Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Kimberly's & Justin's Wedding - February 28, 2009

My wonderful clients Kimberly & Justin, tied the knot this past Saturday. It was a great day!! Here is a little about the couple and some photos. Professional pictures will come later.

About the couple:
Kimberly contacted me back in July and I immediately loved her! She was so sweet and such a lady!! Along with her fiancé Justin (now husband) and parents, they had a lot of wedding planning done but needed some help to finish the rest. Her parents were having a lot of fun planning their little girls wedding and they openly admitted to me they weren’t too happy to have me step in and take over the plans but I assured them I will be involved as much or as little as they pleased. In the end, I won them over and I absolutely loved working with her parents!! They were so much fun!!

The Mood:
Kimberly & Justin wanted a traditional wedding with some modern elements. They wanted all the traditional aspect of wedding but they also wanted to their young and family oriented personalities to be present as well. Their bridal party consisted of 15 of their closest friends and their guests were all family members and friends that have touched their lives. It was also very important for them to have their ceremony in a church. They chosed a NYC landmark, Terrace on the Park for their reception. The ornate gold details and the view of the NYC skyline were perfect. To add a modern twist, they chosed white branches with hanging candles as their center pieces.

The Planning:
The unique aspect of this wedding was Kimberly and Justin lived in Tennessee while they attended law school. Most of the planning took place via email or phone call and they made occasional visit to NY. Even with the distance between us, all the plans went off without a hitch. Although they had a busy schedule they were very hands on with their wedding plans. They took on many DIY projects that were great additions to their wedding. They designed their own favors, prepared welcome baskets for their out of town guest and the programs which all came out fabulous. I also helped them to coordinate accommodations for their out of town guest. We arranged transportation to get them around for the day.

The Wedding Day:
On their wedding day, my main responsibility was to ensure the bridal party of 15 was on time. There were 9 bridesmaids and they were all so wonderful. Everyone was cooperative and they looked beautiful in their champagne and brown strapless gowns. The groomsmen look very handsome in their black tuxedos with black ties. The day started off great until my car battery died!! However, this did not hinder the wedding day plans. The bridal party arrived at the ceremony on time and the bride was a few minutes late but hey, the party doesn’t start without her. The ceremony was dressed with all with white flowers and tulle for the pews. The bride was all smiles as her father walked her down the aisle in her diamond white dress. The reception started with the cocktail hour of delicious appetizers and cocktails. When it was time for the reception to begin, the curtains were pulled back and revealed the elegant dining room. Keeping with traditions, the couple decided to assign seating for their guest. Each guest received a miniature bottle of champagne personalized with their names. The speeches were short but heartfelt and Kimberly’s sorority sisters of AKA serenaded her in the middle of the dance floor.

My Favorite Moments:
My favorite moments of the wedding are always the personal and sentimental elements. Kimberly’s serenade from her fellow sisters was so sweet and a surprised to her. What made this even more meaningful was the groom’s mother and aunt were also AKA members and joined in the serenade. There was also a special serenade for the couple from one of their guest. She sang at the bride’s parents’ wedding over 20 years ago. How sweet is that?! What really touched me was the gratitude I received from the couple and their family. They even bought me flowers to show their appreciation. I was so suprised and so grateful!! I don't even know when they had time to do stop and get it. I was so touched, when I put the flowers in water, I started to cry. Nothing makes me happier then happy clients.

Kimberly, Justin, Mr. & Mrs. Whyte and Mrs. Truesdale, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for letting me be a part of such a beautiful wedding. Your gratitude and generosity means so much to me. I thoroughly enjoyed working with you and both of families were so sweet and treated me like I was a part of the family. I wish you a lifetime of happiness together!!

Thank you so the wonderful staff of Terrance on the Park. Your service was excellent!! Spitz and Peck, the floral designs were so beautiful, thank you! Thank you to Pinnila studios for your friendly and professional services!! To Double Diamond Limousine, your professionalism and helpful drivers were so fab!! They went above and beyond their duties. A wedding is nothing without great vendors!!

Ceremony: Community Methodist Church
Reception: Terrace on the Park
Florist: Spitz and Peck of Cedarhurst
Photography, Videographer & DJ: Pinella Studios
Transportation: Double Diamond Limousine
Guest Accommodations: Marriot Courtyard Laguardia Airport


Tracy of TLS Elite Events said...

Thanks Deniesha for the details. You made me feel like I was a guest at Kimberly and Justin's wedding. BTW, I like the new picture.

Peace and Blessings,

Couture Events by D said...

Thanks Tracy!!

Kim said...

Thanks Deniesha! You're so sweet

Lisa of Elite Affairs said...

Seems like everything came out great!

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