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Real Weddings : Patty + Francois, Norton Museum of Art

Lauren Daversa Events started 2011 going over 100 MPH and I am only slowing down for a minute to write this post! I could not be more excited to share the first wedding of this new year, which belonged to the ridiculously good looking Patty + Francois - and by the way, I infused that sentence with a little essence of Zoolander.

So, Patty + Francois are not only beautiful but they are passionate about the world in which we live in - it's truly inspiring. When I first sat with Patty and her mother in August of 2010, we discussed one of their main goals for the wedding: a desire to be conscious of the carbon footprint it would leave behind. Carefully, invitations, food, decor, favors were all selected keeping their wished close to heart.

Only food from local sources was served at the wedding; the invitations were printed on recycled paper; fruit was used for centerpieces in lieu of flowers; the groom ventured out the day before the wedding and picked oranges right off of the tree, which we used for table number holders; the aisle was made of burlap which (by now) has probably been put to use in the families garden; and the couple made homemade granola for favors. I tasted was delicious!

Another very important detail for the wedding that Patty shared with me was the absolute necessity for an amazing band. Immediately I could only think of one man for the job, my fav, Mr. Jose Betancourt and his band! Simply put, they are the best. Jose had EVERYONE dancing...everyone!

Of course the staff at The Norton and the entire team from Lyon + Lyon were fabulous and the evening was just perfect. And on top of all this amazing-ness, it's always extra special to work so closely with a couple who have very strong personal beliefs and be able to reflect their beliefs into their wedding. Just an awesome wedding for a wonderful couple! Please enjoy the images shot by Jessica Lorren Organic Photography.

The Team
Event Planning & Styling: Lauren Daversa Events
Caterer: Lyon + Lyon
Hair & Make-Up: Team Beauti
First Look: Pan's Garden

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