We are so thrilled to have Mary Katherine and Mike’s wedding featured on Style Me Pretty! Their intimate wine wedding on Murray Hill was one of my personal favorites of 2011, not to mention we had a rockin’ cast of vendors including the talented Tara Welch Photography who provided us with these images. Thanks, chica!
Some of our favorite details from MK2′s big day (we call them MK2 since both their initials are MK – how cool is that!) were these beautiful blue wine bottles filled with blooms by Holly Chapple Flowers. We placed them into two wood wine racks which created a beautiful altar overlooking the Potomac River.
For the reception, we hung clear camp lanterns from the tent (major points to Evan Chapple for his work on that!) and used a mix of wine boxes and cork-covered boxes for the centerpieces.
During cocktail hour, we hung calligraphed wood sliced tags on some twine between trees for people to label their wine glasses. We also planned a wine tasting with sommelier Lucinda Smith featuring wines from Virginia and Finger Lakes, where the bride and groom are from, with cheese pairings. After much hesitation, I finally had the courage to hand write all the pairings on an old door we covered with chalkboard paint.
One of the most creative guestbooks I’ve seen is this wine barrel repurposed as a lazy susan. They had their last name and wedding date engraved and had family & friends sign it!
Cheers to Mary Katherine & Mike!