All American Boy Meets All American Girl

Monday, August 27, 2007

On July 28, I had the pleasure of executing 8 months of planning at Denise and Kevin's wedding in Cleveland. This couple has a wonderful story - they met on! They are some of the nicest people I've ever had the pleasure of working with.

While searching for themes, we decided upon Kevin's original tagline on match, which was "All American Boy Meets All American Girl". These two have unusually happy energy about them and are all about family, so we decided to fill the wedding with quotes about love and rely on the classic color scheme of green apple, raspberry and pure white.

We first incorporated love quotes on the menus displayed on black easels at each table, some of which included:

Allan K. Chambers:
The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Winnie the Pooh:
If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day so I never have to live without you.

Each table was named the first name of the quote's author. Guests found their table assignments on green apples pinned with names printed with their names and table name.

We purposely used pure white linens and pure white chairs for our "classic" theme. Our round tables matched the architecture of the reception site. The tall vases filled with raspberry gerber daisies and roses were complimented with two vases filled with water and tropical leaves.

The Love Story slideshow that Kirkbrides prepared for Denise and Kevin featured more quotes from the tables while telling the story of how they met, even incorporating some of their original text from their ads!

The cake was raspberry marble cake inside, with white buttercream frosting and lace accents.

A special aspect of the wedding was the fact that Denise's son and daughter and Kevin's niece and nephew served as a flower girls and ring bearers.

During the first dance to "Love a Diamond" by Tonic, Scott captured a great shot that spotlights Kevin dipping Denise. Looks like the dance lessons paid off!

Scott and Julie from Easywind Studios took them for a walk around downtown Cleveland to capture some truly photojournalistic shots.

I'll truly miss getting daily e-mails from Denise and Kevin, as we planned the entire wedding from Cleveland to their home in Northern Virginia!

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