Icelandic Pride & The Southern Bride

When Jaime of Social Butterflies first called me to meet with a April and Johann I didn't know a thing about Iceland. Well except the obvious: Bjork. I researched the country and it's landscape, people, and history before designing the first centerpiece. By the time July 24 showed up I was ready to merge Tennessee with Iceland at the Teton Trek at the Memphis Zoo. Of course America has caught up with me a little since the Icelandic volcano became a wonder and nuisance at the same time.

What an experience everyone had last weekend as the couple married next to the Old Faithful-esque geyser in front of the Grand Teton Lodge. Then it was time to party inside. When Johann (groom) first saw the floral version of his Viking shield on the mantle, he gave me the "aww yeah" (universal hand gesture for awesome) and I knew it was a home run.

There were so many details that only someone who knew the couple may truly appreciate. I have always tried to merge good design with something unique that captures the essence of the bride and groom. It was a great compliment when the bride noticed the test tubes incorporated as an homage to her degree in chemistry! I also saw quite a few out of country guests who took photos of the Orange Billed Whooping Swan that is native to Iceland's waters.

The Vendor List:
Social Butterflies (coordination and design)
Brown Baguette (The cake was coconut and DELICIOUS!)
Blue Silk (Kept the crowd dancin' & romancin')
Classic Party Rentals (Tables, linens, and chairs)
A Moveable Feast (Friendly staff & fab food)