This past Saturday I had the great pleasure of coordinating Jennifer and Matt’s wedding. This was my favorite kind of adventure, as the happy couple had eloped in December to Mexico, and was planning a trendy, late-night, Valentine’s Day-themed lofty reception. No sit-down dinner, no speeches, none of the traditional hoopla. Just fun, yummy finger food, booze, and close friends and family. I will be posting these to the gallery section, but this 2010 wedding season kickoff was so great, it deserved a post of its own.
Jennifer and Matt wanted a fun, non-stuffy mood that would encourage their guests to mingle. So instead of having chairs and tables, we opted for lounge-y furniture, low sofas mixed with high tables and stools, and tons of red and pink lighting.
We also used frames as details throughout the room, and setup an oversize projection of their Mexico wedding pictures.
We had also planned for a monster of a sweet table, complete with a giant cupcake wedding cake, smarties, and tweezers. I spent a lot of time shopping for the perfect vases and jars, and here is the result:
The party was a hit with all the guests. The food was delicious, the alcohol was flowing…
But most of all, I think this was due to Jennifer and Matt’s generous hearts (they made charitable donations in their guests’ names in lieu of favors), incredible sense of fun, and the decision to spend the evening surrounded by all those they truly love.
PS: And yes, that’s me (at work) with the bride (I’m wearing the sailor hat)
Photography by Davina + Daniel
Rentals by Sofa to Go
Lights by Showdesign
Venue: Entrepots Dominion
Cake and cupcakes by Jessica Berard Cakes
Food by Apollo Globe Traiteur