Melanie and Mike had a gorgeous Woodend Sanctuary wedding earlier this year. I love that the couple decided to do a first look and see each other before the ceremony, because the picture above says it all. Melanie and Mike created such a personal and endearing day that was filled with lots of unique touches throughout. One of my favorites was when Melanie’s brother, Ryan, officiated the ceremony and added his insight. His three rules for marriage were both heartfelt and hilarious at the same time. And at the end he announced, “I know pronounce you man and wife, you may now kiss my sister.” The guests erupted in laughter and it was the perfect conclusion to Melanie and Mike’s ceremony. The design for the wedding was created by the magnificent, Kate of Simply Chic she created this gorgeous Woodend Sanctuary wedding, filling it with a palette of clean whites and and plenty of textures. Her custom Crane Chandelier was AMAZING!
The Fabulous Team for Melanie and Mike’s Woodend Sanctuary Wedding:
Wedding Coordination and Design – Kate at Simply Chic Events
Ceremony Location – Woodend Sanctuary Wedding
Reception Venue – Woodend Sanctuary Wedding
Caterer: Jayne of Occasions Caterers
Florist – Multiflor
Bride’s Dress – Jim Hjelm from Klenfield
Bride’s Shoes – Stuart Weitzman
Bridesmaid’s Dresses – J. Crew
Hair – Hair by Jewels
Makeup – Kim Steele
Band – Black Tie
Cake – Georgetown Cupcake + Fluffy Thoughts
Lighting: FROST Productions
Paper Goods – Taylor Street Paper
Videographer – Jeremy Mitchell
This gorgeous couple was also featured in the New York Times announcements
Melanie’s Dad folded 1000 paper cranes as a Japanese tradition for Melanie and Mike in honor of their marriage. In the Japanese culture, the time and energy spent to complete the tradition symbolizes the patience and trust necessary to sustain a happy marriage. Cranes were passed out to guests, and Kate of Simply Chic, also went one step further and used additional cranes in a very creative way. She came up with and constructed this custom chandelier that hung many of the cranes over the dinner table in such a creative and elegant way.
Melanie and Mike, thanks for letting us be a part of your Woodend Sanctuary wedding!