I went to an amazing wedding for my cousin, Corey Smigels (now Corey Mitchell), last weekend. It brought back all of the memories of planning my wedding and I could tell some serious planning went into Corey’s special day. The fete was impressive.
Yes, the reception, with its Robin’s egg-colored linens and silk chair covers looked like it could easily preen for a magazine like Grace Ormande. Here are a couple things that stood out for me:
Tiffany’s with a Twist:
We’ve all seen the Tiffany’s theme, but she twisted it by incorporating Peacock feathers, therefore bringing in golds, greens and different shades of blue.
For instance, she had Tiffany blue table clothes, but gold chargers with white plates and pearl blue menu cards tied with gold ribbons.
The table arrangements (toggled between leaf-wrapped cubes and tall cylinder vases filled with blue and green hydrangea, neon yellow roses, belles of Ireland and Peacock feathers) tied all of the colors together.
Loved. They were hand-calligraphied with teeny peacock feathers glued to each one. The placecard pick-up table was dotted with her parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents’ framed wedding photos.
Instead of signing the guest book, couples took four photos in the photo booth. Guests kept a copy and the other copy was glued into a photo book where we then signed our good wishes underneath the pics.
She did a choreographed dance to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.”
No joke. She even had two backup dancers on either side that dressed the same.
She had a good dj, but during dinner the music compilation was all bride picked. The songs were laid back picks that had special meaning to Danny and Corey.
“Best Woman” and “Man of Honor”
Corey and Danny decided not to have bridesmaids and groomsmen. Instead, Danny’s sister was his “Best Woman” and her brother, Jeff, was her “Man of Honor.”
When you go to weddings do you notice the details? Lord knows the bride does!!! As always, keep counting. Xo Chelsea Charles Gossett