Marry Christmas

Yes, it is a MARRY Christmas least for Marie and Zack it will be! The two tied the knot a week before Christmas at Our Lady of Mt Carmel in Darien and then had a gorgeous gathering at Dinolfo's in Homer Glen. Their colors were Christmas red, white and black. Flowers consisted mainly of roses with some hydrangea, branches and accents of bling throughout. Marie and Zack embraced the holiday season with both their colors and decor. It was such a stunning and festive space! For the personal flowers, I made a stunning bouquet of red Freedom roses with crystals inside and a handle that was accented with a rhinestone "M" Monogram and pearl clusters. Zack's bout matched Marie's bouquet down to the little crystal inside. The bridesmaids carried all red rose bouquets with black satin handles and the groomsmen and ushers had red rose bouts to match. The parents and grandparents had white roses and some also had accents of Stephanotis as well. The flower girl carried a floral wand with ribbons and roses like a little fairy princess. Everything was just perfect! For the ceremony, we hung hydrangea with red satin ribbon from every-other chair. The altarpieces were red and white with stock, roses, hydrangea, gladioli, Star of Bethlehem, and white glitter branches and a crystal ornament hung inside the vase. Marie and her mom were DIY-masters and made virtually everything for the reception from the red and white candy buffet to the tiered gift-box centerpieces. It was just stunning. I didn't have to do much as far as centerpieces were concerned...I only made 4 large rose arrangements with snowflake ornaments and bling hanging down. They were featured on the parent tables only and the rest of the guests got the cute tiered gift-boxes. I also scattered red rose petals around all of the centerpieces and also added them to the cake and head tables. The altarpieces were reused at the reception on the gift and escort card tables. The bar was accented with large martini glasses with floating candles and white LED light inside which represented the look of their "signature cocktail". It is the little things that people really notice--and there was no shortage of "little things" at Marie and Zack's wedding. Marie and Zack's wedding couldn't help but get me in the Christmas spirit. It was so beautifully executed and I am sure all of their guests were wowed over and over again. I was so glad to be a part of such a lovely celebration and it was a pleasure working with Marie and her mother on the planning. It also was nice to work with Amy Vaught for her last wedding as a day-of coordinator. She was a great help to me today and will be missed but is moving on to full-time Mommy-hood with her third child now on the way. I wish the Musil's a wonderful, merry, married life together. Congratulations and Merry Christmas!

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