The Process of Crafting your Wedding

01.  Initial Consultation


The process of creating a custom design starts with getting to know you, the atmosphere you're looking to create, and the parts of your story we can highlight with design.  Are you channeling a grown-up summer camp or a moody Victorian dinner party?  Do you want to reference your love mutual love of cooking?  Is your family's Italian ancestry important to you?  This is the time in the process to dream.

03.  In-Person Design Meeting


Once you've had a chance to review your proposal, we'll get together in person over a coffee or wine.  (At Three Notch, we partake in all the liquid vices!)  We'll begin to flesh out the details that make your wedding magical—attire, linens, place settings, paper goods, lighting, furniture, and, of course, flowers

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06.  60-Day Check-In


You might love the design process and not need too much help in the months leading up to your wedding.  We understand.  We love design too!  But Cara will still reach out 2 months before your wedding to get caught up on all these details and make sure your original proposal fits.  Even if the only thing that has changed is the groom's pocket square, we want to know so his boutonniere doesn't clash!

07.  Designs & Day-of Oversight


After spending months working together to finalize your event design, Cara will design your arrangements and oversee every other person who works on your wedding.  Your wedding will come together exactly as we discussed because she creates or oversees every element of your event.

02.  Custom Proposal


After we talk about your inspiration and what items you're looking for, Cara creates a unique proposal for you.  Each proposal includes:

(1) a design board

(2) a work-up of multiple options

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04.  Site Visit


As the details beginning to fall into place, it's time to visit your venue together.  Cara will walk through the flow of the wedding to be sure there's no bottlenecks.  She'll also bring sample vases, candle holders, and styling accessories so you can imagine how they will look at your venue.  And with tape measure in hand, we'll get your installation dimensions perfect. 

05.  On-Going Design Consultation


Between our first meeting and your wedding day, you will continually be making decisions on design elements.  Cara is at your disposal throughout the process.  She will work with you to source any items you need, suggest vendors you will love, create mock-ups of how different details will look together, and anything else you need.

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