Sunday, March 15, 2009

Kristin & Chris: Ooh la la! part 2



The weather forecast showed a chance of rain for Jan 17th...and with no option for a tent, there was some serious praying for sunshine going on. When the day finally came, it brought clear skies with it and a huge sigh of relief. We were lucky enough to be able use the umbrellas solely for decor! I loved the look of the upside down hanging umbrellas in all shades of pinks and blue. These were so fun we just had to re-purpose them for the reception.
With this wedding we wanted to give it a real "streets of Paris" feel and what better way to do that than with different french shops and bakeries. We built custom pink and white stripe backdrops and hung painted wood french signs to differentiate the food stations, bring in the color and tie the decor together. I was so happy with how it turned out! Here the bride and groom share a quiet moment in the "La Maison du Chocolat" or "House of Chocolate", where custom made white bakery cases were stocked with all types of delicious treats, tarts, and chocolate croissants. We also had a hot chocolate station here to keep guests warm in what we were anticipating to be a cold January day. Pink bakery boxes were adorned with various printed papers and tied with twine.



Guests both old and young lined up at the bakery to choose their favorites. I loved how the server behind the counter, dressed in french bakery attire, looked just like the french cook from Ratatouille. :) It made us smile.


tables were set with a bold palette of pinks and navy. Massed roses, pink peonies and tulips were held in french transfer ware vases.
The cake was delicious and stenciled with light blue fleur de lis and bold stripes on the bottom tier, accented with blue hydrangea.

there was of course a flower market...what would the streets of Paris be with out one? Tin buckets held hand tied bunches of flowers in shades of every pink imaginable for guests to take as favors on their way out.

Oh, the delicious French Patisserie! This was a station complete with well, crepes of course!


the boulangerie....held baguettes, and cheese...lots of cheese...for Chris, the groom, who loves cheese! :)

grilled chicken sandwiches and french onion soup were also on the menu~
floating candles and transfer ware balls danced in the fountain
and Kristin and Chris danced.....
I loved their first dance. They spontaneously both broke in to freestyle at the fast awkward part of the song and then came back together again to finish. So cute! Love these guys! It made us all smile.


Kristin's Dance with her Dad. I love this picture. It truly captures Kristin's sweetness. I can only imagine how hard it was for her Dad to let her go that day.







Petal cones in coordinating paper were fashioned with ribbon and hung on an old whitewashed board for guests to grab to toss as the couple exited.

kiss kiss kiss. love love love. You two are both so adorable. My time with you was not nearly long enough! I still cannot believe that this came together in only a little over a month. It would only be possible with a couple as wonderful as you! Thank you for trusting me. Thank you for being such an inspiration. It was a beautiful day, no rain, no clouds...just how I would predict the rest of your future together. Much Love to you both! Many thanks to Jamie Hammond for her beautiful photography and for another fun day!

15 comments:

Lisa Webb said...

What a beautiful, and completly different, wedding! A month!! Your amazing heather! AMAZING!

Jenna said...

I think this might be the best LDS wedding I have ever seen. A month! I'm completely blown away. It's all gorgeous and so well thought out.

psmall said...

Heather...the most beautiful wedding!!! If I could do mine over, this would be it!!
love it!

Joyful Weddings and Events said...

so stinkin adorable! I love the backdrops and furniture with the bakery treats. And the colors- just delicious.

Flush Designs said...

Those backdrops you made are genius! Wow! AND I think blue should be used in more weddings it is so festive, and elegantly rich at the same time... Love it!

shelly said...

I just LOVE this wedding!

Jewls said...
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Jewls said...

This wedding is art! I am amazed at your creativity!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

What a GORGEOUS wedding! The sweets were simply fabulous!

Once A Bride said...

you did such an amazing job. truly an inspiration!

One Love Photo said...

POP! this wedding is so awesome, what a cool theme and color combo! Your vision is so stunning! Very COOL!

Anonymous said...

One word Scrumptious! I've been wanting to do a wall in my home these exact colors. May I ask what paints you used?

Anonymous said...

What do you do with your props after the wedding? What kind of expense goes into making backdrops and custom bakery cases? This wedding is amazing!

rachel said...

Oh this is beautiful! I'm planning my wedding right now, and I see all sorts of beautiful ideas on your site!
rachel
thecutenesschronicle.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Love your blog, and this wedding in particular is gorgeous! I just saw it in Weddings UK Magazine, and am just dying to know who made the bride's dress. I am looking for something similar and am having such a hard time. If you could please, please, please find out and let me know, I would be eternally grateful. Thanks so much!! ~Amy