Back in February, we were hired by Charity and Frank to assist with the plans for their October 17, 2009 wedding. When I initially met with the couple, they had a modest budget in mind and a lot of do-it-yourself ideas that they were looking to put in place…but I could see that sparkle in Charity’s eyes when she talked about crystals and custom sewn linens. When she and I started to elaborate on the ideas that she had, we immediately clicked and the ideas began to really take shape. At the end of our consultation, Charity ran out the door saying “Do not book my date! I’m going to book you. For sure. I have to get a check written for you. Promise me you will not book my date!” A few days later I was signed on to help with their wedding plans, though not on a full service level at that time so we made plans to reconnect 8 weeks prior to the wedding.
In July, I contacted Charity to see if we could meet up so that I could be brought up to speed on the wedding plans and boy was I in for a huge surprise! Things had changed drastically in those 5 months. As we got to talking , they shared with me all of the plans made, new vendors hired, and money spent (totalling up to over 1.3 Million)! I was also informed that they had applied to be on the television show Platinum Weddings.
As we went through our meeting, we began organizing everything and refining the design and other elements that Charity and Frank already had in place. I encouraged them strongly to rent a 2nd room at their venue for the cocktail hour and drew up a plan for a lounge that we could put in that room. They loved the idea and after a few venue and vendor meetings it was solidified, along with a million other little things. The next 7 weeks were CRAZY! In addition to hours and hours spent working with the producers of the show on the pre-work, we kept refining the design and adding to it every day. Charity and Frank were such a blast to work with! Incorporating their style, love of bling and cars, and working with some of the BEST vendors in the Sacramento area was a thrill for me!
I certainly can’t squeeze all of the details into one post! I will be highlighting the different aspects of this incredible wedding, along with the amazing team of vendors over the next week or two so that I can really share the details! So, to start…have a look at the lounge!! Custom draping and lounge furniture was provided by Studio B, Ice Swizzle Column by Party Concierge, and some incredible, ambient lighting was added by Mike Regan of Mr DJ Service!