Thursday, September 2, 2010

Manivone and John's Wedding at China Pearl

On Saturday, August 7th, I was the day-of coordinator for Manivone and John's wedding. Their ceremony was held at Babson College, and immediately afterwards, guests traveled into the city for a banquet reception at China Pearl.

I assembled the favors a couple of days before the wedding, which included chocolate drizzled fortune cookies in a white box, personalized with double happiness tags and tied together with double-faced green and fuchsia satin ribbon, which alternated on each place setting.

Crate & Barrel memo clips held the table numbers for each guest table, little pink and green flower pomanders were hung on the railings, and a table for a traditional Laotian ceremony was set up near the dance floor. The wedding cake was made by Eldo Cake House, and I decorated the cake layers with a mix of light and dark pink flowers. The custom cake toppers were two of the cutest birds I've ever seen, created and hand-painted by Red Light Studio to match the bride and groom's color scheme. Other items in the set up included the card box, guestbook, menu cards, and escort cards.

For this particular wedding, I was the day-of coordinator (DOC) for only part of the day. Instead of the usual blush package, I created a custom package for Manivone and John because they only needed assistance with the setup of decor at China Pearl, vendor coordination at the reception, and the first hour of programming (introductions, toasts, etc). It's definitely a change for me to only be involved for a few hours on the wedding day instead of the typical 12-18 hours, but it's great to be able to help out even just for a little bit!

Manivone and John, you were such a nice couple to work with, and your maid of honor, Jay Jay, was the sweetest! I wish you two the very best in your marriage together!


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