This wedding was a joy to plan. During the planning process, Nicole and her mother had somewhat different tastes in aesthetics. However, it was their combined love for the beautiful venue at Stone Barns coupled with our own ability to be not only diplomatic but also showcase ideas that they would both love which, in the end, set them up for success.
One element of their design that was different than most of our weddings is that they both favored paper that had considerable detail. They both moved forward with intricately designed invitations and save the dates a bit on their own and had good renderings early so the over all design fit into the paper details.
Being cohesive was super important to them both and, in particular, the Mother of the Bride. The family entertains enough at home and had learned from past experience that they love consistency. There are many details you cannot see in their photography. Details such as the ribbon and name tags on the flip flops and blankets. Other details like their specialty coffee and hot cocoa station, their enormous and cool outdoor lounge with plenty of games for those less inclined to dance.
You never know what is going to stick after a wedding. The couple’s adorable and memorable first dance, well rehearsed after months of classes, made the whole room tear up. Then the best man speech had so much love you wanted to hug your neighbor. The surprise, albeit less emotional, was the guest’s love for their linens and napkins. Multiple guests asked the Mother of the Bride where their beautiful La Tavola linens came from and they also asked about the dinner napkins, which also came from La Tavola. In fact, two ladies called us separately asking where to purchase their velvet ecru linen lined napkin!
We anxiously await July of 2019 when we will be back at the one-and-only charming Blue Hill at Stone Barns for another buyout!
Happy venue shopping and congratulations again to Nicole + Ross.
Photography by Craig Warga Weddings
Planning + Design | Ashley Douglass Events
Venue | Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Band | FAZE 4 Orchesteras LTD “Scott Yunney Band”
Photographer | Craig Warga Weddings
Videographer | 15 Minutes of Frame
Florist | Blade NYC
Photobooth | New England Selfie
Lighting | Pegasus Productions
Hair | Indulge Salon
Make Up | Hope Landry
Bridal Attire | A Little Something White
Rental Company | Nuage Designs
Rental Company II | Party Rental LTD
Rental Company III | La Tavola