Sunday, September 7, 2008

Samira and Patrick

Not the July heat or a scattered rain shower could dampen the joy and celebration shared by all on Samira and Patrick's wedding day. When Lindsay and I say that we plan weddings with no detail overlooked and no planning stone unturned, this is the type of wedding we are referring to! Samira and Patrick are both the youngest siblings in their families, the last to be married, and have a relationship built on a middle-school friendship going back to their childhood. How could you not love their story.

When Samira and Patrick were first engaged, Samira and her lovely mother Mary came to me with a strong sense of vision, a young, crisp, and fresh wedding needed to be planned. I could not have been more excited to jump on board; off and running we went!

The vision sharpened, colors materialized, a theme of polka dots and stripes, bold blue and bright green, came to life over our planning sessions.

All of the photographs in this point are courtesy of Carla Ten Eyck who truly captured every detail incredibly, videography was provided by Chris Pro Videography who not only produced their wedding day video but also an extremely touching photo tribute at the rehearsal dinner the evening before.

The floral arrangements, from the bouquets to the ceremony arrangements, to the reception centerpieces and everything flowers inbetween were exactly what we all envisioned. Danielle of Flowers by Danielle couldn't have gotten it any more "right".

We worked closely with Samira to design and produce all of her wedding day stationary items. The cohesiveness was clear and guests loved the detail.

Samira was a stunning beauty in Camille, by Modern Trousseau originally purchased at The White Dress by the Shore and created exclusively for Samira with Callie, the fabulous owner and designer of Modern Trousseau. It couldn't have been a more perfect dress to highlight Samira's fantastic figure. Her hair was done by her long time hairstylist and her make-up, as well as all of the ladies of the wedding party was by Janice of Naomi Martinez Salon

Samira's girls all looked so polished in bright blue with ivory sashes from Coren Moore purchased at The Plumed Serpent The bridal party rocked their photo session, how fun is this picture?

The ceremony was held at Samira and Patrick's childhood Church, Our Lady of the Assumption in Woodbridge, Connecticut.

Dressing the aisle pews were bright and fun galvanized puckets brimming with green hyndrangea as guests entered the church. The alter arrangements were stunning, large statement pieces in blue, green and white. It was hard not to notice their beauty.
Following the ceremony, Samira, Patrick made their way to the reception in style. This vintage Buick, from Carriage Limo was a big hit.
When guests arrived at the Race Brook Country Club they were greeted to "detail heaven" every direction they turned was something else to peak their interest, something else which screamed, "Young" "Fresh" "Hip" and "Fun". On the piano in the foyer, were family photos all with tags of polka dots and stripes.

As guests made their way outside, handed a glass of wine or drink and picked up a raffia fan accented with green and blue ribbons and found their escort card amongst the wheat grass flats and flitting butterflies.

Each escort card envelope contained a personalized message to guests, a memory, a funny story, a note of gratitude for their attendance to share in the joy of their wedding. This was quite a feat for Samira and Patrick, with a guest list over 200, but the personalized touch was so cherished by their family and friends.

Cocktail hour overlooking the golf course was a big hit, from the strawberry milkshake sliders, to the on-site sushi chef and station, the pasta station and the delightful passed hors d'oeuvres, guests couldn't wait to see what the reception would hold.

And, of course it didn't disappoint. A mix of round and rectangular tables carried the polka dot and stripe theme along, each place setting marked with indivudual guest names on fold over menus and wine lists.
Complimenting the electric blue linens, a mix of green arrangements with hyndrangea, spider mums and hypericum berries and white arrangements of similar flowers all exploding from vases of cut limes were the perfect decor.

Cards were placed in this fun hat box creation, Samira and I put our DIY talents to work! We ordered the boxes, shopped for the fabric and ribbons, and one fun night with a glue gun and tape, voila, it was complete!

The fireplace mantles on either end of the ballroom flanked the grand space. Candles of varied heights and the bridesmaid's bouquests provided just the needed floral touch, of course in vases wrapped with polka dots and strips of blue and green.
Mary and Muhammed, Samira's proud parents, were beaming all day and so they should. They choose to announce the new Mr. and Mrs. into the ballroom themselves and thanked all of the guests for coming.

Samira and Patrick were all smiles during their first dance as husband and wife to "All you need is love" by the Beatles.

All of their guests were on their feet, the emotion in the room was so incredible.

Following dinner, the cake by Diane's Sweet Treats was cut. The cake was Patick's biggest request. His love of not only Samira, but also "Funfetti Cake" was the reason we choose Diane and made these cute little flags.
The cake was scrumptious, and oh-so-cute as well.
And not to end the sweet treats there, Moonlight Connfections made these adorable cookie favors in Samira and Patrick's new married initials for guests to take home as favors. We placed them again on fun wheat grass to really carry the theme from the beginning to the end of the reception.

The reception didn't end without some incredible dancing, as the floor was packed all evening. Samira and Patrick's love of music carried right into their guests as well. Guests of all ages kicked their party shoes off to groove to the beat of the Syngergy Band, a fabulous 10 piece ensemble with a horns section who added just that extra umph to the beat!

Carla provided the oh so fun "photo booth" at the reception. Guests loved it, and so did Samira and Patrick!

It was a perfect late night party addition. Fun by all!

Samira and Patrick, I just want to say how incredibly thankful I am, that you choose me and Sixpence to share in your incredible wedding. We had an unforgettable year of planning together, you had a fabulous wedding, and an event in which your guests will talk about for years to come. I hope it was everything you dreamed it would be and then some. Wishing you years of love and happiness!. Talia


  1. What an awesome wedding details wise - love it!

  2. Thanks Amanda! We loved pulling all of the details together too! So fun!

  3. I absolutely LOVE the Funfetti Cake!