Thursday, December 2, 2010

Puppy Love: Nicole + Christian



We indeed stuffed ourselves last week-- but we hope everyone else saved room for some eye candy because that is exactly what we are serving up today!! Nicole and Christian have to be one of the sweetest couples we have worked with to date and their October wedding was nothing short of fabulous!



Can't get over how stunning Nicole looks in every shot. She is simply glowing! The Youngrens did a phenomenal job capturing these intimate images...







Show- stopping bouquet and florals from the lovely Leigh Anne over at the Floral Lab! We loved working with her and seeing her style mesh with ours. The flowers were a mix of succulents, tulips, anemones, roses, dahlias and more- so stylish and gorgeous!






From our first meeting with Nicole & Christian, two things were apparent; their love for each other and their love for dogs! We couldn't resist infusing a little puppy love into their wedding. We got lucky that the couple was game to add such fun elements in the big day!







We had so much fun putting this project together! In lieu of a traditional escort card table we incorporated the couple's love of dogs, and hung individual dog tags for each guest under their assigned table, which of course were also named after breeds of dogs!





Revolving an entire wedding around dogs could easily go in the wrong direction, but we made sure to approach the theme delicately as to not go overboard. We mixed whimsical, Anthropologie inspired graphics with sophisticated table linens in slate and lavender. Brightly Designed did a fantastic job capturing our vision and translating it perfectly into the paper elements.






Being the sweethearts that they are, Nicole and Christian opted to forgo favors and instead donated to the American Cancer Society. Each guest arrived at their seat to find a purple dog bone, which read " We'd love to throw you a bone, but we chose to donate to the American Cancer Society in your name."





We enjoyed picking out the perfect shades of purple candies to incorporate into this custom candy bar! There was even little licorice scottie dogs! The lovely doggie plates that were mounted onto the backdrop were a major inspiration throughout the wedding. We placed touches of the cheery aqua here and there, as well as fashioning most of the paper elements around the graphics on the plate.







Little "doggie bags" with custom labels were provided for guests to take home some of the delicious sweets.







Even more sugary goodness! The sweet looking cake and cupcakes, adorned with tiny lavender florets, were all from Elaine and her stellar staff over at Sweet Cheeks. Of course it was beyond delicious, we wouldn't expect anything less from these ladies!







Absolutely love the purple uplighting; it really set the mood for dancing : ) Tim Altbaum Productions did a great job DJing and getting everyone out on the dance floor!




Might of had a little fun of our own at the candy station!



So glad we got the chance to meet & plan this adorable couple's wedding! Nicole & Christian, we wish you endless years of happiness!

8 comments:

libbyjames said...

How doggone cute! I love the dog tag seating idea and the candy bar. So creative and memorable!

F.L.A. said...

Wow...i am speechless! Such great ideas for this wedding. I am a dog lover too! The dog tags for seating and the candy buffet were amazing. Loved the colours.

F.L.A. said...

I have written a post about this amazing wedding, hope you don't mind!
A big hug from Italy

Karalea-Karalea said...

Heather, that was absolutely gorgeous! You are a wonder!

Estella said...

Hi! I love the doggy ideas! Where did you get the stationary? Thank you!

Jacqueline said...

How were the dog tags made?

Jacqueline said...

How were the dog tags made?

Amorology said...

Hi Jacqueline! The dog tags we had custom made through a seller on etsy. I can't remember the exact seller now but if you search for them there you should be able to come across a company that could recreate them for you. Hope that helps!