This is the love story of a British lass and an American chap. When we first met the couple, they had a color scheme (red, white, and blue) and style (modern/clean) chosen. They also had sent out old fashioned airmail save the dates. With these elements in place, we were off with planning and designing. The backdrop for both the ceremony and reception is the oh so beautiful Ford Plantation. To add a bit more depth to the color scheme, we decided to add two tones of blue, both a royal and navy. In order to keep a clean look with the flowers, we used rounded arrangements of red flowers for both the guest tables and ceremony and what a statement they made! The reception tent was kept minimal and modern with an all white bar and dance floor as part of the setting. To add interest to the ceiling of the tent, a variety of sizes of lanterns were used. White lanterns were used in all areas of the tent and a mix of red, white, and two tones of blue were used just above the all white dance floor to add visual interest. Touches of whimsy were then incorporated by using big overstated bows on the back of all the dining chairs at the reception as well as down the aisle at the ceremony. The true stars of the reception were the paper goods and cake! Naamua and Al met on a Delta airlines flight so it was only appropriate that we have an underlying travel theme; this was evident in the paper goods. As escort cards, each guest was given a luggage tag that had the couples monogram embossed on it. Their monogram was not a traditional monogram rather it was a heart shape that was filled on one side with an American flag and on the other side of the heart, a Union Jack flag. The escort cards lead the guests to tables named after important places that the couple had traveled to during their relationship. The masterpiece cake was actually a design of one of the bridesmaids! A drawing was sent to the baker and the white on white cake was a confectionary delight! It was only appropriate for it to be placed atop a custom red lacquer cake stand and then topped with a bride and groom holding their respective flags. The rest of the night was filled with dancing and even a toast from a bridesmaid that was in the form of a professional illusion. This modern wedding was a perfect fit for this lovely, charming, fun couple!
Thank you to Green Door Photography for the beautiful images. You did an incredible job capturing the day. Garden on the Square rocked out the flowers, Emma J Design did an amazing job on their paper products, The Ford Plantation was the perfect setting and the food was delish, and of course our very own Alysse really did a fabulous job designing and coordinating with Al and Nam.