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Our Weddingful Summer

September 28, 2017

Long time no blog! It’s been a crazy wedding summer for us Alchemists and frankly, it’s been a bit difficult to find the time to write anything other than proposals for new clients and revisions for existing clients. This summer we were thrilled to work on five amazing weddings and we are over the moon with each and every one of them.

Variety is the spice of life and each wedding this summer was very different from the next. Three of our clients requested dramatic color palettes for their weddings, while two brides preferred soft neutrals. We went from tight and structured arrangements with no greenery and masses of red and purple blooms to pink, coral, and purple tones, a very natural look, and touches of greenery. Then to a bride requesting cascading lush greenery with deep jewel toned flowers and fruit to accent a virtual forest of leaves. We only had one request for white flowers with just a hint of blush and one request for soft greens and whites for a garden look. We don’t know if bold color is a trend, but our fingers are crossed.

Two of the weddings we worked on this summer were out of town. One at The Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook in Birmingham, Alabama – Olivia’s hometown – and one at the gorgeous Old Edwards Inn in Highlands, North Carolina. Four weddings had big bands for their entertainment, while another hired a DJ. We worked at hotels, event venues, and a private home. One wedding of 300 guests declined to do any assigned seating and it worked out perfectly, but four-fifths of the weddings chose elongated estate tables for the bride and groom and the full wedding party. Two couples elected to hire videographers and three declined to video their weddings. Two brides wore strapless gowns while the others eschewed strapless. Two gowns were made of romantic intricate lace while three were made in classically gorgeous rustling taffeta. There were white bouquets, colorful bouquets, and even a bouquet with a photo charm we created on-site to the teary surprise of both the bride and her mother.

Photography: (Left Photo) – Virgil Bunao Photography, (Right Photo) – Reichman Photography

We’ve truly had a busy and creative summer and we couldn’t be happier with the challenging work, the exhaustion, the constant laughter, and the results. We already miss our clients. Cheers to each and every couple who chose to work with us Alchemy gals and thank you for allowing us to be part of your big day. Now, back to work!

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Four Legged Stars of the Show

February 21, 2017

Our Alchemy dogs are so important to us that we can’t imagine a special occasion without them. Actually, we can’t imagine a general run of the mill Tuesday without them, so here at the Alchemy Event Studio we have a “Dogs Welcome” policy. Samson Gray Stone and Stella Saltzman are in the office everyday greeting and growling at visitors, stealing each other’s toys, and generally keeping us happy and calm as we design our events. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that we love when pets are part of a bride and groom’s big day.

1st Photo: Photography – Laura Negri Photography, 2nd Photo: Photography – Denis Reggie Photographers, 3rd Photo: Photography – David Christensen Photography, Guido the Pug on Instagram

The question we always ask when a couple wants Fido in on the fun is, “How does your dog respond to strangers – lots of strangers – all at one time?” Some dogs love the attention and some pooches just have eyes for their biped parents so they don’t even notice the other guests, but for some dogs a wedding is a very stressful occasion. If that’s the case, perhaps you’ll want to find other ways to include your pooch in the festivities.

Planner Lindsay Sims of Toast Events worked with the geniuses at Hinote to design beverage signage to honor her clients’ dog. What about personalized canine coasters or take-home gifts for the guests’ pets who missed the party? The only limit is really your imagination!

Sign Design: Hinote, Photography: Almond Leaf Studios

Thanks to Invision Events for these precious dog treats!

However you choose to include your four-legged loves into the “Big Day”, know that the ladies of Alchemy are in full support. Samson Gray and Stella dig it too…