Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ryan Wenstrup & Colin Moore 8.8.08

I've been dying to post this wedding, and now that September and October are winding down, I have a little time! This wedding was expertly executed by Alison of Aviva Events, and there was no detail left undone. Ryan (the bride) and Colin (the groom) live in Scotland, and they are a wonderful couple...when we were setting up at Ault Park, you could tell it was going to be a fun evening! The weather could not have been more gorgeous, and Ault Park was a stunning setting. Ryan chose vibrant purples and blues, and the vibrant colors looked absolutely gorgeous in this setting.

The pictures are by Bob White of White Imagery, and the fabulous make up was done by Nancy from Brideface.

Men in skirts......one word, "hot". Do I hear an amen ladies? Also, the men wore thistle for their boutonnieres which looked fabulous with their kilts, and has signifigance in the Scottish heritage. Here's the story, "Thistle was adopted as the Emblem of Scotland during the rein of Alexander III (1249 -1286). Legend has it that an Army of King Haakon of Norway, intent on conquering the Scots landed at the Coast of Largs at night to surprise the sleeping Scottish Clansmen. In order to move more stealthily under the cover of darkness the Norsemen removed their footwear. As they drew near to the Scots it wasn't the only thing hiding under the cover of darkness. For one of Haakon's men unfortunately stood on one of these spiny little defenders and shrieked out in pain, alerting the Clansmen of the advancing Norsemen. Needless to say, the Scots won the day. " I love that story, and I hope I got it right.

Here we have Alison (of Aviva Events) on the far left observing her very hip and cool significant other doing an air guitar rendition of something. I love this picture!

I decorated the mother of the bride's crutch at the last minute. We figured we could camouflage it....mission accomplished?


  1. Flowers were AMAZING Courtenay! Alison pressed some as well so I still get to enjoy them in a shadow box she put together. Thank you again SOO much for the most gorgeous flowers I could ever imagine!

    PS- Colin says while he can't vouch for the historical accuracy of your thistle story, he has heard it before :)

  2. Ryan...your pics are fab, and you guys looked gorgeous! I really enjoyed working with you and with Alison (as always). I hope I got the thistle story right...I love using flowers that have some sort of story or meaning. Take care!

  3. Well I didn't have much choice but to "expertly execute" or risk disownment! Which is precisely why I brought Rye to you ~ I knew you'd be able to pull off exactly what she wanted, and everything was just gorgeous, many thanks to you!