Marisa & Jermaine

You know when you have that nervous feeling right before a big job interview or before you have to give a presentation? I remember feeling that way before my first consult with Marisa & Jermaine. We were meeting at Newcastle Golf Club and at this point I had only spoken to Marisa over the phone.  Our mutual friend, Liz set up the consult and I was determined to come across cool, calm and collected, but admittedly, I was a little nervous. I will be the first to say that I don't know everything about football, but I've always loved the Seahawks. I've grown up going to games and they're my home team, so getting to do a wedding for their wide receiver would be really fun. 

We sat down over lunch and things were going great. We were talking color palettes, themes and layouts and everything was going according to plan...then it happened. I casually reached for my water glass, knocking it over, and spilling all over Marisa. I was never the kid that knocked over his water at the table, I've never been particularly clumsy, and now, the moment in my career where I'm trying most to play it cool, I spill water all over my client.  Liz, who was at the table too, burst out laughing and totally called me out. I don't know if it helped the situation or made it worse, but we were able to move past it as I melted into my chair just a little bit. But ultimately it must have played to my favor, because they booked me! Marisa's vision for the design for her wedding was classic elegance, which is a little different than what we usually do. It was really fun to take her ideas and blend them with our more lush, organic look. Working with them was a real pleasure. I so appreciated that they both trusted me to do my job and once the overall design plan was established, they just let me run with it. Marisa was a stunning bride who handled her day with grace and poise and we wish them both nothing but the best. We hope you enjoy these beautiful photos from GH Kim. 

Photography: GH KIM |  Venue: The Golf Club at Newcastle | Paper Goods: Grey & Cake | Linens: LaTavola Fine Linens | Hair & Makeup: Fresh Face Stace | Videography: VIA Creatives | Cake & Desserts: The Sweetside | Furniture Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals | Lighting: Green Light Events | DJ: Chris Graves Music | Reception Rentals: Cort Party Rentals