Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Blizzard Wedding featured in the Capital Gazette

Your wedding day will always be just that: YOUR wedding day! You've planned for years and months, and when the day comes, you're going to get married, no matter what!

Katie and Kaipo got married on Dec. 19th, 2009 -- the infamous day of the snow blizzard! Wedding Savvy was tasked with keeping everything moving, just as planned and also keeping everyone in a positive frame of mind to ensure Katie, Kaipo, and their families had a wonderful day. After all, they deserve it!

The day was a huge success, as noted in an e-mail from the Mother of the Bride to her friends:

"A quick re-cap for those who were able to attend the wedding and those who weren't. We tend to think the blizzard made the whole day more wonderful... As it turned out of 211 RSVP yes, we sat down with 171 guests. Everything happened on time; the reception lasted the entire time; the young people from Severna Park High School, George Washington University; the Naval Academy; and as faraway as Nice, and every state from New Hampshire to Florida, Nevada, California, and of course Hawaii partied in downtown Annapolis until 2 a.m. when the maid of honor flagged down a car and begged them to take K/K to the hotel while everyone walked back in 21" of snow.

The Annapolis Capitol ran the sword picture on the front page of the Sunday issue.

Few people will forget this one!" -Lorraine

Check out the capital article by clicking HERE.

A special shout out to the SUPER vendors who made the event a success: Claire @ USNA Chapel, Cheryl Handel @ USNA Stadium, The fabulous can do team of EgoMedia Photography, Neil Benjers Video, Cache Flur, and our magnificent transportation guru: Matt Grubbs with Annapolis Trolley. Hats off to the USNA Stadium Maintenance Team for keeping the Stadium lot plowed and cleared all night so we could shuttle guests in and out!!

So remember, when the weather takes a turn for the worst, Wedding Savvy will be there to eliminate any worry away and help you pull out a wonderful day. You've invested thousands in this ONE perfect day -- relax and let us take care of the rest. Thank you, Katie and Kaipo, for choosing Wedding Savvy to be with you on such a special day and giving us the opportunity to serve your needs.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Great wedding, even better couple!

Thanks so much to Allison Britton for the link to her blog. Check out Melissa and Gregg's Oct. 11th wedding at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club! Melissa and Gregg, it was my absolute pleasure to assist you with your wedding plans. It was a perfect day!

Click here to check out the photos

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Great weddings and great brides -- thank YOU for choosing US.

We have been very busy planning and excuting perfect weddings this year! It has been my sincere pleasure to work with all the families, brides, and grooms. I've learned so much from all of you, and it was my sincere joy to be with you all on your wedding days.

I've uploaded some photos of some of the great weddings this year!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

HIA Bridal Show

Last weekend Wedding Savvy had the pleasure of designing a room for the Historic Inns of Annapolis Bridal Show. It was our pleasure to make their vision of a "Home Sweet Hollywood" Ballroom a reality, the room glittered in gold and crystals and the delicious desserts drew the brides in! Peter O’Malley of Staged Right Productions created a beautiful custom bar and without his lighting we could have never achieved the golden tone of the room – he is a lighting dynamo and your go to resource for anything well lit in the area! Cakes and scones, and other delicate treats were the centerpiece of the bar, and we couldn't have done that without Fiona's Cakes, Andrea's Bakery, and of course HIA chef Allison Trainor who supplemented our bar with some treats of her own! The linens and dinnerware from Select Rentals and accessories from Allison Barnhill Designs, helped us create two different and equally fantastic Hollywood tablescape options: Hollywood Glam and Art Deco! Jen Lowe of JLowe Photos was there for the event and took some great detail shots of the room, so that we could share the day with you. The design and the day were a BIG success for Wedding Savvy. It was a pleasure working with each of the vendors in the "Home Sweet Hollywood" Ballroom- without them the vision would have never come to fruition! A big thanks to Julie and Michelle at Historic Inns for putting together the event and including us all!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

January 3rd 2009 Wedding Slideshow

Congratulations to Lizzie and Kaitan!! It was my sincere pleasure to help this couple plan and execute their "tradition" focused wedding celebration. Lizzie's family were originally farmers and the symbol of wheat still carries through in the most important family functions. Kaitan is a USNA grad who has served all over the world and country so getting married back in the Navy Chapel was symbolic as well. View their stunning event here: LizzieandKaitan

A special thanks to Allison Britton A Britton Photography for putting together this fabulous slide show and of course the beautiful photography!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Raquel Shutt Named "2009 People to Watch"

I am so honored to be included in What's Up Magazine's "2009 People to Watch" list. WOW! I continue to work hard and strive to do my best for you every day.

To read the article and to learn about some other talented Annapolitans, click HERE.