Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tied the Knot

You can imagine my excitement when my college roommate and now best friend called to tell me that her wonderful boyfriend had just proposed! The next words out of her mouth.. “Now what... Heath, I need your help”. Often times when planning the big day, a couple becomes overwhelmed with all the details and decisions that need to be made. This is why many a brides and grooms chose to hire an event coordinator. In the case of Josh and Melisa, the resolution was to keep it simple.

The couple decided to get hitched at the courthouse, which was then followed by an elegant dinner for 22 at a magnificent Malibu restaurant, Geoffrey's Malibu.

Besides the vibrant peonies, my favorite detail of the evening were the parting gifts. The groom produced custom wine labels barring their new family name, which were applied to a beautiful Enda Valley Pior Noir. Melisa had purchased ribbon that coordinated with the evening's colors to “dress up” the bottle neck. I was tasked with designing a creative way to tie the ribbon. Melisa should have known better... I had to do more then just tie a ribbon.

The final design came together utilizing the following items:

  • textured scrapbook paper
  • biege translucent paper
  • a heart stencil
  • single hole punch
  • and the infamous statin ribbons that started it all

It was a beautiful evening that suited Josh and Melisa perfectly. Congratulations you two love birds!

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