On February 23rd of this year, before Covid-19 shifted our focus, our feelings and our futures (at least for now), Chatham Station held an Open House to introduce the wedding season and re-envision the options. It was a terrific success, thanks to our vendors and the imaginations, shared experience and the team at Premier Party Planners. These ladies are formidable in their knowledge and creativity, and they are a LOT of fun.
In conversations with Premier’s Nicole, Tara and Anna, we determined that rather than italicize the current trends of blush tones, muted colors and textures and warm metals, we would go more traditional. The goal: showcase inside something you might see 30 years ago and 30 years from now.
The Premier team chose classic blue and white tablecloths with silver flatware and tinted blue glasses. Tables featured blue and white filigree plates with bird accents and delicate floral arrangements and floating candles. The entire palette was crisp, tailored and clean.
Letter Me Lovely created name plates for the tables and graced our space with an assortment of hand-lettered and beautifully designed informational signs that could be found throughout the Open House.
Lilac Floral Decor created the floral arrangements throughout and worked with the Premier’s team on not only high and low settings, but a striking hoop for the outdoor space. Silver metallic and other details were used among the organic elements, including candelabras with floral bases, blue hydrangeas, white roses and delicate white carnations. Lilac Floral also installed a ceiling trellis adorned with delicate blue and white flowers that were chosen to accent the table decor.
Premier Party Planners also created a separate outdoor space, using warmer soft colors to line the aisle, white chairs facing the hoop that anchored the ceremony space and low centerpieces on tables. All were a lovely contrast to the cool blue, white and silver colors and arrangements indoors.
On the day, we received more than 150 guests who were greeted with complimentary beverages courtesy of Artful Libations. The fun and dynamic Jennifer and James served up cocktails and mocktails while DJ Ones served up contemporary and retro beats. Open Houses should be parties, and we’re happy to say that this one was.
City BBQ provided a complimentary – and tasty – buffet for the guests and Buzzy Bakes served up the dessert of cupcakes and hot coffee, perfect for a February afternoon. The space came alive with the dynamic personality and music of DJ Ones.
Mina Von Feilitzsch Photography mingled with guests while capturing photos of the other vendors present. We also loved having JHagan Photography and Wedding Officiant Ann McKenzie in attendance to get to know guests and provide perspective and ideas. Other vendors included purveyors of custom wedding gifts, wedding attire, florals and videography and we loved having everyone’s experience and particular brand of energy and fun present.
Perfect weather, skilled planning, collaboration and superb, sunny weather made the day memorable. Our deepest thanks to both the vendors and all of the attendees. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Venue: Chatham Station
Design and Coordination: Premier Party Planners
Photographer of Event: Mina von Feilitzsch
Hand-Lettering: Letter Me Lovely
Bartending: Artful Libations
Floral Design of Venue: Lilac Floral Decor
Desserts: Buzzy Bakes
Music: DJ Ones
Catering: City BBQ
Tableware: CE Rental
Hair and Makeup Demonstrations: Wedded Kiss
Florals: Serendipity Designs
Photography: J Hagan Photography
Wedding Gifts: Poppy & Co.
Officiant : Joy-Filled Ceremonies
Wedding Attire: Uniquely U
Wedding Attire: Channy Bridal and Beyond
Videographer: Jon Warlick Media