throughout much of the wedding-planning process, i was insistent on focusing on many of the small details. WHILE I UNDERSTAND THE SMALL DETAILS DON'T MAKE OR BREAK A WEDDING, I THINK IT REALLY TIES EVERYTHING TOGETHER AND PROVIDES A PERSONAL TOUCH. it was important to me to have a cohesive, organic, and welcoming vibe. from the wedding invitation to the table settings and everything in between, i was very pleased with how it all came out.
VENUE: THE LAKE VALHALLA CLUB IN MONTVILLE, NJ
I LOVED THE IDEA OF INCLUDING GARLAND ON THE TABLES INSTEAD OF TALL FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS. THIS, ALONG WITH THE OVAL TABLES, ALLOWED OUR GUESTS TO VISIT WITH ONE ANOTHER AND HAVE EASY CONVERSATION. ANOTHER IMPORTANT COMPONENT TO US WAS THAT OUR FAVORS WERE NOT GOING TO BE SOMETHING THAT GUESTS FORGOT, OR JUST THREW AWAY WHEN THEY GOT HOME. SO, WE DECIDED TO DO "IN LIEU OF A TRADITIONAL WEDDING FAVOR..." AND MADE A DONATION TO SPONSOR A DOG NAMED PICKLES AT THE MOUNT PLEASANT ANIMAL SHELTER! SINCE OUR DONATION, SHE HAS BEEN ADOPTED TO A NEW FAMILY!