{Real Wedding} Donna and Richard's Valentine's Day Wedding

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Donna and Richard promised each other forever on a day meant for lovers. On February 14th, 2014, guests gathered for an outdoor ceremony at Harmony Golf Preserve. The glowing bride rode in on Misty Blue Acres Carriage Company‘s all-white carriage drawn by two horses. Her warm smile greeted guests on the way to meet her prince. The elegant backdrop of nature, as well as the decor, was caught effortlessly by Sunshine Photographics. We were honored to be a part of this beautiful wedding by creating the couple’s invitations and paper goods. 

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This wine box was lovingly made by Rich’s parents. As part of their wedding ceremony, the newlyweds placed a love note to each other in this time capsule to be encased for 5 years. However, if they have a trying time before 5 years, they can unlock the box and read the notes to each other over a glass of wine from the bottle housed within. How sweet and genuine!

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Another personal element was kept under wraps: the groom and his men broke all the rules by wearing superhero shirts under their button-downs.

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The happy couple made their way down a beautiful aisle of fiery-colored rose petals and blazed a path towards happiness in their new lives. The vibrant orange and pinks of Lee Forrest Design‘s floral work cut a striking contrast to the woodsy setting. Our soft pink ceremony programs featured a delicate floral-patterned border and crystal accent for a little tasteful “bling.”

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The fresh floral continued to their reception and romantic colors. The simple elegance of the decor was carried out through the classic centerpieces, traditional-but-modern (and delicious-looking) cake by Cut the Cake, and our cream and coral paper goods. We used an elegant script throughout the signage, including on the custom card box sign.

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The couple’s chair backs were adorned with our custom signs that read “His Beloved” and “Her Beloved:” a reminder of their love and excitement to everyone who passed their seats. We were pleased to provide a creative combination of escort cards and favor tags. The favor was a slice of a traditional Jamaican celebratory rum cake. (The kids got brownies instead!) Our escort cards, printed with each guest’s name and table name, were attached by a coral-colored ribbon and a delicate charm of intertwined hearts.

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With love as the foundation of this beautiful union, we would like to wish Donna and Richard the very best. Congratulations!

We would also like to thank all the talented event professionals who made this amazing wedding possible:

Venue and Coordination: Harmony Golf Preserve

Photographer: Sunshine Photographics

Cake: Cut the Cake

Videographer: CC Video Productions

Floral: Lee Forrest Design

Harpist: Christine McPhail

DJ: DJ Harry Productions

Carriage: Misty Blue Acres Carriage Company

Transportation: Hot Rays Limousines

Hair Styling: West Orange Hair Studio

Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

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