This is one of my FAVORITE receptions, I think! It was so exciting to design and Ira Lippke’s photos are fantastic. We worked with Charles at United to create this fantasy garden. As a nod to Alabama, we served…..Alabama Slammers! On our summer tree (which was 10′ tall) we hung our escort cards. Angy and I thought it would be fun to name the tables after different cities in Alabama and New Jersey….. little did we realize that it was going to cause such a Ruckus! People from NJ take which town they are from VERY seriously! For cocktails we brought in pillows in purple and mango for the in-house lounge furniture and kept the linens a clean white. Charles’ team created modern Papyrus arrangements with little fish floating in them. For the reception, the space at Guastavino’s is stunning, but we wanted to enhance it a bit. We worked with BML Blackbird sound and lighting to add purple uplighting to the walls and kept the space a bit dark to enhance the pinspots. We brought in some ballroom chairs, as well as these amazing linens (actually, the linens and a custom issue with India is another story for ANOTHER day and another blog post) and Purple champagne flutes from Classic Party Rentals. The cake by Ron Ben Israel looked almost too good to eat. Oh, and in case you were wondering, she got her stunning dress at Mark Ingram.