Jackie & David’s Woodcliff Wedding

 

I was lucky enough to be placed with Jackie & David after they won a fabulous wedding package with Rochester Wedding Magazine.  They are such a sweet and laid back couple, it was simply a pleasure to work with them!

In their winnings, The Woodcliff was a chosen wedding venue and made for an incredible setting for their wedding day.  But, like many events this summer, rain was a definite concern.  Luckily, we held off things a few minutes, and the sky opened up for a picturesque ceremony.  Here are some favorite notes from their day:

{1} Donut Favors:  Placed at each guest’s seat was a simple white box, with a custom thank you sticker.  Inside were the most delicious donuts from Ridge Donut Cafe.  We assembled these on site the day of the wedding, and let me tell you, it’s probably one of the most difficult jobs I’ve done.  These donuts smelled absolutely incredible!

{2} Geometric Accents:  In creating Jackie and David’s signature wedding style, we were inspired by geometric elements.  I love how it adds a modern twist to the traditional floral garden feel.  We incorporated these geometric pieces down the ceremony aisle, in the centerpieces, and hung them behind the sweetheart table.  They looked awesome with a tuck of floral inside.

{3} Tipped Succulents:  From the first meeting, we knew succulents were definitely going to be incorporated into the final wedding look.  Working with a modern edge, we had the florist tip the ends of the succulents in a metallic silver.  This added a unique element to a very popular wedding floral.

{4} Colored Backdrop:  To frame the wedding ceremony, we opted to use a fabric archway.  Often we use neutral tones, like white or ivory, for the fabric.  In this case, we had a silvery, dusty purple.  It worked well with the dusty color pallet, and made for a one of a kind ceremony backdrop.

{5} Lush Sweetheart Table:  Because the cocktail hour was in a separate location from the reception, we were given the opportunity to repurpose the ceremony florals into the reception space.  Using the archway garland and some bridesmaids bouquets, we put together a striking floral piece on the Bride & Groom’s sweetheart table.  This was probably my favorite design moment of the day, and even saved the couple a few hundred dollars!


Special thanks to Nick Dontonio Photography for sharing these beautiful photos with us!  See more of their work and this wedding here.

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Meet Taylor

Graphic Design Intern
We’re so excited to introduce you to the creative and delightful Graphic Design Intern Taylor!  She is one our our fabulous summer interns, and we are so excited to have her!  Let’s learn a little more about Taylor:

Graphic Design Intern


Educational Background

I graduated form Fairport High School and Finger Lakes Community College. Currently I am jumping into my junior year for a bachelors in graphic design at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Prior Experience
I have been working for Wegmans Food Market since 2014 and have had no prior internship experience. Wegmans has given me the opportunity to work with customers and build leadership skills. I work in the prepared food area, which helps build multitasking skills. All of the skills I learn at Wegmans I feel helps for the professional aspect for this internship.

Hopes For The Internship
From this internship I hope to gain knowledge on how to interact with customers and how to meet fast paced deadlines. I am very excited to see what projects I will be able to work with! This will be a great experience to get my feet wet as a graphic designer in the business realm.

Favorite Thing About The Industry
In this industry I love the fun and fresh designing! I can’t wait to work more with the style and aesthetic of this industry. I also love working with a team and the team members apart of this industry are very lively and outgoing!

Favorite Quote
“It’s through mistakes that you can actually grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.” – Paula Scher

Free Time Fun
In my free time I love to run, practice yoga, read, and binge Netflix shows. Being outdoors is one of my favorite things to do in my free time. This can include hiking, camping, or relaxing at the lake.

Future Plans
For the future I am hoping to work with a company in the graphic design department. I know I don’t have the best ideas possible. It’s others around me that see what I can’t see when working on projects. My goal is to have a fun job that I love doing everyday with a supportive team to help me out.

Interesting Fact
This coming October of 2017 I will be having a baby and starting an amazing family.

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Meet Emily

We’re so excited to introduce you to the polished and diligent Event Intern Emily!  She is one our our fabulous summer interns, and we are so excited to have her!  Let’s learn a little more about Emily:

Event InternEducational Background
I grew up in Westwood, New Jersey. I attended the local public high school and graduated in 2014. I currently attend RIT where I am studying Communication with minors in both American Sign Language and History. I will be graduating from RIT in December. Last summer I took studied abroad in London, England. While there I took a class that focused on the history of London. One day we would learn about the history of London and the next day we would go out and see it firsthand. It was an incredible experience and I am very fortunate to have had that opportunity.

Prior Experience
This is my first internship experience. My first job was in my hometown, I worked for a small paper and gift boutique called You’re So Invited! This is where I was first exposed to the industry because I worked with invitations. Before I started attending RIT I volunteered as a camp counselor at Hope with Heart. Hope with Heart is a camp for kids with heart defects that gives them the opportunity to be a normal kid for a week. It was always one of the best weeks of the summer. While attending RIT I hold three different jobs throughout the school year. I am a special project student worker in the student services office of the College of Liberal Arts. This will be my fourth year working there and I am lucky to have the opportunity to learn more about the college. I am a Lead Peer Advisor for the freshman seminar class called Year One. This is a great opportunity for me to become a mentor for many students which is one of my favorite things to do because of how rewarding it is. Last August I began my job as a Resident Advisor. This is an incredible opportunity that has helped me to develop and grow professionally. I also love the opportunity to work and learn from other people. Starting in August I will be a Global Village RA and I am eager to start a position with greater responsibility.

Hopes For The Internship
 I hope to learn new skills that will relate to an event career as well as tricks that I can apply to my life in general. I think that learning is one of the most important things that one can do, I want to challenge myself to learn as much as I can from this opportunity. Through hands on activities I can understand the industry even better.

Favorite Thing About The Industry

This industry has so many qualities to love. My personal favorite is working with people and getting the satisfaction of knowing that you made their dreams a reality. With every task that is completed, you are one step closer to achieving that dream and that is not something that every industry gets the opportunity to accomplish.

Favorite Quote
My favorite quote is, “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” – Theodore Roosevelt, he is my favorite President which makes the quote even more special to me.

Free Time Fun
I love to spend time with people in my free time. I like exploring and finding new things to do, or new things to learn. I love to travel but I am not spontaneous with my actions which is why I am a big planner.  I am always trying to better myself as a person so free time is something that should be used wisely.

Future Plans
I recently took and passed the GRE and I am very excited about it. I intend on attending graduate school but I am still open to what my future has to offer. I have so many passions in life that I hope I can experience as many as them as I can within my life.

Interesting Fact
Some interesting facts about me are that I have traveled to over 10 other countries in the last 10 years of my life. I also try to find the best qualities of those in my life and make sure they know what makes them so special. It is a small way that I use my people skills to help those around me because I believe everyone should be valued.

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