May 24, 2010

Chef Rolf to Wed Stephanie

Posted in Weddings at 8:58 pm by JBEvents



Saturday was a perfect day for a perfect couple to get married, and we were lucky enough to be the coordinators for that PERFECT couple! 

The day began with hair and make-up appointments for the bridal party.  The Moore Agency provided the make-up and I have to say that everyone looked just beautiful.  The whole group was calm and just enjoying the day when the photographer, Sharon Wheaton of Alternative Life Photography, arrived and began capturing the images that I’m sure will be phenomenal.  The bride’s dress was gorgeous and definitely captured her style.  It was a Watters design and was truly unique.  The bridesmaids wore a dark grey taffeta dress that looked amazing on each of the attendants.  The flower girl wore an ivory dress that had a very interesting detail of ruffles around the neckline.  All of the dresses were some of my recent favorites.  The bride provided a crystal bead necklace to each of the bridesmaids, which just completed the look. 

The guys wore gray suits.  The groom had an argyle-designed tie in shades of gray while the groomsmen wore solid gray ties.  They all looked very dapper.

We had been looking forward to this wedding for many reasons, but one was that the bride had a very specific design theme that was expressed to the fabulous event designer at Bold American, Michelle Leyden.  The vision of the bride was that of vintage country chic.  The venue, King Plow Event Gallery, provided just the right look for the wedding.  Stephanie spent countless hours purchasing vintage blue Mason jars and vintage coffee cans.  Instead of using floral vases, these vessels were used as both vases and candleholders.  The flowers were white with touches of green and consisted of hydrangeas and roses.  The bride’s bouquet consisted of some of the most beautiful and fragrant peonies that I’ve seen in quite a while. 

For the ceremony, the aisle was lined with groupings of the mason jars with candles and rose petals.  At the “alter” area, a circle was made of the jars in clusters connected with patches of the rose petals.  The entire wedding party was contained within the circle, which provided a frame for the exchange of vows.


While guests enjoyed cocktail hour with tasty hors d’oeuvres and beverages, the vendors were busy transforming the ceremony area into what would be revealed as the dinner and dancing arena.  The bride wanted the event to have a homey family feel, so she chose to have Estate Style seating.  Two long tables placed at an angle in the Main Gallery provided seating for the 85 guests. 

The tables were covered in ivory linens and had a burlap runner going down the entire length of the tables.

  The centerpieces were created again using the mason jars and the vintage coffee cans. 

The bride had also purchased old skeleton keys that were scattered around on the tables adding yet another interesting piece to the décor. 

Bold American, delighted guests with a choice of entrée selection coupled with delicious side dishes.  After dinner, instead of a traditional wedding cake, the couple selected a variety of cupcakes as well as a doughnut station where guests could select from a variety of toppings.  As the evening progressed, the guests were surprised with an offering of milk shots and fresh chocolate chip cookies. 

To entertain the guests, Spectrum Entertainment provided a DJ who kept the crowd busting moves on the dance floor, but there was also a photo booth (Red Eye Photo Booths) where the guests could choose from a selection of props to create a fun and unique photo that would be placed in a scrapbook where they could write a personal message to the couple.  Even the bride and groom entered the photo booth on several occasions donning different headgear and other fun items with their guests.  

Adding to the amazing décor were several handmade signs that the bride’s stepfather had designed.  The signs were made out of wood from a 150-year-old building in Charleston, SC. 

 There were signs, which indicated the date of the wedding,

as well as having loving sentiments. 

A large frame piece was made to place the escort cards on.  In keeping with the vintage country chic theme, jute string was attached to the frame in a clothes line fashion and escort cards which were made out of the old-timey shipping labels with a stamped design of a mason jar were hung from the line with miniature clothes pins.  Guests took their card off of the line and then when invited in for dinner located yet another shipping label that indicated their seat and entrée choice for dinner. 


 We heard many oohhs and aahhs as the garage door in King Plow was raised to allow guests back into the transformed Main Gallery.  Tons of candles as well as hanging lights provided a warm glow for the festive reception. 

Each place setting had a silver charger with a Red and White chef’’s towel tied with jute string holding the silverware.  The chef’s towels were used as the napkins.  Attached to the jute string was the place card which indicated the guests name and their entrée selection.  In keeping with the theme, the bride used rubber stamps of a Cow, a Pig, a Chicken and a Fish to indicate which entrée the guest had previously selected.  For the kid’s, a coloring book and crayons were provided – giving them activities to occupy their time – that is, when they weren’t on the dance floor. 

At the conclusion of the evening, guests were treated to personalized Green Apple Jones Soda complete with the couple’s photo on the label. 

The couple departed the reception through a path of guests holding large sparklers bidding the couple a fond farewell. 

We know that this couple has a bright future before them and we wish them tons of happiness!!!


  1. If I had a dime for every time I came here… Superb read.

  2. You’ve done it once more. Great article!

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