Let the Journey Begin!
Hudson Gardens - Rose Garden Canopy
I helped Kari and Donny plan their wedding long distance...from Iraq! Actually it started with me planning with their moms and LOTS of emails with Kari. They were both working in Iraq and wouldn't be back until a few months before the wedding. So it made it challenging with them not being able to see things for themselves. Luckily they were able to getaway long enough to come back and see the venue we'd booked and go to tastings.
They were going on some incredible vacations to all kinds of exotic places and we wanted to show their guests some of the fabulous locations they'd been, but we didn't want to call it a travel theme wedding. So we came up with the idea of "journey" and included a lot of beachy elements (shells, sand ceremony, shell instead of ring bearer pillow, and served surf and turf to name a few).
It ended up pouring rain during the ceremony so instead of the garden ceremony we had planned we moved it inside of the rose garden canopy at the top of the steps so that they still had a garden background. A little bit of a challenge for our photographers and videographers (both through 2 Sisters), but I think it worked out great!
The tent looked beautiful with the lights and lanterns (done by TDA design). We wanted to keep the flowers simple and Custom Design Floral did a great job.
Each table was named after a place the couple had been too along with photos of their journey.
The cake had a long flow of strawberries down the side (The Makery)...YUM!
Guests left with a a little treat in a suitcase container.