Katie & Josh’s Shadow Lake Wedding

I am so honored to have worked with Katie & Josh on their fabulous Shadow Lake wedding this past August!  Katie came to me a year before their wedding, and we worked from the ground up to create their amazing day.  Right off the bat, Katie and Josh decided on a travel themed wedding.  Typically, our clients lean more toward a wedding style, but Katie and Josh were ready to go with this full out theme.  Here are some of my favorite parts that made their wedding travel-tastic:

{1} Paper Planes: Probably my favorite design moment of the day was the beautiful paper plane installation above the head table.  It spanned multiple banquet tables that were in the center of the room, which added a big impact to the dining space.  We purchased the paper to coordinate with their wedding stationery and created an ombre effect that transitioned from blush to cream.

{2} Table Locations: Rather than table numbers, we opted for table locations.  What made this even better was the corresponding seating chart that was designed to look like an airport arrival board.  We kept things seamless for the guests by still having a number, or rather a gate number.  The destinations at the gates were all over the globe.  Some were even in other worlds, like King’s Landing from Game of Thrones and Cloud City in Star Wars.

{3} Map Guest Book: We custom designed Katie & Josh’s map guest book.  It was definitely a hit with the guests.  We even had one attendee draw a sea monster in the ocean!  Katie and Josh now have it hung in their home.

{4} Vintage Accents: When your client directs musicals, you know you are definitely going to have some creative elements.  Katie was able to bring in some great vintage accents from the prop room, like binoculars, cameras, and suitcases.  Having these pieces added interest to the auxiliary tables, like the head table, gifts table, and bar.

{5} Cake Cutting: Katie & Josh had the perfect cake topper for a travel theme wedding, ‘Fly Away With Me’ in beautiful script.  Their DJ, Showcase Sound, even played Frank Sinatra’s ‘Come Fly With Me’ while they did the ceremonial cake cutting.

Beyond the travel theme, Katie & Josh’s wedding was simply wonderful.  Filled with so much love and personal touches, like Star Wars Ceremony Music, Ushers carrying lightsabers, and an impromptu a cappella performance.  Their wedding couldn’t have been more uniquely Katie and Josh!


Special thank you to the incredible team of vendors:

Photography by CR Photos
Ceremony at First Baptist Church of Penfield
Reception at Shadow Lake Golf & Racquet Club
DJ & Lighting by Showcase Sound
Fro Yo Bar by Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
Slow Mo Booth & Videography by OhDavidson Creative
Transportation by SS Limo
Makeup by Eva Jewel Makeup Artistry
Hair by Beautiful You/Katie Altobelli

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