Tatiana and Constantine’s Stunning Wedding in Ravello, Italy

Happy one year anniversary to Tatiana & Constantine! One of the highlights of 2016 was making the seating chart, drink signs, and card table sign for the this beautiful couple from Brooklyn, NY. The completely beautiful photos are the work of Fabio Mirulla. The gorgeous event design is from Exclusive Italy Weddings and the venue is Villa Cimbrone.

Kind Words from the Bride & Groom

“Susan is one of the best professionals we came across while organizing our wedding! She is very detail-oriented, personable and sweet, not to mention hard working. She is a true artist who works with her heart!♥ She worked on our mirror frames for seating chart, special cocktail sign, open bar sign and gifts & cards sign. We know how much work she had put into our project, and we were amazed with the final result! All our guests complemented the frames, so magical they were! They looked even better than what we imagined – very classy, antique, with the blush powder (to match bridesmaids’ dresses – Susan’s idea!), and worked perfectly with the wedding theme over all! We organized our wedding overseas, and thanks to Susan, shipping was a bliss: she stayed on top of it, sending us daily updates, and ensuring it will get there on time! I mean who else would be so devoted to her customers? Susan is amazing, and if you want to add a unique touch to your wedding design, contact her! She is super talented, she loves what she is doing, and she does it the best way possible! Thank you so much!

– From Tatiana & Constantine :)”

Bay Area Bridal Social

It was such an honor to help with this year’s Lafayette Bridal Social in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a one of kind, intimate bridal social. It’s a sampling of tons of local, hand curated vendors, free gifts, and great tips for starting your wedding planning journey. This special event was put on by the incredible sister team Linen and Lilac at the beautiful Lace and Bustle bridal boutique. The beautiful photographs are courtesy of Jessica Kay Photography. The mirror sign is framed in a stunning authentic French Antique — one of my favorite frames in our collection!
Berkeley Bridal Social -- Laser Engraved Mirror Sign
Berkeley Bridal Social -- Laser Engraved Mirror Sign

Mike & Andrea’s Magical Wedding by the Italian Sea

It was truly an honor to make a seating plan and memento sign for Andrea & Mike’s magical seaside wedding in Ravello, Italy. This beautiful couple from San Francisco, California had the most incredible foggy day that made all the photos dramatically mystical! Foggy days are quite rare in Ravello and that’s what makes this day so unique. This fun loving couple was such a pleasure to work with. Topiaries were a big part of their design scheme, so naturally we used leafy green elements throughout the sign.

Laura Frappa of Exclusive Italy Weddings planned and designed this very special day. Flowers were the fabulous Malafronte Fiori and the venue is the outstanding Villa Cimbrone off the Amalfi Coast of Italy. All photography is the work of the extremely talented Gianluca & Mary Adovasio. From the happy couple to the candles and flowers, every part of this wedding is just too beautiful for words. Congratulations Andrea & Mike!

Stunning Italian Wedding Table at Villa Cimbrone
Dreamy Ravello Italy Wedding
Luxury Mirror Seating Plan for Ravello, Italy Wedding
Italian Wedding by the Sea
Dreamy Seaside Italian Wedding, Luxury Wedding Signs
Beautiful Couple at Luxury Italian Wedding
Stunning Italian Wedding at Villa Cimbrone
Happy Couple Celebrating in Ravello, Italy

The Claremont’s Wedding of the Century in Berkeley, California

One of the best parts of last year was The Claremont’s “Wedding of the Century.” The Claremont, a beautiful historic hotel in Berkeley, California, hosted a generous contest to win a wedding valued at $75,000 to celebrate the hotel’s 100 year anniversary. Kim and Leon were the lucky winners!

Kim and Leon are a very special couple with a great story! These high school sweet hearts had a heartbreaking start to their engagement when the groom was diagnosed with cancer. After all the cancer treatments, they had nothing left over for a wedding. This one of a kind event was a great start to their beautiful life together.

We are so grateful to work alongside Alexis Garhammer of The Claremont and Linda and Leslie of Linen and Lilac. The beautiful photography is thanks to Gary Sexton.

 

We were thrilled to contribute many mirror signs. We especially loved making a beautiful “Welcome to Our Wedding” seating chart and two “Signature Cocktails” drink signs. Our antique mirror table numbers and two “Wedding of the Century” hashtag signs really brightened the room.

 

Thank You To These Amazing Individuals

Event Planning: Alexis Garhammer of The Claremont

Event Design: Linda and Leslie of Linen and Lilac

Photography: Gary Sexton

Video: Thomas Hughes Films

Florals & Décor: Ornamento

Wedding Dress: Kinsley James Couture Bridal

Chairs and Linens: Especially Yours

Printed Menus: Creative Designs By Mimi

Custom Mirror Signs and Table Numbers: Susan Dodge of Dodge Design House

Stunning New York Summer Celebration

Stunning Summer Celebration in New York

It was such an honor to help with Stefanie and Andy’s stunning summer wedding at the historic Kittle House in New York. Stefanie is an unbelievably kind and creative person and she came to us with quite a version for her big day. Stefanie wanted lots and lots mirror signs to complement all her beautiful ivory and gold color scheme.

The table numbers set the tone for the project. She wanted an entirely custom table number set made all of antiques. It took months of hunting at antique stores all around Michigan — from Detroit to Jackson to Tawas — and each table number was completely unique. After finalizing the 17 beautiful table numbers, it was easy to find the frames for the Sweet Heart Table, S’more Bar, Guest Sign In, and the Welcome signs. Stefanie was such an fun bride to work — she had such great ideas that made it so that each sign come out completely unique, while maintaining one cohesive brand.

