January 22, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Stephen & Stephanie

Today’s wedding is quite a beauty! An Alice in Wonderland themed event with exquisite DIY touches all planned and created by the bride herself.

Stephen and Stephanie met during the summer of 2006 in Asheville, where he was working as a firefighter and she was working as a professional ballroom dancer. Stephanie was out with a girlfriend enjoy the nice weather on a café patio when she caught Stephen’s eye. With a little encouragement from his friends he worked up the nerve to ask her out! She originally turned him down due to prior plans, but finally agreed to a date a few days later.

Stephanie jokes that Stephen’s proposal on Christmas Eve 2007 completely caught her off guard. She was convinced she was getting a new cell phone. Man was she wrong!

Their celebration took place at the Lofts at Union Square in High Point on May 12th, 2012. The overall theme for their wedding was Alice in Wonderland with beautiful handmade whimsical touches all throughout. Stephanie, along with her family and friends, coordinated and styled the entire event. 

Inspiration for the day was collected from various Lewis Carroll versions of Alice in Wonderland as well as all the different movie versions. Stephanie said she must have visited every Goodwill from here to Virginia collecting wine glasses, vintage china, and antique silverware! A lot of the items from the day were on loan from family members.  One of her sisters created the archway above the alter, another sister made all of the place cards, Stephen’s mom created the bouquets, her cousins arranged flowers purchased the morning of, and her stepfather created the cute sign for their wedding and reception. It really could not have created a more beautiful day filled with all of the personal touches, love, and support from their friends and family. All of which was exactly what Stephen and Stephanie hoped for their special day. Many of the items became so cherished to the couple that they used them to decorate their new home.

For their wedding cake the couple went with our all time favorite: Fresh Strawberry Buttercream! Tinted fondant ruffles created the effect of birch bark along with tiny hand made roses to add the finishing touch. Stephanie said she knew getting her wedding cake from us was meant to be when she dropped by the shop with her mom and we had almost the exact cake she envisioned on display.

We’re so glad that we were able to be a part of such a wonderful day for such a great couple. Oh yeah, and I hope that Stephanie eventually got that new cell phone!

Caterer - The Iron Hen