Congratulations Jon and Marie!!
One scoop classic, two tablespoons of Parisian influence, a pinch of Aloha, and a handful of taupe and white – my instructions from the beautiful and blushing bride. I was blessed when mother of the bride, Jane, asked me to be their wedding coordinator for her daughter’s wedding. She needed help sculpting her daughter’s wedding from scratch with only the ceremony and reception sites picked out. I was SO excited to get my hands in and plan this beautiful wedding! One client meeting, a Pinterest board, a few vendor visits and lots of emails later, the pieces started coming together to form a intimate evening for our seventy special guests and the VIP’s (the bride and groom!).
We combined four small banquet rooms to create one cohesive space and lined the walls with draping to provide seamless and gorgeous transitions. See the light peeking through the curtains? Two sets of the drapes were tied back to unveil the lanai, buffet, and candy station.
It’s all in the details… The couple provided lots of personality by using years (and the matching pictures of themselves during those years) instead of traditional table numbers to mark each guest table. Curtains from their aunt in Switzerland were cut and used as lace table runners. Professionally printed menus, orchids and a locally made pineapple cookies decorated each setting. It’s hard to tell in the picture, but the menu matches the linen color almost perfectly!
One of our big concerns was the orange animal print carpet and orange cushions… which completely disappeared when you have this gorgeous focal point at the head of the room provided by Naomi and her team at Les Saissons. The gorgeous floral arrangements were provided by Watanabe Florist. A tip for future brides? Consider the elements you may want to highlight (and others you may want to hide) when choosing your venues.