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Murray Hill Wedding from My Simple Details + Tara Welch Photography + Vicki Grafton Photography
February 7, 2012
CasualWeddings in Wineries
It's no secret that we love wine. It's the perfect compliment to any meal, the perfect relaxer at the end of the day, and apparently, the perfect inspiration for a wedding. This Virginia couple worked hand in hand with My Simple Details to design their special day around something they both love - wine. The result was captured by Tara Welch Photography & Vicki Grafton Photography and is just as good as it sounds. So raise your glass to this lovely couple in the full image gallery!

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From My Simple Details ... With the Mary Katherine and Mike's love for wine, the groom's background near the Finger Lakes and the bride's Maryland and Northern Virginia background, we planned a wine tasting/show-off between Northern Virginia wines and Finger Lake wines with a sommelier during cocktail hour. With the bride's love for Maryland crab cakes we also planned for a crab cake station for dinner and for the groom, a special Primanti Bros. station.

The unique alter area was made from antique wood wine holders, lots of blue wine bottles and Holly's florals. Since both the couples initials are MK, the MK2 theme was present thoughout the event with wood carved and letter elements. Other unique details included the wood slice wine tags with hand calligraphy for guest favors that we hung on twine during cocktail hour. Cheese and chocolate food paring for the wine tasting during cocktail hour, a wine barrel lid lasy susan that was imprinted with their last name and the date and used as the guest book with permanent paint pens. Some of the centerpieces also included wine crates with the lids slid partially open to elevate blue candles in glass mason jars on the lids. Invitations were fabric with sunflower design and natural brown paper envelopes.

Venue: Murray Hill / Event Planning & Design: My Simple Details / Floral Design: Holly Heider Chapple Flowers / Catering: RSVP Catering / Photography: Tara Welch Photography / Photography, Second Shooter: Vicki Grafton Photography / Transportation: Reston Limo / Musician: Chris Dunn, Classical Guitar Ceremonies / DJ: DJ Pgee / Sommelier: Lucinda Smith