Today I have such a pretty + sweet wedding to share with you all! You may even recognize the couple, they are both actors here in LA. Glenn is from one my favorite shows, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – and his wife also guest starred in an episode last season :) Jill + Glenn hired one of the most creative (and nicest) wedding planners to help them create their perfect day. Heather and her team at Amorology Weddings brought to life their day gorgeously!
From Jill, I knew what I wanted the feel our of day to be: romantic, vintage, with a touch of glam. The colors we chose were plum, pomegranate, lavender and fuschia with hints of soft greens. We brought in a lot of mercury glass to bring in the vintage feel and some glam with the sparkle in the tall crystal candle holders. My Bridesmaids dresses were gun metal grey to balance out the bright colors of the flowers.
Through working with Heather we came up with the “Lucky in Love” theme. Glenn and I are always telling each other how lucky we feel to have found each other…so that is sort of how it came about. It was carried throughout the wedding from the cupcakes, to the back drop of the photo booth, to the table names which were all things pertaining to good fortune and/or luck…my favorite was “Rain”. The description said, “In the Hindu tradition it is believed that rain on the wedding day is good luck, because a wet knot is harder to untie than a dry one”.
Varying styles and sizes of baroque frames gave cohesion and theme to the event as well and framed the table names that we worked with Pretty Handsome Paper to customize. Each table was named after something lucky. Between a dandelion blowing in the wind, ladybugs, horseshoes, a penny, rain and more, these letter-pressed table names displayed a sweet and simple image as well as a little fun fact about the lucky object itself. The head table was “3 Keys” which worn together as a pendant or hung over a doorway symbolizes good fortune, good health and good luck in love. The guests had so much fun reading them and learning more about the different symbols while searching for their tables.
We were so excited when we came across the paper version of the baroque frames by Junky Heirloom and knew that we just had to use them for the escort cards! We lined the table with these fun and playful custom-colored frames and even incorporated some of the couple’s engagement pictures in them as well! Holding the image of one of the table names guests were invited to find their table with the corresponding image.
Every last detail about this wedding was personalized for Jill and Glenn from the custom lounge furniture and freshly painted cocktail tables by Plush Impressions to the signature “Howertini” drink and the Jillybean bar! One of Jill’s nicknames is “Jillybean.” We fell in love with it and wanted to bring it into their wedding, so we created a Jillybean Bar full of jellybeans!! We chose all sorts of delicious jellybeans and added other sweet treats to line the shelves of the hutch we brought in. Apothecary jars full of all the goodies offered guests another take home treat as well as a tempting display. The sweetness also continued as guests enjoyed tasty cupcakes topped with “lucky in love” tags.
We also had so much fun creating a custom Amorology photo booth for Jill and Glenn that was not only cohesive with the rest of their wedding, but also something fun and interactive that all of their guests could enjoy. We built this custom-painted, 16′ long photobooth and even created the “wheel of fortune.” We had so much fun coming up with the fortunes! Guests got to give the wheel a spin and find out what their fortunes were, like “A Kiss is on it’s Way,” “You Have a Secret Admirer,” and even “Run!!”
The wall was completely interactive and held frame of pictures of Jill and Glenn, lucky phrases, an umbrella, and several hats that were hung on door knobs! From the chest filled with miscellaneous props, guests had so much fun playing throughout the night! It was so entertaining to witness some serious creative minds at work! My favorite part was how the custom photo booth doubled as an incredible backdrop for dining and immediately offered an ambiance to the whole event.
Yep, the whole cast of It’s Always Sunny was there! Fun fact in case you didn’t know – Mac and Dee (Kaitlin Olson + Rob McElhenney) are also married in real life and so are Charlie and the waitress (Charlie Day + Mary Elizabeth)!! Love it.
Favorite Memory of the day? Besides, obviously, getting to marry each other. Our favorite memory of the day had to be right at the very end of the night. It was the last song that the dj played (I Got A Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas) and all of my girlfriends kind of gathered in a circle around Glenn and I. They were all holding hands and singing and dancing around in one direction, while Glenn and I were holding hands and dancing and spinning in the opposite direction. The only thing in focus for Glenn and I were each others faces and the girls were in a happy blur around us. We felt so much love in that moment and it was just surreal…I will never forget the look on Glenn’s face in that moment. To top it all off, after the song ended, we were immediately ushered outside where there was a big movie screen set up and we all watched an amazing video montage of the day and ceremony that our videographer had edited during the reception!! It was so beautiful, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house! After partying for five hours, it really brought everyone back down and reminded us all what we were really celebrating.
Any advice for those planning now? My advice for anyone planning right now is that, on the day of the wedding, let all of the planning go and enjoy the ride. Things are gonna happen the way they are gonna happen no matter how you feel about it and you are better off being present and calm, instead of realizing after the fact that all you remember is stressing all day. I told myself the morning of the wedding that I surrender to the day, and that I wasn’t going to let anything ruin my experience…if the flowers are wrong or the food is bad it doesn’t matter, nothing can diminish the importance of this day when I get to marry my best friend. BTW, everything turned out perfectly..but I owe it to my being able to relinquish control and focus on what the day was really about. I think sometimes people get so caught up in planning the “party” aspect of the day and all of the details that they forget what is really important.
Designers/Coordinators: Amorology Weddings
Photographer: Natalie Norton Photography
Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier “Claire” dress, with a belt, also by Monique was sewed on
Florals: Enchanted Florist
Venue: Rancho Las Lomas
Caterer: 24 Carrots
Lounge furniture: Plush Impressions
Photobooth: Amorology Weddings
Paper Frames: Junky Heirloom
Paper elements: Pretty Handsome Paper and Brightly Designed
Video: DV Artistry
Cake & Cupcakes: Flour and Flower
Entertainment: Vox DJ and TC and the Traffic Jam Debois Entertainment
Officiant: Diane Chapman
Thank you so much Jill + Glenn for sharing your day with us! We wish you all the happiness in the world. Thanks also to Heather with Amorology and Natalie Norton – gorgeous work as always ladies!