This wedding was “the” event of the season. A destination wedding with three hundred and seventy-five guests in a 120 foot tent on a 1000 acre private ranch. It was amazing. Cody came to me requesting the color combination of fushia, green and blue. I incorporated that scheme into everything from the flowers, to the linens to the subtly morphing lights that lit the tent ceiling. After the ceremony which was tucked away in an aspen grove, the guests were transported back down to the reception site for cocktails, dinner and dancing. Instead of a sit down dinner we had several stations that reflected the Southern cuisine of the bride and grooms home states. It was a hit! In addition to a five-tiered wedding cake, the guests were treated to a make your own sundae bar, mini key lime and pecan pies and a fiery display of bananas foster.
One thing I can tell you now, looking back at this spectacular wedding, was that I did not expect that Cody & Thayer would become family. But they did. More than eighteen months of joyful planning with Cody and Thayer left me not just with great business clients but with a true personal friendship. I admit it, I do tend to get attached to my clients. After all, I am involved with planning “The Main Event” that will be the starting point for two people joining their lives together. Sometimes I get intertwined with that and stick around long after the wedding weekend. It’s an occupational hazzard, but one that keeps me in the wedding business. I get to meet some really fine people and then, I get to keep them in my life. That is by far the best payout for what can be construed as a stressful and demanding job. It’s so worth it.