What an amazing Wedding and to see everything come together was such an awesome feeling. It was more beautiful than I could have imagined. It was definitely the most detailed of all weddings that I had coordinated in the past. The Vintage theme was OVER THE TOP !!
The seventeen tables ; each a different theme; each with a story all it's own. Each table was either inspired by; designed by or decorated in memory of someone very special in Robin's Life.
The fun of collecting items and pulling it all together was an amazing adventure in itself; we took many walks down memory lane; and through several thrift shops; specialty shops too, just to find the right items to compliment our décor. Through laughter and tears it all came together.
During the reception guest mingled with each other and also went around to the other tables to get the story behind each table. The families of the person/persons who inspired and/or decorated the table sat at these tables and shared the story about their relative.
We also had a Memorial table where photos were displayed of deceased grandparents and other key people in the bride and grooms life (some photos did not get to us and photos were left in the display that came with the display frame ... made for an interesting conversation piece. There were also special tags and memorabilia that represented each one of these people ( don't think we got photos of final set-up... it was awesome) .
Unfortunately we did not get close-up photos of all the banners I made... but they all came out so nice. I hope to get photos of them when I go back to put things away. Or maybe ... when my camera shows up, there are some on my camera.
It took a moving van to transport all the items for on display so boxing them back up at the end ... other people transported items. In lieu of favors several of the decoration items were gifted to specific guest ( you would not believe the time spent in tagging these special items ... prior to the wedding ); and the assignment of attendants to deliver the items to the guest), it was all so beautifully planned !!
Here is a link www.inlandimpressions.com/robin for photos from the wedding. The photographer; Bret Christenson , did a fantastic job capturing all the different phases of setting up ! Good thing ... with all that was going on I did not get many photos. Special Thank you to Bret for letting me use the link for my blog ... you're the BEST !!
Now you know every wedding has it's own stories ... the wedding was a hour late ( the bride's parents , sister and one of the attendants were all late); there was a fire on the freeway and traffic was backed up. Made for some anxious moments ! There were also many funny moments ( little things that went wrong that nobody really knew about ... but we laughed about for hours after the wedding).
The bride was gorgeous... she designed the dress and it all started with those gorgeous boots ( almost a year before the wedding... that's another story in itself.
The Ceremony ... OMG I wished we had video taped it ... it was so amazing. There was the traditional ceremony, a blended family ceremony, foot washing ceremony and the sand candle ceremony ... yep ... and they all "flowed" beautifully ... I stood through the whole ceremony sand I think I cried through 50% of it ( I felt like the Mother of the Bride) ... my Baby was getting married.
I'm honored to have been asked to coordinate (plan) this wedding ... it was beautiful; and the decorations were more beautiful than I could have imagined. The Story told by each table , the togetherness, and warmth of family , friends, and coworkers of the bride and groom was just amazing! Definitely a day to be remembered for years to come.
Even the on site Wedding coordinator commented she had never seen anything like it ! The staff came in to watch us set-up ( as they saw all the items when they were delivered the day before and wondered what we were going to do with all that stuff) ... it blew them away !!!
Side note : I got two job offers that day ... talk about something to make you proud !