Friday, April 3, 2009

Real Wedding: Danielle and Jay

Danielle and Jay were married in a stunning ceremony last weekend, and the feel for their reception was "Modern Garden Chic." I am so thrilled to share these details and some behind the scenes info about their wedding!

It's a bit bittersweet to have this wedding over with, because I absolutely loved working with Danielle. She has an awesome sense of stye, and really wanted her event to have a modern feel, which is our specialty! She's also an alum from my alma mater Liberty University, so when she called me over the summer we definitely hit it off.

Please enjoy these STUNNING images from photog phenom Scarlett Lillian!

Getting ready at the ceremony site, gorgeous Riverside Baptist Church.
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Doesn't she look amazing?
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Jay and Danielle did a "first meet" before the ceremony so they could get some amazing pictures!
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After the first meet, Danielle, Jay and the entire bridal party headed over to the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens to get some gorgeous photos taken. (When we contacted the Cummer this summer, one of the only spring dates they had left was March 21st, so we took it. We couldn't have picked a better time of the year. EVERYTHING in the gardens was in full bloom!)
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Danielle's color scheme of navy blue and bright green was so refreshing and fun.
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Pat with Flowers by Pat did an amazing job with all the bouquets and arrangements. She knew we wanted an out-of-the-box look and feel and she definitely pulled it off!
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I personally feel that Riverside Baptist Church is one of THE most beautiful churches in the city. I LOVE its the gothic architecture.
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The ceremony was so meaninful and appropriate, as Danielle and Jay had family members who were ministers, and they officiated with a very personal touch.
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We ushered their 200+ guests out to the front of the church to watch Danielle and Jay exit as husband and wife!
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Back at the Cummer for the Reception, I brought Danielle up to speed on a few timeline adjustments.
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First Dance!!
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The reception room looked amazing! Specialty lighting, unique linens, and multi-height flower arrangements add drama to the room.
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Danielle did a lot of the graphic design work herself, and the green and navy colors were showcased in almost all of the details.
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Classic Cakes provided the beautiful and oh-so-delicious wedding cake!
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Guests were treated to a fun green candy bar at the end of the night.
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A few last portraits before the couple Jet-set to Jamaica to enjoy their Sandals Honeymoon!(This next one was taken with the full "moon." It was originally supposed to be floating above the dance floor via helium, but it was too windy that day so we had to mount it on a tri-pod. It still provided a cool glow to the evening though!
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Other vendors who contributed to the event's success are Riverside Event Design (rentals), The Chef's Garden (catering), and the fun music was provided by Spike at the Beach.
Thanks also to my two interns, Ali, and Sonja, who helped make the event a success!

Congratulations Danielle and Jay! It was a pleasure helping you create your dream wedding. You two make a beautiful couple and I wish you nothing but years and years of happiness!

5 comments:

Beach Wedding said...
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Mommy Kristie said...

Cassie this wedding was amazing. I have heard SO many compliments about the wedding and the COORDINATOR! Everyone cant stop talking about how apart of the wedding the felt. You bring such an amazing touch to the table with each wedding you do. You have for sure found your calling.

KB {kathryn brown photography} said...

What a beautiful celebration! You did a wonderful job with this one- the pictures really capture the energy of the entire event!

DANIELLE NICOLE DOWNING said...

Thank you my beautiful wedding!!

I would not of been able to do it with out you!!!

You were the best help and sacrificed so much for our wedding!!!

I can't wait to see your company grow and expand to new heights!!!

You are going to be BIG BIG TIME one day.... and I hope I can help! LOL :)

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