Wow, where do I even begin with Ira + Lucy, and Victoria. When I was younger, I remember imagining what my wedding day would be like and how beautiful everything would look. It wasn’t until we got engaged and started talking about planning the wedding that reality hit me, and I wondered how I was going to be able to pull it all off. We weren’t having any luck finding a venue, when out of nowhere an old friend highly recommended Ira + Lucy to us and said that Heidi had been amazing to work with for their wedding a few years prior. I instantly went online to their website and was amazed! The first thing I saw were the beautiful farm tables they offer as rentals, and upon looking further into their portfolio I saw multiple weddings they had planned at a gorgeous venue called Still Water Hollow. I filled out the pre-consultation form and couldn’t believe that I heard a reply from Victoria the next day! She was so nice and arranged so we could meet up at Still Water Hollow to discuss wedding plans. Victoria was so kind and shared with me how excited she was about my ideas for a fall wedding, and from there the rest is history. After the meeting I knew we needed to book Ira + Lucy, and it’s honestly the best decision we could have ever made for our wedding. From the first day to the last, Victoria was able to take all my thoughts, ideas, and wants and turn them into reality. From the colors I wanted, to the flowers, the décor, the style, and the logistics she was able to make everything perfect. Another major concern I had with wedding planning was finding the right vendors, and that was absolutely no problem at all for Victoria. She works with many of these vendors quite often, so she was able to recommend who she thought would work best with us and to fit our budget. She not only helped with coordinating and scheduling, but was there with us for support at every single meeting whether it was about floral, a venue walk-though, food selections, or choosing a photographer. She was there for us this entire past year answering the countless number of questions and concerns that we had while planning. Victoria helped us to stay on track and organized every step of the way with weekly email updates and an awesome online planning tool. Then, to top it all off, Victoria and the Ira + Lucy team worked so hard the day of our wedding to make sure everything looked truly amazing. It made us so happy to know that on our wedding day our families and friends would be able to relax, have a good time, and enjoy the day without having to worry about setting things up in the morning or cleaning up at the end of the night. I would without a doubt highly recommend Ira + Lucy to anyone who is planning a wedding. Not only will they help you every single step of the way through your planning process, but they will be there your entire wedding day making sure everything goes smoothly and as planned so you can rest assured and enjoy your day. Ira + Lucy, I honestly don’t think we could ever thank you enough for all your hard work and everything you did to help us plan the wedding of our dreams. Thank you so much for everything! - Amy
Alysse and Kris married early December at the beautiful Still Water Hollow with the first snow fall of the season! Alysse's mother did an incredible job decorating the reception. It was such a joy to add the final touches with the bride & groom special seating, the wine barrel cake table, old skates, skis and sled and a few other special details here and there. Seeing Alysse's face light up with more joy than words could ever express was so special! Her Mom rented our vintage fur capelet as a surprise for Alysse. During her bridal portraits we had her close her eyes and her mom gave her the capelet. Everyone was teary eyed and so happy! Chelsea and bridesmaids braved the cold and took these adorable pics with our "Cora" vintage blue settee. Thank you Chelsea Risko Photography for sharing these sneak peeks with us! Gorgeous Bridal Bouquet by Flowers At Will. [pullquote width=250 float=left]Time for wedding thank yous! Heidi Wight, thank you so much for all your help styling our wedding. Your flexibility and keen eye made our day incredibly beautiful. Your "surprises" were absolutely stunning, and made our day stress free and exciting. I can't thank you enough![/pullquote]
I will fully admit I am obsessed with signage! It makes a massive, yes MASSIVE difference in pulling your event design and styling together. I certainly can't and don't handle doing all signage myself. Sometimes our client's needs require the serious paper pros, of which I have some awesome local businesses I turn to for help. Stay tuned for more details on one of my favs - The Paper Crave! I just adore Jennifer and am so excited to share her work with you! Here is one of our chalkboards with a quote from The Secret Garden from one of our June Bride's, Krista's wedding. Her wedding had a subtle Secret Garden theme and I wanted to add this little touch, knowing how much she loved the book growing up. It was one of her favorite details! Photo by Raft Media, Flowers by FlowersAtWill, Still Water Hollow Venue.
Tonight, while I watched the Seahawks play their final preseason game (GO HAWKS!) I worked on these custom chalkboard style signs for Bride Kristin. While I do work a lot with brides, I also work quite often with mothers of the bride. I just adore Kristin's mom, Charlene who has gone above and beyond wanting to make her daughter's day as special as possible. She even ordered custom macarons from New Orleans for the dessert bar! Her mom is handling all the decorations and picked a few select items from our inventory to help pull it all together. This is the perfect example of the flexibility we offer! We can do full event design OR you can rent just a few select items! Let us know what you need, let's chat and figure out how we can be of help.
Head on over to our Pinterest Boards to view some of my personal favorite chalkboard typography inspiration! P.S. Be sure you don't take the chalkboard craze overboard... chalkboard shouldn't take over your design! Like with all styling, don't let a "theme" or specific item engulf everything...