Blair looked stunning in her Monique Lhuillier gown. We created a bouquet to work with the ruffles in her gown. She brought in a torn page from Bride and Bloom magazine of a bouquet she loved that had broaches and feathers during her first consultation with Asiel. I blushed as I mentioned that it would be easy to work off of seeing as how I made the one in the magazine.
Our cocktail room at the Asian Art Museum was at the top of a marble staircase. We set it with smoke tinted candle-walls, plexiglass tables for the guestbook and placecard, and hand crafted centerpiece art forms. We wanted the guests to feel like they were in an elaborate design but not overwhelmed by fluff. It was warm but crisp.
With an all star team around us we created an unforgettable event. Each centerpiece branch was hand created to look like a bonsai sculpture in a timeless mercury tone. We hunted down branches that grow around rocks to have abnormalities. That is one of my favorite things –abnormalities. They were attached to custom bases and adorned with silver magnolia leaves, fresh gardenias, and small crystals. Asiel Design created custom smoke mirror tops to set on Wildflower linen’s beautiful drapes. This gave a magical reflection and stepped closer to interior design. Got light highlighted each centerpiece making it sparkle. Classic Party Rental provided all table top table settings. We paired black, white, silver and gold in a fresh classic style. Looking for understated elegance we stayed away from Baroque or heavy metals. Paula LeDuc created extraordinary delectable’s that stole the thunder from the china.
Perfect Endings created an ethereal masterpiece. We didn’t want it to sit on a typical table so we created a table from an urn and glass table top. We lined the cake with gardenias at the base to soften it and create a merging of the two art forms.
Blair and Keith were darling as they charmed their guests with love and poise. They danced the night away.
The wedding can be found in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style (spring/summer 2010) on pages 212-215.