Mike + Carol – The Modern Wedding
I really couldn’t summarize my feelings about meeting two of the coolest people better than what Carol posted on my Facebook wall after the wedding. “Sorry if I sounded weird talking about cosmic signs of the universe last night, but everything happens for a reason! We were SUPPOSED to run into you at HOB, you were SUPPOSED to start Kat Creech Events, and you were SUPPOSED to produce our special day!! You absolutely nailed our vision on the head. Thanks my lovely!! xoxoxox”
Carol is absolutely correct that I had a dream of producing a wedding on the stage of House of Blues for the perfect couple. In my last week of employment, they walked in, we dreamed together, and the rest as they say is history. We all knew it was just meant to be.
The wedding was a production within itself. The stage was covered in white with iron tree accents and fabulous crystal chandeliers. A color splash of magenta and orange set the tone and there is nothing better than when rose petals start to rain during the bride’s entrance. The guests enjoyed the breathtaking view (which was enough to make you fall to your knees) from the mezzanine seats of the theater. Did I mention rose petals were raining? It was beyond spectacular!
The are so many amazing moments, but my favorite highlight was the combination of an unlikely pair of musical talents which included The Salvation Army Harbor Lights Choir and Acoustic Productions. Not only did they welcome the guests to amazing Motown sounds, but they created the best musical sensation by humming Pachabel Cannon in D. When I couldn’t find anyone to perform such a wild request, these two groups obliged my wish and even auditioned together. Even to this day, my hairs stand up on my arms when I think about that moment. A cello, a guitarist, and vocal harmony blended together for something miraculous. I have a tendency to dream up crazy ideas and find a way to make it happen.
Those who know me know I love lighting. To me lighting adds so much to an event’s atmosphere. Having a million dollar system to play with was like letting me loose in a candy store (those that have seen me at a pastry counter know that this is serious indulgence).
My dear friend Mike at Darryl & Co handled the centerpieces, floral, and linen design. I had so much fun working on the storyboard for this vision. Modern influences with magentas, purples, oranges, and blues were the inspiration for the table scape. With two royal VIP tables, a VIP head table and four different color schemes all with unique centerpieces, the consistency of the design of these elements was crucial. I could go on and on about each intricate element, but I think the pictures highlight the design the best.
I love the boxwood butterfly escort wall.
As if a modern wedding was not enough to produce, Mike & Carol gave me an extra challenge to execute and produce a performance showcase. With an amazing history in dance and singing, a wonderful group of talented friends came together to entertain the crowd. Stay tuned to the next blog post: Mike & Carol – The Performance.
Congratulations to two amazing people!
The Players:Event Producer: Kat Creech Events
Darryl & Co: Linen, Centerpieces & Floral Design Flowers by Nino: Ceremony Bouquets Ceremony Music: The Salvation Army Harbor Lights & Acoustic Productions Reception Music: Impressive Events Ceremony & Reception Location: House of Blues Photographer: Laura Burlton – DJones Photographer
Cake: More Than Cakes