Mary Beth & Michael {10.8.16}

Mary Beth and Michael got married on a gorgeous fall day at St. Mary’s church, and held their reception at the Basilica, both in Hudson, NY.

Here are some of the details we loved:

  • The industrial feel to their venue; what a great space!
  • Their welcome bags printed with the state of NY and a heart over Hudson
  • The gorgeous dessert display by Gracie’s– not to mention how tasty they all were!
  • The favors- Mary Beth and Mike hired sketch artists who drew everything from posed portraits to candid moments; at the end of the night guests got to take them home!
  • And of course- the stunning photos taken by Shannon for Amber Gress Photography, which can be found below!

Congratulations Mary Beth and Mike!

-Danielle, Kayla, & Matt

 

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Venue: Basilica Hudson
Church: St Mary’s
Photographer: Shannon for Amber Gress Photography
Florist: Flower Scout
Caterer: New World
DJ: Julie Jakolat
Bakery: Gracie’s
Photobooth: Smile Photo Lounge
Rentals: Events Unlimited
Wedding Planning: Every Little Detail

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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

Michelle & Adam {10.12.14}

This rustic wine and cheese themed wedding in Averill Park NY captured our hearts. The love and attention to detail shone through in every image captured of the day. Michelle and Adam put so much thought into all of the aspects of their wedding; from the colors of their mother’s dresses (burgundy like wine and green like the grape) all the way to the hand embossed wine crates used in the centerpieces. It was such a pleasure planning this wedding and helping to incorporate their theme into so many aspects of the wedding.

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Michelle and Adam were able to incorporate so many things that were borrowed, blue, old, and new into their fabulous day.

From the top left: Adam had an old wagon that the ring bearer pulled their flower girl down the aisle in. Michelle’s veil was something new that her future mother in law made especially for her. Her brother read a tearful poem that her grandmother wrote. Michelle brought her baptism bible that her mother engraved for her. Michelle is also holding a handkerchief that belonged to her great grandmother. The blue necklace you see attached to her bouquet was a present from Adam on their very first Christmas together. Michelle’s childhood minister traveled all the way from Connecticut  to officiate the ceremony.

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 Michelle and Adam found a way to make the ceremony their own. They blended their own wine and drank from the mixed wine to symbolize their unity.

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As the guests arrived to the ceremony site Michelle had a wine box filled with pashminas that matched her colors of course. It was a good thing too as it was a colder day in October.

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Adam and Michelle went above and beyond with their creative and personalized touches.

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Adam and Michelle1As the ring bearer lead the guests inside with the personalized message on the back of his wagon; guests were greeted with an A&M to write a personal message to the bride and groom. While they waited there were pictures of each side of the family. On the back of the bride and grooms chairs for dinner the couple hung their gamer names! What a fun touch!

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How do you finish off a wedding for the ages? With a sparkler send off of course!

Venue and Catering: The Old Daley Inn Photographer: Photographics Solution Photobooth: Action Photobooth Florist: Poppytree Floral Designs Band: Silver Arrow Band Pies: Make Me A Cake Next Door Event Planning: Every Little Detail Hair and Make Up: La Tua Bella Wine: El Paso Winery Dress: Designed by the Bride through Casablanca and the Bridal Cottage Veil: Handmade by the Grooms Mother Shoes: Cinderella Bridal Shoes (2 pairs, one for ceremony and one for dancing!) Bridesmaids Dresses: JCREW Men’s Attire: Express Invites: Magnet Street Favors, Programs, Menus, and Pictures: DIY by the couple themselves

Julie and Bo September 15, 2012

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

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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 

Table Numbers they don’t have to be boring!

Unless you’re doing open seating table numbers are inevitable. Yeah, you can use the standard numbers that your wedding venue most likely can provide, but to add a little more pizzazz to your tables, why not try a unique idea.

I love this idea because then you get to include something for guests to look at while at their table and also gives them the opportunity to visit other tables and look at more photos.

I had a couple last year who did flowers as their table numbers and on the back of each card they looked up each flowers meaning. I though this was a great touch! And for each favor at that table they did seeds from that flower.  They coordinated each centerpiece to match the tables so the guests could find their tables easier. This is a little bit harder because the room still needs to look put together, but they pulled it off.

You can also do this with spices, trees, and even vegetables.

One of my favorite ideas is naming your tables after different places.

You can choose places that have special meaning to you as a couple, such as your first date or places that you have visited. You can also do different places in the area. I always love it when couples write a little bit about the place, that way people can learn why it is important to you or a story about what happened when you were there. Was that where your first apartment was? Is that where you two met? Do you go on vacation there every year? What is the funniest thing that happened and why is it so important?

This one really allows you to add personality and your own touches to your wedding and include your family and friends into your personal lives.

This one kind of ties into the one above just with a different twist. You can take pictures of all your travels and on each table do a different pic of you and your new husband/wife.

It really adds that personality and personal style to your wedding.

I think the overall goal and idea behind any part of your wedding is to make it your own. Don’t feel like you have to do things a certain way because that’s what tradition says or that’s what everyone else is doing. It’s your big day and it only happens once make it your own and most of all have fun with it!

Think out of the box for your reception entertainment

I’ve been in the wedding planning business now for about 8 years. I have seen a lot of unique ideas as far as entertaining the guests with something other than just a DJ. Now, many people go the route of a photo booth or a candy buffet, but there are so many other ways to make your wedding stand out and make it a day for guests to remember.

I love the idea of having a professional dance team come in and teach a few dances this not only gives the kids something to do during cocktail hour, but it entertains everyone while the bridal party is out taking pictures. There is also of course, the classic first dance choreography 

Another idea would  be a mobile cigar lounge , Belly Dancer, an ice carving demonstration, ice luge or sculpture, or of course fun dessert ideas.

I think the most important part about your wedding is to keep it personal and fun. 

Our Wedding Boutique

Matt and I wanted to create a place where a bride or anyone planning an event can come and be immersed in the planning process. We have been working with many of the best wedding professionals in the Hudson Valley to create a completely unique boutique. Our window right now features a beach themed table display. The boutique has ideas from place seating cards, works of many different photographers, groomsmen gifts, mini bar ideas, and even a faux cake!! We also have a 48″ flat screen TV where many of our DJs and Videographers are featuring their works. We have a completely unique and entertaining place to come and plan an event. Come visit us anytime at 7490 South Broadway Red Hook NY. We would love to help you plan your next event. Call 845-988-6486 appointments are always welcome. Our website! Email us anytime at info@everylittledetails.com