Friday, May 29, 2009

Mona & Kristopher

Planning this week of multiple ceremonies... Thursday's Henna party, Saturday morning Hindu wedding ceremony, Indian luncheon, Christian wedding ceremony, and an evening reception and party...What an incredible experience! Going into my sixth year of planning weddings and events, sometimes I feel as if I could go on auto-pilot... not to indicate that I'm getting jaded...just comfortable. However, Mona and Kris' wedding certainly found me and my fabulous staff on our toes. This was my first Hindu-Christian ceremony and wow did we learn alot!
Thank you Mona, Kris and your precious families for entrusting such an important time in your lives to myself and my staff! We were blessed to be able to work with all of you!

The day started at 5:00 AM... My staff and I met at the Fairview Inn to prepare for the outdoor Hindu ceremony on the deck. Wendy Putt and her fabulous staff were busily transforming the wooden gazebo into a romantic and lush mundap, under which the couple would experience their Hindu marriage traditions. After the white wooden chairs were aligned, the custom painted aisle runner was in place, and the doli decorated with freshly strung orchids and jewels, we checked on the blushing bride. The festivities began with a festive and colorful ceremony on the front circular drive of the Fairview, as Kris was greeted by Mona's family and friends.
There was lots of singing and dancing!

The bride & groom

Under the mundap

The flowergirl baskets, created by Fresh Cut. They were one of my favorite details!

Mendhi (or henna) that is traditionally applied to the palms and feet of a bride. Once the henna dries, the reddish color underneath remains as a decoration on the bride.
The bride and groom and his family at the Mendhi party.

Mr. and Mrs. Graham

The bride and her bridesmaids before the Christian ceremony.

A beautiful ceremony at St. Matthews in Madison.

The bride and groom and her parents before the Christian ceremony.

One of my favorite moments, the bride and her father dancing...
with a very proud mama watching.

Special Thanks to all of the vendors
who worked very hard to make this wedding such a success...

Fairview Inn - Hindu ceremony and Indian luncheon

Fresh Cut - Florals for Henna party, Hindu ceremony, Indian luncheon,
Christian ceremony, and evening reception

KD Photographics - Photography

DJ Bally - Videography

Old Capitol Inn - Evening reception and party

Super Limo - Morning wedding transportation

Fondren Express - Evening wedding transportation

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Style in the Sky - Birmingham

We are so excited to be in Birmingham, Alabama this weekend for Style in the Sky! Last night Hannah (my fabulous assistant) and I got into town just in time to attend the Rock the Runway Event at The Redmont Hotel. It was great fun. The models were rockin' out their Anne Barge, rock n roll inspired bridal gowns... accessorized with black leather gloves and black boots.
The models lined the roof top of the hotel with the night and city lights as the backdrop!

Tonight, we are getting ready for dinner with Sylvia Weinstock and we'll be able to see the fabulous cakes and finalist from the Style in the Sky cake competitions! what is it about cake competitions.. maybe it's because I can't make anything that's not out of a box... but I LOVE cake competitions! We'll of course post those pics tonight too!

Tomorrow... brunch with David Tutera... love him too!

Then, to cap off an amazing weekend, tomorrow night... a runway show featuring Anne Barge... we carry her Southern inspired fashions at A Southern Affair's bridal shop and cannot wait to see what's new in the line!