Thursday, July 6, 2017

Vintage Trucks at Your Wedding

If you've been following us on social media for any time at all (and if you're not - you totally should be! @masterpiece_weddings, Facebook, @weddingtalk1, or Pinterest) you've seen we've got a slight obsession with amazing vintage trucks at our weddings.

Here are just a few of our favorite moments from OUR real weddings:

They just shout out vintage, rockin', FUN! And they're so versatile too! They make the perfect photo opportunity for the newlyweds with or without their bridal parties:

You can dress them up all pretty:
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They can even be your centerpieces - in miniature version, of course:

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And they make the perfect getaway vehicle! Even if you just take a ride after the ceremony to give you both a moment to take it all in - you'll look fantastic doing it!

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One thing to think about before you commit to borrowing or renting one: make sure someone knows how to drive it! :) Stick shifting cars aren't the norm any longer, so whoever is going to be taking it for a spin, make sure they've got some experience or have time beforehand for a lesson.

What do you think? Are you using a vintage truck in your upcoming wedding? How? We can't wait for you to comment and tell us about it!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Lauren and Devon

Lauren and Devon's wedding was incredible to be a part of. Full of wonderful mint and peach details and hidden firefighter gems, we couldn't stop oohing and ahhing as we were setting up for their big day!

Not only was Sweetwater Branch Inn the perfect setting, we got to work with some wonderful vendors that made the day such a treat. We especially loved these images that Krystal at Verve Studios was sweet enough to share with us! Also, a big thanks for catching some of me in action!! :)

Images by Verve Studios
I call these lovely ladies my "A-Team" for a reason - they are THE BEST at what they do! Meet Lisa from Graceful Strands and Kara Winslow, Makeup Artist. They kept Lauren and her ladies laughing all morning and made them shine with gorgeousness! I do a happy dance every time we get to work together.

Images by Verve Studios
Lauren's garters were custom embroidered and made from Firefighter jacket material. Devon's a local firefighter here in Gainesville and their day had little touches all through it that highlighted that. Easy tip - if your gown has buttons running down the back, pick up a small crochet hook from a local craft store. They make amazingly quick work of all those little button strings!

Images by Verve Studios
One of the really awesome things about having your wedding at Sweetwater is that you can get ready right on site. Lauren and her ladies were in the Carriage House, while Devon and his guys got ready right next door in the McKenzie House.

Images by Verve Studios
Lauren and Devon exchanged special letters they'd written to each other right before they went down for their First Look. First Looks can be a great and special way to slow your wedding day down, get really relaxed photos that don't have to be squished only into Cocktail Hour, and you'll get to spend most of your wedding day together - which is such a sweet thing. It also gives you both some time to yourselves to take in the moment before all your guests arrive and everything starts to move really quickly.

Their wedding party was such a fun group! Aren't their bouquets beautiful from The Plant Shoppe?!

Images by Verve Studios
I just loved Lauren's laugh and the way Devon looks at her!

They chose Sweetwater's Garden Gazebo for their intimate ceremony. It's right in the middle of their gorgeous garden and couldn't be a lovelier spot. The Plant Shoppe's flowers enhanced the gazebo to perfection! The ceremony was even performed by the Chaplain from Devon's firehouse.

Images by Verve Studios
We then moved inside McKenzie Hall for the reception. How pretty were their tables?! The Plant Shoppe created the beautiful flowers to ring around Lauren's lanterns. They sat on top of Sweetwater's pretty lace overlays with mint linens underneath. Add a few fairy lights and it's Spring magic!

Images by Verve Studios
Sugar Refined created this stunning (and delicious) cake for Lauren and Devon complete with hidden hats on the back for each of them! How cute, right?! Devon had a custom firefighter ax made that they cut their cake with too. After the wedding, it attaches to a plaque and can hang in their home. We just love details like this!!

Images by Verve Studios
On Fire DJ kept the party going for us all night long!

Images by Verve Studios

We couldn't be happier for you both!! Congratulations Lauren & Devon!!! We are so happy that we got to be a part of creating your day!

The vendors that made it all possible:

Venue: Sweetwater Branch Inn
Wedding Planner: MasterPiece Weddings
Photography: Verve Studios
Videography: James Rayner
Flowers: The Plant Shoppe
DJ: On Fire DJ
Cake: Sugar Refined
Make-Up: Kara Winslow, Makeup Artist
Hair: Graceful Strands
Officiant: Chaplain Robert Smith
Photobooth: Framed Fun

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Tagline Winner!

It's official! We have a winner!

Our new Tagline is:

Your wedding, our MasterPiece

We can't wait to see it on our new shirts in just a few weeks. Stay tuned for pictures!

We'll be in touch next week with our finalists to share with them how to claim their amazing prizes!

Thank you all so much for participating! Have an awesome weekend!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Vote for your Favorite!

Thank you to everyone who submitted the amazing Tagline ideas for our contest!

We've poured over all of the submissions and our top three finalists are:

  • Your wedding, our MasterPiece
  • MasterPiece in Progress
  • MasterPiece of Mind

Pretty amazing, right?!

NOW...we need YOU to vote for your favorite! Voting is open until Friday at midnight, so hurry up and pick the winner!

Vote for your favorite tagline:

Good luck to all our finalist! Voting is now open!!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Brand New "Tag Our Tees" Contest!

It's a cliche for a reason - time really does fly when you're having fun! We are very excited to announce that it's been 5 years since I officially took over as the owner of MasterPiece Weddings!

Holy cow - 5 years?! It's been such a honor and adventure getting to be a part of more than 90 weddings in these past five years. We love what we do and cherish getting to help our brides and grooms create and experience the weddings of their dreams.

We decided we needed to celebrate the milestone with some new shirts and a brand new Tag Our Tees Contest!!

We want YOUR help creating a new tagline for our setup t-shirts. We use these shirts while setting up for events, working with fellow vendors, looking awesometastic around town - you get the idea! 

Submit your tagline by commenting on this post, or on our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter posts. Like our pages and comment with your tagline on the contest photo. Please be sure to submit your tagline by Friday, January 13th to be entered to win.

We'll pick our top three favorite Taglines and you all get to vote for the Ultimate Winner!

The Top Three Tags will be announced on Monday, January 16th.

Wanna know what you can win?!?!

Our two runner-ups will each win a beautiful flower arrangement from The Plant Shoppe FloristThe Plant Shoppe is a premier full service florist here in Gainesville. They specialize in stunning floral arrangements for every occasion and we especially love it when they apply their artistry at our weddings. Their beautiful centerpieces, bouquets, and decor make our weddings come to life!  

Our Grand Prize is a One-on-One Makeup Tutorial with Kara Winslow: Makeup Artist - a $200 value!!! Kara's a bride's dream-come-true on her wedding day. She comes to you to do your make-up and stays with you, keeping you flawless, all the way through your ceremony. I always breathe a sigh of relief when I know she's the one making our bridal party shine on their big day. She's professional, energetic, and seriously so much fun! 

Amazing prizes, right?! 

We can't wait to get started and see all your contest submissions! Comment below and send us those taglines!

Our last winning tagline "MasterPiece Weddings: A work of Heart" by Footstone Photography

Good luck!