Monday, October 12, 2009

REAL WEDDINGS: Robyn and Andrew Dixon

Delightful, whimsical, refined, intimate and cozy are just some of the many adjectives that come to mind as I recall the wedding of Robyn Thomas and Andrew Dixon.

I met Robyn through the highly regarded owner and creative director, Amy Morelli with The 2u Collection. Honored and humbled by the contact, I met with Robyn literally moments after having stepped off a plane from a business trip.
Robyn was tentative to say the least! Andrew simply wanted to marry the love of his life {as easily as possible!} and Robyn did crave a wedding, just not a lavish affair--

With the their sensibilities and priorities in mind, I set forth to conceptualize a beautiful backyard, garden wedding for an intimate gathering of only family and closest friends.

Andrew hails from England, and so we had a bocce ball set, English cookies from his "mum" and our English garden setting. He also built a beautiful deck on the very edge of some woods behind their house where we hung a chandelier overhead and 60 fortunate souls were able to witness Robyn and Andrew promise their lives to one another forever.

Robyn was a tremendous sport by scouting and recruiting family china- enabling us to set gorgeous tables with mismatched {yet coordinating} plates, and family silver vessels that my phenomenal floral team Aaron and Jay with Flowers of Winter Park were able to further enhance.

The scene was perfectly set with the gorgeous menu cards and escort cards to compliment guests' invitations, the most delicious meal as prepared by Kevin Moore with Moore Fine Foods {nobody left hungry!} a most beautiful cake by Cakes by Design, a surprise cigar roller for Andrew and heart-thumping libations played by DJ Fun Factory.

An afternoon and evening filled with love, laughter, family, friends and nostalgia...

It just doesn't get much better than that--Cheers!

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