Monday, May 24, 2010

Love, love, LOVE in YELLOW!

Last week I posted parts of a speech given by father of the bride Aldred Williams. Here is the story of his daughter's day.

As I have previously mentioned, Lauren is the last of the Williams ladies I will get to work with. Youngest of three sisters, Lauren and Malik go back a few years. I was so excited to get the call from her last spring that they were in fact engaged and that Lauren would be planning her wedding from NYC for the next several months before the two moved back to VA.

We quickly chose the Hotel Monaco for her venue given the unique character of the "hotel" space. The fabulous Buddee Clinton made sure all the venue needs were addressed. Decor was an exiting part of the planning and Lauren wanted something fresh in design and fresh for the spring season. Yellow can be a hard color to pull off, but I was excited to match it with slate gray and Lauren quickly embraced all the possibilities. What's more refreshing in spring than lemon, yum!

So, yellow/lemon took on a life of it's own, showing up in the centerpieces, thanks to John Duffy of Yellow Door (how appropriate!) the favors, compliments of ETSY and even on the brides feet! (Stay turned for my exciting blog on wedding shoes- my love, love, LOVE!) The final touch, the yellow lighting on the columns. "The lighting made the room!" I can quote the mother of the bride exclaiming. "It always does," I replied :)

Lauren, Malik along with family and friends took to the dance floor and stayed there all night long thanks to DJ 2 Tone Jones. A shout out to Stephen from Love Life Images and Dolce video for capturing the fantastic night.