Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Real Wedding 2012 | Jennifer & David

Couple | Jennifer & David, 10-21-12
Ceremony & Reception Venue | Blue Dress Barn
Officiant | Joanne Dow, Bride's Aunt
Rehearsal | Round Barn Winery
Rehearsal Dinner | Tosi's
Caterer | Christine Ferris Catering
Ceremony & Cocktail Singer | John Vincent
Reception Entertainment | Lazer Jam Productions
Makeup | Julie Strating
Hair | Erin Brown
Photographer | Amy Carroll Photography
Cake & Desserts | Dee's Specialty
Florist | Posh Petals
Linens | La Tavola Linens via Pearls Events

Jennifer contacted me last December, and I was so excited when we finally sat down at one of my favorite caf├ęs to chat about her wedding day at Blue Dress Barn. It was great hearing about all the DIY details she was working on, and I loved how precise she was. I knew it was going to be a memorable day and when October 21st rolled around, it was great watching it unfold.

Since the Blue Dress Barn is a very popular wedding venue, Jennifer & David held a very informal ceremony rehearsal at the Round Barn Winery the afternoon before. If you get a chance to experience Round Barn Winery on a Saturday afternoon in the fall, be prepared to have fun. There were tons of people, live music, and picnicking going go. We found a quite spot behind the barn to practice the ceremony, and before I knew it, I was heading home again.

The next day, Leah and I arrived to place linens before Elizabeth arrived from Posh Petals to begin the floral set up. Jennifer picked some of my favorite linens from La Tavola, and it added so much texture to the overall design. We also used mahogany chiavari chairs, which dressed the space up. I pretty much loved every single thing she dreamt up!

Guests arrived via shuttle and enjoyed hot cider and doughnuts before the ceremony began right on time. Jennifer's mom and dad walked her down the aisle, which is my personal favorite way to process. Jennifer surprised David with his favorite Chicago-based singer, John Vincent, and he arrived right on time to do the recessional song. David was so surprised; the look on his face was priceless!

Guests enjoyed amazing appetizers from one of my very favorite caterers, Christine Ferris Catering, during cocktail hour while Jennifer & David took photos with Amy Carroll. The couple was then introduced as husband & wife, cut their cake, and sat down at their gorgeous reception for a family style meal. Everything went smoothly, and every guest had a great time from what we could tell! The party went on until the end of the night! Shuttles took guests back to hotels and they lived happily ever after :)

Jennifer & David - it was a joy working with you both! I wish you nothing but the best in years to come! 

4 lovely comment(s):

Jennifer Stolfi Nov 14, 2012, 3:53:00 PM  

Thank you so much for all of your help setting things up on the big day! It was the most amazing day!

Jennifer Stolfi Nov 14, 2012, 3:54:00 PM  

Thank you so much Aletha! It was such an amazing day.

Lauren Nov 15, 2012, 12:55:00 PM  

Really pretty wedding. BTW that chocolate cake looks amazing.

Wedding Invitations Nov 26, 2012, 6:06:00 AM  

What a beautiful wedding! So much thought has gone into all the little details. I love the wedding stationery with the floral accents to match the wedding decor. Plus, the gold apples and cinnamon sticks are just lovely :D

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