Lush Greek Tent Wedding at Bride's Family Home

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Planning, Design & Coordination by Katie of Kirkbrides

Band/DJ: Karizma Orchestra
Ceremony Music and Sound: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
 Chandelier Rental: All Occasions Party Rental
Draping for Center Poles: Designs of Distinction
Greek Appetizers: Koula
Greek Desserts: Vicki Filippousis
Floral Décor: The Urban Orchid
Hair: Lauryn Mesojedec
Lighting and Photobooth: Rock the House
Linens and Rentals: Event Source
Makeup: Sara Franzese
Reception Location: Private Residence, Medina, Ohio
 Tent: Aable Rents
Transportation: A Touch of Class
Valet: ASV
Videography: Fordham Footage
Videography (Drone): Airspace Aerial Cinematography

Jaclyn always envisioned getting married at the home she grew up in and as soon as I saw it for myself, I knew why! A sprawling property with a beautiful villa-style home surrounded by a large fountain, impeccable terrace, magnificent statues (and even a softball field) was the perfect backdrop for Jaclyn and Dionis’ tented wedding at home. 

Jaclyn had a very clear vision so it was fun to watch her make decisions through the plans that worked so well for her dream wedding. She’s also hysterical, adaptable, smart, interesting, lovely and a joy to be around so I truly enjoyed every minute of working with her to create her organically elegant wedding! 

Like everything with Jaclyn’s wedding, the tent was over the top! An enormous pole tent provided by Aable was adorned with gorgeous chandeliers from All Occasions, a white dance floor from Event Source and beautiful pole draping to finish the look from Designs of Distinction. With such a vast space under the tent, we spent a lot of time creating soft spaces and sumptuous layers of design through lighting, floral decor and beautiful tablescapes. We worked with Brandon from Urban Orchid who ran with the naturally organic inspiration that Jaclyn shared. Mixtures of ranuculus, garden roses, dahlias and daisies decorated the blend of round, square and rectangular tables all lavishly draped and set thanks to the gorgeous rentals and linens at Event Source

Jaclyn wanted a soft, natural look with intrigue which we achieved using tones of cream, gold and blush – and a cohesive mixture of tabletop rentals. Plush runners of greenery and candles adorned the rectangular tables flanking the dance floor. The team at Rock The House executed various lighting concepts throughout the tent. In one of my favorite photos of the evening, you can see the tent was glowing – almost as much as the bride and groom! 

In the days leading up to the wedding Jaclyn and I debated where to put the giant LOVE letters and their final placement in front of the band was perfect! Among all of the very special and personalized details, Jaclyn, being the Renaissance woman she is, designed, printed and assembled her own invitations! Jaclyn then worked with the amazing and talented Emily at Ting Stationery to bring together the wedding day stationery. I just adore the beautiful place cards topped with stones that glistened in the sun and looked stunning on the terrace next to the pool. 

Jaclyn’s cake was one of my favorite cakes ever- beautiful on the outside, delicious on the inside! Jaclyn chose her favorite, carrot cake! And you haven’t truly had carrot cake until you’ve had Luna Bakery’s carrot cake (seriously)! 

Jaclyn and Dionis’ dance floor was packed all night thanks to the Greek band Karizma, and no one left hungry – that’s for sure! In addition to a perfectly curated menu from A Taste of Excellence inspired by the Mediterranean flavor profiles of Greece, there were also mounds of traditional Greek appetizers and desserts a la mode, lovingly prepared by friends and family. 

Of course, I can’t thank enough the astoundingly talented Scott Shaw who captured all of these details! Don’t miss the shot of Jaclyn and her dad driving the vintage T Bird to the ceremony! And be sure to check out the mesmerizing video and drone footage from Fordham Footage and Airspace Aerial


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