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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