Early in 2015, I received a phone call from a number that I didn’t recognize. It looked like it was a number from outside of the country. Naturally, I thought it was a spam call so I let it go to voicemail. A few minutes later I got an email from Alex who was inquiring about help with their September wedding. The inquiry had the phone number listed that I had received a call from not long before. Oops! Note to self: any phone number and any call could be a potential client!
I was beyond excited when Alex and her fiancé, Mikey chose me to be their wedding planner for several reasons.
They had booked The Kelley Farm as their venue. I’ve been longing for a wedding at this uh-mazing location! The perfect rustic vibe with a touch of elegance.
Alex and Mikey were both graduate students at the University of Manchester in the UK so they’d be planning from afar. I’ve worked with out-of-state clients before, but these were my first out-of-country! I was so jazzed by the challenge and opportunity. ☺
Because the bride and groom left their friends and family behind in Washington, moved halfway across the world and had the exploration “bug,” they wanted their wedding to be travel-themed. Ah! I love themed weddings and I couldn’t wait to pull elements from their adventures abroad to use in their wedding.
The colors, oh my. BRIGHT, vibrant summer colors. In a year dominated by blush pinks and pastels, putting together a yellow, orange and coral color palette was so much fun! Through the many emails and many skype calls, I can tell you these color choices were a perfect fit for who Alex and Mikey are!
The wedding day went off flawlessly, thanks to an amazing team of wedding creatives. Every detail was adorable, brightly colored and in line with the travel theme! Some of my favorite moments were watching Alex and her dad walk down the aisle to an ever-so-happy Mikey, a very touching moment of silence at the reception for Alex’s late mother, cleaning cake off Alex’s face after Mikey got her good!, and the paper airplane send off.
Thank you, Alex and Mikey, for letting me play a small part in your special day!
:: For more photos from this sweet wedding, check out the entire album in our portfolio! ::
Wedding planning + design :: Wedding Wise
Venue :: The Kelley Farm
Catering :: Act 3 Catering
Photography :: Kerry Jeanne Photography
Floral design :: From the Ground Up Floral
DJ :: Becka Page, Viva Productions
Hair + makeup :: Anne Timss
Cake :: Tanya’s Take On Cake
Vintage rentals :: Vintage Ambiance
Bridesmaids’ dresses :: David’s Bridal
Groomsmen’s suits :: Men’s Warehouse