Monday, November 10, 2008


Yes, life has been a whirlwind. Both personally and professionally, there has been non-stop activity since the end of last year. And today, for the first time in months, I got a chance to exhale. Mind you, it was only for a day because tomorrow it's time to gear up for another big event. But today, was just about the exhale...{in between loads of laundry, though, since no one in the house has clean underwear!}.

On Saturday, my beautiful sister, Kara, got married. And the day was magical. There were so many wonderful details incorporated into the day. And there are so many amazing vendors to thank. But, I want to save that for a post dedicated just to Kara. Jen Kroll shot Kara's wedding and as soon as I have photos to share, I will post all about it. I promise!

In the meantime, I've got some more photos to share from that amazing wedding we did a week ago. Just to refresh your memory, this is what the room looked like when we started:

And this is what it looked like when we were finished!

Here is the stunning aisle runner. The beautiful Jenn of Modern Day Floral says this was one of her favorite details from the day. It was so spectacular words can't even describe it. All 85 feet took the artist 93 hours to paint. It was so intricately scrumptious that it made me want to weep!

I couldn't wait to share this detail shot with you! Notice on the menu card, we tied a fuchsia double satin ribbon around and attached a black, vintage-inspired brooch. We used a total of ten different brooches in all and alternated between place settings so no two were ever next to each other. When we cleaned up the next day, we were left with only 10 brooches from the 400+ that were out. Which means guests did just what we hoped they would do, take them home and enjoy them on their coats this winter!

The groom affectionately calls his bride, 'mole.' So his one request to me was this; have a mole cake made in honor of her that's as cute as she is! Well, thanks to Barb and her crew at Sweet Cakes, the mission was accomplished! Is this not the best groom's cake you have ever seen! At the 11th hour, while lying awake in bed thinking about everything that needed to be accomplished the next day, I thought about how cute 'she' would look sitting in wheat grass. Enter Modern Day Floral to help make that midnight brainstorm happen for me!

Some special details to note: her pink fingernails, her diamond ring, and the M+R that's drawn into the tree stump! Brilliance, Barb, sheer brilliance!

And last, but not least, the ice screen. Yes, you read that right. There was a screen frozen into the ice and we projected a slide show onto it. My amazingly talented assistant, Jill, designed this sculpture {along with the most amazing martini luge you have ever seen} and worked with our friends at Ice Sculptures, Ltd. to bring it to life. Way to go, Jill! It looked as good in real life as it did in your sketch, girlie! :)

Stay tuned for my sister's wedding!



Jillian said...

Yay! We actually have a minute to rest before the next exciting event! Thanks for the shout out on the ice sculpture. I now wait anxiously for a pic of the martini luge. :)

The hours upon hours of intense work and thought that you put into this has certainly paid off, congratulations to you Jodi for pulling off another VERY successful event!