Thursday, June 3, 2010

How Hard Will Your Vendors Work to Create Your Event??

Finally, after a really strange winter, and crazy early spring weather that felt more like winter, summer (my FAVORITE season) has arrived with a bang!  It's early June and hot as hell outside!! The beginning of spring and summer has brought us some really fun events, but I can't help but look back at this past winter, when we thought spring and summer may NEVER arrive.   One wedding stands out in my memory, and I'm guessing will remain forever in the memories of all of the family members and guests who attended.  In early February, we had the opportunity to work with a couple, Jess and Josh, on their wedding at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC.  Of course, you think D.C.-- winter-- not so bad.  Well, this year, DC really proved us wrong and that weekend set records with over two feet of snow to fall between Friday afternoon and Sunday.  Completely crazy!

Luckily, Jesse and Josh had assembled a wonderful team of top notch vendors, with the recommendations and careful planning of Michele Hodges.  With the weather forecast predicting heavy snow and possible blizzard conditions, we are all on high alert and watching the weather channel non-stop.

When the snow forecast on Thursday pushed the storm forward to Friday morning from late Friday evening, Thom decided that we couldn't chance not making it to this wedding and being there on time, with beautiful flowers in tow.  Thom loaded up our truck Friday morning with all of the arrangements and the supplies to do some on-site designing and started the trip to DC, reaching the museum just in advance of the storm.  He grabbed a prime spot in front of the Women's Museum and armed with a full tank of gas to keep the truck warm and the flowers from freezing, a snow shovel, and a cooler of provisions (I'm sure, none too healthy), he settled in for a long weekend....

To make a potentially VERY long story short, everything went off without a hitch thanks to heroic efforts on the part of Thom and all of the other truly wonderful and professional vendors working together on this wedding.   We recently got to see some of the gorgeous photos taken by Juan Carlos of FotoBriceno Blog in his blog and he also was sweet enough to link to the article on this wedding, featured in the Washington Post.
Here's a call out to all of the wonderful folks who made this wedding happen:
Michele Hodges Events
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Occasions Caterers
John Farr Lighting Design
International Limo
Doctors Orders
Cliff Matheson Videographer

After seeing these frosty images, I'm going to go stick my head in the freezer and cool off!! Enjoy!

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