Thursday, May 20, 2010

Nicole and Josh: A League of Their Own

Nicole and Josh's baseball-inspired wedding was definitely one to remember for us! We had so much fun putting together all of the details that brought this wedding to life, and showcased the love of a fun, youthful couple :) We feel so blessed that Style Me Pretty has featured their wedding, so be sure to head over there to check out Nicole and Josh feature!
While playing college baseball and softball, Josh and Nicole met and fell in love. In their spare time they would travel to new cities, making it a point to visit different ballparks. It seemed only fitting that we shared their love and passion for what brought them together with their guests at their wedding. We chose a palatte of wine, soft pink and chocolate brown to work as a backdrop and compliment the ballroom at Estancia.









Following a beautiful Catholic ceremony, guests gathered at Estancia for cocktail hour. They were greeted by a display of a baseball bat, mitt and glove that sat upon a bed of peanuts and were asked to leave their autographs.

In continuing with the baseball feel, guests were escorted to the "Will Call" Table to pick up their tickets and find their seats. Tickets sat in alphabetized boxes of peanuts and indicated which section and seat the guests were to sit in. We specifically created the table names as sections that were displayed on paper baseballs. Each guest also a seat number tied to their chair with ribbon.








Candy Concession workers tray-passed traditional ballpark favorites like peanuts and crackerjacks with custom designed labels by Brightly Designed. We also filled the custom trays that Amorology created with chocolate baseballs, color-coordinated jelly beans and big league chew that were reminiscent of childhood favorites.




Mini coke bottles sat at each place setting and added a playful element in addition to the paper pennant flags that sat at each chair.

Robin Mathis of Twigg Botanicals created centerpieces made up of textured large florals such as dahlias, hydrangea, roses, calla lilies and orchids that sat atop tall glass vases filled with real baseballs. Smaller Trophy vases filled with grass, flowers and baseballs also ran the length of the banquet tables. The flowers really helped pull all of the fun elements together, including the flower girls' pomander balls of carnations and rosehips that were constructed to replicate the stitching pattern on a baseball!


I loved how the curtains at Estancia so perfectly seemed to mimick baseball stitching and diamond fields.

The gorgeous cake sat atop a custom cake box Amorology designed and built for Nicole and Josh. We incorporated their wine colors and also added a beautiful soft pink ribbon to the cake.





For their favors, we combined the grooms love for morning pancakes with their love for baseball. We gave each guest buttermilk pancake mix with a recipe in a box labeled "hey batter, batter."


One of the most magical moments of the evening was when the bride and groom were welcomed into the room by all of their guests cheering and waving the pennants that were customized with their names and wedding date. It was such a delightful and warm reception where you truly felt the love for them in the room.



As a late-night treat, Nicole and Josh wanted their family and friends to build their own ice cream sundaes! Brightly designed created a "Bases Loaded" sign for us that listed all of the scrumptious ice cream toppings! Between the cake, concession trays filled with goodies and the loaded ice cream station, there was no shortage of delicious and playful treats!



As a nod to the bride's favorite movie " A Leauge of Their Own", Amorology designed and created a custom Photo backdrop that read things such as "Play Ball", "Safe!", "Knock it Out of the Park", "homerun", etc. We collected various props for guests to have fun with while getting their pictures taken. All of Nicole and Josh's guests had so much fun with the backdrop and really got into character with the bats, baseballs and gloves! Here is just a taste of some of the fun!





Photographer, John Schnack of Schnack Studios did an amazing job capturing all of the details of the night! We know Josh and Nicole were thrilled with all of the gorgeous pictures from their special day. Nicole and Josh's wedding was a "home run" with all of their guests. Everyone had such a great time dancing, eating great food and celebrating the love of Nicole and Josh that truly put them in "A League of Their Own."

MVP list of our incredible vendors!
Flowers: Twigg Botanicals

Photography: John Schnack Studios

Paper Goods: Brightly Designed

Video: Benny Ek Media

DJ: Tim Altbaum

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

6 comments:

Miggy said...

Amazing....leave it to you to take a very a-typical wedding theme and make it beautiful, sophisticated and still playful. Another home run. {Get it? GET IT??}

SupaFlowaPowa said...

this has got to be the best use of theme and word play ever!!! super duper cute!!!!

Jen said...

Wow, this is such a fantastic wedding. It was done so, so beautifully! The details are phenomenal and there is so much creativity at work! HOME RUN!

Maggie said...

So cute! and very clever ideas ;)

Jennifer Gilmore said...

As always, your work is simply stunning! LOVE the details - details make the huge difference! :)

Maddy said...

So grateful to have been apart of this one! As I look back, this definitely tops the list as one of my favorites :) Another success for Team Amorology!