Megan & Bryan {5.16.16}

Megan and Bryan got married on a beautiful May day at the Elm Rock Inn, in Stone Ridge, NY. With wonderful food, an incredible photographer (his blog post here), gorgeous flowers, and an amazing DJ, (not to mention the delicious gluten-free cupcakes for dessert!), we don’t think the day could have been any more perfect!

Megan and Bryan incorporated so many fun details into their special day. We loved that they used a framed “theater poster” of the two of them as their guestbook for friends and family to sign (they met on the set of a play). There was also a “message in a bottle” station where guests could leave funny notes or helpful advice for Megan and Bryan to open and read on their first anniversary. The couple also took the time to hand-paint all of the mason jars that were used in their centerpieces, and they looked fantastic!

Some other fun details:

  • Burlap pinwheels lining the aisle (also made by Megan)
  • A remembrance table in memory of people very close to the couples hearts
  • Kazoos for after the ceremony
  • An after-party bonfire, complete with smores!

It was a very special day for a very special couple; Congratulations Megan and Bryan!

-Danielle, Kayla, & Matt

 

 

Venue: Elm Rock Inn

Photographer: Keith Ferris Photo

Florist: Floral Fantasies

Caterer: Harvest RealFood Catering

Music: DJ Bri

Cupcakes: Hudson Valley Dessert Company

Rentals: Rhinebeck Rentals

Event Planning: Every Little Detail

Crazy Guest Books

Many couples think “I don’t want a guest book no one ever looks at it after the wedding. It’s just a waste of time.”

Why not have a guest book that you can enjoy through out your marriage.

puzzle piecesHave guests sign puzzle pieces. You and your fiance can then assemble after the honeymoon; while you read all the nice notes; and then you can turn it into cool wall art.

engagement book

Have your photographer make a book of your engagement photos that guests can sign. It can then serve as a great coffee table book for years to come.

Typewritter

Have your guests type you notes on an old type writer you can then turn into a fabulous old time book or even some wall art.

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Guests can write advice or words of wisdom in different categories and then when the time comes you can pull them out. Its the guest book that keeps on giving.

quilt

This one takes a little work. Guests sign pre-cut squares and after the wedding have a family member or a professional sew these pieces together.  You now have a guest book that can keep you warm!

Rocks

Now these may get weathered a little but its still fun. Have guests sign rocks and then use them in your garden.

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 Guests can take pictures of themselves and write notes on the bottom. You can then assemble them into a great coffee table book.

Julie and Bo September 15, 2012

Julie and Bo were married on September 15, 2012 at a Private Estate in Germantown, NY.

Invitations

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Ceremony and Reception: A Private Estate Germantown, NY

Ceremony Music: Kristi Shade Harp

Photographer: The Weaver House

Band: The Nu-Cullers

Officiant: Naomi Fay

Caterer: New World Home Cooking Saugerties, NY

Baker: Flatiron Restaurant Red Hook, NY

Rental Company: Events Unlimited

Wedding Coordinator: Every Little Detail

Carolina and Daniel September 21, 2012

Carolina and Daniel were married at the newly constructed Roundhouse in Beacon. What a fabulous venue!!

 

Ceremony and Reception: Roundhouse Beacon NY

Picture Location: Storm King Art Center

Photographer: Tim Coffey

DJ: Turntable Events

Ceremony Music: Jay & Lee

Videographer:  Merrill Grace Productions 

Florist: Seed to Fruit

Wedding Planner: Every Little Detail 

Jennifer and Tico Summer 2011

 

 

 

Tico and Jennifer Summer 2011

Lazy Swan, Saugerties NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location: Lazy Swan  Saugerties, NY

Cake: Calico Bakery, Rhinebeck NY

Photography: Majestic Studios

Flowers: Bella Fiori Red Hook, NY

Victoria and Matt Wedding— Cold Spring, NY

Victoria and Matt were married October 1, 2012 at Dockside Park in Cold Spring NY. Although the day called for some rain we were able to get the ceremony in before the clouds opened up.

Victoria prepared for the ceremony at the Hudson House in Cold Spring

Here comes the bride!

