Added Touches By: Terry

Added Touches By:  Terry

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fall is Complete...on to Spring!

Watch for the new designs for the Spring Weddings...Lots of Color!!! Beach Weddings, Manor Weddings...Southern Elegance!!

Just a peak...lots more to come!!

Country Rustic with a touch of Elegance!

This was a very special wedding for me to have the opportunity to work on...I have known the bride since she was 4 years old...she and her HUSBAND started liking each other in the 8th grade! I was honored to have been asked to coordinate and design their wedding!! The are adorable!

The couple had a mat they had their guest sign.

The Bride made the monogram letters for the front doors of Heritage Hunt...we placed white pumpkins with mums coming up the front of the walk...they added a warm touch to the FREEZING rained, sleeted and snowed...none of which took away from their beautiful day!!

Family pictures on the mantel during the cocktail hour.

The Unity candle on a wine barrel...the couple got engaged at a local winery...we carried that into their theme with wine cork place card holders, the barrel and their table names were wine names!

Another version of the Escort Poster vs. Escort Cards...this is much less expensive and clever!! I love coming up with new ideas!!

The Groom had Cigar wrappers made for the cigar bar!

Their Signature Drink was "Tex's Sweet Tea" served in a Mason Jar...a cute touch!

A Table Setting! Rustic meets Elegance!

The Tall Centerpiece to give the room more texture...provided a wow...without a large expense!

A low arrangement...lots of candles...great atmosphere!

The gift table in the ballroom.

The Sweetheart Table...The Bride's Bouquet and the Unity Candle served as the centerpiece.

The Added Touches make it Special!

Southern Simplicity!

Raspberry Plain was the location for this wedding. We had a perfect day for an outdoor ceremony! The Bride wanted everything very crisp and simple...she got what she wanted!!! It was such a great day!!

The favor was a small crystal cut mason jar to be filled at the candy bar...all candy was in the colors of the wedding...a big hit...the line at the Candy Bar was longer than the Drink Bar!!

The tables were beautiful...the table clothes were a cream on white damask, each guest had a personal menu, the place cards were placed in front of the candy jar at the top of the gold charger!

The Escort Posters were done on large, ornate gold frames with cork board...Find your seat...Bon Appetit...

Family wedding pictures...a nice personal touch.

The tops of the Candy Jars...Each piece of paperware had a yellow damask watermark...

Guest Menus...Matted on Bronze Metallic Cardstock. A great finishing touch for the dinner table!

Packed and Ready for Fall Elegance!

Fall Elegance

This wedding was amazing...265 guests and true elegance. The invitations were done in a Metallic Gold Leaf Gated Folio with Ruby Metallic Matting. There was an etched leaf watermark that accented each piece and a Ruby Double Satin Knotted Ribbon that finished it off...absolutely beautiful!

Each place card was inserted in a Kissing Bell...the meal choice was denoted with a crystal stone for the waiters ease in serving.

Each guest had a personal menu.

The Bride chose to have an Escort Poster vs. the traditional Escort Cards...due to the number of guests there were 2 posters which were placed on easels at the entrance of the ball room.

This reception was held at the Fair Lakes Hyatt...they are great people to work with!!

Fall Weddings Complete!!

Fall started with Labor Day Weekend with an amazing venue...Sunset Crest Manor. The weddings was at St. Timothy's Catholic Church followed by Cocktails by the pool at the Mansion, dinner in a tent on the terrace and dancing in the barn!!!

This was a great example of how the Paperware for the wedding set the tone for the entire event!

The flowers were all silk designed by Barbara Fluharty of Silk Designs.

The details of this wedding were amazing!

The Bride and Groom shared the "Chinese Tea Ceremony" with their parents prior to was very touching!

Such a fun event with great people...Thank you Elise and George for allowing me to be a part of your special day!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Busy Summer...4 Weddings and 1 Bat Mitzvah in 8 weeks!

Fun Colors for fall...classic damask watermark! Wedding...October Raspberry Plains watch for pictures! I have been lucky that I have worked with this couple since they got engaged and have had the pleasure of designing the entire wedding to meet their vision!

GORGEOUS Paperware! The MOB said she wanted to take everything to the next level!!! I love a challenge! This suite of paperware is amazing. The focal point is a beautiful etched leaf watermark...the colors are rich...Burgundy and gold with a touch of copper. Each invitation is banded with a rich burgundy satin ribbon. The bride loved the etched leaves and the MOB loved the watermark...we have used both through out the suite. Wedding...September for pictures!!! Going to be amazing! 250 Guests!!

Fun, Country, Rustic Theme. I have always wanted to do a theme like this. I have known the bride since she was a little girl...she is marrying her childhood sweetheart. I was thrilled to be asked to do the paperware and plan/coordinate the wedding. There are so many cute is going to be such a fun affair!! Wedding...October 29th at Heritage Hunt Country for pictures!

Invitations being put unique and cute!!! They loved the bittersweet berry design so much they are having it put on Champagne glasses as their favor!!

A Step away from weddings...I was asked to do a Bat Mitzvah invitation...Theme...Peace Signs...lots of fun putting this together...see previous post for full invitation picture!

Labor Day Weekend Wedding...Ready to GO!

Mailbox for Cards. Silk Florals By: Barbara Fluharty

Brides Bouquet...Silk...will last a Barbara Fluharty

Programs, Bubbles, Escort and Place Cards packed and ready to go.

George and Elise Love Adventures...Everyone is asked to share a suggestion for future Adventures.

The invitation, Thank you notes, Program, Hotel Bag, Place Card, Escort Card, Chinese Tea Ceremony Table Card and Adventure Sheets. Candle Bowls and Vases in the back!

The weather is suppose to be beautiful, reception at Sunset Crest Manor, beautiful paperware, beautiful flowers, happy couple = PERFECT!

This has been a fun wedding to design. I met the family in in 3 months...they had picked colors, a venue and a caterer. They came to me for invitations and by the second meeting they had asked me to plan and coordinate the wedding from that point on.

Elise and George are fun and Betsy, the MOB, is a delight! We have had a great time pulling it all together!

Look for pics of the day next week!


Friday, May 20, 2011

April 30th Wedding ~ Reception Held at Sunset Crest Manor

Amazing Day! Reception held at Sunset Crest most beautiful venue in Northern Virginia!!!