Happy Tuesday friends,
Oh happy day! Last week one of my personal favorite couples and weddings from 2014 was featured on Grey Likes Weddings. From our first meeting together, I knew that we were kindred spirits and that we would end up planning one kick-booty wedding together. Making our bond even stronger, Leanne & Matt choose to get married at a venue that is very near and dear to my heart, The Walnut Grove.
This wedding was a wedding filled with lots of lovely little details (which always makes me happy!). It was important to us throughout the planning process that we give a nod to both Leanne and Matt’s personalities and backgrounds. Matt is a city slicker from the big apple. Leanne is a beauty from the windy city (where they met and fell in love). Halfway through the wedding planning process, the couple picked up and moved to the city of angels. Instead of a traditional guestbook, the couple had posters of New York, Illinois and California printed and guests were asked to sign the state from which they hailed! The couple has since framed these images and they now hang in their home (awww).
Leanne & Matt’s wedding aesthetic was one of vibrant colors and earthy tones! Incorporated in the floral arrangements were potted herbs, leafy greens, fab textured items, and medium to small sized soft blooms. Swoon. We utilized gold candles, floral vases, and lanterns to bring in that ever-so-important splash of metallic that every tablescape so desperately needs (in my humble opinion)! We used simple, wooden dining tables with vineyard cross-back chairs and wooden doors on wine barrels to ground our celebration and bring our vision to life! Guests dined on classic white vintage china with gold flatware (you know, the kind I wish I would have registered for when I got married…).
Leanne was definitely one of my more crafty brides. She DIY’s quite a bit and has a real knack for design (which is one of the reasons why we get along so dang well – she’s got good taste, and I appreciate that!). Not only did she DIY the finish on all her mason jar candle holders (in about 5 different finishes), but she also created all her own chalkboard signage, wrote out all the table assignment cards, created personalized table numbers and even home roasted coffee beans for their favors (and then packaged them in cuties burlap bags – love it!).
Leanne & Matt love good food! For dinner, they served their guests a tapas style feast. For dessert, the lovebirds choose a simple naked cake, accompanied by an assortment of some of the best doughnuts you have ever tasted. Seriously, my mouth is watering thinking of them right now! The whole party danced the night away and everyone had a super fun time celebrating Leanne & Matt’s love together.
- Planning & Design: Marisa Nicole Events
- Photography: Booth Photographics
- Venue: The Walnut Grove
- Caterer and Rentals: Command Performance Catering
- Videography: Andrew Abajian Creative
- DJ: Dart DJ’s
- Vintage China Rentals: The Vintage Table Co.
- Hair and Makeup: Be.NYLA
- Doughnuts: The Donut Snob
- Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop
- Floral Design: The Little Branch
- Officiant: Scott Mehl
- Transportation: Jump on The School Bus