Beautiful Ceremony looking over the Hudson River

You may kiss the Bride!

Here comes the storm. I can’t believe we got the ceremony in before the rain.

Every Little Detail was there for a the ceremony coordination and the brunch on Sunday morning that followed.

The reception took place at the Dutchess Manor.

Ceremony Location: Dockside Park, Cold Spring NY

Photography: Kim Salem Photography

Videographer: Joyful Video

Florist: Cold Spring Gardens

Officiant: Katrina Foster

Make-up: Heather Canavan

Hair: Salon Doriano

Rental Company: Party Time Rentals

Reception Location: Dutchess Manor

Ceremony Band: Egil Rostad

DJ: Frosty Spiker

Wedding Coordinator: Every Little Detail

5 Unique Ceremony Ideas

1. Matt and I built an arbor similar to the one above. We took birch trees that came from our property and built an arbor, that has sentimental value! It also adds a personal touch to your ceremony. Can also create a very easy Huppa with the same concept.

2. For those really hot summer days, why not put one of your engagement photo’s onto a fan for your guests to use and then keep as a memento

3. This is similar to the one above. But Jeanne decided to have her programs printed on the fan. It saves paper and also is a really cute way to display your program.

4. Personalize Aisle Runner

5. A cute alternative to the sand ceremony or unity candle would be for the whole family to light a floating candle and send it up, to symbolize unity.

Floating Sky Lanterns and Floating Water Lanterns are also fun ideas that all the guests can participate with, they also make amazing pictures!

Do you have any unique ceremony ideas?

What to do with those kids??

No one is saying you have to invite children to celebrate your wedding day. That is completely up to the bride and groom. But, what do you do with children who are attending your wedding?

The most important thing is have something for them to do!

This will give mom and dad a break and let them have some fun but it will also avoid those temper tantrums.

Here are some tips for having children at your wedding

  • Hire professional babysitters
  • Make a separate room or table just for the kids and the babysitters.
  • Have a kids menu or a kids buffet that comes out as soon as possible for the younger ones. Hungry kids = cranky kids.
  • After those kids are fed have something for them to do. Go to the local toy store or even the dollar store and stock up on all those fun things for the kids.
  • Have a scavenger hunt! Create a list of fun things to find at the wedding.
  • Have dress up clothes for them to play with.
  • Of course have coloring books, crayons, stickers, and scissors.
  • If your at a barn or an outdoor venue have them play games like tag, Simon says, red light, green light, one, two, three. I’ve seen adults get involved in these.
  • If you want to go extravagant hire a company that does bounce houses. That will tire them out quick.
  • Have the babysitters bring the children snacks of fruit so they are not all jacked up on sugar to go back home with mom and dad.

I think the most important thing for children is keep them busy and get them away from mom and dad so they can have fun too. Be creative!!

Wedding, Family Reunion, Graduation Party, Birthday Party….or anything else you could imagine!

I just had the opportunity to visit this fabulous new wedding and event venue right on the outskirts of Red Hook. The 16 acre property; which is just a short drive from the Taconic state parkway, NYS Thruway, NYC, and Albany; features parking for up to 200 cars, various locations for a tent, and a private home. The 5 bedroom 3 1/2 bathrooms is great for the wedding party, family or guests to spend the weekend. Not only is this location convenient to all the major highways but there is so much entertainment right here in the Hudson Valley to keep any family busy for days and even weeks. The house features a great wrap around porch, side sitting area with barbecue, firepit out front, country swing, sat alight television, and wireless internet.

You may say, wow planning an outdoor wedding with no actual catering facility is challenging, I don’t think I have that time. Well, the great part about this property is I come with it!! Every Little Detail is the exclusive wedding coordinator for this location. I will take care of all the rentals, the caterer, and the organization of all those details!!

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Front of the house

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View of the side of the house…plenty plenty plenty of room for up to 200 guests

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wrap around porch

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Side patio fire pit will be added soonImage

Living room Image

Full kitchen with all the modern conveniences Image

1 of the 5 bedrooms plus there is an additional kids room in the attic and ping pong table in the basement

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Front yard great place for a tent!