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This blog shares the latest news about {So Happi Together}, an event design and planning firm, along with my personal inspirations, ideas and love musings.

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nancy

A&M - Happily Ever After!

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Happy Holidays and Happy December! This year was seriously jam packed with all kinds of exciting adventures and fun and I feel like it simply flew by. Can you believe 2012 is just around the corner?? Our home is bustling with holiday spirit and decor and we are planning to go cut our own Christmas tree this weekend, so my excitement is barely containable! Having baby elle around for our festivities this year makes everything that much more warm and cozy and our family fun time is straight out of a holiday story book! Ay. I could literally gush about her all day, but I am sure you all want to hear about some weddings too, right? :)

I figured my first wedding post after my multi-month hiatus should be one that I promised to blog about way back in July. If you remember, A&M's wedding at the Saddlerock Ranch was featured on 100 Layer Cake in two parts that you can check out here and here. They were so much fun to work with and pretty much "game" for any fun details and designs that we could pack into their day! A&M had a ton of great ideas so it was fun helping to narrow those down into a carefully curated and cohesive wedding day. I love that we truly became friends by the end of their planning process and they felt that they could trust my advice on details such as color, design and decor. It is always great to work with a couple that is willing to try something that they never imagined at first, and find that they love it! 

Their wedding was filled with too many fun details to count and it is difficult to choose just a few as my favorites. Everyone involved in making the wedding so beautiful and fun was a dream to work with and major props to Gabriel Ryan for capturing it all for us. (He also just had a baby bundle of his own - so big congrats to him and his gorgeous wifey!) Here are a few highlights from the day!

 A&M were inspired by our shoot that was featured in Southern Weddings Magazine and decided to commission artist and stationer Megan of Mae Mae Paperie to create a similar design for their wedding day stationery. I love how it turned out in their color scheme!

The CD that you see was their stop motion invite - truly a labor of love and their take on the film 500 Days of Summer. You can watch it here!  Stop Motion Wedding Invite 2000 from M and A on Vimeo.

Pre-ceremony refreshments on a table we created utilizing Saddlerock's wine barrels and a vintage door from Found Vintage Rentals.


The enchanting florals were provided by Holly Flora and their lush beauty and soft romantic colors were the perfect reflection of the couple and the venue.

We decided to achieve a rustic elegance by combining vintage items with a bit more modern furniture pieces with clean lines and some luxe furniture pieces as well. Guests were encouraged to mix and mingle but also roam the grounds and we provided plenty of seating for those who wanted to cozy up together and enjoy the pretty view. 
 If you are familiar with Saddlerock, you know there is no shortage of cute animals on the grounds. Cocktail hour was held right next to the field of horses and when I saw this gypsy cart at Found I just knew we had to use it for something fun! A horse feeding station seemed like the perfect fit and the natural baskets of sugar cubes, leafy carrots and apples were appreciated by horses and guests alike. :) Of course, we had wipes, antibacterial gel and paper towels on hand for a good, clean fun experience!
(please note: the above two images were provided by A&M's friend - Don't you love how the horse is munching away on a carrot? So cute!) 

 
I had so much fun styling this escort card display table, flanked by vintage suitcases thoughtfully filled with flip flops and shawls for the comfort of guests. Escort cards were placed in wine corks and vintage boxes, a riddling rack and pieces of silver (from Found) provided dimension on the table along with beautiful still life flowers and moss balls from Holly Flora.

We also had fun styling the polaroid "photo booth" area for the cocktail hour. Whimsical heart garlands and vintage cameras and clocks held the photo props and guests took pictures on a swing hung from a nearby tree.

The delectable desserts were provided by My Sweet and Saucy Shop. I simply love how they looked on this mirror table and against the gorgeous backdrop provided by Glow Concepts. A&M saw this shoot and was in love with the backdrop design so much that she ordered a similar one for their dessert table!


The gorgeous place settings with specially colored china, gold flatware, linen napkins, macaron favors and calligraphed place cards lent an air of sophistication to the outdoor setting and were highlighted by the twinkle lights and chandeliers hanging from the majestic tree branches above.
 

Several lounge areas were created with a mixture of vintage and modern luxe furnishings. Throw pillows were added as accents and efforts to make guests feel at home.

Much thought went into the design of the dining tables. A&M initially wanted to keep the colors basic and neutral, but after much encouragement from me, they agreed to luxe it up with some gold chiavari chairs and soft aqua blue linen runners. We were all immensely happy with the result!

I don't know why this image of the sweetheart table makes me feel so warm and fuzzy. Isn't it perfection with the single chandelier placed a bit offset above? And who doesn't love a seamless taupe dance floor?
I think this picture above says it all... as beautiful as this wedding was, I am so happy that it was just the start to an even more beautiful marriage for A&M. I love you both and thank you for already sending so many friends and referrals my way! I can't wait to possibly see you at one of those weddings next year and look forward to a blossoming friendship! xoxo!

And I can't let you go without mentioning the amazing cinematographic skills of Joe Simon Films. Serious magic here. Please enjoy!

Happi Team of Vendors:

Design and Planning: So Happi Together
Photography: Gabriel Ryan
Cinematography: Joe Simon Wedding Films
Floral Design: Holly Flora
Hair and Makeup: Kelly Zhang Studio
Paper Goods/stationery design: Mae Mae Paperie
Cake, Desserts, macaron favors: Sweet and Saucy Shop 
Letterpress printer: Aardvark Letterpress
Bridal gown: Vera Wang 

4 comments:

Jessica :: Delicatessen said...

OMG, this wedding was stunning!! I love the dessert table. Great job, Nancy! :)

Luciene said...

Really really beautiful! Just a perfect celebration *.* All I wanted to know is how to get two little birds to cake top just like these ones...
If you can tell me, send me the answer to luciene.tavares@gmail.com

Heavenly Blooms said...

This is one beautifully styled wedding Nancy!! I especially love that she took inspiration from the backdrop we helped design with Glow Concepts. I adore it in cream!!

nancy {So Happi Together} said...

*Jessica - thank you, love! Always great to hear from you!!
*Luciene - the birds were purchased from etsy!
*Jaclyne! Such an honor to have you looking at and commenting on my blog! Your work is amazing and I hope we get to work together soon!