- Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Notes from the Interns: Week 3

From intern Gina:

So, this past week was my first wedding! Just as imagined, it turned out great. Bobby, Helen and their families were such great people to work with. Regina, Patryk and Shekinah were wonderful as well, I felt like they trusted me to do the tasks that needed to be done. The weather turned out beautiful for their outdoor wedding. When I first arrived there were only blank tables and a tent, the Cloud Nove team transformed the backyard to a gorgeous blue and white, nautical inspired wedding. I was happy to see the candles I had researched, looking perfect inside the lantern centerpieces.

I really enjoyed working this wedding. I felt very involved, from linens, lighting the candles, to helping with the caterers, and learning how to master the art of napkin folding (thanks Regina!). We even had a little fun with the photo booth! I am looking forward to my next wedding!

From intern Jessica:

Birds are chirping, bees are busy and it is a glorious morning for a wedding! 
The day starts off with the arrival of the Cloud Nove Events team as well as the photographer and videographer. While photos are being snapped the maid of honor arranges the bride's hair to perfection. With the bride's young daughter settled in front of the TV, make-up is applied. CNE veteran vendor Stacy Doolan enhances the expecting bride's already fabulous glow while Bubble Guppies and female chatter serves as background music. 

Running just a bit late the bride, with the help of her maid of honor, slips into her vintage inspired Marisa gown from Kleinfeld's. Words cannot describe how radiant she looks in her v-neck, satin and lace gown with short lace sleeves. She chose to finish off her vintage look with a crystal belt, vintage fascinator and a bouquet of lavender and gypsophila wrapped in burlap. 

Without a minute to lose the CNE team whisks the bride and maid of honor out the door to their waiting transportation. Keeping with the vintage theme the two travel in style in a 1933 Presidential Packard with red rims.

Upon arriving at the church, the CNE team tucks the bride away while preparing the bridal party for their descent down the aisle. As the bride is greeted by her cherub-faced daughter for the first time, dressed in a gown made by her soon to be mother-in-law, tears of joy stream down her face. Moments later she is escorted down the aisle by her handsome father. The bride and groom said "I do" on a brisk October afternoon. 

A short ride later we arrive at Tackapausha Preserve for photos. After a quick shoe change the bride, groom and family are immortalized in the waning afternoon sunlight with the vintage car as a backdrop. With the family looking so thoroughly picturesque, I am dying to see the finished product by Heartfelt Foto.  

As they make their way to the reception, I secure the wedding cake in my car then dash off to deposit the bride's overnight clothes at the boutique hotel Le Jolie in Brooklyn. I arrive at the reception location, My Moon, in Williamsburg to aid the rest of the CNE team before the party's arrival. 

After bustling the brides gown and ensuring everyone has a drink and tasted some hors d'oeuvres, the party enters a candle lit reception to the throw-back sounds of DJ Gatsby. The long community tables are adorned with mason jars overflowing with lavender, babies breath and sunflowers. Guest's table assignments can be found on a handwritten chalkboard, while their seats are marked with a small bunch of lavender and their name. Donation cards for cancer research at each seat, serve as guest favors. 
After some mingling everyone is seated for dinner and toasts begin. The videographer captures memories the newlywed couple will never forget; like laughter as the best man teases his brother and cheers as the maid of honor toasts her best friend. Dancing ensues and they live happily ever after.

The evening was a momentous occasion for the family and one I was honored to witness. I will take away with me new found knowledge and memories. Many happy years to the newlyweds! 

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