Monday, September 24, 2012

Jody and Shawn, Blithewold Mansion

  On September 7th, 2012, Jody and Shawn held a truly classic affair at the Blithewold Mansion.  The couple truly embodied the essence of classicism and traditionalism.
            In this century, weddings have become much than the traditional “I Do.”  Today we find that most brides are looking for that “wow” factor and a more interactive experience for the guests.  Jody and Shawn’s wedding had all of these factors but most importantly they remembered that this day was about them. 
    The bride’s gorgeous lace gown all the way to the lovely white floral arrangement this wedding was the definition of beautiful.  The centerpieces, actually arranged by a friend of the bride, were set in mason jars with a simple white ribbon for decoration.  The table was also set with cards asking each guest questions about the bride and groom and also for some advice for the newlyweds. As an added bonus there were flip-flops for all of the ladies who attended so they could “kick off their heels and dance,” as the poster read.

The wedding was, as it should be, very tailored around the bride and groom.  When guests entered to get their escort cards they could see photographs of both the bride and grooms family on their wedding days.  There were photos of their parents and well as their grandparents.  These photos added a very personal touch to the wedding.  The picture theme continued on the other side of the table where the guest’s escort cards were located.  Jody came up with an amazing idea for the escort cards.  There was a picture of every single guest hung up on the twine supported in rustic wood frames.  On the back of the guests photograph there was their table number as well as their meal choice.  Most of the photographs were of couples on their wedding day or of the couples together, a great special touch. 

Between the great food provided by Blackstone Catering, beautiful venue, and special details, Jody and Shawn had an amazing wedding that I’m sure their guests, along with themselves, will never forget.