Friday, January 18, 2013

From Shoes to Center Pieces

We shared some of our favorite moments from the wedding a while back, but I wanted to share some of the details today.  We were so excited with how everything turned out and were very happy with all of our vendors.  They were wonderful and deserve a little shout out!

The Ceremony 
Held at The Arts Center on the Hudson in Mechanicville, NY.  
An old church renovated into a beautiful Arts Center.

The Reception 
Held at Longfellows in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Longfellows is a restored dairy barn that was opened in 1996.

The Dress
Purchased from: Lily Saratoga 
(also purchased my veil there)
The staff at Lily is so amazing and attentive.  I couldn't be happier with my experience there
and thank them so much for making the big event of shopping for a wedding dress such a fabulous experience.

The Shoes
The first two shops are both located on Broadway in Saratoga Springs, NY.  

Wedding Party Attire
Dresses - Purchased from: Nordstrom
Tuxes - Vera Wang Collection at Men's Warehouse

Flowers by: Heaven Scent Floral Art in Saratoga Springs, NY
Jordy(the owner and florist) was absolutely wonderful. If you ever need a florist in Upstate NY, you need to use her!
(there was a 2nd arrangement of center pieces I loved, just can't find a picture of it)

Cake Topper
Purchased: on Etsy from Betteroffwed 
I was so happy with this cake topper, it is something we can keep forever.  Now, I am
trying to decide what I want to turn it into ... so many possibilities! 

Cake was done by Longfellows, it was a red velvet(our favorite)

Place Cards
Little champagne bottles ...
My wonderful sister wrote all these out for me because let's be real .. I write like my two year old nephew. 

Guest Books 
Saratoga Book
Purchased:  Impressions of Saratoga (one of my favorite little shops in Saratoga)
This book had a lot of great pictures of different places in Saratoga Springs.  We asked our
guest to sign by their favorite picture so we can always remember the great city we got married in.

Thumbprint Guest Book
Purchased: on Etsy from Bleudetoi
When I got this in the mail I was so thrilled.  It came out so great, but after all of our guest "signed" it I loved it even more!

Card Box
Saratoga Springs Hat Box
Purchased from: Impressions of Saratoga 
I saw this in my favorite store in Saratoga and had to have it!  I went back and forth about wanted to cut a hole on the top or the side for the card slot.  Ultimately, I decided I wanted to keep this box forever and just propped the lid up. 

Table Numbers
We used the three different types of The Dreaming Tree Wines; Crush, Chardonnay and Cabernet.
I soaked the originally labels off and used Avery wine bottle labels I found at Staples along with a downloadable template to create personalized labels.  
After trying many different approaches to this and ruining my dining table (hot glue gun ... oops!), I found this was the easiest and looked cleanest. 

Other Vendors:

Officiant - Kathleen M.(I'll leave out the rest of her last name for privacy). 
Kathleen was an officiant of a wedding for the first time for close friends of ours.  Once we heard her sermon we knew she was exactly what we were looking for.  The love she has in her marriage and her family is truly inspiring.

You have heard me rave on and on about Kathy in the past, but she gave us the best wedding gift we could have ever received.  Beautiful memories to hold onto forever.  We will forever have these amazing photos  at and remember the best day of our lives and we couldn't thank her enough.

Music - Discovery DJs of New York - Chris Wright 
Chris is a long time friend of Trevor's, so it was great that he was able to be our DJ and share the big day with us.  Next to have great photographer, having a great DJ was just as important.  We wanted a lot of old school hip hop and just overall fun music to dance the night away to and Chris definitely pulled through for us.  I don't think Trevor and I stopped dancing the whole night and one of my aunts said "it was the best music she has heard at a wedding." 

Any other details you want to know?

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