A few weeks ago I wrote a post about the transformation of a ceremony space at Le Parker Meridien. I thought I would follow up with showing you the entire wonderful event!
When we began the planning process, the couple was sure that they wanted to keep this all in a hotel. The reason? Most of their guests were coming in from out of town and they wanted people to be able to bump into each other in the hotel. We approached it as a destination wedding, only in our own city! This meant that we took great efforts to ensure that guests felt welcome. We spent a great amount of time designing guest gift bags that they received when they arrived on site. We also prepared lists of activities and places that the couple loved to do in the city and had these distributed to guests.
Rebecca & Trevor loved the penthouse ballroom, but were not as sold on the layout. They hated the chairs and didn’t like the feel of the round tables. They also were not sure how their color scheme would look in the room.
Since we had a smaller guest count, we choose to stick to long tables in a horseshoe shape. This would ensure that everyone felt close to the dance floor and close to the action. Rebecca also the place to feel light and airy, without going all white, so we opted for a light grey/silver color with purple/eggplant accents and florals. This gave her the color that she wanted, while still keeping things light and airy. We brought in rental chairs, charger plates (that the bride fell in love with at my office), and upgraded her china and champagne flutes to make the table setting a little more interesting.
Rebecca wanted a little height in the floral arrangements, but was afraid that large tall arrangements would steal the thunder of the view (the reason that they loved the place in the first place!). Jessy from Fleurs created a floral design that gave us some height, but also have us tons of color throughout the long tables in the colors that Rebecca loved. LOVED the cool silver containers!
The lovely couple on top of the world. What beats these views?