Saturday, June 13th was unusually hot for an early summer wedding but that didn’t keep the Lees from having a gorgeous outside ceremony. Their ceremony began at 5:30 p.m. and was short and sweet! When the newlyweds were announced, they joyfully walked down the aisle to I Feel Good by James Brown, which definitely gave guests the hint to put on their dancing shoes for the reception inside the pavilion.
The couple had the galleries open during the cocktail hour. The guests casually strolled through the studio from 5:45-6:45 as the wedding party took photos. At 6:45 the bride and groom were announced and the celebrating began.
Jan Williams provided the floral arrangements which were absolutely stunning. The centerpieces weren’t identical which gave the room a nice variety and allowed the sparkly table numbers to really pop. R&R from Springfield, catered the reception and set up a lovely buffet which included Petite Tenderloin Medallions, Chicken Piccata, Roasted Vegetable Tortellini, Garlic Smashed Potatoes, and Green Beans.
I always like to see how the bride and groom make the wedding unique to them and Johnna and Scott had some really cute ideas! As the guests walked into the lobby they were greeted by the gift table which had their new mailbox, painted on it “The Lees, EST: June 13, 2015” and people placed their cards inside of it. The couple decided to have a canvas for guests to sign instead of a guestbook. Painted on the canvas was a brown haired man and a blonde haired lady who just so happened to look a lot like Johnna and Scott (oh and their dog too) holding a bunch of pink and blue balloons for their guests to sign inside of. I thought this was a great idea because Johnna and Scott can hang this in their home and always be reminded of who was there to help them celebrate on their special day! Their creativity didn’t stop there though; the party favors were decks of cards with their new monogram printed on the front. What a fun gift for all ages!
My favorite thing about the wedding was the photo booth. We don’t see this a whole lot here at Gari Melchers Home & Studio but it’s becoming a popular feature to have at weddings and parties and this proved to be true at Johnna and Scott’s, it was a huge hit! Photobam, based in Woodbridge, provided the photo booth and hilarious props such as hats, sunglasses, boas, signs, and even a Duck Dynasty beard! I of course had to jump in and give it a try, and I give it two thumbs up! Now I mustache you a question… will you be booking Photobam for your next event at Belmont?
They even provided a memory album with a copy of each guest’s photo booth pictures along with a written message. What an awesome thing to have and be able to look at years down the road.
Thank you Johnna and Scott for having your special day here at Belmont and we wish you the best!
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