I am so excited to share this beautiful colorful modern wedding with you! Everything from the water color invitation suite, to the amazing blooms, and the stunning 5′ paper flower chandelier that Rachel crafted herself, this wedding is full of just beautiful details! Rachel and Angel are high school sweethearts, and both played trombone at the University High School band. They were friends through high school, and started dating in their senior year. Eleven years later Angel popped the question in Savannah where they went on a mini vacation; about time right!
I asked Rachel to tell us a little bit about their wedding story, details and some advice for newly wed couples, and here is what she shared…
What was the overall theme and style of your wedding and how did you come up with it?
We wanted it to feel very Modern. Since Angel is in the architectural field and Rachel in Interior design, we both felt that we wanted a venue close to downtown that would lend itself to being somewhat modern. That is why we ended up having it as The Mezz. With its exposed ceiling and black and white decor, the overall details of the wedding pretty much fell into place once we saw the venue. I loved the black and white design of the venue and thought that incorporating shades of pinks along with subtle accents of green and yellow helped bring in that pop of color the venue needed. Also incorporating watercolor elements through the paper flowers and wedding invitations, was very important to us.
Did you have any unique details|traditions at your wedding?
My mom and I love to create things, so when I told her I wanted to make a custom chandelier for the ceremony, she couldn’t have been more happy to help! So we spend around 8 months cutting, painting, and assembling paper flowers! At one point i had them covering my entire sofa, there were so many. Then came time to make paper flower chandelier where we also suspended glass votives from. The Mezz also had these beautiful acrylic chandeliers hung throughout the venue, so I wanted to incorporate some of these details in the wedding. The cake stand was an acrylic box and inside we had white rocks and live succulents. The escort card table also continued the theme. I found a large acrylic tray where we placed white rocks and succulents. The escort cards where hand dipped in paint to create a water color look that matched the table numbers. My dad, being a watercolor artist, hand painted watercolor flowers for the wedding invitation suite that my mom created for the wedding. One last detail were the paper laser cut chargers that I created for each table setting. Next to the paper flowers, that was probably the second most time consuming detail of the wedding.
What was your favorite part of your wedding day?
The dancing! Everyone stayed on that dance floor from the moment the dj started the music to the last song of the night! We loved seeing everyone out there having fun!
If you could have changed|done something different about your wedding day what would it be?
Honestly I don’t know if I would change a thing! Everything went surprisingly smoothly and it was great to spend time with family and friends. We had more fun that day then I even thought was possible. I guess the only thing we would do differently is extend the wedding at least 2 hours. It went by way too fast, as everyone says it will.
Any advice you would like to give to newly engaged couples?
Make sure to have people help you the day of your wedding. We had a wedding coordinator who took care of all those little details so we could enjoy the day and spend it with our family and friends rather than stressing about getting everything done in time for the wedding. And just have fun! Don’t worry about what could go wrong or what may have gone wrong, just enjoy the day. It goes by so fast, you need to take time to really enjoy it.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your wedding day?
Our biggest concern was to make sure that everyone who came to the wedding really enjoyed it and had fun! Now after having been through the experience I felt that we really did make that happen. Everyone was dancing and laughing the whole night! We really owe it to our vendors who made everything go so smoothly. We all had such a great time!
Here are the amazing vendors that made it all happen:
photography: LH Photography
ceremony and reception venue: The Mezz/ The Abbey
coordination: Artful Events
hair stylist: Sheila Cruz
catering: Puff n’ Stuff
dj: Soundwave Entertainment
florist: Lee Forrest
cake: Noelia Ortiz-Mujica
stationery: Kim Jones
officiant: Kevin Knox