Groom’s Cake

April 30, 2013

Groom’s cakes have an interesting history! First appearing in the Victorian era, the tradition was that a slice would be given to each unmarried woman in a box. Instead of eating it, she would sleep with it under her pillow as a kind of good luck charm to help her find a husband! Sounds a little messy to us, really.

Today groom’s cakes are not only eaten, but delicious and fun! Served at the wedding or the rehearsal dinner, they allow the bride to surprise her groom, and to incorporate his interests (whether it’s a hobby, a favorite team, or some hometown pride) into the event.

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Featured on United with Love – Gail and David’s Wedding

April 25, 2013

G+D tied the knot last labor day with 80 of their closest friends and family! Gail, David, and Jeannette hit it off from the start and ended up creating the perfect balance between a sophisticated and organic wedding. The ceremony took place in the grove of Woodend Sanctuary, but we changed things up and decided to turn to face the beautiful nature filled backdrop. A fun fact? The deer were part of our ceremony! After guests watched G+D tie the knot, they enjoyed refreshments and a fabulous cocktail hour outside on the portico. Then guests were invited inside to experience something completely different. Let’s just say, the Woodend Sanctuary tent beamed of romance with our platinum and indigo color palette and all the details in between! Each guests had a custom mosaic indigo blue or platinum tile which lead them to their seats. Tables varied in size and each of the flowers were uniquely different depending on the table. The lighting created an atmosphere unlike any other.

Jeannette’s favorite detail: Tough to say, since I loved this wedding to pieces, however Kate Brannack via Occasions Caterers and I decided the best way to get guests flowing into the main foyer after dinner was to position Gail and David for their first dance in the center, open all of the doors and greet guests with a glass of champagne. Instead of toasting to a speech, they truly toasted to Gail and David’s first! 


Now go check it out: United With Love 

Venue: Woodend Nature Sanctuary
Photographer: Documentary Associates
Floral Designer: Philippa Tarrant
Ceremony Music: The Crystal Strings
Caterer: Occasions Caterers
Lighting: John Farr Lighting Design
Reception Music: Ray Vangas, Chris Laich Music
Cake: Maggie Austin Cake
Stationery: Haute Papier
Officiant: Rev. Michael S. Koppel
Hair: Bridal Hair by Remona
Makeup: Beauty Mark

E + M tie the knot

April 23, 2013

The ladies of EVOKE love MODWedding, an incredible resource for newly engaged couples. Nicole and Alex (the site’s co-founders) are not only dear friends of ours, but also true wedding experts. We’re so honored that they’re featuring an EVOKE wedding on their site today! Be sure not to miss the photos on MODWedding.

Can’t get enough? You’re in luck! Here’s an look inside M+E’s  sophisticated, romantic, and intimate day at the stunning St. Regis Hotel.

 {Photography Credit: Eli Turner Studios}

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