Sunday, September 14, 2008

Long distant bride

Planning a wedding is challenging enough but try doing it while living in Atlanta. In February of 07' Alishan Fields stopped into my boutique regarding her June 08' wedding at the much anticipated JW Marriott. It was evident upon meeting Alishan that her wedding was going to be absolutely remarkable and every detail well thought out. Over the course of a year and half we spent countless hours emailing, conversing and visiting when she was in town.

Alishan's greatest wish was to have gorgeous peony in shades of white, soft pink and deep raspberry. Fortunately for all of us the peony cooperated and we had simply stunning product the week of her wedding. Anytime a bride chooses a product that has a sensitive seasonal availability I spend many sleepless nights praying that the flowers will be absolutely perfect not to mention available.

The linens of ivory chopin and pink champagne worked beautifully with the floral centerpieces and the gold chargers and chivari chairs finished the overall elegant look. Large curly willow trees adorned in crystals, hanging votives and lush floral flanked the head table along with the perimeter of the room which made for a more intimate space. Candlelight was present on all of the guest tables along with a beautiful menu card in shades of chocolate, ivory and raspberry. Hip Pocket provided the entertainment for the evening and guests enjoyed taking fun photos in the photo booth stationed out in the pre-function area.

I have to admit that when Alishan and Michael's big day was over I suffered from what I like to call the "big let down." I'm sure most of you can relate to the feeling of sadness when the event is finally over. Not because it wasn't everything you dreamed of but because it went by so quickly. It takes months and sometimes even years to plan for that perfect day and in just mere hours it's over. Fortunately if you're lucky a friendship is formed that will last over a lifetime.

Thank you Ben and Laura Harrison for your amazing photos and warmest wishes Alishan and Michael as you walk through life together.