Two of my favorite signs were the The S’more Bar and Sign In & Enjoy! The two antique frames didn’t quite match, so we completely remade them with beautiful bronze paints, and then accented them with French Gilding wax. Everything turned out just perfectly and we are so thrilled that this was published in Artfully Wed. The beautiful photography is from Sarah Tew Photography. Stefanie left us the kindest reviews, and to that we are so very grateful! Congrats Mr & Mrs Horn!

Stef & Andy: Mirror Welcome Sign in an Antique Frame for a Fancy New York Wedding Brunch
Brides Dress For a Fancy New York Wedding
Beautiful Bride and Flowers for a Fancy New York Wedding
Table 8: Laser Etched Table Number Antique Sign for a Luxury New York Wedding
Table Number 6: Wedding Mirror Table Number in Beautiful Antique Frame for a Beautiful New York Wedding
The Wedding Cake Shot
The Beautiful Wedding Cake for a Fancy New York Wedding

See more great photos from this luxury wedding on Artfully Wed.

the dream team

Photography: Sarah Tew Photography 
Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy Group 
Florals: Forever In Bloom 
Officiant: Hudson Valley Officiants 
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo 
Makeup: JKFlashy Makeup Design 
Jewelry: Kenneth Jay Lane 
Accessories: Justine M. Couture 
Venue: Kittle House 
Bakery: Lulu Cakes Bakery 
Music: Marcus Reid Band – Hank Lane 
Hair: Melissa Scrofani 
Invitations: Minted and Modern Vintage Paperie 
Bride’s Dress: Stephen Yearick 
Laser engraved Mirror Signs: Dodge Design House

Colorful Summer Soiree in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Marlow were joyfully married on a beautiful summer day at Barton Hills Country Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The summer months in Ann Arbor are simply magical and this happy couple couldn’t have had a better July day. It was such an honor to help with this colorful, creative and incredibly happy wedding.

Dodge Design House contributed a custom gold foil & laser cut invitation suite, many lovely laser etched mirror signs, and one of a kind plated table numbers. Most noteworthy were the very unique table They were made with antique china, laser cut stencils and real gold leaf. The bride adores antique blue and white chinoiserie — she decorated the reception with dozens of blue vases and the table numbers fit in perfectly. The guests loved them so much that some tried to take them home with them!  

The one and only Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, where the happy couple got engaged, inspired the black, white and gold design of the invitation suite. Mrs. Marlow loves The Grand Hotel’s green topiaries and they were featured throughout the reception. By far our favorite part of the design is the pocket door invitation that guests open to reveal the wedding details. These photos are just a sampling of a perfect day!

From The Bride

“Our wedding day couldn’t have gone better. Both the groom and I recently graduated from Dental School. We were long distance all through school and the wedding was a wonderful start to our new lives together in Ann Arbor, Michigan. My hometown of Ann Arbor is beautiful in the summer and we couldn’t wait to show it off to out of town guests. The groom, Dr. Alex Marlow, and his family are from Iowa and we wanted to honor them by making everything beautiful and easy. We married at the beautiful St. Andrews Episcopal Church — the same church my parents married in 30 years ago! The ceremony was very intimate since the pastor, Dr. JoAnn Kennedy Slater, is a close family friend. Our puppy French Bulldog, Barry Sanders, was even able to be there!”

Danced the Night Away

“The reception venue Barton Hills Country Club is where my grandfather, who sadly isn’t here today, and my parents have been members for decades. It’s a magical Donald Ross course set back far in the country. Being from Southeast Michigan, we all love Motown and we danced the night away to an amazing seven piece band called Motor City Beat. The photographer, Sam Doyle captured everything beautifully. The groom and I love pie, and we served gourmet pies from Sister Pie along with a stunning cake from Ruth Monteith of The Wedding Fairies, who also made the cake at my parent’s wedding! My sister Susan, the maid of honor and a graphic artists, handled all the creative aspects. A very kind gift from my dear uncle Charley, a lover of the arts, was to cover the creative costs of the wedding, so that we wouldn’t have any limitations.”

“I adore blue and white chinoiserie and wanted to find a place for it in my wedding aesthetic. The reception was filled with antique blue and white vases, and my sister Susan made a whole set of table numbers with gold leaf and antique plates. The night was perfect and immediately afterwards we headed off to Paris for a two week honeymoon. We’re so grateful to everyone who made it possible!”

The Dream Team

PHOTOGRAPHER: Sam Doyle Photography 

INVITATIONS, MENUS, TABLE NUMBERS PLACE CARDS & SIGNS: Dodge Design House

FLOWERS & CAKE: The Wedding Fairies

GOURMET PIES: Sister Pie in Detroit, Michigan

LIVE MOTOWN BAND: Motor City Beat Detroit

DRESS STORE: The Gown Shop Ann Arbor

DRESS & Veil: Amy Kuschel

BRIDALEARINGS: Haute Bride 

BRIDAL SHOES: Jimmy Choo 

BRIDAL HAIR: Lily Grace Ann Arbor

BRIDAL MAKEUP: Fabiola Giselle

PUPPY BOWTIE: Pecan Pie Puppies

CEREMONY: St. Andrew’s Episcopal 

RECEPTION VENUE: Barton Hills Country Club

PASTOR: Dr. JoAnn Kennedy Slater