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Anna and Andy – April 28, 2012

Anna and Andy were married at The Canfield Casino on April 28, 2012.  The couple came to me a year prior looking for my help in planning their event.  I worked with them on every detail from the venue and vendor selection down to deciding on their table linens and the color of the stationery text.  But my journey with this couple didn’t just start in 2011, I actually went to high school with Anna and we ran track and cross country together.  So needless to say this was a very special wedding for me and I couldn’t have been happier by the way everything came together.
This wedding was all about glamour and fun.  There were a ton of fun details, like Anna’s custom made wedding dress which was actually two different dresses (a top from one dress and a skirt from another dress) that she had specially made for her.  She also wore fabulous Badgley Mischka teal shoes for that something blue (check them out below, they are gorgeous!).  They did a first look outside the Casino with their bridal party peeping through the windows from inside.  They had a Jewish ceremony and instead of a typical chuppah that stands on the ground they used a hand help chuppah that the groomsmen and two of the bridesmaids held during the ceremony.  To start off the reception Anna and Andy danced their first dance to a fast song that they had specially choreographed.  It was s show stopper!  Because of her family’s heritage guests were invited to sample vodka during the reception and celebrate in true Russian style.  And at the end of the evening a retro late night nosh station came out with sliders and onion rings and shakes – it looked and smelled incredible!
Anna and Andy live in NYC so almost all of their planning was done long distance.  They wanted a very classy and timeless event, something the was elegant and fit with the old Hollywood glam feel of the Casino.  I brought them to David Michael Schmidt at Renaissance Floral Design and with David’s guidance we created a color palette of creams and ivories with pops of golds and soft blush tones.  The girls wore dark blue and carried shades of purple flowers which added an additional punch of color.  The pictures below can certainly attest to the beauty of this event.
Speaking of photos, my good friends Matt and Leah Bailly of Bailly Photography were the photographers extraordinaire on this event.  Anna and Andy have a unique sense of humor and Matt and Leah pulled so many fun moments out of them that day.  Great job as always you two!  Also on this vendor team were the New York Players who rocked the dance floor all night.  Seriously there was not a single dull moment in this party!  Mansion Catering provided the most delicious food I’ve had in a long time, along with the beautiful wedding cake and their always stellar service.  My man Will Beyer from NuVue Cinema rocked the videography, Time Capsule Photobooths provided a super fun attraction (and take home favor!) for guests during the reception, Alayne and her team from Make Me Fabulous made the girls soooo incredibly beautiful, and Premiere Transportation provided the limo and shuttle service.  
This is a super sized blog post because I just couldn’t whittle down the photos and wanted to show you all of this event’s awesomeness.  Thanks again Anna and Andy for trusting me with your most special day.  Congrats and best wishes for much success in all that you do!  Xoxoxo!

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  1. David Michael Schmidt says:

    Shannon,
    Thank you so much for introducing me to thus couple! The planning with you is always a good time for all involved! The day of the wedding was so fun, what a great crew of talent you put together for this event!
    Congratulations A+A

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