With arduous work schedules, ongoing home renovations and demands of life tugging at them, Tammy and Scott elected to pull off their dream wedding in just a matter of months. They decided that the assistance of a wedding planner would help alleviate the stresses that may present themselves with such a limited time-frame, enter yours truly.
Tammy and I felt instantly connected – she was a dream bride who had every detail, personal touch and vendor carefully selected. I soon learned that these nuptials would hold a special place in my heart – the groom is actually a former acquaintance! I hadn’t seen Scott since high school many moons ago, and unbeknownst to either of us, we reconnected at our final details appointment, arranged by Tammy. It took us a moment to make the connection, but once we did we both felt that tinge of nostalgia. This definitely set a great tone in moving ahead and further getting to know them as a couple.
Tammy and Scott recognized the importance of compromise in planning their wedding. While Tammy wanted an intimate affair, Scott envisioned a lavish soiree (aka "a party"). Neither one wanted to take away that desired experience from the other, so they decided to do both. This took a bit of creativity, but they would end up exchanging vows in front of close family and friends in a cozy fireside ceremony, followed by a large (actually much larger) cocktail reception. The “after-party” would spare no detail – with live music, drinks, elaborate food stations and an oh-so-decadent sweets table designed by the talented Emily Smith, owner of Crumb & Berry.
The décor itself fell under another compromised design – the tone for the day was a well-crafted balance of “Moody- Romance,” a perfectly intentional homage to the groom’s last name, which just so happens to be Moody. The tables were draped in black linens, with simplistic but meaningful touches throughout. Only a few days earlier, the “moodiness” of April revealed itself in blanketing the venue with a layer of white snow – only adding to the ambiance of the day. The venue backdrop reminiscent of a chalet, offered breathtaking views and a charming interior, boasting floor to ceiling wood paneling and exposed beams. It only made sense to enlist Diane Miller, owner of Rural Roots Flower Co. to embrace the location, and highlight focal areas with lush greenery, orchids, ranunculus and peonies (to name a few).
Although there were murmurs amongst the crowd as to what encouraged the three-month engagement, the groom took it upon himself to address this detail during their thank you speech. In a touching tribute to his bride, the answer was simple, explaining that a long engagement isn’t necessary “when you know this is your forever and looking forward to a future ”.
So cheers to the happy couple who will forever hold a special place in my heart!