Kelly & Rob Tofte’s Wedding
Leading Up To The Big Day
It was less than a week after I had added my profile to TheKnot that I was contacted by Kelly’s mother, Deborah to talk about Kelly’s wedding. I have had the wonderful pleasure of working with and getting to know both Kelly and Rob for a year prior to their wedding. Kelly was quiet at first, but soon caught me by surprise as she opened up and shared her amazing personality with me.
Over numerous emails, phone calls and face to face meetings we were able to collaborate on planning the out of the box wedding of their dreams! Everything for their dream wedding started and ended at the Inn at Stone Ridge, a beautiful rustic venue for an intimate wedding.
The Day Begins!
Their wedding took place on the last Sunday in April, the weather could not have been more perfect! It was a gorgeous
sunny day with not a cloud in sight. Our Dream Team arrived early to set up everything from the outdoor ceremony to the tented reception.
The ceremony site was simply beautiful. White chairs lined the aisle in an open field as mason jars filled with wildflowers hung from Shepard hooks lining the perimeter of the chairs. At the end of the aisle was the Arbor that my assistants and I decorated by braiding raffia and entwining beautiful wildflowers. It was the perfect setting for Kelly and Rob to tie the knot! As the ceremony was approaching, my assistant handed each guest a wish tag to sign, and a cone of dried lavender to toss at the newlyweds. The wish tags were secretly provided by Kelly’s thoughtful bridesmaid, Deste, giving Kelly and Rob a personalized memory from each one of their guests.
Kelly looked absolutely stunning as she glided down the aisle with her mother and father on each side. Her laid back personality was accentuated by her unique vintage wedding dress and the fun leather boots she wore for the night. The sounds of an acoustic guitar playing one of The Beatles’ lovely songs escorted Kelly and her parents down the aisle, as she made her way to her soon to be husband!
Astrid Joy Storm, Kelly and Rob’s Officiant, gave a wonderful ceremony that the guests both smiled and teared up from joy. Astrid performed a wonderful hand tying ceremony to further unite Kelly and Rob’s bond to one another.
After the ceremony, the guests mingled during cocktail hour as Kelly and Rob took pictures with family and their wedding party. Tamme Stitt Photography, accompanied by Alen Fetahigraciously captured all of their moment from start to finish.
Luminaries lined the pathway into the tent as guests entered for the reception
and were amazed at the transformation they saw. They found their table by
viewing the beautifully rustic seating chart that was displayed on an antique window pane. The magical illusion of the yellow and white paper lanterns hung sporadically by the Dream Team were accented by the perimeter lighting. Kelly
purchased flowers in bulk, which our dream team then assembled as centerpieces in mismatched antique vases on yellow table clothes, which were also accompanied by family heirlooms of handkerchiefs and table runners. The flowers continued as Kelly and her bridesmaids held beautiful bouquets wrapped in burlap made by Flowers by Maria.
Near the entry of the tent were the two tables, one of which held the guest’s gifts and also included a birdcage for cards. In addition to a home-made generational scrapbook made by Kelly’s adoring grandmother, Shirley. The second table was a place where guests could take candid Polaroid photos of themselves and place in the guest sign in book with a message next to their photo. Above the tables hung a clothesline in front of burlap fabric where their family pictures hung.
Let The Party Begin!
The night started off with a wonderful surprise from Kelly’s Bridesmaid Deste! She sung ‘Mushaboom’ by Fiest for Kelly and Rob’s first dance, her voice was beautiful and it could not have been a more perfect surprise for a perfect first dance. I could tell it was a moment Kelly and Rob would treasure for a lifetime.
All the guests joined the couple on the dance floor and were entertained by the great sounds of Jimmy Lutz from Lutz Entertainment. Throughout the night, one guest bumped it up a notch by beating a bongo drum that hung from his neck and moving across the dance floor! The delicious aroma of the buffet started to fill the air as the four memorable toasts were coming to an end. After everyone had eaten, there was another surprise for the bride and groom! The ring barriers Oliver and Everett had baked their very own Easy Bake Oven cake for the newlyweds! (Boy, what a cake it was!) They carried it to the dessert table so Kelly and Rob could cut their first piece of cake and indulge together! Jimmy Lutz kept the party going with great tunes, mixing the music together perfectly for a fun-filled night of dancing!
This wedding could not have turned out sweeter. Everything was perfect from the gorgeous weather all the way down to the homemade cake from the boys. The Dream Team at Cinderella4aday can not thank all the professionals involved enough for helping make this day extra special! We wish the newlyweds Kelly and Rob Tofte all the best and thank them for the great memories that we will always have!