As Planners and Coordinators, we attend a lot of weddings! However, we never fail to be delighted by the ways that our couples make their weddings unique to them. When we look back at each wedding Inspired Occasions has been lucky to be a part of, there is always one detail that stands out as special. We call that our Detail of the Day. Today, we feature the unique entertainment that Kim and Chris chose for their Revolution Hall wedding in Troy, NY.
When I first met Kim and Chris for a consultation, they had one important word for the vision of their wedding day . . . F – U – N. Their day would be all about bright colors, whimsical details and showing their guests a great time. As school teachers, their young at heart personalities oozed out of every detail of their big day. From the bright balloons that livened up the ceremony tent to the handmade “cootie catcher” favors to the decadent cupcake and sundae bar, guests got the message loud and clear – “Have a great time!”
However, hands down, the highlight of the event for all was the Caricaturist! Before the wedding, Caricature artist and accomplished illustrator, John Gurney, created a custom background just for Kim and Chris featuring the venue as well as the trolley that would transport their guests. On wedding day, each guest had the opportunity to sit with John and have their own cartoonish likeness drawn on that backdrop as a special keepsake gift from the couple. Guests loved it! John had a line all night and even stayed an extra hour to make sure that every guest was able to participate.
The investment Kim and Chris made in this detail most definitely paid off. It was great entertainment for guests, it doubled as a favor and most importantly, it created a completely personalized element of their wedding. That’s what we call a Detail of the Day!
Caricaturist: John Gurney http://johnstevengurney.com/caricatures.html
Images by CLH Images: http://clhimages.com/