This is an extra special post for us at Solomon Event Planning! We always enjoy featuring the weddings we coordinate, but this bride and groom are close to our hearts. Dana and Stephanie (founder of SEP) have built a strong and everlasting partnership over the last 8 years. Dana has worked hard to help bring client’s event dreams to reality. After helping so many brides tie the knot, we were touched to see Dana follow suit. We couldn’t be happier for her! She and Kris were made for each other!
Family and friends mean the most to this couple and you could see that in every detail. From the exclusive guest list to the cake topper, the evening affair was personal. Dana’s father wore tokens of those in remembrance; his father’s cufflinks and a gold button from his mother’s wedding dress. The mini bride and groom standing atop the cake was nothing short of amazing – a vintage cake topper from her grandmother and grandfather’s wedding in 1947. Even Millie, the couple’s adorable dog, attended the affair.
Some couples have to admit that the groom doesn’t have much responsibility during wedding planning, but for Dana and Kris this wasn’t the case. The groom’s passion and career revolve around wine. He worked exceptionally hard searching out the perfect bottles of wine and champagne to complement the incredible menu. The couple worked with Mauro, Assaggio’s head chef, to create a totally unique 5-course menu, complete with their favorite dishes and desserts.
Dana and Kris wanted to create an intimate space in the restaurant so SEP set up draping that helped to transform the open area. Dana chose a buttery yellow, soft whites and hints of blush that went exceptionally well with the refined style of the venue. The flooring and rich colored wood made the color scheme pop. As far as decorations went, we brought in mixed metals and mercury glass to add a touch of elegance. In the photos below you’ll see how gorgeous the decor and tablescapes turned out.
Speaking of gorgeous, how stunning was Dana in her blush colored dress?! She was picture perfect wearing her Monique Lhuillier dress and Badgley Mischka heels. Pictures do not do her or the wedding justice. Congratulations, Dana and Kris!
We are forever grateful for the generous contributions and hard work of the following contributors: Assaggio’s Ristorante, Rev. Mary Calhoun, Austin Beaver Productions, Stephanie Cristalli, New Renaissance Cakes, Dante’s Hot Dogs, Choice Linens, Tiara’s On Location, Phototainment, Kelligraphy, Silberman Brown Stationers, Rachel Brandzel Creative, Diving Designs Bridal Boutique, Hotel Andra, Grand Event Rentals, and Pedersen’s Rentals. Dana’s day would not have been the same without you all!