It’s All In The Details by Jullie Skarratt and James Abel
When planning a wedding, every bride wants to create an experience that is uniquely different from other weddings her guests may have attended. As a wedding planner, I am always suggesting ways for my clients to bring their personalities to their wedding. Elements as simple as a hairstyle and jewelry, to dress and shoes, or even flowers and menu, these choices are what make your wedding truly yours. Don’t be afraid to show who you are because THAT’S the wedding you and your guests should have!A bride’s best buddy. If you want your four-legged friend to be part of your special day why not make him your ring bearer or flower girl?Every bride desires a wedding day that is uniquely hers and stands out in the memories of family and friends as a one-of-a-kind experience. As a wedding planner, James Abel tells his clients that the secret to designing a distinctive wedding is to focus on making the multitude of details reflect who you really are. Your unique personality and special love story are what make your day so special. So have fun with it! The delight is in the details. Seasonal flowers, which, by the way, can be much more economical, with unique shapes and textures create a distinctive bouquet that highlights the season you choose for your wedding.Whimsical touches like playful footwear show your sense of humor…and make dancing easier!
Something old, something new. A simple but beautiful piece of jewelry that he bought you on that first trip you took together celebrates the beginnings of your love story. There’s no need to go overboard when selecting jewelry for the big day. Modest, delicate pieces can make just as big an impact as larger pieces. A delicate bracelet handed down from mother to daughter, or a simple heart ring speak volumes.
Don’t suffer the dress! Find a flattering style that speaks to you. A vintage-look lace cap-sleeve or plunging v-neck are details that can set you apart. It doesn’t matter if you’re from Vermont or Arizona: Maple syrup is a sweet way to thank your guests. Whimsically-shaped bottles with hand-written tags make memorable — and much appreciated — favors.
Decorate with nature’s cornucopia! Complement your seasonal flower arrangements with beautiful fruits and vegetables to adorn your table settings with bountiful, edible still-lifes.
Engage your guests to anticipate the delicious meal you have so carefully chosen for men with custom menus. Photographer: Julie Skarratt | Designer: James Abel Events | Hair and Makeup: Once up a Bride | Jewelry: Rebecca Weisbord, Rebecca Raft | Rentals: Something Different Party Rental | Table Linens: Cloth Connection | Dresses: Jenny Yoo