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Best Theme........................................................................................................... 16 Blair Carter & Tom Tait Best Cultural Fusion...............................................................................20 Amy Vo & Jimmy Tran Best Dressed....................................................................................................... 24 Crystal Autry & Jim Tucker Best Rustic Chic............................................................................................ 28 Melissa Falanga & Hunter Burrus Most Stylish.......................................................................................................... 32 Tara McClinton & Jason Jackson Most Exotic Honeymoon.................................................................. 36 Marianna Rutherford & Nic Vescovo Most Elegant...................................................................................................... 38 Ruthie Hagan & Micah Layman Sweetest Details............................................................................................ 40 Nick Samuels & Raymond Cabigao Best Supporting Cast............................................................................ 42 Jennifer Johnson & Matt Savage

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hen Jenni Romanow and Chris Harris were engaged after five years together, they enlisted the help of event designers Social Butterflies to create the unforgettable settings for their wedding day. After a ceremony at Independent Presbyterian Church, guests made their way downtown for the reception. The Peabody Hotel's Grand Ballroom emanated old-Hollywood glamour with mirror-top tables that overflowed with goldrimmed china, crystal candleabras and walls and ceiling draped in creamy satin. The incredible décor continued with a night-club inspired after party where clear “ghost” chairs and white mod tables and couches were expertly lit with purple and white lights. “What we wanted more than anything, was for our guests to wake up the next morning and say ‘that was so incredibly fun’,” Jenni says.

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rom the sunny yellow bridesmaids’ dresses to the pair of vintage doors at the end of the aisle, Lindsay Williams and Kyle Dixon’s June wedding was the epitome of a summer garden party. “Kyle and I knew we wanted something natural and outside. When we looked at the Botanic Garden, particularly the Blecken Pavilion, we knew it was perfect.,” Lindsay explains. Roses, hydrangeas, tulips and lilies in yellow, orange and pink gave gardeninspired color to the bouquets, centerpieces, and ceremony flowers. A bountiful feast at the reception included an Asian station (mini takeout boxes), a Southern station (featuring a fried green tomato tower), and an Italian station (cooked-toorder ravioli). For a surprise finale, guests lounged in the garden listening to the Steve Miller band performing around the corner at the annual Live at the Garden concert series.

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lair Carter and Tom Tait chose a traditional church ceremony for their December wedding, and when guests arrived at the Memphs Zoo’s afterwards, they were greeted with festive elegance. Christmas trees covered in pink lights, flickering candles, and soft, rose-hued light bathed the interior of the Teton Trek Lodge. As a nod to the bride’s favorite animal, the wedding’s signature cocktail was dubbed the “Pink Monkey Champagne Cocktail,” and paper monkey masks made a great wedding party photo opportunity. One detail, however, gave the guests—and the newlyweds—an unforgettable surprise. In the middle of Blair and her father’s dance, a mascot in a humorous hot pink monkey suit bounded into the crowd, cut in, and led the speechless, laughing bride in an hilarious, playful waltz.

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or Amy Vo and Jimmy Tran, a wedding was the perfect opportunity to fuse their families’ traditional Vietnamese rituals with the traditions of a modern American wedding. The couple had a wine ceremony on the morning of their big day, exchanging gifts and serving wine and tea to the elders of their families. “This symbolizes that each family shares an equal part in the couples’ lives,” Amy explains. A Christian church ceremony followed, where the bride changed from a silk tunic and pants into a strapless white gown with classic lace veil. Wedding planners The Social Butterflies used golds, white, pinks, and yellows to transform the Esplanade’s ballroom into the perfect venue for a dinner of authentic Asian fare alongside traditional wedding cake.

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hen it came time to tie the knot, Crystal Autry and Jim Tucker wanted to look their best, which for them meant avoiding the obvious and choosing unique attire for themselves and their wedding party. The bride selected three different styles and colors of knee-length chiffon gowns for her bridesmaids, and kept her own look simple and stunning in a strapless, flowing gown with beaded appliqués. The groomsmen abandoned boring black tuxes for stylish grey suits over crisp white shirts and patterned ties. A reception at the Aeneas Building on Lambuth University’s campus was bright and whimsical thanks to the décor and floral designs by Angela Mazanti. The tables were as well dressed as the bridal party with white candelabras, vintage glass votives, and arrangements of fuchsia, lavender, and pink roses with lush greenery and plum tablecloths.

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fter living in the Washington, D.C., area for several years, bride Tara McClinton wanted to incorporate the feel of the modern, chic venues she had seen into her and Jason Jackson’s Memphis wedding. Gallery space at 409 South Main gave wedding designers Andria Lewis and Angela Mazanti the perfect canvas for the white palette accented with purple, pewter, and gray. The bridal party looked as stylish as the décor; the bride wore a fitted white gown with a soft mermaid silhouette and a smart birdcage veil. Groomsmen and bridesmaids were cool and classy in grey and charcoal with fun footwear— the groomsmen in Converse Chuck Taylors and the ladies in matching purple strappy heels. From floor to ceiling and head to toe, Tara and Jason’s wedding was the epitome of swanky, upscale style.

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or Marianna Rutherford and Nic Vescovo, a festive winter wedding at the Cadre Building in downtown Memphis was only the beginning of their adventure. White string lights, fresh greenery, and red and white flowers were a nod to the season, and a surprise appearance by young rapper Lil P’Nut made for an exciting and fun reception. For their honeymoon, the two traveled over 70,000 miles to visit Thailand and China, where they joined in the Full Moon Party in Koh Samui and visited an elephant reserve before enjoying a Christmas Day together in Beijing at the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. The two capped off their exotic honeymoon by climbing the Great Wall of China. “We thought about going to Hawaii,” Nic explains. “But then we asked why not go on an adventure?”

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aymond Cabigao and Nicole Samuels are high school sweethearts, and after nine years together, the two had plenty of personal touches and details to incorporate into their wedding ceremony and reception. The traditional Catholic ceremony was personalized with the couples’ choice of music, readings, and prayers. Bridesmaids carried bouquets in each of the bride’s favorite flowers and wore earrings made in the Philippines to represent Raymond’s heritage. Draper’s Catering provided a mix of Southern and Filipino cuisine, including grilled cheese, chicken kabobs, and a grits bar. The groom’s cake, shaped like his Fantasy Football trophy, looked incredibly realistic and was a fun way to show off the groom’s hobby. The fun-loving couple left the reception in a shower of sparklers. “I know I’m biased, but I think we had the best wedding ever,” says Nicole.

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Say Yes 2011: A Year In Review  

Published as a full-color glossy magazine, inserted into the Commercial Appeal newspaper on December 24, 2011.

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