I was the wedding coordinator for a dynamite event in Boston yesterday. I come alive during events like this. Events where the Bride says that she totally trusts my judgement and that I can just make executive decisions and events where I can pull out ever budget-saving technique I’ve learned.
I filled our car with every bit of fall paraphernalia I owned plus loads of other items I had that could make this wedding look like a million bucks. My car had a wreath that was about four feet in diameter, a giant chalkboard, baskets galore, wheat, gourds, birch bark vase holders, vases and drink dispensers. I left the house at 5:30am, made a pit stop at Starbucks once I got to the city and was sitting outside the reception site (also the church where they were getting married) at 6:20am. It was an early start but I needed time to set up the tables I was in charge of before photos started at 9am. I whizzed around that building arranging and rearranging and working with the caterer for about two and a half hours until I had to make myself look presentable (AKA: not wearing my skinny jeans, running shoes and glasses (and just so you know I have planter fasitis which is the only reason I’m wearing running shoes with skinny jeans :)).
Lauren and German, the Bride and Groom, needed something to chill the sparkling cider so they just purchased inexpensive pots instead of investing in the ridiculously overpriced champagne buckets. They worked perfectly and were really simple and elegant.
I loved working with the caterer. She made this great looking cabbage bowl for the veggie dip… I’m going to have to try this!
I am having so much trouble uploading my best photo of the enormous centerpiece I made but you can check it out on Instagram. Here’s a little peek… it’s about 3.5 feet tall. The vase is my mom’s, I put four branches from our Burning Bush into the vase then surrounded them by the apples. This centerpiece cost me only $10 for the apples!
Hope you had a great weekend! What were you up to?