Veronica and Willie were another out of state couple, and they wanted to leave all the planning and design to us. We did consult Veronica on the design along the way, but a lot was a wedding-day surprise. She came to us wanting just one thing: an all-white wedding ceremony with a major twist and turn for the reception: a bold and bright Moroccan theme. We began the Moroccan theme inspiration with this story board:
Everything took place at the same venue – the 9th Street Abbey. Guests arrived and enjoyed the ceremony, then went outside to cocktail in the garden while we flipped the space from an ethereal white wedding to a colorful Moroccan palace. Guests were given a hint of the theme with the wedding invitation – which was made with a custom red laser-cut belly band, lots of colors, and a beautiful jewel created by Papercut Invites.
The same theme from the invitation was used throughout for the rest of the stationery on wedding day. For the reception transformation, we customized a paisley gobo for the wall with Exclusive Events because Willie loved himself some paisley (he also wore it in his tie).
We selected delicate and beautiful gold netted overlays from Cloth Connection for the head table which we set on top of a luscious red satin, used on all the tables. We capped the chairs with the same gold netted sequin and donned the tables with handfuls of vases and lanterns of various colors. Flowers from The Crimson Petal were kept simple, yet you can see how the centerpieces still made a statement. We created three different seating areas on the floor with low coffee tables and giant throw pillows. The effect was daring and romantic and guests were wowed when they returned to such an incredible transformation!
Here’s how their day unfolded. Enjoy!
Here’s Amanda caught in action, making Veronica look smashing for her big entrance!
And then the Big Reveal to the reception greeted guests like this:
Thank you Veronica and Willie for trusting us with your big day and your ideas!
The Dream Team:
Event Planning and Design: Events Luxe
Ceremony and Reception Venue: 9th Street Abbey
Catering: Patty Long
Photographer: Kurtis Hall
Lighting and Decor: Exclusive Events
Florist: The Crimson Petal
Linens: Cloth Connection
Stationery: Papercut Invites
Cake: Artistry on Cakes
Ceremony Music: Manhasset Strings
Reception DJ: Millennium Productions, Brian Lewin
Bottles: Worn Vintage Rentals