The CoupleNew York City couple Lee Sossen and Sherri Williams met early one morning while running in Central Park. After a year and a half, Lee decided it was time to propose, so while they were out on a short run, he bent down to tie his shoe and came up with an engagement ring. Of course, Sherri accepted and they started planning a spring wedding in the country.
The Location and ColorWith the wedding held on Sherri's godparents' 10-acre estate under a tent, the couple wanted colors that would pop against the woodsy backyard so they chose raspberry pink and celery green. They're both big entertainers and viewed their wedding as a huge dinner party for 230 guests, so food and wine was high on their priority list.
The Save the Date CardSince the couple had a lot of out-of-town guests, they sent out save the date cards as a preface to their invitations. To incorporate their garden setting, they chose simple cards in their wedding colors — pink and green — and also included an image of a tent so that guests would know it was an outdoor wedding.
The PlacecardsAccording to wedding expert Paulette Robinson, "the best weddings are the ones that don't leave guest clueless," and there are tons of creative ways to help your guests know where to go. When they arrive at the reception, placecards are a great way to direct them to their table. For Lee and Sherri's wedding, they chose to name their tables after ingredients used to make their tasty menu instead of typical table numbers.
The TableWhen working with vibrant colors, use white china so as not to distract or clash with your chosen palette. Lee and Sherri wanted to incorporate their love of food throughout the day, so for their favor, they gave out cards that highlighted the evening's menu and then opened up to feature each recipe.
The Signature DrinkSignature drinks are big trend this year, so pick your favorite drink and share it with your guests in fun glasses. Sherri chose a raspberry pink drink to match her wedding colors.
The Wedding CakeTo add a personal touch to your cake, try adding color. It's an exciting new twist in cake design and can be more eye-catching than plain white. This cake truly highlighted the couple's springtime wedding complete with sugar flowers.