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Danielle & Justin are officially married! Since their engagement session back in May, I have been counting down ever since to this spectacular affair. This wedding has me falling in love with the idea of a classic fairy tale wedding turned into a very contemporary soiree made for the silver screens.
What made this wedding truly beautiful was the family in attendance and the love that was showered on the couple. It was so hard to edit down the story of the day as there were so many great moments, expressions of love and joy caught frozen in time. I tend to get personally attached to each image shot. Somehow, I have managed to pull off a tight edit to retell the story…and the rest can be a sweet surprise for the bride & groom to enjoy!
If the bride was the main star of the show, then her sister Crystal (who was the Maid-of-Honor), shined as the supporting cast. Crystal was truly there to serve Danielle with all her heart. Plus, she TOTALLY got the gist of my photography direction that she started to help direct the group when it came to formal pictures and such. Crystal also had one the most hilarious & memorable Maid-Of-Honor speech (really a song) ever, completely sap-free. And if Crystal was the supporting star, then Mel (my amazing teammate & Event Specialist) was the director behind the scenes that made it all go so smoothly without a hitch (more details at the bottom).
The groom, without a doubt was the leading man and looked very James-Bond-esque in his tux (yep, Justin, don’t blush too much). And I also have the tendency to get attached to the parents when shooting a wedding. I ADORE both their parents. Nothing makes me more warm & fuzzy than seeing what a great bond there is between family members. A stylish event made spectacular because of the Love!
Behind the Scenes: One thing that is wonderful about Danielle is that she’s a go-with-the-flow kind of woman and pretty much can handle any situation without getting worked up. Initially, Danielle had no intention of hiring a Day-Of-Coordinator because she thought it shouldn’t be too difficult to manage 100 guests. Well, I must say….
With the continual growth of my business, I recently asked Mel S. to join my collaborative team to take over the event planning side of the business for Style Art Life. I like to say she specializes in “saving the day”. Mel stepped in last minute to help Danielle tie up all loose ends and seamlessly ran the day, fixing all the issues that arise along the way. Lets just say after all that happened behind the scenes, by the end of the night, Danielle turned to me and said “imagine if Mel wasn’t here!” My point is, the one investment worth making is hiring a coordinator. If you really want to have fun and enjoy your big day, then this is one way to make it happen.
Saving a separate post for Mel & her services later on down the line. In the mean time, please feel free to contact Mel@styleartlife.com to inquire about all the awesome things she can do for you. I always like to say “Let Mel be bridezilla so you can be the bride”
VENUE: Chelsea Mansion | DRESS: Priscilla Of Boston | SHOES: Jimmy Choo | GROOM’S TUX: YSL | TENTS: NY Tents | MUSIC: Scratch Weddings | STRINGS ENSEMBLE: Art-Strings | CAKE: Audrey’s Fine Baked Goods | FLORALS: Lovin Oven Floral Designs | LUXURY PORTABLE RESTROOMS: Royal Restrooms | EVENT COORDINATOR: Mel@styleartlife.com