Shades of Violet Gervasi Vineyard Wedding

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 2 comments

Planning, Design and Coordination by Stephanie Anter of Kirkbrides

Ceremony and Reception Location: Gervasi Vineyard – Tree Grove & Pavilion

Bride’s Attire: Stella York from La Blanca Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaid Attire: Azazie
Ceremony Music: Opus 216
DJ, Cocktail Hour Music: The DJ Booth
Floral D├ęcor, Program Board, Seating Board, Favors: The Budding Tree
Hair: Smart Cutz
Invitations & Stationery: Hoopla Design Studio
Linens: La Tavola
Makeup: Ashleigh Albertson 
Officiant: Our Wedding Officiant, Brian Diehl
Photography: Mindy Sue Photography
Rentals: All Occasions Event Rental (wicker chargers); Event Source (lace dinner plates as chargers); Be Seated
Transportation: LTS Limo

InterContinental Engaged Event: A Night in Tuscany

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 No comments

Coordination, Planning and Design by Valarie Kirkbride Falvey of Kirkbrides

Cotton Candy: Art of Sucre
Floral and Pergola: Blooms by Plantscaping
Lighting: Vincent Lighting
Linens: L’nique
Photography: Making the Moment
Signage, Graphic Design and Paper Goods: Lovely Somethings
Tabletop Pieces, Chairs, Personalized Bars, Lounge Furniture: All Occasion
Farm Tables and Swing: Borrow

This event came about as I was approached by Melissa at the Intercontinental Hotel to work with her on creating a unique and eclectic bridal show of sorts.  Our goals included making the event informative and valuable for brides, offering them a chance to see in real-life what some vendors actually do instead of just a regular bridal trade show booth, as well as illustrating how beautiful their ballroom and spaces can look when dressed up for a wedding.   

It's not every day we get to leave our regular process behind and make all the decisions on an event!  Typically we're working with a client to do so.  Having just given a presentation on Wedding Trends for the ILEA Wedding Event in November, I utilized some of my research and decided to use a Tuscan wedding style with bold colors like coral, yellow and lots of greenery.   

We started out in the custom amphitheater that the Intercontinental has right across from their ballroom and did a few quick but entertaining WEDtalks.  The topics included Top 10 things a wedding planner wants every engaged couple to know when planning a wedding, How to choose between a Band and a DJ for your big day, Top Questions to ask your Wedding Photographer, and a Real Experience Having a Wedding at the Intercontinental Hotel.

A decorative man cave complete with comfort food and a bourbon bar was set up in an adjacent room for cocktail hour.  Upon completion of the WEDtalks, everyone was invited into the ballroom to enjoy delicious food, take in the vendor talents of flowers, lighting, linens, personalized bars, music, cake, desserts, cotton candy and more!  We had such great feedback on the event from guests and vendors!  Not to mention, each vendor donated a giveaway from their business that was raffled off for anyone in attendance to win!

We loved being a part of an out of the box event and look forward to more weddings and events at the Intercontinental as well as sharing more of our tips and advice with engaged audiences in the future.