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

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Fall Favor Ideas

I am a firm believer in providing your guests with a little favor or gift. After all, they did take off the weekend to travel and come be a part of your big day, but they also of course brought a present; and even may have attended the bridal shower, engagement parties and bachlorette party. My feeling though is give them something they can enjoy or use in the future.

There is of course the common Jordan almond pack or a trinket with your names and dates on them, but what about thinking out of the box? Who eats Jordan almonds anyways?

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Everyone loves chocolate what about a personalized candy bar with a cute saying on it?  They can even enjoy it on the way back to the hotel.

Smore kits and hot cider kits are great for a cold winter night at home.

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We all remember caramel apples from when we were kids, but when was the last time you had one? These also represent the Hudson Valley area and gives your guests a little taste of the region.

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You can still add your names and date of your wedding to this little trinket but your guests can use this cool book mark and remember the great time they had at your wedding.

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Honey and maple syrup are a great gift to take home that your guests can always use. Another great gift from the Hudson Valley region!

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Pumpkins can always be used to decorate for the fall. And who doesn’t love a pumpkin!

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Apple cider donuts are a classic fall treat. Why not create a dessert buffet with to go boxes for guests to take some treats home with them? I know I’m stuffed after a wedding and would love a treat for the car ride home or even the next day.

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A great new trend right now Cake Pops! You can have them designed any way you want. I love these acorn pops for guests to walk around and enjoy or even take them for the road.

I think as a rule of thumb give your guests a gift they can either enjoy, like a treat, or something they can use!

Happy Planning

Brittany & Tucker [7.5.14]

Brittany & Tucker

Montgomery Place, Red Hook NY

July 5th 2014

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Venue: Montgomery Place

Caterer: Swoon

DJ: Lutz Entertainment

Bakery: Me Oh My Pie Shop

Rentals: Rhinebeck Rentals

Makeup: La Tua Bella

Photographer: Photographics Solution

Florist: Floral Fantasies by Sara

Wedding Planning: Every Little Detail

Alex and Aimee September 21, 2013

Alex and Aimee

Oak Hill, Hudson NY

September 13, 2013

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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 

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

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Beautiful Ceremony looking over the Hudson River

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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

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.