In June, I had the honor of designing a same sex wedding for Scott and John at Gary's Loft in New York City. The couple had been together for over 27 years so the fact that they were now able to make their already committed relationship legal made for an incredible emotional and touching celebration.
As a result, the wedding was not as much of a grand affair as it was a simple, touching statement in a setting that was more like being in your own home. Therefore, the look I created was very simple and organic as guests were seated at a variety of farm and occasional tables that worked perfectly for the space.
|Guests were seated at an eclectic arrangement of farm tables.|
|A simple sweetheart table was perfect.|
|Simple, yet elegant floral and containers accented the main table.|
We were even able to add special personalized touches throughout the room such as the photos of the couple, their friends and family that we added to bookshelves. This wedding really was about the personal touches. The flowers I used for decor were selected based on those found in the couple's country home. Jill Cole of Great Performances took the time to make food selections that the couple would normally serve at their home. Elizabeth Beskin of 5th Avenue Digital took the time to really know the couple so that the event was perfectly captured on camera. And Anna from Just About Married was great pulling everything together on the day of the wedding. It was all planned to make guests as comfortable as if they were sitting in the couple's own home.
|Personal photos were added around the venue.|
The simplicity and garden feel of this wedding was really reflected in all of the different elements from the simple swags I created to line the aisle to the boutonnieres, the rings and the cake.
|Garden flowers stood out among the white chairs and aisle.|
|Fiddle fern with green accents made the perfect boutonnieres.|
|Simple platinum rings reflected the grooms personality.|
|Even the cake was simple and elegant.|
While the room was perfect, this celebration was really all about the ceremony which was so long in coming. To add a special touch to the chuppah, I pinned a banner with well wishes from family and friends to the top as a reminder of the love that was in the room.
|Adding the perfect finishing touch to the Chuppa.|
This was truly a wedding that touched the heart of everyone present. Best to Scott and John for many more happy years to come.
Until next time,