Friday's Features

Friday, September 21, 2012

Hello Friends!
We hope you all have big plans this weekend, we have a BIG wedding to get ready for. That is one of the many perks to planning weddings, you always have a reason to dress up and celebrate. No lack of party invitations here! In case you missed some of our pins this week we put a few together in this cute little board. Maybe it will inspire you to throw a party of your own and celebrate for no reason other than to celebrate!

two little geese
a tinted tablescape
dotty sheer tights
gum paste letters
ombre arrangement

Enjoy your weekend!


Real Wedding: Oh The Places You'll Go

Thursday, September 20, 2012

This wedding was featured yesterday on Green Wedding Shoes!
You can find it here and here.

"If you never did, you should.  These things are fun and fun is good." said the wise Dr. Seuss.  ..and we here at Amorology are in full agreement!  Something new is always what we are looking for and Christine and Bill were just that!  We never have done a wedding quite like this one and there was no shortage of fun to be had thanks to our fun loving and playful couple who met while playing adult co-ed soccer.  Our bride grew up holding a special place in her heart for Dr. Seuss books, having had them read to her by her mother every night as a child.  Those books soon moved over and made room in her heart for Bill as well..but her passion for the weird and the quirky  became part of their story. As an amazing talented graphic artist and Illustrator, Christine couldn't help but put her pens to paper and carry the Dr. Seuss imagery into her graphics for the day and we couldn't have been more thrilled with the results!  The escort cards were darling! Pinned within colored painted frames of burlap backing they were coined with the phrase above that read "oh the places you'll go" inviting guests to find their seats after a bright and a happy ceremony.   The couple stood in front of an arch custom painted and built with love by her dad as they made their vows.

 The palette of aqua, red and soft butter cream infused the sporty retro combination and was found throughout the event from the gorgeous shade tent that we brought in to the vintage glassware on the table, the linens and the dipped legs of the chairs.  Old childhood favorite books were placed among flowers to mark the table names and guests were greeted with mini sketchbooks and pencils to evoke their own sense of wonder and doodling (one of the bride's favorite pastimes) .  In additon the bars were appropriately named "Bar 1 and Bar 2" in reference to "Thing 1 and Thing 2" where guests could order up one of the couples specialty drinks. 

During the reception, guests played a good game of corn hole on custom created game boards (another family favorite) , indulged on layers of ombre aqua cake and danced the night away under the evening sky. 

It's always bitter sweet with the ending of each of our weddings but we are reminded by Dr. Seuss, "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened". Many thanks to Christine and Bill who will ever be young at heart and will keep us smiling as we remember their special day and the fun along the way.

All of these beautiful photographs were taken by Matthew Morgan Photography

Engaging: Mary Beth & Peter

Monday, September 17, 2012

Mary Beth and Peter are best described by Mark Twain's quote, "Explore. Dream. Discover."

These two are world travelers with a special appetite for exotic cuisines as well as modern American and British ones. Not only does Mary Beth enjoy partaking of yummy deliciousness, she has a passion for creating it. This quirky North Carolina native cannot live without freshly cut flowers and her English fiancĂ©. Peter is a man with an appreciation for chocolate, specifically Cadbury's Chocolate. Another addiction of his is exercise, long runs or bike rides usually do the trick. They both have a big love for family and will be incorporating that love into their wedding. This duo has a passion for art and like to keep things clean and fresh. Although these two love architecture and big cities, they dream of living on a beach.

Where did they meet?
"Outside of Lager Hills on Wrightsville Beach, NC on a summer's night in July 2008. I was walking out and he was walking in. There is a photo by Ned Leary, local Wilmington photographer, called Roberts Reflection which is a great shot of the very spot we met each other. I bought this piece last year for Peter for Valentine's Day."

We feel their engagements really capture who they are as a couple. Julio of Fonyat Photography did a wonderful job!

We are thrilled to be involved in this celebration and anxiously await their special day on August 2nd of next year! We are excited to meet all of the guests traveling from faraway lands like North Carolina, the UK, New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, and Dubai.