Sunday, October 04, 2009

I'm Now a Mrs!

I know it's been a long time since I've posted, but I wanted to recap the wedding day and thank my AMAZING vendors. All of you helped me make my wedding day so beautiful and I really can't express my appreciation enough. Thank you!

Clifton Inn could not have been a better venue. They made sure everything went smoothly and did a great job of taking care of all the details. The ceremony space was gorgeous, the dining rooms and reception terrace were lovely--all of our guests were talking about how beautiful it was and how good the food was. That's what we wanted--for our guests to have an incredibly good time. Check out the wedding cake! Every wedding cake should be this beautiful and delicious.

Whiskey Rebellion, our band, did a great job for both the ceremony and the reception. (I'm going to run out of synonyms for "great," "amazing," and "fantastic" really soon.) They were so easy to work with and let us request what we wanted to walk down the aisle to, even accommodating Mr. C-Ville's wish to walk to 4'33". Then at the reception they really let loose, playing some of their own original music as well as Dolly Parton and Guns N'Roses covers. Who knew that "Sweet Child of Mine" was such a lovely little love song? Fact: the one song that got everybody on the dance floor, from old to young, Brit to American, was the Talking Heads' "Psycho Killer." AND their version of "Hava Nagila" rocked. Thanks guys!
Didn't my girls look beautiful? Let them wear different dresses, I say!
It amazed me how much stuff for my wedding I was able to get on Etsy. My bridesmaid on the left is wearing a dress from Etsy. All of my wedding stationery came from Etsy (save the dates, invites, programs, thank you notes). I got a hairpiece from Etsy. And best of all, we had tartan yarmulkes in Mr. C-Ville's family tartan custom made for us by boobaloobaby on Etsy.
I really have to use the word "Amazing" again here because I have to say that about the flowers from Blue Ridge Floral Design. Amy's bouquets, the centerpieces, the chuppah were all out of this world. And here's an important lesson I learned: you're going to want to control everything. But you've picked your vendors for a reason, and if you trust them, they will do a fabulous job. I loved working with Amy because all I needed to say was, "I'd like a lot of color, a lot of texture, and seasonal flowers. You do the rest." Look at what she came up with!
I can't resist posting a picture of my wonderful bouquet:
And of course, all these photos were taken by Sarah Cramer Shields of CramerPhoto. She is an absolute star; book her now before she gets too famous and none of us will be able to afford her. It's a beautiful thing!
Thank you all very much!


Blogger Miss Fairfax said...

yayy congrats! everything looked awesome - delicious looking cake!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009 12:28:00 PM  
Blogger CRAMER said...

THANK YOU! You rock! :)

Sunday, November 15, 2009 6:00:00 PM  

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