Katie & Marc's Wedding at the Manakiki Ballroom

Monday, June 16, 2014 4 comments
PHOTOGRAPHY: Mindy Sue Photography
RENTALS: Event Source
CAKE: Sue Hrvatin
BLUEGRASS BAND: Hey Mavis
STATIONERY: Hoopla Design Studio


Derby Day was just here and it brought me back to Katie and Marc’s amazing wedding which was also on Derby Day! I will never forget how fortunate we were to have such amazing weather. The whole day was truly a fairytale and it was certainly much deserved.

I will never forget my first call with Katie. You could hear her enthusiasm and positivity through the phone. I had never encountered anything like it and I just knew that I was going to be the lucky one to know these amazing families.

Katie and her mom started a fabulous collection of vessels, furniture and accessories to transform Manakiki in to a home away from home for their guests. In fact, Katie and Marc’s head table is now their kitchen table! A southern menu was carefully crafted for guests to enjoy which was a nod to their West Virginia vacation home and of course a blue grass band serenaded guests during their outdoor cocktail hour.

Manakiki was truly the perfect southern mansion they were looking for, complete with floor to ceiling windows, hardwood floors and chandeliers. The light and airy color palette was executed perfectly by The Budding Tree and no one else could capture such amazing images other than Mindy Sue Photography!

Just as I had predicted from our first call, Katie and Marc continue to be very dear friends. I love re-living their special day with them!