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Love in the Details: A Wedding “Shindig” Filled with Favorites

One of the things I most enjoy is getting to know a couple as we figure out and design the details of their Wedding Day. Gennine Kelly and Rich Uliasz met while working “in TV” and theirs is a story that was meant to be. Focused on sharing a “splendid shindig” with their family and friends (we said just that on the invite), as this wedding developed, their favorite things became the theme and we tied it altogether with a summer rainbow bow- literally. Check out the details of their love filled big day!

Opting for a custom watercolor invite, we added Gennine's beloved Hughey to the scene as well as Rich's favorite base and amp.
Opting for a custom watercolor invite, we added Gennine’s beloved Hughey to the scene as well as Rich’s favorite base and amp.
Hughey also served as inspiration for the ring pillow (note rings on tail) which we created using a faux mohair fabric, doll eyes, and a wooden button nose!
Hughey also served as inspiration for the ring pillow (note rings on tail) which we created using a faux mohair fabric, doll eyes, and a wooden button nose!
...here's Hughey the ring dog pillow in action! Thanks to Micheal's Photography for sharing their images with us!
…here’s Hughey the ring dog pillow in action! Thanks to Micheal’s Photography for sharing their images with us!
I loved working on their custom clothespin cake topper! I designed Gennine's veil to be styled either up or down...
I loved working on their custom clothespin cake topper! I designed Gennine’s veil to be styled either up or down…
Thanks to my hoarding, er, I mean saving, I had this mini champange bottle and glasses from a dollhouse collection I had bought year ago. I used handmade paper, scrapbooking sticker letters and a punch with glitter paper to decorate the base.
Thanks to my hoarding, er, I mean saving, I had this mini champange bottle and glasses from a dollhouse collection I had bought year ago. I used handmade paper, scrapbooking sticker letters and a punch with glitter paper to decorate the base.
Here's the cake topper in action! Veil up- ready to party!
Here’s the cake topper in action! Veil up- ready to party!

For the table names and escort cards, we decided to bring in Rich’s love for music. Gennine and Rich have very eclectic taste in music, so they took some time together to narrow down their top 20 album pics (it was apparently a very High Fidelity discussion), and we came up with a square format for the table names and escort cards… the guests LOVED it!

The U2 "All That You Can't Leave Behind" Table
The U2 “All That You Can’t Leave Behind” Table
I was quickly admonished by KF for wondering if I should add "The Beatles" to this cover!
I was quickly admonished by KF for wondering if I should add “The Beatles” to this cover!
The escort cards were mini versions of the albums placed inside square envelopes. Woohoo! Elvis!
The escort cards were mini versions of the albums placed inside square envelopes. Woohoo! Elvis!
This multi media loving couple decided to assign an Instagram hashtag to their wedding!
This multi media loving couple decided to assign an Instagram hashtag to their wedding!
We began using the hashtag a few weeks before so family and friends could follow along as the planning came together. Here's an instagram shot of Gennine at our wedding accessory handoff! (You can follow me on instagram at SweetDaniB)
We began using the hashtag a few weeks before so family and friends could follow along as the planning came together. Here’s an instagram shot of Gennine at our wedding accessory handoff! (You can follow me on instagram at SweetDaniB)
On their wedding day, they thanked each of the kiddos in their wedding party by giving them a Sweet Dani B "summer bug" cookie box- SWEET!
On their wedding day, they thanked each of the kiddos in their wedding party by giving them a Sweet Dani B “summer bug” cookie box- SWEET!

Rich requested a wedding banner to use in a photo for their thank you card. This is not the final card shot but its a bit of a spoiler if you are going to be getting one… To Gennine and Rich’s family and friends, if want to be surprised, don’t look at this next photo! 🙂 

Could Hughey be any more well behaved? He is amazing in every version of this photo!
Could Hughey be any more well behaved? He is amazing in every version of this photo!

So, even though a severe hurricane warning came into effect just days before,  the wedding ceremony  (which was held in a garden, outdoors) went off without a hitch and instead of rain…

...they got a rainbow!
…they got a rainbow!

…and a “splendid shindig” did follow! Congratulations to Gennine and Rich! It was such a pleasure working with you on your big day. Much happiness as husband and wife! All good things! Xo Dani

 

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DFiori

DFiori

Sweet Dani B is my small business and my mantra is Life Is Sweet! Both my business and life center around celebrating life’s occasions and making those occasions amazing. We design one-of-a-kind cookies, invitations, paper goods and pull them all together to deliver fabulous parties and events.

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