Its been a season of whites and a season of elegance, this wedding has both in abundance. Our exquisite bride chose this Reem Acra gown with white embroidery, bare midriff, hip hugging skirt and a simple cathedral length veil. The bride chose winter blooming sarcococca as her first love for the flowers, since sarcococca isn’t available as a cut flower we reached out to our gardening friends and the mother of the brides back yard for this sweet smelling shrub. We then added in special blooms such as lily of the valley, peonies, ranunculus, garden roses, and white anemones with black centers for her graceful bouquet. Navy blue velvet was out accent color so we wrapped the bouquet with silk velvet ribbon. Her bridesmaid wore a beaded blush gown from Nordstrom so we fashioned a smaller bouquet to match. All the men were dressed in expertly tailored tuxedos and wore a ranunculus boutonnières with a velvet knot.
The Arctic club is a perfect backdrop for a winter wedding. At one of our meetings, in the ballroom, the bride selected navy velvet linens and dark wood chavarri chairs, this color palate blended so well with the carpet. Our bride also chose gold accents to go with the navy so we used vintage french china with a gold rim, gold compotes, antique salt and pepper cellars, cut glass votives for sparkle, navy velvet soft seating, vintage crystal, dark green foliage and lots of candles.
Vines and glowing hurricane candles were placed on either side of the aisle and we laid a navy canvas runner. Masses of bush ivy garland and lichen branches trailed over the clock wall and tall candelabras added light. Large gold urns on dark stands marked the beginning of the aisle and the back was draped with sheers. Guests moved downstairs for cocktail hour, we tied back the draping with vines and moved in the guest tables. Each round guest table had a lush overflowing compote centerpiece and cut glass votives and accents of gold. For the intimate head table, which we placed in front of the ceremony backdrop, and added our mix elements. Winter limits our love for adding fruit, but we found dark rich brown chestnuts and a blue/black privet berry to add texture and interest. Petite vases of panda anemones, vintage gold candlesticks, vases and compote centerpieces were added to the table.
We were so fortunate to have worked with some of our favorite wedding people and the brides family.