Real Wedding: Melissa and Jon, IV
April 8, 2009
United States

We are feasting on the FABULOUS wedding of Melissa and Jon that the wonderfully talented Clifford Brunk shot...

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Ahhh, how gorgeous is this? Here are a few more fun details from Melissa...

Now down to the details. 

My husband I designed all the stationery for our event—save-the-dates, engagement invitations, wedding invitations, thank you notes, and everything in between.  Teaming up with our generous friends, we printed, cut, and assembled our multi-sheet, pocketed wedding invitations ourselves.  In the end, the custom, seamless look of our stationery completely reflects our personality, and that’s priceless.

Our penchant for design doesn’t end there.  We used white leather banquets and daybeds to create a lounge feel throughout the venue along with smaller “bistro” sized tables for dining. We designed Lucite centerpieces printed with a design that coordinated with our stationery and adorned each table with a modern centerpiece of cylinder and bubble vases with bear grass and a floating candle.  The altar was flanked by two arrangements of white thai orchids and bright green wisteria cascading out of lit trumpet vases.  White thai orchids and wisteria dominated the rest of the floral arrangements with accents of bear grass, white cymbidium orchids, white French tulips, and belles of Ireland.  (Floral design by myself along with my loving mother, aunt, and cousin)

For the favors we chose fortune cookies with special quotes about love and marriage inside.  Our favorite was a quote from Rita Rudner.  “Men with pierced ears are most prepared for marriage.  They’ve bought jewelry and experienced a great deal of pain.”  A bit of humor for the guests to take away.  By the way, my husband has pierced ears.  We arranged the cookies in bubble vases of varying sizes spread across the entry table next to a description of the origin of the fortune cookie—they were invented in San Francisco.