Visions by Debra to coordinate their wedding day. "Leah Jo and Tim's wedding was rich with Irish Tradition. The most important element in the couple's wedding was to include their guests in as many facets of the celebration as possible. Beginning with the day it was held, St. Patrick's Day. The guests were invited to sample the local flavor, they were greeted with Welcome Bags at their check in at the hotel, filled with information on the area and items to refresh them from their long journey. (The Welcome Bags design mimicked the couple's wedding invitations.) Local wines from Beachaven Vineyard were offered to the guests at the couple's rehearsal dinner.
Kilts were the order of the day for the groom, his merry men, and several of the male guests. The bride and her maids incorporated the theme in the styling of their hair. Tucked away in the bride's bouquet was a horseshoe for luck. The guests were handed bells to be rung when the couple were pronounced man and wife. The ceremony in keeping with Celtic tradition included a hand fastening ceremony.
At the reception each guest table included an Irish blessing to be read during the toasts by a representative from each table, there was a wishing tree which guests wrote their advise for a long and happy marriage, which were written on, you guessed it, four leaf clovers. If you're not sure what to do with the disposable cameras, try taking your lead from our couple: make it a scavenger hunt. Guests were provided a camera and a list of pictures to be taken over the course of the reception. Even the menu reflected the theme offering Sheppard's pie, bangers and mash, etc. The couple's wedding cake reflected the colors and lay out of their invitations. Away was the traditional parent's dance as the couple each danced with their Mothers simultaneously." -Debra Harris, Visions by Debra
(photos by Katie Wright Photography)
Visions by Debra