Sometimes I could just pinch myself when a wedding of true magnitude pretty much goes off without a hitch, and not a problem in between! Wow, it rarely happens, and makes me feel so blessed when it does… (on a side note, that’s why it really is so key to hire a professional coordinator to ensure that everything goes according to plan).

Heather and Trent booked my services earlier this year for their wedding at the Richard Nixon Library. Upon meeting Heather and her lovely mom, Pam, I knew it would be an honor to work with two really nice, wonderful women who knew exactly what they wanted for Heather’s special day. It was really exciting to see all their plans come together for the wedding, with a guest count of 350, which is actually more rare these days for a wedding to exceed 250 people. But once I met Trent and the rest of their families, I knew why their guest count was so extensive… They truly are wonderful, loving people!

Heather and Trent decided to be a bit more traditional and chose not to see each other prior to the ceremony. And I tell you, they were both giddy as school-kids… Trent kept marveling and asking how Heather was, and Heather, kept asking how Trent was doing as well. They both made me smile… Because they chose not to see each other prior to the ceremony, we had to ensure that we took as many pictures ahead of time and yet allowed for some solid, quick photography after the ceremony so that Heather & Trent were able to rest for a few before going into their reception to greet their guests as husband and wife. Thankfully, Ruby Photography truly knew what they were doing. I must admit I am always a bit skeptical of photographers I haven’t worked with before, but David and his team really rocked! I remember walking up to them at one point to remind them about a few particular shots the bride wanted, and David merely smiled and told me it was handled. LOVE IT!!! A great photographer, like David and his team, truly can make my job so much better…

Heather & Trent’s ceremony was set up in the gorgeous Rose Garden of the Nixon Library, with florals designed by a dear friend of theirs. Heather selected a bright and summery color pallette of pinks, greens, oranges, and whites. Her altar arrangements flanked each side of the aisle, which was lined with pomander drop balls on shepherd’s hooks, and later rose petals in the form of a several large hearts drew your eye towards the altar and reflection pool.

Their lovely unity candle table was dressed up as well with shimmery beads and florals… truly elegant!

After the lovely ceremony, guests enjoyed amazing refreshments and cocktails by none other than Creme de la Creme. One of the things I LOVE about Creme, is their attention to detail, even down to how each tray passed Hors d’ Oeuvre looks on the platters served to guests. It wasn’t surprising to me how much everyone was raving about the cuisine. Bravo, Mark!

As guests entered the magnificent East Room, their eyes were filled with wonder and awe from the details on each of the guest tables, to the decorations on the mantals, to the breathtaking centerpieces, to the deliciously yummy candy buffet they enjoyed all night long…

And Dave, at The Mad Platter, kept the room alive with great music, professionalism and a sweet disposition. A true rarity in his field and a pleasure to work with…

Congratulations, Heather & Trent! Thanks for letting me share in your special day! May our God bless your marriage deeply!

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