Michele & David – May 8, 2010

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coupleThe nuptials of Michele and David took place on Saturday, May 8th at the First Reformed Church of Schenectady. The Stockade Inn was the venue selected for their chic vintage flea market-inspired reception.

When Michele hired me in early 2009 to be her day-of wedding coordinator, I was intrigued by the vision of her day. Michele was the definition of a D.I.Y. bride with plans to create everything for her wedding right down to the ceremony flowers. Being a part of so many weddings, I knew what an undertaking that was. She had her hands full.

I’m thrilled to say that Michele didn’t disappoint. Her attention to detail and subtle interpretation of her overall theme were impressive. She chose a subdued color palate of cream and blush pink and touches of gold. Instead of live flowers, centerpieces were antique birdcages filled with metallic glass spheres surrounded by candles and shabby-chic accent pieces. With the candles aglow, the room was warm and romantic. Guest favors doubled as escort cards with hand-tied personalized tags on each one with the guest name and table number. The fashion of the night even tied into the theme. Michele glided down the aisle in a beautiful ball gown for her ceremony, but slipped into a vintage inspired party dress for her reception.

diyDay-of coordination is not always the easiest job to do. Our experience as planners depends on the decisions made by the couple when planning the event. Michele was an absolute dream to work with. Although executing a do-it-yourself décor design can often be more physical labor, our bride was so organized that it almost felt easy. All of the vendors she selected were great fun to work with and did a fantastic job. So thank you to my team and to the Stockade Inn (Reception Venue), Heather Bolm-Tallman (Photography), Villa Italia (Cake), Peter from What’s Happening Productions (Videography) and Fernando from Piano Man (DJ).

Last but certainly not least . . . thanks to Michele and David for trusting us with your special day. Best wishes for a long and happy life together!

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