Michelle and I had worked for many months to make sure her design was just right. She and future hubby, Gaby, loved the Hall of Springs, but wanted to have a little rustic added to it. My ghost wood lamps were the perfect fit.
We used the Governor’s cloth for the head table and a combination of two other gold cloths from our archives for the guest tables. Mr. and Mrs. sat in our Alice chairs at the head of the swank table we designed. Loosely-designed floral arrangements in soft hints of color, combined with layers of candles were the perfect fit for this couple. We topped the whole soiree off with a custom lighting program to make sure the guests got the full “ooooo and aaaaah” moments as they entered.
The ceremony took place at the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs. It was scheduled for outside, but the weather was just not cooperating. I had a huge crystal and rusted iron chandelier in the truck ready to hang in the great tree of the courtyard. I could not have been more excited about the look of the ceremony. The chandelier combined with my rustic wood columns, floral arrangements, little galvanized pots of petals that I made (Michelle’s idea), and a scattering of rose petals for the aisle was going to be pure magic. Set up for the ceremony was supposed to start at 3:30 pm and we were ready, but a holding pattern was in full effect. Wedding Planner Jen made the call at 4:30 pm not to go outside because of a rain threat. As it turns out, the clouds opened up at the end of the ceremony so thanks to Jen we kept the guests dry. Personally, I would have preferred they were drenched to the bone and the ceremony design would have been executed. It was still a beautiful wedding in a beautiful setting for a great couple.
The weather combined with the massive concert at SPAC had us all on our toes, but thanks to having the right people lined up for the day, it was as perfect as could be. Only Michelle and I knew about the ethereal design of the ceremony so no one even noticed. Nothing is more important to me than a happy bride. Even though Michele told me she would do it all over again, and no one could have made her wedding as special as I did, I still want a redo.
Have a look at the beautiful pictures from Luke Walker and a video snip from Clark+Walker studios for a glimpse of this amazing day. Thank you to everyone involved. It was a beautiful day for a great couple!
Congratulations, Michelle and Gaby!