Thursday, December 2, 2010

kate & justin

we had a great time with the garman wedding....not only were the bride and groom fun spirits to work with (she's a huge fan of all things disney!), but we got to go for a more modern and monochromatic look which turned out to be one of our favorites to date. we were back at one of our favorite venues, war memorial, for both the ceremony and reception. and luckily, the weather had (finally) cooled down a bit, so it made for a lovely day! we were also reunited with mary rosenbaum, photographer extraordinaire, so we knew these photos would be amazing, and they are...

kate's dress hanging in the hermitage hotel....what a gorgeous gown!

kate, her mom, and sister. love this shot!

kate's precious shoes! what a great way to show that extra bit of personality !

simple bouquets of calla lillies for the bridesmaids

mary guided us over to this wall covered in vines in a parking lot...i knew the picture would be cool, but I didn't expect it to be this AMAZING. now that's a photographer with vision!!

we loved the way kate's bouquet turned out- roses, callas, and arabicum

justin sent over a gift to kate right before the of the cutest things we have ever was the beautiful tiffany key with a key ring- and attached was a key to justin's house! how creative and thoughtful??!!

the letterpress wedding invites...we carried this motif throughout the wedding as their "brand," from the water bottles to the menu cards

the black chairs really popped against the stone plaza

even though it was cooler, it was still warm enough that guests needed a water!

pomanders made of cream roses hung on the aisle chairs

we incorporated manzanita branches into floral arrangements for a natural feel

another adorable ring bearer and flower girl!

cocktail hour in the courtyard

more manzanita branches with hydrangeas and white orchids
warm amber uplighting
as guests entered war memorial, they saw this sign...

and these were the escort cards with the names and table numbers!! miniature black chairs. we meant it when we said "take a seat" :)

centerpieces were more manzanita branches with orchids and crystals dripping off of them. the amber tones of the lighting looked great with the black and white details!

there was lots of soft candlelight- always a great bang for your buck!

long tables flanked the sides with banquettes and more white chiavari chairs with low floral arrangements of roses and candles

a crystal chandelier is so beautiful in the auditorium!

the cake was arranged on a floating platform, underneath which had moss, green orchids, and branches

justin surprised kate with the perfect first dance song for a disney lover- a whole new world!

justin's favorite dessert is bananas foster, so instead of a traditional groom's cake, kristen winston catering did a bananas foster station. YUM

and then, kate passed out blinking rings to all her guests. it created quite a dance party!

sam levine and the city lights orchestra got the party going!

and there was a candy bar with all of kate & justin's favorites for guests to help themselves to

at the end of the night, justin surprised kate with sparklers for guests to wave at them for their exit

thanks to kate and justin and their families for a great night, and thanks to everyone involved!

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