It was an interesting week as we prepared for Angelique and Matt's wedding. Angelique had planned a gorgeous reception in the Cummer Museum's Gardens, but by Wednesday the weather was not looking cooperative. After several revisions, her vendor team gave her a beautiful wedding, which you will see in the photos by Scarlett Lillian. (The one above is from Scarlett's teaser blog post!)
Aime Peterson of Riverside Event Design was instrumental in creating Angelique's vision. From a photo pulled out of a magazine, Aime crafted a garden party design that worked even when we moved the reception to the Terry Gallery.
Aime and her team created a beautiful tree in the center of the Loggia to display Angelique's beautiful escort cards. They were crafted from a piece of heavier card stock in a white and gold pattern, and then the guests' names were added on gold vellum by Cami Franklin of Calligraphy By Cami. The card stock was tied with a ribbon to the tree, and then accented at the bottom with a crystal.
Angelique looked beautiful in her gown, which she just purchased a few weeks ago after losing a ton of weight! Casey Powell and Kimtasha Armstrong did a phenominal job with her hair and makeup as well.
The ceremony was held at St. John The Divine Greek Orthodox Church, with The Reverend Father Nicholas Lough officiating.
Alan Franco from DJ Connection provided great entertainment throughout the reception, including lots of lively traditional Greek music! Greek Orthodox weddings are always some of my favorites, and two of my very good friends in the same church a few years ago. Martha Bush of Have Harp Will Travel provided wonderful music for the ceremony, and then also for the cocktail hour at in the Cummer Museum's Garden.
Matthew's provided a delicious four-course meal, and Chef Matthew Medure was kind enough to serve us lowly vendors the same meal. We truly appreciated his hospitality! Catering manager Elizabeth Van Nuys did a great job working with Angelique and Matt to customize the menu.
(That means "congratulations on your wedding" in Greek)