How did you choose your venues: Central Christian Church and The Driskill Hotel: We both always envisioned our reception at The Driskill. We love The Driskill because of the history and character of the hotel. It also provided a very formal setting that lent itself nicely for a black tie affair.
Having a traditional church wedding was very important to us. We immediately fell in love with Central Christian after visiting the church and meeting with Judye (Central Christian wedding coordinator). It didn’t hurt that Jenny was very familiar with the venue and had some amazing pictures to show us of weddings she previously photographed there.
Describe your decor and how you chose it? The general theme of our wedding was Old Hollywood glamor. We gave Caplan Miller and David Kurio complete creative freedom as long as it went along the lines of our theme, and incorporated our colors. The focal point of the room was a long smoke mirrored table. Hanging greenery painted gold, hanging candles, and lots of candles and floral arrangements lining the table really set the mood from a design standpoint. Caplan Miller and David Kurio then accented the space with custom bars, candelabras, large floral arrangements, and furniture that worked well with the space and theme.
Why did you choose me, Jenny, to be your wedding photographer? Hiring a great photographer was extremely important to us. We looked at top photographers both locally and nationally, and Jenny’s work really stood out. Her experience shooting at both Central Christian Church and The Driskill, and emphasis on unique settings and high style shoots meshed well with our vision.
What was one of your favorite moments from the your wedding day? The “first look” was a moment that we will always remember. Initially we were against doing a first look. We are so glad that we decided to do a first look because it was a special moment between just the two of us.
What was your favorite image from your wedding day? Picking a favorite image is tough because we loved so many pictures from that day. The one picture that really captures the moment is when we are walking out of the church and Aaron is giving a friend a fist bump. The high of that moment is really captured in the photo.
Did any of your other vendors go above and beyond for you? It is tough to single out any one vendor as we wouldn’t change one thing. The core team of Caplan Miller, David Kurio, and Jenny DeMarco all exceeded our expectations.
Do you have any tips to share with other couples? From a planning standpoint, enjoy the process and trust your team. Also, step back and soak in the fact that everyone at your wedding is there is to celebrate your love.
Thank to this amazing vendor team!
Event Coordinator and Designer: Caplan Miller Events
Ceremony: Central Christian Church
Reception Venue: The Driskill Hotel
Floral Designer: David Kurio Designs
Cake: Simon Lee Bakery
Violinist: Josh Vietti
Hair: Janette St. Paul