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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

 I am excited to share James Burkart's creative film teaser of Tom and Angie's wedding day....enjoy the loving and unique phenomenon of "Tomgie"!

Tom and Angie, by James Burkart

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Grace, Henry, and their Great Team!

Grace and Henry's wedding this weekend at Menlo Circus Club demonstrated the beauty of teamwork; Grace and her family spent many weeks and months creating and gathering elements which would intimately personalize the wedding celebration for them.

The vendors Grace and Henry selected became a dynamically supportive team to carry out professionally and passionately the plans and details Grace, Henry and their families had lovingly put together.  The wedding celebration day was full of warmth, laughter, beauty, and flawless execution, which would only be possible with a well-organized and enthusiastic team.

From the customized cake topper designed ordered by Grace from an Etsy artist to include details such as Grace's wedding hair style, Henry's  distinctive glasses and their new, puppy...

...to the escort cards (hand written and stamped by Grace's mother)  presented on a display board customized in Grace's colors by Hunt Littlefield,

...to  Grace's mother's hand-written labels for wedding cake/dessert buffet...

...to the one-of-a-kind "memory tree"  drawn and produced by Grace's mother,
 Guests loved the opportunity to leave their fingerprints as leaves on the tree to create a fun reminder for Grace and Henry of everyone who was a part of their wedding day.

...the details in Grace and Henry's wedding represented many levels of family love and creativity, especially that of her mother Nancy.

The team of vendors and venue staff who worked together to prepare for the wedding day, as well as to be available from beginning to end of the day itself was one of the best I have had the pleasure of working with during my wedding planning career. 

 The pre ceremony photo team included Lisa, her assistant fluffing the train, and my valuable assistant for the day, Tony White.
Pre ceremony photos were taken at Gamble Garden in Palo Alto by our wonderful photographer Lisa Lefkowitz.  Hair/Makeup Artist Maria Chang went from the Four Seasons Silicon Valley where she started the day with Grace, to Gamble Garden for these photos and then on to the Circus Club where she remained until Grace and Henry were introduced into dinner; Maria made herself available to keep Grace looking lovely and feeling truly pampered.  It was fantastic!

Lisa Lefkowitz capturing the golden moments at sunset time...with results below!

The Menlo Circus Club is a gorgeous venue for any celebration, but it is particularly perfect for weddings with its cozy ceremony site nestled under a sheltering oak tree and  surrounded by well manicured polo fields,
...and the Polo Patio beside the polo field for post-ceremony cocktails and after-dinner relaxation. 

Working with Barbara Brooks and her top-notch catering staff at Menlo Circus Club made each step of the wedding planning and wedding day itself truly a pleasure.

I want to thank the team of wedding professionals who were alongside me during Grace's wedding day and in all the months leading up to that day, for their commitment to impeccable service and attention to details, including each lovingly crafted family creation.

VENUE/CATERER:  Menlo Circus Club
FLORIST:  Hunt Littlefield
PHOTOGRAPHER:  Lisa Lefkowitz
DJ/LIGHTING/PHOTOBOOTH:  Denon and Doyle, Solomon Dauber
HAIR/MAKEUP:  Maria Chang
HOTEL:  Four Seasons, Silicon Valley
CAKE/DESSERT DISPLAY:  Sweet Tooth Confections
JMW TEAM MEMBERS:  Tony White, Yvonne Fox