June 22, 2011

Spotlight On: Mary’s Wedding – The Ceremony Design


Today, we have another fantastic post from Jacque Riehl of Riehl Events sharing some more behind the scenes secrets of Mary Crafts's Ceremony!  Take it away, Jacque!

"Ready for some more insight into Mary’s wedding design and details!? Today we are going to share some of the wonderful ideas we will be using for the Ceremony and the Luncheon following the Ceremony at Red Cliff Ranch. WARNING - Fabulous inspiration ahead!

We love details and so does Mary!  I mean, you can DEFINITELY tell in the level of perfection included in the Culinary Crafts recipes, service, and presentation. So we knew we had to have details layered throughout the ceremony for Mary and Rick’s big day.  Ah, the ceremony!  Truly the most important part of this entire thing!

Mary will start her day off at The Montage in Deer Valley. The details start right away in her bridal suite where she and Meagan, Mary’s daughter, are going to pampered and primped by the fabulous Cynthia Dean and her crew from Enizio Hair and Makeup Artistry. From there Mary and Meagan will be picked up in a gorgeous, white Austin Princess Vanden Plas named “Princess Ivy” driven by the ever so dapper Sam of Something Vintage Something Blue.

Mary and Meagan will truly be arriving in style!  As they pull up to Red Cliff Ranch, the guests will be asked to stand, Princess Ivy’s door will be opened, and Meagan will step out and be handed her Maid of Honor bouquet. Once Meagan is down the aisle, Mary will step out, in her stunning Augusta Jones wedding gown from AltaMODA, and she will be handed her bouquet of crème garden roses, eggplant callas, aubergine tulips, and green orchids, just to name a few.  Then she will walk down the aisle- which is an aubergine silk aisle runner flanked in crème rose petals and green hydrangea heads.  The gorgeous music of Michael Lucerelli will fill the air as Mary walks toward her awaiting prince, Rick.  Hanging above the happy couple and their guests will be champagne silk taffeta arch that will frame the gorgeous mountain view.  The aisles will be lined from above with wooden barn lanterns filled with candles and flowers.

Mary, Rick and their Officiant will step up onto a round riser (yes, we’re doing the ceremony in the round!) that will be covered in raw silk surrounded by more crème rose petals and green hydrangea.  They will then say their vows in front of an intimate gathering of close family and friends.  It is sure to be a truly magical moment!

Once pronounced Husband and Wife, Mary and Rick's guests will be entertained with a “mocktail” hour filled with culinary delights and refreshing beverages from, none other than, Culinary Crafts.  Then it is off to the stables and a wedding luncheon to be remembered!

The guests will be greeted at the stables by a member of the Riehl Events team who will help them find their escort card tag tied with rope, tassles, ribbon and a little silver horse shoe to keep! Then they will find their seats along an 80 foot wooden vinyard tables (provided by Diamond Rental) where they will enjoy a simply gorgeous atmosphere of flowers, carriage lanterns, luxurious linens (provided by Wildflower Linens), beautiful china (also provided by Diamond Rental), and satin tassel ropes. Some of the flowers making their way to this stunning display are hydrengea, amaranthus, allium, calla, delphinium, trechelium, tuberose, chinaberry, blackberry, parrot tulips, and poppy pods.  Beautiful, right?  Guests will be treated to a wonderful family style menu by Culinary Crafts (stay tuned for the unveiling of the ceremony menu next week!).   Afterwords, Mary and Rick will be sent off in Princess Ivy back to The Montage to enjoy the rest of their day together!

Once again, we can’t give away too much as we don’t want to spoil any surprises for those attending!  (You may have noticed there are not many pictures in this post and even those are only for inspiration!)  We can say that it is sure that no one will leave hungry, uninspired, or not totally in love!"

Thank you Jacque!  I can't wait to see what new details emerge next week!  We're getting so close to the big day, or rather days!!!  And, as you can tell perhaps, we are giving you sneak peeks of only the ceremony and rehearsal dinner and the big reception will be kept completely under wraps!  Hopefully all of the attendees will enjoy the 'fireworks' in store! (It is the 4th of July weekend after all!)  Thank you again to Mary and Jacque for sharing this with us!

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