Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mia & Jason: Love & Vino

I loved working with Mia and Jason, who not only seemed to treasure wedding details as much as I do but also reminded me how special a smaller wedding can be.  The atmosphere was warm and inviting, and their closest friends and family surrounded them with love.  Peter Coombs Photography captured their intimate, wine-themed wedding beautifully.  Check out the photos!

Howes Chapel in Evanston was a charming venue for the ceremony.

Lighting of the Unity Candle
I thought this was a fantastic photo by Peter Coombs, reflecting how we so commonly rely on our gadgets to capture life's special moments.
The escort cards were placed in corks to go along with the wine theme of the wedding reception.  Each table was named after a type of wine.
Instead of a guestbook, we did a wishing tree. I snapped this photo of the empty branches before they were filled with the well-wishes and advice from the happy couple's guests. A framed poem explained the wishing tree procedure to guests.
Soon the branches were filled with dangling tags and heartfelt words.
Another photo by me of the tablescape in the Beringer Wine Room at Wildfire. Instead of table numbers, each table was named after a type of wine, and the table signs were displayed in decorative frames.
I took this quick snapshot of the place setting. At each setting, there was a menu and a custom CD for each guest.

Congratulations to Mia & Jason!

Reception Venue - Wildfire 
Ceremony Music - Moeller Music
Wedding Coordinator - Camille Victoria Weddings LLC

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