Wednesday, August 01, 2007

The Branford House & Essex Steam Train

Well, with just two and a half months until the big day, we have been wedding planning FIENDS lately!! We've been picking out tuxes, designing invitations, getting second dress fittings and about a million other things in the past week. I thought about bringing the video camera along to the second fitting to give you guys a sneak peak of the dress, but I decided to wait until the final fitting on October 2nd when it's not all pinned and stitched. So stay tuned for that!

A couple weeks ago, Traci was asked by Grace Ormonde to go out to The Branford House (where our wedding will be)to set up some really cool table shots for the magazine. Well, she then did the MOST generous thing ever and offered to set up a mock up of *our* tables so that we could see what it will all look like when it's set up in the Branford House this October. It was absolutely gorgeous! It turned out SO great, in fact, that they decided to shoot it for the magazine too. So our table may show up in the next issue of Grace Ormonde...how cool is that?!?!

Here's the crew putting the final touches on the table right before the shoot (how beautiful are the carved walls at the branford house, btw?):



And a close up of the details. Our flowers will be mostly blue and we'll have some mason jar luminaries, but other than that this is what our tables will look like!! I absolutely love it!! Thank you so much Traci!! You ROCK!!


In our quest to get everything done before things start to really go crazy for us in September, we spent two full days putting together some fun things for the welcome bags, which we will have lining the overhead luggage racks when people arrive on board the steam train for the rehearsal dinner. The train will then take us up to Deep River Landing where we'll board the Becky Thatcher Steam Boat. I can't wait!!



And finally, this is the super cool car we got to drive us around town. It's a 1950 Chrysler Limousine that was once owned by the Witch Hazel family. Luckily it has a super-huge backseat to fit me AND my ginormous dress...and a little room left over for Jus too! :P

16 comments:

Krista Guenin Photography said...

Guys, your wedding sounds like it's going to be AMAZING!! I can't wait to see DJ's pics!!

Mary Bess said...

awww thanks Krista!! I tell ya...it's been a TON of work but I think it'll all be worth it when (if?!) it all comes together!

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Justin Marantz said...

mmmmmm spammers!

Carla Ten Eyck said...

i was wondering who you deleted! spam I am. Your tablecloth choice is A-#1, so shimmery and beauty-ous! I think I am going to faint when I show up, late, bedraggled, all in black, but boy I cannot wait! that train ride is gonna be killer as well, so looking forward to it!!

Mary Bess said...

i know right! we won't be able to wait until you get there either because everybody knows a party doesn't REALLY start until the 10ike shows up!! then the dance floor will really heat up! can i get a robot?

M:)

regina holder said...

your wedding going to be AMAZING! that car is killer! the tables look fabulous! i think my shootsac cover is made from that material.

Sarah Barlow said...

Wow!! Sounds(and looks) incredible! LOVE the style! So cute! I agree with Krista, can't wait to see the pics from the wedding! :)

Holritz Photography said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! That's awesome!

Justin Marantz said...

thanks guys!! who knew how much work goes into all this wedding planning stuff. It'll all be worth it when we get to cruise around in that chrysler tho!!

J

Studio Foto said...

Wow guys it looks like everything is really coming together!!! I wish so much that we could be there on your wedding day- but we'll definitely see you at the rehearsal dinner!! Your tables are to die for! I absolutely love the chocolate colored tableclothes...how wonderully delicious! Love you guys- Krystal

Jacklyn Greenberg said...

wow guys, great set up! it's going to look SO amazing in there and I LOVE the train ride... you guys rock...and OMG you are so going to rock that car! Hot, Hot, Hot!

Nicole said...

YAY! I SOOO cannot wait for the big day!! Its gonna be AMAZING! Mary, I am so gonna be BALLING my eyes out when you come down the aisle....(gah, I am getting teary already!)

Mary Bess said...

hahaha nikki! i think we all are! *note to self: stock boxes of tissues at the end of the aisle!

xoxo
M:)

Anonymous said...

we're getting married there in june and would love to rent that same car. do you have the contact info? if so, you can send to lloyder2020@yahoo.com.

Thanks in advance.

Chris

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