Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Jessica & Thomas

Who says you cannot have a beautiful wedding in the heat of summer in Florida? Jessica and Thomas surely did not! They threw a Pinterest-worthy wedding at Clark Plantation this May filled with vibrant guests, good food, and lots of personality.

At a ceremony space with so much natural beauty, subtle decorations are truly the way to go. Jessica and Thomas chose to utilize floral accents and a Bible verse close to their heart painted on wood to make every step down the aisle a memorable one.

To mark their reserved row for family, a small chalkboard sign was added to the aisle decor. Not only did this add to the subtle elegance of the ceremony space, but it also tied in the space to the rest of the venue's decor.

Image by Janean Gray Photography
We at Masterpiece Weddings work behind the scenes to ensure your special day is magical, and that does not stop with set-up and planning! Here is a sneak photo of Rachel with the ring bearer as she fixes on his boutineer before the ceremony.

We simply got a kick out of Thomas and Jessica's lively groomsmen and bridesmaids! Their excitement was contagious and did not allow a dull moment once the ceremony concluded. The alternating colors on the bridesmaids' dresses also added a hint of flare to the occasion. If you have multiple colors in your wedding decor and wish to incorporate them in a way that stands out, consider adding them into the bridal party like they did!

Prange's Florist provided beautiful floral accents throughout the ceremony. Between catering, tables, and the ceremony, not an inch of the space was left untouched. The bouquets were especially gorgeous, with vibrant colors mixed between frosted mint and leafy greenery. They served as an extra pop of color to really catch everyone's eye on the big day.

Sweetheart tables are all the rage these days, and the Miesch couple happily took part in the trend! Decorated with lanterns, greenery, and plenty of candles, this table ensured all eyes were on them heading into the reception.

Jessica and Thomas let their pastel pink and gold accents shine at their guest tables. Each table featured greenery wrapped around lanterns, glass votives, candles, and key favors attached to a message reading, "Thanks for being a Key part of our lives." Their attention to detail was a key part in their successful decor!

Our friends at Sugar Refined never disappoint, and they surely did not with this beautiful four-tier cake! Floral accents led up to a black cake topper boasting their initials and wedding date. Inside was yummy goodness that wedding guests absolutely devoured as the reception led into the night.

If you are a bride or groom with a sweet tooth, consider having a s'mores bar at your reception! Guests loved all of the gooey options Jessica and Thomas offered. The chalk signs ensured the bar stayed organized and showed guests all of the different flavors they could choose from. This is an especially good station to have if your wedding takes place outside in the cooler months, as well as if you are expecting multiple younger guests.

It was a fun day filled with love, joy, and lots of sparklers. We had an amazing time helping out, and we wish our fantastic bride and groom all the best on their new lives together!

We would like to thank our wonderful vendors:

Ceremony + Reception: Clark Plantation
Make-up: Kara Winslow
Flowers: Joan Prange

Monday, June 17, 2019

Alison & Travis

Alison and Travis rang in March with a beautiful Spring wedding ceremony at the Baughman Center and reception at the Sweetwater Branch Inn.

The sun shone bright when Alison and Travis said their vows. If you want to have your own "golden hour" moment during your wedding, choosing a venue with ample natural lighting such as the Baughman Center is the perfect way to make your big day radiant. Also, be sure to ask your photographer when the best times for lighting for your wedding photos will be to get them just right!

Our bride and groom chose to display a beautiful calligraphy sign to welcome in their guests. If you want to add some simple elegance to our own wedding, go for one of these types of signs. Also to achieve this look, they chose a second font style to pair with the calligraphy. Ask local calligraphers what font styles would pair best with this writing for your wedding.

Marriages are forever, but weddings happen on one, special day! Alison and Travis chose to immortalize their special day through a wooden sign that all guests could write on. After the wedding, it could become decor they could forever look at to remember the love of their families and friends. Consider making your guest book a fixture of your new home together.

Guests traveled from the Baughman Center a short drive away to the Sweetwater Branch Inn. We love this site for its beautiful outdoor space and atmosphere. As they were arrived, they were greeted by these cards carried by various animal figurines and instructing everyone to "Please find your party animal." Little did Alison and Travis know, this would foretell the arrival of one unexpected guest...

