Max's mom, Cathy, contacted me about 2 months before Max & Ashley's wedding. She told me that they were hosting her son's wedding in their backyard, and while they had hosted parties there before, they were beginning to get a bit overwhelmed with this one. I told her that I was available on their date (8/18/18) and would love to help out! Max contacted me for a meeting shortly after that.
Max and Ashley were the first couple that I met in my new office! I was so excited to meet them and of course, they were so sweet. We discussed their plans so far and what exactly they were looking for in a day-of coordinator. My "month of" package was just what they wanted. I sent over a proposal that night and they booked me soon after that!
We scheduled our detail meeting soon after, and Liz and I went to the home in Madison for a walkthrough. It was beautiful! There was a large guest house where Ashley would get ready on the wedding day, and a big backyard that dropped off to the beach. The ceremony would be on the beach, and the cocktail hour and reception would be under a large tent on the grass.
The day of the rehearsal, Liz, Diana and I set up all the tables and chairs that the rental company had left. We coordinated the ceremony so that everyone knew what to expect the next day, and where they needed to be and when.
They had a (mostly) beautiful wedding day. There were talks of thunderstorms that day, and it had even rained the night before. Fortunately for them (and us!), the rain held off until after the beach ceremony and they were even able to get some great photos after the ceremony.
Didn't Max look handsome waiting for his bride?
Here she comes!
The clouds were rolling in...
But it didn't last long.
After a brief thunderstorm post-cocktail hour, my assistants and I hit the dance floor with some towels to wipe up the rain. Things did get a bit messy, but I'm proud of my team for stepping up and doing what needed to be done (including ruining a perfectly pair of comfy work shoes).
It was all worth it to see these 2 so happy. They're absolutely adorable!
Max and his mom, Cathy, had a completely non-traditional mother/son dance song. Look at them getting down!
Oh, and Ashley's sister owns The Sugar Bakery, so how amazing do you think THESE were?
The evening ended with sparklers and lanterns. Perfect way to end a perfect wedding.
Thank you to all of these fantastic vendors for making the day so incredible and stepping up when the rain started!
Photography: Rod Jovanelly, The Pros
Venue: Private Residence, Madison, CT
Videography: Vlad Fridlyand, The Pros
Florals: Stop & Shop, Madison
Cupcakes: The Sugar Bakery
Hair & Makeup: Blu Hair & Bridal Studio
Band: Those Guys
Rentals: Abbey Tent
Catering: Fitzgerald's Fine Catering
Day Of Coordination: Pink Olive Events