First Magic Monday post! Relax, enjoy a cup of coffee and browse magical weddings to add beautiful inspiration to the rest of your week.
Receptions alfresco offer an inherent backdrop of breathtaking scenery. Stepping through the looking-glass to explore pastoral landscapes, the sublime composition of sky and rolling green grass is hard for a nature-lover to resist, making outdoor weddings a popular choice. But when summer days turn into cool summer nights, blankets are a disarmingly simple way to keep guests warm. We provide stacks of knitted-afghans for guests to have and to hold, in case they are cold.
No bride likes to hear, “Rain is good luck on your wedding day.” This sentiment often follows spontaneous rainfall, interfering with the best-laid plans of mice and men. The North East’s temperamental weather is difficult to forecast during the onset of planning; there are days when the sun melts in the pale sky, or a torrential downpour raises the Susquehanna’s tide. But Annie and Mike’s picturesque day did not need picturesque weather. They trusted their coordinator and vendors to allow their sunny disposition to shine through.
Click on right photo to view more. Flower arrangements by Ambiance Event Planning and Floral Design. Hair and makeup by Shabby Shek Salon.
Their wedding was given the hashtag #mckellymonsoon, but you wouldn’t know it viewing the lovely photos taken by Nicole DuMond’s Photography. The wedding party came prepared with umbrellas and rain boots, embracing the weather with personalized accessories.
Annie and Mike were one of the first ten couples who booked with Chippy White Table, believing in our acumen early on. Almost every vendor hired for their wedding was from the greater-Scranton area, supporting fabulous, local businesses and allowing us to work with our friendors. We collaborated with Patchwork Planning and Annie’s mother to create a delicate palette of elegance.
The Barn at Glistening Pond in Falls, Pennsylvania is where they found shelter from the storm. Russet knots of wood flank the barn’s walls and ceiling. The warm undertones introduced a sense of rootedness indoors. Their reception was a carousel of fanciful colors found inside a jewelry box; rose-quartz vases with a medley of blossoms represented in Annie’s bouquet, a top crocheted serviettes. Peridot, aquamarine, amethyst, and amber sparkled under twinkly-lights. The mix-matched goblets were set aside custom-made place mats printed with the dinner menu.
Julie’s eight-year old son joined the Chippy Chicks to help pack up the next day. During break time he sat with Annie, and they enjoyed slices of delicious pie together left over from the dessert table.
A charismatic pair, Annie and Mike’s warmth made the sun shine on a rainy day. Nothing but love for this truly wonderful couple.