As scary and slithery as he may be, this actual party animal is not all that uncommon at weddings! If you are having your wedding or reception outdoors, be aware and on the lookout. You may find a few critters decide to show up and share your special day.

A wedding is not complete without a cake! Sugar Refined made this simple yet gorgeous one for Alison and Travis, detailed with pink floral touches to add pops of color and tie the cake into the overall wedding theme. The cake topper, saying "After All This Time, Always," called back to the popular Harry Potter quote to add some personality. Do not be afraid to add little personal touches or quotes that are near and dear to you and your bride or groom's heart throughout your wedding decor!

We absolutely fell in love with this idea of Alison and Travis'! Instead of real flowers, the couple chose to use wooden flowers in the bride and bridesmaid's bouquets. Not only is this a wonderful way to curb wilting flowers on your wedding day, but it creates a rustic look that we simply adore.

Major thanks to Alison and Travis for letting us share this day with them! We had a great time and wish them a happy and wonderful marriage.

Thank you again to our fantastic vendors:

Ceremony: Baughman Center
Hair & Make-up: 6th Street Station
Flowers: Publix
Photography: Amy Renee Photography

Friday, June 14, 2019

A Clark Plantation Wedding

Taylor and Justin had it all on their wedding day - a picture perfect venue, tons of personalized details, a heartfelt ceremony, and a lively reception full of dancing and laughter. It was such a wonderful day to be a part of, even with the windy weather trying to undo everything behind the scenes! 

Clark Plantation is an all-in-one venue with a ceremony space, a reception hall, a bridal suite, and plenty of land for parking and picture taking. It sets the stage for a relaxed day, from the time hair and makeup starts to the last guest's departure. 

Taylor and her bridal party had their hair and makeup done by Miriah Maxwell, while the groomsmen hung out in their own private room to prepare for the day. The bridesmaids were dressed in emerald green, with the maid of honor in a sparkly champagne dress. The bride's stunning dress is from Sincerely, The Bride. The groom has his special accessories as well. To see detail shots of his unique feathered bow tie, check out the Ivey Pictures' post, featuring all the stunning images from the day. 

During the ceremony, Taylor emerged from behind a set of doors placed at the end of the aisle, perfect for the big reveal of the bride to the groom and guests. And while the groom didn't see her before this big moment, she did celebrate a very special first look with her grandfather, who also walked her down the aisle. Just look at that smile on his face! 

The ceremony was performed by the bride's aunt, which added a personal touch. Having a family member or a friend as an officiant means your ceremony will be unlike any other and can be completely tailored to the couple. Masterpiece Weddings was also thrilled to be reunited with Wendy, and her husband Ron (pictured below), the mother of the groom and a wedding we got to be a part of two years ago! 

While photos of the wedding party were underway, the guests enjoyed a cocktail hour featuring a massive charcuterie displayed on a horizontal full length mirror. A show-stopping (and delicious) centerpiece is a great way to keep guests happy while you pose, and Masterpiece Weddings was sure to snag food and drinks for the bride and groom to have between pictures! 

The venue was adorned with all sorts of personal details, like custom koozies, handmade signs featuring Disney quotes and their wedding hashtag #KientzYouFeelTheLoveTonight, a gorgeous three tired cake, and a display of cards made by Justin's students wishing him good luck and congratulations on his marriage (aww!). 

A fun way to get extra photos and not miss out on any hidden moments at your wedding is to instruct your guests with a hashtag and social media prompt to post their own photos! This is especially helpful for venues such as Clark Plantation, where there is a lot of wedding space to cover. Plus, the hashtag provides you and your spouse a fun trip down memory lane later down the road!

The night progressed through dinner, first dances, and into a full fledged party, with the bride and groom at the center of the dance floor! 

Towards the very end of the night, we had the guests line the sidewalk for a beautiful sparkler exit. If you still need a selling point for hiring a wedding planner, just consider who will light 75 sparklers for your epic photoshoot! 

Just because you take exit photos doesn't mean your wedding is over, and it certainly wasn't for Justin and Taylor, who continued to celebrate their nuptials with their family and friends for the rest of the night. 

We had an amazing time begin a part of Justin and Taylor's wedding, and we wish the best of luck to this amazing couple! 

One more big thanks to our vendors... 
Photography - Ivey Pictures 
Hair & Makeup - Miriah Maxwell