Shannon and John’s wedding was so much fun! Every detail was carefully thought out, and the plan was beautifully executed by John Gandy Events. I was on overload on all the eye catching amazingness that the day brought. The day also brought a few firsts! The very first time I touched a pair of Manolo Blahniks (OMG!!!), the first time I watched a belling, and the first time I had to accompany the bride & groom to any type of emergency services.
I had some much fun with Shannon and John at their engagement session, the two were up for ANYTHING, and at the bridal session Shannon was happy, giggly, and so much fun as always (even though it was freezing). Days before the wedding day I spoke to Shannon and she was calm, cool & collected, most brides are anything but those qualities days before their wedding. What was her secret? She knew the overall idea of the day, but she was letting her planner do all the work and as a result was not worried about a thing! Wow, now that sounds like something I would be doing if I were getting married all over again!
So back to the day of firsts for me: I don’t think the shoes need any more explaining, other than the fact that they BEAUTIFUL & COLORFUL!!! The belling was quite an event, let me tell you John knew it was coming. In Shannon’s family it is tradition to put a chain lock, padlock & cow bell on the groom on their wedding day. Then they throw away the key, did you read that? Throw away the key! John fought a good fight, but had NO chance. There were like 20 guys plus five ladies including a grandma ready to “bell” John after dancing with his mother. I learned that John has participated in many bellings, so he was not about to get out of this one, no sir. My last first of the night was accompanying a couple to emergency services, it was to the fire station to have the chain cut off, since as I said earlier: they threw away the key!
A few more shout outs: to the uber talented Darin from Designs by Darin, he did all of the florals for this event. Amazing job! The cake was by delicious, and the design was fabulous as always from Katie’s Cakes, catering was done by celebration by Judi (very yummy food!), DJ kept everyone on the dance floor Mix One, In Tent Events with the rentals & the very beautiful table linens were from Silver Lining Linens, and Jennifer Stowers did an amazing job on all of the ladie’s makeup.
Hope you have fun on your honeymoon in September Shannon & John! thank you for allowing me to be apart of your day.
Can’t deny that Shannon had a good time, here is proof.