Sunday, December 30, 2007

Bringing a Little Piece of Japan to WI

I apologize...I have been overrun with weddings since 12/21 and when you couple that with the holidays, traveling, and then an upper respiratory infection...well, it causes great excuses for not blogging. Through SICK and thin though, I'm pulling through and doing weddings all weekend with a final holiday curtain call New Year's Eve with yet another wedding. January? I'm hibernating.

The military couple stationed in Japan had their Burlington, WI wedding on 12/21 and it was so perfect. Really. Ok, besides the Priest not being there for rehearsal and then wondering why no one left him notes about the ceremony details. But other than that it was perfect. I'm begining to think that full planning is easier than Day of Coordination. Simply, because I own it. I OWN their wedding. I KNOW exactly what needs to be done, who needs to be where, who doesn't need to be anywhere, etc. Why? Because I created it all. And executing something that you create is just easy. Well, for me at least.

I have to say this couple was so much more into their marriage than the actual wedding and that of course assisted me in making my job easier. It always does. Sadly, this is most often not the case. There's just too many brides out there that are way more into the color of the flowers, how a bow is tied, does Grandma coordinate, oh my gosh...I can't believe my bridesmaid has pink nails; you get the picture. I hate to say it, but I see a lot more of that than I do of Wow, I can't believe I'm marrying him today, I'm so excited for the ceremony, my family and friends are all here for US. But this couple?....they did it and they did it right.

They included Japanese scrolls that were framed for half of their centerpieces which guests loved. Whenever you tie in anything personal that is a bit different, your guests will go crazy with it. They also included all Japanese items in the bathroom baskets which was a ton of fun to pour through! Their black/white/green motif was pulled off beatuifully if I do say so myself. Even if it meant hours of cutting and gluing green ribbon around 300 votive holders during Packer games the past few weeks.

The end result was a very happy couple who was able to celebrate their life together despite the foggy conditions of a winter wonderland.

Pictures soon to come.


Molly said...

You are so right about that couple - their focus was so clearly the union at hand and the experience of sharing it with their families. I was lucky enough to second shoot this one and it was a joy to be a part of. And Danica was fabulous as usual!

Danica said...

Ahem...Molly rocks y'all! Just so ya know. :)