Marni + Matt, 05.29.11
Marni & Matt. What a couple. Marni is a stunningly beautiful woman who could seriously be a wedding dress model. She probably should be. And she’s a chef, which makes her that much cooler. Matt, well, he could probably take my job as a planner if he wanted to. Few grooms have as good of a grasp on the wedding details as Matt did. They really were a perfect fit. From the beginning, they had a vision of a farmer’s market inspired wedding, and that’s exactly what the day felt like. Wooden crates, fruit, mason jars, different floral textures, jams…the list goes on and on. The wedding ceremony & reception took place at the Ravenswood Event Center, a great place for any social event. We did have some “slight” issues with weather on the wedding day. And by “slight” I mean the storms caused the sewer behind the building to collapse and the ballroom flooded. YIKES. I think it would be safe to say, that was the most stressed I have ever, EVER been on a wedding day. This wonderful couple who spent hours, months, years planning every little detail that would bring their farmer’s market vision to life, crushed by a flooded ballroom. It was heartbreaking to see them go through that.
Luckily the event center had other rooms available that night, so we moved some things around and in the end it still turned out to be an incredibly beautiful wedding. The talent & flexibility of Beth from Anna Held florist was amazing and we pulled together as a team to re-create the vision they had, just a bit different than originally planned. Marni & Matt were champs that day, realizing that the sewer collapse was God’s way of letting them know that they can only plan so much! They deserved every minute in paradise when they went to Fiji for their honeymoon. These two are in for a long and very very happy life together.
I feel like the first photo in a blog post is always the bride’s dress. Matt was a such a stylish groom, so let’s start with him today, shall we?
OK….ready for the details? Are you really ready? Here we go…
I could go on and on with this post but I think that gives a good flavor of the day. And as if it’s any surprise, this wedding was also featured on Style Me Pretty!
Vendor shout outs:
Venue: Ravenswood Event Center
Photography: Dawn E Roscoe Photography
Florist: Anna Held Florist
Band: Upbeat Music Productions
Cake: Swedish Bakery