Tuesday, February 2, 2010

KC & Antwan

As I mentioned in a previous post, one of our summer weddings from 2009 was featured in a four page spread of the current issue of Cincinnati Wedding Magazine.

Below are some of my favorite images from their wedding (thanks to Kortnee Kate), as well as the video trailer created by Andrew Tate of 28:20 Films.

Here is the dashing duo who have been a pair since 2002... fierce looks but big hearts! Antwan is an NFL linebacker and KC is a fitness guru, who keeps their family of 8 (!) in line.

The outdoor ceremony was at Ault Park on probably the hottest day of the summer! I was over 6 months pregnant at the time and was definitely feeling the heat... and the love! :)

KC wore her veil over her face, which felt really special. You don't see that much anymore, so it was very sweet when Antwan lifted the veil to kiss his new bride.

Look at these two, sneaking a kiss when no one is looking (except Kortnee!).

All of the wedding stationery, designed by Amy Owens of amo-ink, was beautiful... below are the programs Amy designed for the wedding. I love wedding stationery that coordinates perfectly with the invitations, programs, escort cards, table numbers, menus, all the way to the thank you notes. It's all in the details!

Following the ceremony was the beautiful (and FUN!) reception at the Phoenix.
The lighting on the dance floor (below) was the same pattern as was on the stationery. amo-ink provided the image to Goodwin Lighting and they were able to create an exact match.... just another way that small details add up to a make a dramatic look.

The decor of the reception was black, white, red and BLING. :) KCs beautiful ring set the tone.

Sparkle was everywhere you could see at the reception. Her bouquet (by Katie Elfers) boasted a rhinestone band around the stems and had small crystals in the flowers.

The table tops were scattered with big and small crystals, which really popped over the black crushed table linens that draped half the tables. The alternating tables had black and white patterned linens that also coordinated with the black and white damask design of the wedding stationery.

The cake knife and server were engraved with their wedding date, and the handles... well, they had bling, naturally!

And of course, the cake topper monogram was also aligned to the theme... a P created from rhinestones.

Pictured below is one of the beautiful centerpieces comprised of roses, James Story red orchids and fern curls. Notice how the damask black and white ribbon that Katie applied on the vase coordinates with the damask pattern on the tables numbers.

Everyone had a great time, especially the bride and the groom, pictured below on the dance floor. You know when DJ Toad is part of the team, it's going to be a great party and full dance floor.

What I loved about this wedding is that anyone who knows KC and Antwan walked away knowing that their wedding was uniquely them.... it not only reflected their personal style, but the evening just FELT like THEM... from the outdoor ceremony where KC wore the veil over her face, to the rhinestone studded cake topper and happening music selections on the dance floor.... it was all who they are. Anyone can have a pretty party, but a stand out party is when you can feel the couple's essence all around you.

Pictures tell a thousand words, yet video further helps bring to life the emotion experienced. Enjoy Andrew Tate's great work but don't like it too much as 28:20 films is no longer booking weddings (to pursue greater passions).

KC & Antwan's wedding day was brought to life by the following amazing team:

Ault Park, The Phoenix, Kortnee Kate Photography, 28:20 films, Katie Elfers Inspired Floral Design, IncrEdible Endings, amo-ink custom stationary, Goodwin Lighting, DJ Toad and Chenese Bean Makeup Artistry (special thanks to Chenese for the scans of Cincinnati Magazine!)

All images courtesy of Kortnee Kate Photography.

1 comment:

jaimeson said...

Congrats Dora ... beautiful wedding - LOVE the Red lighting!

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