This was one of my favorite weddings ever! When people ask me how my creative writing background influences my current career, I tell them it is all about stories. This wedding was a perfect example. Katy wanted an event that was more than a series of pretty things-- she wanted details that told their story. She and I worked closely to create details that would have significance and meaning beyond simple beauty. My favorite clients are the ones who not only have great style, but who recognize that an event is all the more powerful when it tells a story. Katy understood that perfectly! White Box, as always, was phenomenal! I will post more of Katy and Ryan's details when they come in! See White Box's full post here. http://www.whiteboxblog.com/whiteboxblog/2009/4/24/the-big-day-katy-ryan-wilmington-nc.html
Katy wanted a vintage design, one that felt old-fashioned, and this translated not only into the venues, but also into the flowers. We incorporated garden roses, lilac, sweet peas, tulips, and scented geranium into the bouquets. The smell was amazing!
The reception took place at The Balcony on Dock, a historic building in downtown Wilmington. Katy wanted an palette of soft creme, yellow, and blue. The tables were named after some of Katy and Ryan's favorite places, like Elm Street Park.
The cake was fashioned after an antique box that had been in Katy's family forever. Allison from Allison's cakery did an amazing job!
Picnics are a staple part of Ryan and Katy's relationship (Ryan proposed on a picnic),and while they wanted a really formal reception, they were thrilled to incorporate a picnic idea into the cocktail hour that took place in the Balcony's courtyard. We brought in a brighter yellow palette,utalized picnic drinks, chalkboards (chalk messages are another important piece of Katy and Ryan's history) and the balconyprovided mini picnic snacks.
This was Katy's great idea! We loaded up a table with Katy and Ryan's favorite cookies and Izzy drinks!