Monday, April 19, 2010

Black, White and Yellow (+ Green) - Round #2

One of our favorite looks, as you can tell! The bride, this time around, was in the interior design business and takes pride in her eclectic, funky look. Similar to our post a few weeks back, we faced the same dilemma in that this wedding and reception took place at the elegant, traditional and gorgeous St. Regis, yet the look we wanted was contemporary. We want to show everyone out there that this look can be accomplished… in a very stunning manor!

The wedding ceremony took place on the terrace at the St. Regis. If you have not visited this spot- it is a must see! Four three foot tall mirrored vases with topiaries were positioned at the corners of the lawn while the bride and groom were married under a chuppa created from four columns and yellow fabric. The aisle was lined with the same fabric “ribbons” which blew in the breeze throughout the processional and ceremony.

The dinner reception consisted of four different table designs.

One 16’ estate table with rounded ends complete with white and black Moroccan linen, acrylic chairs, black banquette seating, two lemon trees rising from the table and a collection of gold vessels holding stylized arrangements of green and yellow blooms.

Two estate tables with coordinating black and white linen centered with arrangements of glass cylinders with wheatgrass, orchids and callas holding a suspended globe with votive candle. Various sizes of square yellow ceramic containers with fresh wheat grass created a perfect, clean garden down the center of the table.

Eight round tables dressed in coordinating subtle black pattern were centered with arrangements of bright yellow fuji mums accented with rhinestones and fresh greenery in a low black pedestal bowl.

Three square tables dressed in white satin with black and white runners were centered with towering black deco vases holding a cap of bright yellow carnations with a brim of brilliant green mums and large foliage rising out of the center.

A few additional details we loved: a custom designed cake table complete with turn table and disco ball, a three sided bar of raised white wood tables with sea monster detail and custom built stage surround to add a pop of color to the dance floor.

I would also like to point out that you should never shy away from a color scheme just because you have seen it somewhere else. There are thousands of ways to make your scheme uniquely yours!

Special Thanks To:
Design and Floral: Bold American Event Design and Production
Catering: St. Regis
Coordination: Helene + Company
Photos Courtesy of: Six of Four
Linens: I Do Linens

Monday, April 12, 2010

Allie Awards 2010

We had a BLAST last night at the Allie Awards. The venue- the newly opened Loews Hotel, the food, the entertainment, the decor and of course- the company- were all fantastic! We were in the midst of so many talented event professionals and felt honored to be in attendance. We were particularly excited to win the "Best Team Effort" Award in conjunction with Button it Up, Cloth Connection, Ice Sculptures, Inc, Tents Unlimited, Active Production and Design, Helene + Company and We Rent Atlanta. Pictures of this award winning event will follow soon! Helene really out-did herself on this one!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Biltmore Chic

Although this bride’s identity is TOP SECRET, her wedding photos are something that must be published for all to see! The ceremony and reception were to take place in the two traditional, ornate ballrooms at the Biltmore in November. The catch- the bride’s wishes: contemporary, white, clean, Jeff Leatham, Jonathan Adler. The solution: see below!

Guests entered the Imperial ballroom to a welcoming display of three tubes of masses of white hydrangea, a sea of candles and acrylic chivari chairs (which would all be repurposed to the reception).

The cocktail hour took place in the pre-function area of the Georgian Ballroom. A contemporary lounge was set up complete with lounge furniture, white pipe and drape, Jonathan Adler vases and white spandex highboys where guests enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres and champagne.

As doors to dinner opened, guests were greeted by two identical 48’ long estate tables dressed in solid white linen and accented with towering manzanita branches dripping with crystals and hanging candles, acrylic luminaries with pillar candles and alternating vases with submerged white French tulips and white hydrangea. White square chargers complete with contemporary bird napkin rings were placed at each setting.

11 additional 72” square tables were placed between the columns and also dressed in white linen. Tall glass cylinders of 24 balanced white calla lilies centered each table. Varying heights of Monet glasses provided a warm glow.

Additional details: A custom designed wood cake table with varying heights of delectable cupcakes and a gorgeous Jonathan Adler inspired cake, 20x20 lit dancefloor to complement LA DJ FlashDance and 4x8’ mirror used for place cards. A VERY special thank you goes out to the lovely Ashley Baber for making this wedding such a success!

Special Thanks To:
Design and Floral: Bold American Event Design and Production
Catering: Bold American Events and Catering
Coordination: Ashley Baber
Lighting: Active Lighting
Photos Courtesy of: Our Labor of Love and Six of Four
Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited, Peachtree Tents and Events