Hi everyone, Heather here, giving Courtney a break from all the blogging she’s been doing lately! I’m so excited to share this beautiful wedding with you all, mainly because the flowers were a labor of love and I got to show off my coordination skills as well.
Courtney and I met Eungi and her lovely mother over coffee one afternoon last summer and we were instantly impressed with her organization and attention to detail and most importantly we just flat out loved everything about her! Unfortunately, Courtney was already booked for Eungi’s wedding date but I was happy to step in and coordinate the reception at the beautiful Westgate Hotel.
Eungi definitely had a vision for her wedding and boy was it fun and challenging for me to work on this with her. Over the months leading up to her wedding, I worked closely with Eungi and Austin. We went shopping for the best vessels for her centerpieces and when we didn’t find what we were looking for in the floral supply stores, we improvised and Eungi’s creativity truly impressed me. She put Austin to work with wood and spray paint and when she showed up to my workshop with a car full of centerpiece vessels, I was beyond impressed with how impressive they turned out!
Perhaps the most challenging part of Eungi’s flowers was that she wanted cascading bouquets. Oh boy was I nervous about those! You see, I must confess, I had never made a cascade before in this world of garden-style hand-tied bouquets. I procrastinated my little heart out on those cascades and let me tell you I had never sighed a bigger sigh of relief when Eungi and her bridesmaids expressed their love of the bouquets to me.
Having never worked at the Westgate before I knew I was going to need some help. I brought my best friend, lets just call her my floral assistant (who gets paid in concert tickets), Amanda to help me out. She ended up staying the whole evening and boy did I need her every step of the way. Unloading two SUV’s full of flowers, walking them up a loading dock and up 3 floors in an elevator and through a busy working hotel kitchen proved to be a chore. I also learned that no matter how hot it is outside to not wear flip flops when I’m setting up a wedding because I will injure myself by rolling over my toes with luggage carts.
Let me tell you about the amazing staff at the Westgate. We were so lucky to have such a great event staff on hand, they moved pre-existing, amazingly beautiful hotel flower arrangements for our modest (in comparison) arrangements. They cleaned and shined delicate glass mirror chargers. They made delicious personalized mocktails They even rehearsed and rehearsed with the DJ a routine to Beauty and the Beast, “Be My Guest” for the beginning of dinner service. All evening they were on point and all had such a great attitude!
My fellow vendors were also a joy to work with! DJ services by Solo Records had the crowd dancing until the end of the evening and what can I say about the beauty of these photographs from Pam Scott Photography other than, simply gorgeous! The cake, by Hey There Cupcake took my breath away.
The room simply glowed with a golden light, the guests gushed about the bride and groom and Eungi and Austin are so obviously in love. Thank you Eungi and Austin for allowing Breezy Day Weddings to be a small part of your beautiful day!