Friday, July 9, 2010

Inspiration to Wedding on Style Me Pretty...

This week has truly been one of the best to date. I have been so completely honored and humbled by the overwhelming response of brides, colleagues, friends and people I have never met before on our featured wedding on Style Me Pretty.

When Abby and I decided to team up to do this I was so excited at the opportunity to share with readers the process of designing a wedding from inspiration to reality for a real bride. The design process is one that I think is essential in making a wedding unique to the couple but also memorable for guests. I am always asked the question after everything is set in place, "was that your idea or the brides?," "who came up with the colors, was that you?" For me it is always a combination of details, I love taking a client's vision and helping to refine it. We often start at one place and in the end the finished result is even more spectacular than I could have ever imagined, and that was the case with this Nashville wedding.

Working with Libby and Patrick, was truly amazing! They completely trusted us, and gave us total freedom to create the wedding of their dreams, never once doubted or questioned whether or not it would be exactly what they wanted. That is the relationship between a client and a designer that truly is the recipe for complete success. And for me a dream! Tapping into what was important to them, listening to them talk about their favorite things, and really getting a sense of their personalities set the tone for all that was to come.

With all of the gorgeousness that appears on Style Me Pretty on a daily basis I really wanted this event to be special and in partnering with the extremely talented Abby Larson, there was no doubt it would be. The team of vendors that I had the opportunity to work with in this incredible adventure was the opportunity of a lifetime. I was blown away by the energy, talent, and passion that surrounded me from the minute we all got together in the board room at the hotel surrounded by buckets and buckets of flowers, and the laughter never stopped. It is why I love what I do so much! And why I am so blessed to be living my dream!

Style Me Pretty did such an absolutely incredible job of documenting the behind the scenes, the design, details, raw emotion, and photos from this incredible project so I won't try to recreate what has already been done and seen on the blog, but I do want to highlight some of my favorite moments. Thank you Abby for letting me be a part of this incredible project, it is a memory I will always cherish and can't wait until our next collaboration!

(an extra special thank you to the girls on my team, Adrienne for sweating along side me for two days as we built this dream wedding, and Kate for the DIY behind the scenes work, the yo-yos came out absolutely beautiful!)

A few Favorite Nashville Moments that you didn't see on SMP:

A birthday dinner to remember, lots of dancing and karaoke!
Nashville I heart you!

Elysium Ladies, J&M Marantz, Chase Rivers and AdriennePhotos by Justin & Mary Marantz

A Behind the Scenes Look at the building of this dream wedding!

Libby & Patrick Behind the Scenes from Elysium Productions on Vimeo.

Totally humbled by the response! Kind words from readers of SMP...

Sarah True of True Event, who I respect and adore on an entirely new level after this wedding. She is the most level headed, totally design savvy, can-do anything designer I’ve ever met…literally climbing on tables to hang votives and bussing tables during the reception. Not to mention her insanely gorgeous styling. Yep, she’s officially THE BEST… (Abby Larson- Style Me Pretty)

Everything about this makes me happy. Those chairs are amazing, the tables are perfection, the peonies are out of this world pretty ....I just love how everything ties together so perfectly! I love today on SMP!!

Paloma says:

i can honestly say i have never seen an event so lovely. and! did Sarah manage to squeeze in all of that gorgeous bubble gum without it feeling over-the-top or girly? truly amazing.

Shana says:

My favorite SMP wedding to date! I am literally in tears! This is how I've been envisioning my future wedding! Perfection.

Sue says:

This is absolutely AMAZING!! The designs are so inspirational and full of creativity. I think the details are my favorite to date! (and I'm usually a lurker and don't comment on here!)

I simply love the contemporary look and how all the DIY elements are so creative/original yet 'accessible' and do-able at the same time. Everything is just oozing with style. Even without knowing the background story, based on the photos alone, this is truly, truly one of my favorites!

This makes me feel so happy! Thank you SMP!! :)

**Here is a Link to all of the goodness on SMP from our Inspiration to Wedding Feature.**

Event Design: Sarah True of True Events / Photography: Justin and Mary Marantz / Cinema: Julie Hill of Elysium / Floral Design: Chase Rivers of Flair / Invitations and Save the Dates: Laura Hooper / Rentals, Furniture, Linens: Classic Party Rentals / Chair covers: Wildflower Linens /Wedding Planning: Jacki Wickersham and Angela Proffitt of Elegant Weddings by Angela / Catering and Noodle Bar: Zumi Sushi / Cake Flower: Estilo Weddings / Mercury Glass: Borrowed from Yumiko at Hana Floral Design / Welcome Bags: Melangerie NYC / Wedding Photography (to be seen tomorrow): Arlund Imagery / Venue: Pinnacle, Nashville


Abby said...

This really was such a great week on SMP - such gorgeous work from all involved!

wesson said...

Bravo True!! Absolutely Gorgeous and perfectly executed!! You rocked it!!

Anna Sawin said...

Sarah, what a great way to showcase your amazing talent, I was so proud to see you celebrated on SMP--bravo!
A truly stunning event.

Libby said...

Sarah, how could I ever begin to thank you enough for truly pulling together my DREAM wedding, despite some pretty major monkey wrenches at the end (ehem, the flooding)? To say you are unbelievably talented is the understatement of the year, and I just loved every minute of getting to work with you and know you. Thank you again for all of the gorgeousness that was our wedding! Team Burke and Nashvegas Heart YOU!

Robin Dini Photography said...

incredibly beautiful!! Sarah, this looks absolutely amazing. I love the chair covers and the soft pinks through out. Amazing.

Buzz Media Company said...

Fantastic sarah! what more can be said....I love how the behind the scenes captures the smallest adjustments and attention to detail you put in every event... So pretty! {erica + mike}

Erin*Sparkle&Hay said...

I still look back on all of the features for this wedding on nearly a daily basis - truly amazing! and SO great to see your behind behind the scenes here!!! :)

TRUE Event said...

Thank you everyone for all of your kind words! It really means the world to me. Libby and Patrick it was a dream to be a part of this special day! Erin and Abby I can't wait to be a part of yours. :)