…Emily’s is exactly what I think of. Gorgeous, right?? I spy peonies & ranunculus in there!
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“Dear Sara and Joan,
How can we start to thank you! You were utterly amazing and we were able to enjoy Wendy and Rob’s wedding day tremendously with the fabulous work you did. Yes Sara, you were awesome!!!!
Thank you truly from the bottom of our hearts for this very special time in our lives.
Carol and Andy”
“We had a fabulous experience with Joan, Sara, and Five Grain Events. Sara was our coordinator and she made mt feel so comfortable and relaxed the day of our wedding. We had an evening ceremony (6:30pm) and the reception immediately following so I was very nervous about time. Sara just ran everything and if something went a little off I had no idea! She worked very well with our other vendors, she was respectful and professional and I felt good about her representing us and our families.”
I know Clayton from my days as a 9-5er (seems so long ago, and yet it’s been less than a year!!). He and Paula hired me last summer for their wedding at The Joffrey in February. They had selected their date based on the availability of St. Vincent De Paul. And can you blame them? The church is stunning!
Paula is a Type A personality, like me, which meant that I knew I had nothing to worry about in terms of having all the necessary information for the wedding day. It also meant that she and I were both slightly concerned about her ability to just relax and hand over the reins on wedding day. When I arrived in Paula’s room at TheWit on the morning of her wedding, however, I was greeted by a supremely calm Paula! She was totally relaxed as her sister, Christine, worked on her hair and makeup. Thumbs up!
The guys were hanging out in Clayton’s sister’s room, so they were lucky enough to be joined by one of the three Flower Girls, Clayton’s niece, Bailee. Poor little girl had a cold but did GREAT! She even sat still long enough for her mom and aunt to put curlers in her hair.
Before we knew it, it was time to get everybody dressed and out the door. The gentlemen took off first so they would have time for a short photo session with the photographer, Shane Welch. It was cold out but for February the weather was really cooperating! Plus snow photos look pretty cool.
After the guys headed north in the limo, Paula and her two bridesmaids got dressed. I love the intimacy of a bridal party made up of only family members. The wedding colors were black and white with pops of red. Bouquets from Belmonte’s Florist and brought out the color beautifully–and the texture was great, too.
It all becomes real when you head to the ceremony!
Paula and Clayton’s ceremony was co-officiated by a priest who is a friend of Clayton’s family and Clayton’s father, Randy, who is a Deacon. It made the grand space of St. Vincent’s feel like home and a little less formal.
The Joffrey only recently opened their rehearsal space to private events, and Paula and Clayton had the distinction of being the FIRST wedding in the space! It was gorgeous and a fantastic deal for a downtown wedding with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking State St., and Randolph.
The bridal party was announced into the room by the wonderful Laura from Toast & Jam DJs and then toasts began. Instead of floral centerpieces, Paula and her family created these vases bursting with red glittery poofs. Yea, I was skeptical on hearing the description as well, but in person they were the perfect accent to their chic winter wedding, don’t you think??
There was definitely no shortage of food at this wedding! Five courses of amazing home-style Italian made their way out to guests in seemingly endless quantities. Thanks to Cuzzin’s Catering for including us vendors in the delicious cuisine. After dinner we were treated to traditional Italian pastries by Cuzzin’s and mini cupcakes by More.
The newlyweds kicked off the dancing with some impressive moves from their dance classes, complete with a dip.
After they were done, the room remained abuzz with guests talking, laughing, and dancing until the lights came up!
Paula and Clayton, it was such a pleasure to take part in your wedding day. You deserve all the happiness in the world! Can’t wait to hang out now that we’re neighbors in L-Square!
On the 15th Five Grain Events hosted a fun little wedding vendor get-together, and Lauren was nice enough to write up the blog post on it. See below for some photos of the event, courtesy of Lizz Sisson of Studio Starling, Suzy Rohan of Lily Red Studio, and 312photobooth.
Last week, Five Grain Events had the pleasure of being a part of Speakeasy Soiree–a prohibition-themed networking event for wedding professionals–at Jordan’s Food of Distinction along with our friends from Fleur, Lily Red Studio, 312photobooth, Cacao Sweets & Treats, BBJ Linen, DJ Sasha Savic, and Studio Starling. We had a roaring good time!
Guests were greeted with the password to gain entry to the event.
The invitations as well as all the collateral design pieces were created by Suzy of Lily Red Studio. They really helped to realize the 1920s theme.
In the twenties, partygoers drank from teacups to conceal their illegal beverages. To keep with the theme everyone was encouraged to sip their Mint Juleps out of vintage teacups.
The food looked and tasted fabulous. JFOD outdid themselves!
Kelly Marie from Fleur provided beautiful white floral and feather centerpieces in mercury glass vases to accent JFOD‘s chic decor. The mercury glass votives enhanced the room’s swanky feel. She even took lables off liquor bottles to hold a bloom or two on the highboys. Uugh, SO FUN!
Cacao‘s sweets were to die for. Did they happen to eat dessert first in the twenties?
Guests had a great time seeing old friends and meeting new… some even took the evening’s theme to heart and dressed to impress.
Ok, so we kind of cheated and had modern music, but DJ Sasha Savic‘s tunes definitely kept up the party atmosphere.
Enjoying the company of some industry friends.
Everyone got into the fun of the photobooth with 20s-themed props. Tommy gun anyone?
And of course the ladies of Five Grain Events hopped in to take some official company photos!
It was a great night! Thanks to everyone who came out and made it a blast