Thursday Wow, things have been quite crazy around here. Starting this Thursday, my husband and I decided to take a quick break and head to Camden, NJ to see Pearl Jam. His most favorite band! It was an awesome show. We didn't get home until 2:00 a.m...boy was I exhausted.
Planned Perfection had two rehearsals. One at Nevin Chapel on F&M's campus for Patrick and Lauren's wedding and the other at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg for Adrian and Jason's Wedding.
Megan, from Envisioned Events, came on board to help out with Patrick and Lauren's wedding. I've know Megan for quite some time now and she is just wonderful. She has assisted me with events in the past and now having her own business, I knew she would be the perfect match to take on an event for us here at Planned Perfection.
Ok, so side note....after my rehearsal in Harrisburg on Friday, I spent the rest of my evening into the wee early morning hours getting sick! So with no sleep and still feeling under the weather, our day of weddings begins.
Saturday - 06/21/2008
Lauren and Patrick
I arrive at Lauren and Patrick's ceremony location at 8:00 a.m. to pick up reception items that needed to be brought to the lovely Cameron Estate Inn where they were holding their Brunch Reception. I was able to say hello to my good friend Kerri, from Wake Photography before I had to leave. She was their awesome photographer for the day. I can't wait to see the images she has captured.
With Megan having everything under control, I was able say hi to the Groom and Family and then be on my way. The Bride was not there yet before I had to leave :(
I then arrived at their reception site to place gorgeous centerpieces done by The Boutonniere Shop on the tables as well as, place cards, table cards, menu cards, favors and some other reception decor. Rhonda was so wonderful and their staff was also busy preparing for the event, which was to take place at 11:30.
I just wanted to say thank you so much to Patrick and Lauren for allowing me to be part of your wonderful wedding. I can not wait to see the images for your wedding and hear all about your FABULOUS celebrity style honeymoon!!!! Thank you to all the awesome wedding professionals who made this event happen.
Ceremony: The Nevin Chapel, F&M
Ceremony Musicians: Bravura Brass
Reception: The Cameron Estate Inn
Baker: The House of Clarendon
Florist: The Boutonniere Shop
Photographer: Wake Photography
Adrian and Jason
2:00 p.m. rolls around and now it is time to head to The National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg for Adrian and Jason's ceremony and reception. Kelly was on board again to help assist this wedding. I'll tell you what, I don't know what I would do without this girl!! She is the best.
As we begin to do our set up, the caterers come over to point out the the floral centerpieces were not put together and were just dropped off. I'm looking at these thinking...hmmm where are the lemons, there are supposed to be lemons to go in the vases. As I reach to pull out a copy of their floral contract, to confirm this thought, I realize I can't find it....oh no...I forgot this folder back in Lancaster, which has copies of all of the vendor contracts and the cd's for the band to play during their breaks! Oh my...this is where things get a bit crazy!
I leave Kelly in charge of getting the ceremony site ready to go, and placing beautiful daisy charms on 80+ champagne flutes while I head 30 min. back to Lancaster to retrieve this folder. While on 283 my gas light goes off! Ahhh...I pull into a gas station to quick fill up only to realize I left my entire bag and wallet with Kelly!!! (This means, no license, no money, no nothing!) Now everything was in god's hands. I retrieved the folder and relied on prayers to make it back to Harrisburg with no gas! I am so thankful as I arrive back at the reception venue, in time, to graciously greet the wedding party and family! All while keeping a calm cool collected smile on my face :) Oh and during this time I was on the phone with the florist and the bride had made a last minute change to nix the lemons...however, she did not update that change with me!! That's ok, just as long as everything was the way she wanted it, in the end, that is all that really matters.
Adrian and Jason's intimate ceremony was beautiful. At the conclusion of th ceremony, the guests made their way up the staircase for a personal heartfelt toast given by Adrian and Jason, it was awesome!
On to the reception. The food was fabulous by Classic Cuisine!! Kara was so gracious and so wonderful to work with. Thanks for all of your hard work. Your staff was so friendly and on top of things!
When it was time to start the party, we were amazed at how quickly all of Adrian and Jason's guests jumped up to the dance floor. The Headliners were an awesome band and were also so great to work with.
Right after the bride and groom were seated for dinner, we arranged with Adrian's mom a wonderful surprise from a family friend to sing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." What a beautiful moment that was.
Thank you so much for allowing us to take part in your special day!
Also, again a special thanks to all of the wonderful wedding vendors:
Ceremony & Reception Venue: National Civil War Museum, Kate Hostetter
Caterers: Classic Cuisine Catering, Kara Hostetter, 222-7873
Florist: Blooms byVickery
Photography: Scott Church
Baker: About Weddings
Ceremony Musicians: Harpist, Louis Lynch, 580-0956
Band: The Headliners, 367-6411
Officiant: Andrea Minnick Rudolph
Here are some images I received from Scott, already!! Now that's quick.