the honor of coordinating Liz and Joel's wedding. The bridal party started out their day getting hair and makeup done by Caitlin Murphy. Eight bridesmaids wore navy dresses by J.Crew and the bride wore a sweetheart neckline gown by Enzoani.

The ceremony for 190 guests was held at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish. The pews were decorated with ivory hydrangea, and Joel saw Liz for the first time on the wedding day as she walked down the aisle. The bridesmaids carried bright bouquets of pink peonies, and Liz's french wrapped ivory bouquet was filled with hydrangea, gardenias, tulips, and peonies. All of the flowers for the wedding were created by Jennifer Cahill of The Tangled Web, and after working with Jen many times and even hiring her for my own wedding, she still amazes me with her designs! A brass trio, Occasional Brass and Strings, performed during the ceremony and cocktail hour, which was held at The Stevens Estate.

The escort cards were placed on a bed of carnations and peonies, and as guests made their way into the tented reception, they were greeted with huge clusters of paper lanterns, navy linens, chiavari chairs, lush floral centerpieces, lots of candlelight, a tree patterned dance floor template, and letterpressed menu cards wrapped in a ribbon belt. All of the wedding stationery, including invitations, programs, menu cards, and table cards were all letterpressed by Blush Design Studio.

In addition to the delicious food provided by Simply Elegant Catering, guests enjoyed one of the best dessert buffets I think anyone has ever seen. Check out this list of goodies: chewy chocolate chip cookies, sprinkles of love cookies, strawberry shortcake jelly bellies, white chocolate covered gummy bears, swizzle sticks, swirley pops, blow pops, pop rocks, ring pops, chocolate covered pretzels, pink and white salt water taffy, navy and white M&Ms, nonpareils, grapefruit slices, tuxedo fudge, and chocolate peanut butter fudge. It seems like Liz and Joel picked out the best dessert on the planet, right? Guests started filling their silver dessert boxes with sweets even before the salad came out!

The three course dinner ended with wedding cake from I Dream of Jeanne, and then guests danced the night away with music by Beat Train Productions. The entire day was filmed by Wedding Stories RI, and near the end of the night, hot sliders were served right next to the dance floor as a late night snack!

The details for this wedding were just dreamy, and I loved putting everything together on the day of. Professional photos from Lexi Photography will be coming a bit later, but for now, here are a few of some details!

Liz and Joel, I hope you are enjoying your honeymoon in Spain, and I wish you both the very best in your marriage together!!


1 comment:

Meredith Perdue said...

Wow, you guys! This looked like an amazing wedding! So glad that you were able to be a part of it and make sure that it went off without a hitch!