Can I just start by saying, Chris and Elyssa are one one of the most hilarious and unique couples! There love for life and each other is contagious! I love being around them (and still look up Chris’s website to see the new video comedies he is making with his adorable bride.)
There is a large grand stair case in the front entry, which made a great place for greeting guests and dancing later on in the night. To make sure the party flowed between both rooms, small bistro tables, that fit 4 people, where placed in the front entry in orange with vibrant floral in red vases. This made additional seating for a smaller group and also provided a place for people to watch when the dancing began.
To give the space a more parlor/mansion library feel, bookcases where brought in with special mementos from the bride, groom and their family. This included works of art, pictures of the bride and groom, collectible books, a family vintage typewriter, etc all on display. It was so much fun to look at the bookshelves and see little pieces of the bride and groom. There was also a large brown leather sofa, end tables and ottoman to give a lounge look you would expect for a cozy place to read in your parlor.
In the top right pictures is the well used “Self-Serve” photo booth. There was a red damask screen put up with props like mustaches, eye glasses, a boa etc that a guest could take, snap a photo on a digital camera, and take a paper to let them know where to find the pictures on the couples blog after the wedding. This is also a way families will remember to bookmark their blog and see what they’ve been up to.
Instead of a wedding cake the bride and groom had bundt cakes from Everything Bundt Cakes. I loved their unique idea of using something different. Luckily for the guests, there was a large table in the room filled with all different flavors of bundt cakes for them to take a piece also and enjoy.
And what is an event without an amazing spread of food! Since the bride and groom are vegetarians, they had a little of both to please everyone.
Signage is one of my favorite things at wedding. I love taking an invitation and branding it all over the wedding to make it all cohesive. I even used photo shop to create little movie posters about the couple, since one day Chris will be making motion pictures himself. 🙂
The bride bustin’ a move.
Chris and Elyssa, you are amazing. Your wedding was such a blast and I treasure being apart of it. Thanks so much for going along with all the crazy ideas. It can be hard to plan a wedding with both of us being hours away from everything, but you made it so simple and fun. I wish you both the best and know your life will always be full of laughter and great times.
(p.s.- Great choice on the short dress! your legs look awesome! ha 🙂