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September, 2011
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  • by Melissa Brannon

Melissa – soon my bride and I are going to find time to sit down and call you but in the meantime I just want to let you know what an incredible wedding you planned. Holy bleeping bleep, it was unbelievable. You are a true professional, with emphasis on the “pro”.

Four Seasons Wedding

Venue: Lake House
Catering: Jeffrey Miller Catering
Images by: B and K Photography

Lots of great details on this summer country wedding. The bride chose terrific colors of coral and brown which matched her bridesmaids dresses. The style was country chic. We used mason jars, jelly jars, white containers and a touch of raffia here and there. Wooden boxes were used as platforms to give the lower table arrangements some dimension. The style of the table numbers was a great addition. The lace on the cake matched the lace detail in her dress and the lace votives complimented the look.. Adorable shepherds hooks brimming with flowers gave the outside ceremony that country flair.

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  • by Melissa Brannon

Dear Melissa,

Thank-you for all of your hard work, your boundless energy and your impeccable taste in helping to create the most beautiful wedding for my son and his bride. The help and advice you provided for the rehearsal dinner was invaluable to me It was a pleasure meeting you and I want you to know how much everything your did was appreciated.

Parents of the groom

Wedding – Four Seasons

I know how lucky I am when I get to plan weddings like this one. This bride and groom love each other so much and put both their hearts and souls into their wedding day and each other. The day of the wedding, hurricane Irene visited Philadelphia. Our outside shots and ceremony were dashed by the weather. Quite frankly, I think it made everything all that more special. You can see every ounce of their emotion in this video by the nationally recognized team at CinemaCake. The shot of their first look on the train platform is stunning. Takes my breathe away every time I watch it.

I had the extreme pleasure of creating the centerpieces for an August wedding at the City Club in San Francisco. Tammy and Tracy had a very special wedding ceremony, (although illegal!) and a fabulous, warm and loving reception. Tracy chose end of summer colors of gold, deep yellows, deep rusts and a touch of coral. The linens she chose were gorgeous shades that complimented the art deco style of the room. The containers were pottery brushed with a metallic glaze in colors of gold, orange and green. It was perfect for the setting and the celebration!
Location: City Club of San Francisco
Images : James Lilly

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  • by Melissa Brannon

My Dear Melissa,

What can I say!  I don’t know what to say, but I will try.

When I met you, I knew immediately that you were sharp, but I didn’t know how wonderfully sharp and innovative you would be.  You did a fantastic job with Caroline’s and Chris’s wedding, a very special wedding.  I don’t know how you were able to work with us the entire year and keep your outstanding professionalism . . .  keep us focused. . . and keep us from killing each other.  What a gift of patience you have.

One of the most wonderful things, you did was not make us feel that this was just a job to you.  You embraced us and led us all the way to the wedding day.  You were like a friend helping and guiding us to put this gigantic party together.  You were on the right page all the time, even when we were not.  When I think of the last few weeks how you took care of every detail, lists, ah! those lists, etc., when my brain was frozen!  The day of the wonderful wedding you were there too.  I know that I couldn’t have gotten through the day without you.  It was so comforting to me that you were there. 

I could go on and on about how wonderful you were and are, and I can’t find the superlatives to describe how I feel,  but I’ll keep telling you in person and in letters of recommendation, if you want me to.   I just want to sing your praises!!!!!

I think I have made a friend, I hope, in you.  I hope we will remain in contact.  I am your biggest fan! 

With love,


Four Seasons wedding

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