Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Erika & Johnny

No matter how many weddings I coordinate some moments always seem to bring tears to my eyes. Erika and Johnny had a beautiful wedding with some of those touching moments.
Erika, in her delicate ivory wedding dress needed her "something old", a pretty lace handkerchief, to catch her tears of joy. I don't think there was a dry eye at the ceremony as she spoke her vows. A lighter moment was when Kiyanna, the flower girl, took more time getting down the aisle than the bride as she carefully placed each petal along the way! Violinist Jim Edwards, always the professional, continued to play until she reached her place.

Their reception was magical, a beautifully draped ceiling with twinkling lights, the couple's names illuminating the white dance floor, centerpieces of white branches hung with crystals and votives, and splashed with red orchids, all created a dramatic effect. At one point Johnny was dancing with his mom and at the edge of the dance floor Erika stood watching them, gently leaning in close to her father totally absorbed in the moment. After the special dances Erika changed into a simple but elegant ivory silk dress. The DJ got everyone to let their hair down and even stepped in when the Mistress of Ceremony, a family member, got cold feet. Guests danced until the very end.

Place card table and Centerpiece: Isha Foss Events
The ceremony took place in Renaissance Court and the reception followed in Rose Garden Hall, both at Norfolk Botanical Garden.

Rose Garden Hall Gazebos

Erika and Johnny each have wonderful families and I truly believe that both families have been blessed to be united by such a very special couple. They gave us all so many moments to treasure. I wish them all the best for their future.

Tania

4 comments:

memejosh said...

wow! who is Tania?

isha said...

Tania is an Event Coordinator with Isha Foss Events. She has been with us for over 3 years! She was the Manager and wrote this post.

Thanks for looking!

soireebliss! Events and Wedding said...

Beautiful wedding. The escort card design is fabulous.

isha said...

Why thank you!