This year we joined in the creative partnership with Mazzone Hospitality and anyone who knows about great food and a wonderful hospitality knows Mazzone. This year they decided to do things a little differently to allow couples a unique way of meeting wedding vendors and thus they created Experience the Difference as an interactive showcase of wedding creatives. SO…. I take an opportunity to be creative any where I can find it. One of my favorite parts of what we do are our video projects and we wanted to highlight ours this year. Another really important piece to me is always telling our couple’s story so I asked our soon to be bride and groom, Nicole and Bob to work with us on this crazy project. — NOW — A little bit about Nicole + Bob and why they were our inspiration… When Bob proposed to Nicole, he did it on a hot air balloon, and balloons have always been a super fun and important thing for them so, we shot their engagement photos at a hot air balloon festival and from that point forward, Nicole and I have been texting back and forth wedding decor ideas using balloons. While coming up for the concept for this show – I really wanted to use the modern balloon arches that are so popular and we themed it all around that idea. Part 2 of this story was capturing the couple at the event to highlight some of our fellow vendors amazing work! A HUGE thank you goes out to Nicole and Bob for freezing their butts off to shoot this! To all of the amazing vendors who helped us create this vision: Heidi + Frank with Takk House, Janet with A Love Story Bridal, Melissa with Styled by Melissa, Melissa with Total Events, Tony with Tuxego, On + Steve with Surroundings Floral Studio, Dj Vinny Vin, Dennis with Rain or Shine, Maryellen from Ellen + Jude Paper and Ink (for our ROCKING new branding) and to my always amazing team – Jess, Alex, Kim, Connor, and my big squeeze – Allen, for your support, creativity and Love. Enjoy this little bit of Magic we put together and great ready for a season filled with some more outside of the box ideas from us!
A few shots of our setup at the Albany Capital Center!
We are beyond OBSESSED with our new branding by the amazing Mary Ellen of Ellen Jude – Paper and Ink
Venue: Albany Capital Center
Design: Styled by Melissa
Rentals: Total Events
Dress: A Love Story Bridal
Flowers: Surroundings Floral (Including Balloon Florals)
YTK Display Sound System: Dj Vinny Vin
YTK Display Floor: Rain or Shine
Balloon Arch: YTK Team a.k.a the most amazing people around!