What a wonderful wedding Erin and Ryan had. All week prior to their wedding it rained and rained and rained. On the morning of their wedding it was still pretty cloudy and cool, but just as 1:00 rolled around the sun was out and things were warming up. The couple got married at Ironville United Methodist Church and held their reception at Casa Di Fiori at Leola Village Inn and Suites .
A few things that made the day interesting:
~Realizing that there were not enough boutineres while prepping for the ceremony. I checked the floral contract and it was stated right there that they were to provide 10, and there were 10 bouts there, however they were missing two grandfathers and a groomsmen. I pulled out my floral tape and wire, snipped some flowers from the pew decor to pull together three extra bouts! No one ever even noticed.
~Taking a shot with the bridal party before sending everyone down the aisle...hmmm I really tried to refuse this one but the bride insisted and she is my boss! Nothing like calming your nerves before sending the bridal party down the aisle! ha :)
~~Scary Moment~~Bridesmaid almost passed out at the alter, the girls on either side of her caught her before she dropped to the ground! She was ok, thank god and was able to walk out to the recessional.
~Dealing with the unprofessional and rude photobooth attendants. Gotta love nasty vendors!
~Realizing right before the guests would hear the blessing that the pastor who was to give it, had not made it to the reception. Made quick arrangements just to have the dj announce that dinner would be served shortly. Boy that would have been embarrassing when they made the announcement for the blessing and there would have been no one to give it!
~One of the best parts of the night was working with Stephanie and Diane from Casa Di Fiori! I absolutely love that venue and they are so accommodating and the very best in the industry to work with! They go above and beyond, oh and the food is to die for :)
Erin and Ryan, you had such a wonderful day and I want to thank you both for allowing me to be a part of it. Congratulations and I wish you only the best!
Here are a few snapshots I was able to get.
Beautiful floral arrangements from Petals and Beans that we then transferred to the reception for the Bridal Party Tables.
It was a full house! About 190 guests with 8 attendants on either side.
One of the bridal party tables at Casa .
Sweetheart Table. I gathered all the single stem flowers from the pew decor and grouped together so that they could have an arrangement on their table.
Cake that a family member of the groom had made for them. It was fake, except for the top tier. They served mini cakes to each guests after dinner.
Table Numbers the bride made from engagement pictures.