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Wedding Tip #53
  • by Melissa Brannon
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http://uncommonevents.blogspot.com/2014/02/wedding-tip-41-tip-your-wedding-helpers.html

Wedding Tip #53

Make your RSVP date one month prior to the wedding. That will give you time to reach out to those pesky stragglers.

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Applause from Amanda and Melissa
  • by Melissa Brannon
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Hi Amanda and Melissa,

Thank you again for a great Wedding weekend.  It was a fantastic quality event and most importantly the bride (and groom) were happy and feel like they had the best wedding ever! Thanks for doing such a great job. I now need a wedding break for a few years…

— Victoria
Mother of the Bride (planned and designed the sisters wedding the previous year J)
The Reeds at Shelter Haven

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Wedding Tip #52
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Wedding Tip #52

If you happen to get a spot on your wedding dress, use white chalk to cover it up.

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Applause! 50th Birthday Party
  • by Melissa Brannon
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Dear Melissa,

You make magic. I’ve known that for years but finally I got to experience it firsthand. You took my jumbled thoughts and turned John’s 50th Birthday into everything I wanted to give to him. He was so blown away by all the little details that tied everything together. Each venue was perfect and made him and everyone else wonder what’s going to happen next. You are amazing and I’m so glad to have worked with as your assistant but also as your client.

So when it came time to properly thank you for everything you’ve done, I was once again stumped. After thinking and searching for ideas, I believe I’ve come up with one that is totally you. You will be having dinner for 4 people at the James Beard House in New York. Different chefs cook there each night and for a foodie like you, I thought it would be a great chance for you to relax, explore and enjoy.

I hope you enjoy your evening! Thank you again for everything! You’re not only a fairy godmother and badass, but you’re a rock star!

Kathy Feehan

50th Birthday Party

Stephanie and Jonathan’s Coming Soon Trailer

“It’s amazing!!!! We just watched it 3 times in a row!”
Cinematography: Dave Williams, Ryan Bedard, and Joseph Graves of CinemaCake Filmmakers
Editor: Ryan Bedard of CinemaCake Filmmakers
Event Coordinator and Florist: Uncommon Events
Photography: Dave Robbins Photography
Venue and Catering: The Reeds at Shelter Haven
Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Ristorante Luciano
Hair and Makeup Artist: Duette Hair and Makeup
Entertainment: Elan Artists
Music Licensed Through SongFreedom.com

Library Card Escort Table
  • by Melissa Brannon
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These are photos from the wedding we just did this past April. The bride & groom loved writing each other love notes so we did a nod to their love of writing with their escort card table. Handcalligraphed library cards, folded vintage books, vintage typewriter & boxes to write love notes and advice to the happy couple 🙂

Photography: laurenfairphotography.com
Catering: www.starrevents.com

Pollock Table
  • by Melissa Brannon
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These are photos from my favorite table of the evening at Love Is In The Air. This table was inspired by Jackson Pollock. I loved the idea of blending vintage and modern for this table since Pollock’s art was very modern for his time. Maggpie Vintage Rentals vintage furniture pieces really made my idea come to life. The frosted glass votives, the handpainted runner, the painter palettes, everything made this table my favorite design of the evening.

Vintage Rentals
Images by Asya
Catering by STARR Events

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Applause! Bat Mitzvah
  • by Melissa Brannon
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Melissa, Jess, Amanda (and the rest of your team),
Just a quick note to thank you all for everything you did this weekend – it was a terrific success and we heard many, many compliments from our guests and relatives about the design and décor – the colors, the linens and overlays, the graphics, the layout, the flowers, everything.  We know how much work went into making it all come together, and believe us, it was appreciated.  And a number of people told us in different ways that the whole thing was really like US – we know that beyond making it look great, making it look great and fitting us is a higher order challenge, which you all achieved. Attached is a photo we took yesterday – one more great touch that really made the whole thing special!

Thanks again,
Jonathan and Abigail
Bat Mitzvah
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