Add Little Touches to Your Big Day
“Brides always say they want to be different, but sometimes they need a little help figuring out how to make their wedding both unique and personal.” says Michelle Flores of Floré Events, the wedding consulting firm.
Unique Wedding Day Moments
For example, some brides feel posed family portraits are too formal. “Instead, think about places or moments that have been important in your relationship and recreate them on your wedding day,” says Michelle.
One couple met at Princeton University when they were captains of the men and women’s track team. “We took the entire wedding party onto the track and got pictures of them at the starting line, ready to take-off together once again!”
Michelle also works with her brides to add special touches guests will notice, from table place cards to other items. “For one bride’s moneyholder, we used a beautiful bird cage, and for another, we used the reception’s princess-theme to create a miniature castle.” Other unique touches include a horse and buggy or trumpeters to announce your guests when they arrive.
Sometimes it’s the entertainment that is unique. One of Michelle’s couples met while they were both performing in the same band. “The bride and groom performed for their wedding guests. The groom played bass guitar and the bride sang!” The ceremony was held at St. Paul’s Chapel on the grounds of Columbia University, and Michelle arranged for their out-of-town guests to stay at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in mid-Manhattan, where 100 rooms were reserved.
“They were escorted round-trip from the hotel to the wedding ceremony and reception with two 36-passenger buses. The bride and groom were transported in a Rolls Royce, and we had three limos for the bridal party and their parents.”
Michelle recently did a destination wedding in St. Lucia. “Out of the country, a lot of items often have to be imported, and they typically cost more. This bride had 70 guests, and we carefully reviewed the costs and found out how long it would take to get everything imported. We created a detailed plan that helped us end up under budget and on time.” That bride’s main desire was to have a Caribbean wedding. “We had her ceremony on a cliff at sunset overlooking the Caribbean Sea, with a great view of the island sunset.”
Another bride is working with Floré Events on her dream destination wedding in Jamaica, with family members flying in from around the world. “The bride wants to be sure everyone gets to the right place at the right time,” says Michelle. “We’re even working with guests on extending their trips, to be sure everyone has the perfect vacation.”
Couples often continue working with Floré Events even after the wedding. “I’ve stayed in touch with many couples, helping them plan their honeymoons, and, over the years, birthdays, baby showers, and other special occasions. It’s wonderful to be close to my clients and that they’ve come to rely on me for advice well beyond their wedding day.”
Flore Events, 212.920.9534, email@example.com, floreevents.com