After the ceremony ended, guests were escorted through the hotel lobby to the foyer. The first sight was a round table dressed in custom gold linen with multiple beautiful bird cages with live doves drooping with flowers.
The couple had expressed the desire to have a dove release after the ceremony but since ceremony was going to end at sunset and birds cannot be released due to fear of losing their way back, Nikki decided to bring the live birds and make them blend with decor. There were birds in cages spread throughout the cocktail area, some perched on pedestals, some on credenzas and some on the bars adding to the ambiance.
Two plasma screens showed guests their seating assignment.
A large mirror with the hand painted invite was placed strategically across from the entrance round table with the eye-catching birdcages.
Because the clients were very specific about not using hotel furniture at all, all the furniture was removed. In the center of the foyer was a large square mirror bar with the couple’s monogram. The entire pre-function space was decorated with furniture vignettes for one hundred guests.
Our involved groom wanted the color palette to be black, red, and gold therefore Revelry provided furniture vignettes in the three aforementioned colors. Custom plexiglass cocktail tables with hanging chandeliers graced the space along with a few highboys in custom gold linens.
There were 12 food stations including sushi, tapas, seafood, a Mediterranean station, Chinese stations, as well as tray passed hors devours. A stringed trio played beautiful music and guests were treated to a lovely ambiance with decor, lighting and music.
The groom was also very adamant that as soon as the ballroom doors opened and after the couple’s grand entrance, all the rented furniture was to be removed immediately. This was to eliminate seating and bar for guests’ use outside the ballroom, to keep the party inside. The groom’s theory proved to be true, as the guests happily remained inside the ballroom for the remainder of the evening.
A special thanks to our vendors:
Planner and Designer: Nikki Khan of Exquisite Events
Florals: Tic Tock
Furniture, mirror – Revelry
Chair covers – Wildflower Linen
Stay tuned for Part Three of this gorgeous wedding in our next blog.
Have an Exquisite day and we’ll see you next Wednesday!