September 26, 2011
Real Weddings Follow-Up: Annie and Olly, Part 1
Posted by Shira Savada
Annie and Olly's beautiful wedding included many special touches. And this week I'm bringing you extra food and the frocks from their event. But first, a behind-the-scenes look!
1 Annie's sister-in-law, Alison, made bergamot-orange marmalade for one of the favors. It was packaged in hexagonal jars and finished with labels.
2 The second favor, clotted cream, made in Olly's native England, came in mini round jars decorated with similar labels.
3 ForYourParty.com foil-pressed the cocktail napkins with a quote from a love letter written by Napoleon to Josephine. They also used this same treatment on hand towels for the restrooms.
4 "Until then, mio dolce amor, a thousand kisses, but give me none in return, for they set my blood on fire."
Paris, December 1795
5 Tapered candles from Creative Candles were used for escort cards. They received "collars" calligraphed with guests' names and seat numbers.
6 Here, calligraphed tags for the dessert bar by Bell'ochio.
7 When Union Square Events arrived with the food for us to shoot, they surprised us with some additional treats. The edamame puree was delicious, and the Swedish fish were a hit!
8 With the linens set and floral arrangements in place, the ballroom starts coming to life.
9 I loved how the girls' outfits were set out on chairs in the bridal suite.
10 Furniture rented from Bridge Props fit the style of the mansion perfectly.
12 How intimate! The beautiful ceiling and walls of books really set the atmosphere.
13 This foursome was just adorable. And the settee was the perfect spot for their portrait.
14 A small room with amazing peeling walls housed a bar, sitting area, and photo booth from We Love Photobooths (welovephotobooths.com).
15 Madeleines were attached to two small cake foams with skewers. The shape mimics the icon by Bell'Ochio used on the invitation and favor packaging.
17 Annie wanted to have a French-inspired dessert buffet. These mini canales from Les Caneles de Celine were tasty and cute!
18 A quick snapshot of the table before everything was arranged.
19 The first dance!
20 Here, the favors (an English breakfast complete with fresh scones from Francis Payard Bakery, clotted cream, marmalade, and a small wooden knife) aglow in the candlelight.
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