Thursday, June 4, 2009

Andrea and Justin at The Sand Pearl

Not only do we love creative Brides, but when they are creative and have fabulous style, it's the total package. Andrea was such a wonderful Bride to work with! She has experience in the wedding industry and came to us from Orlando. She had a vision, however when it came to the decor she let us take her vision and run with it.

In this instance, the Bride allowed us take care of the concept and decor - soup to nuts! Botanica International Design Studio provided her with ceremony, cocktail hour and reception linens, aisle runner, chivari chairs and matching chair pads, napkins, chargers, lighting, draping, lounge furniture, the covering of her dance floor in vinyl and of course all of the floral!

So Brides out there, keep in mind - we can be your "one stop shop" in regards to providing all aspects of your wedding decor or even something as simple as just a wedding bouquet. We're here for all of your needs. :)

Below are some images from this FAB wedding!

The Bridal Bouquet

Andrea's bouquet consisted of several varieties of orchids, including ruffeled tulips and sweet peas.

The Groom's Boutioneere

Dorotonopsis Orchid - (try saying that 5 times fast) :)

The ceremony "altar"

When we get pictures of the aisle we'll post them, as it was such unique ceremony decor and we LOVE weddings that are out of the box. For Andrea's "altar table" we covered the table in wheat grass and loaded it with different heights of candles. It was so beautiful.

The Aisle Decor

We had two of these pieces on either side of her "altar table" and two at the back of the aisle. Something to note, as much as we love to make the "altar" area of your ceremony beautiful, it's also important not to forget about the back of aisle. A lot of your photos taken, are of people walking down the aisle, including one of the most memorable moments of when the Bride takes that first step and the guests and the groom see how amazing she looks for the first time. So why not create a beautiful backdrop that will make pictures that much spectacular?!

The Escort Card Table

The days of having a standard arrangement in the middle of a round table are now gone! Well, maybe they aren't quite gone yet, but it's always fun to present your escort cards in a unique way - a way that hasn't been seen by your average wedding goer - think outside the box ladies, the small details like this is what makes your wedding unique to you and your new groom. Here we used assorted plexiglass boxes accented with candles, wheatgrass and the same brillant flowers used throughout Andrea's entire wedding.

The Bride and her Maids

Andrea wanted her Bridesmaids to carry the same bouquet, however in order for them to be slightly different, we increased the concentration of magenta and hot pinks.

The Reception

Her table decor consisted of copper containers filled with lush arrangements and candles. We continued her color scheme by introducing copper crinkle taffeta linens, copper chairs with mando orange square chargers and chocolate napkins. Just stunning.

Dance Floor and Lighting

The best way to creat ambiance is with lighting and candles. A fun thing to notice about Andrea's lighting is we created custom gobos. Rather than your standard monogram gobo we took the design used in all of Andrea's paper materials, save the date, invites, escort cards, etc. and created custom gobos and projected them on the dance floor and splashed the walls and ceilings with it. Because of this, we covered her dance floor in a white vinyl. We explored the idea of covering it in copper, which would have looked amazing, however, when having extensive lighting, the white dance floor allows you to project images, etc. really featuring the lighting and gobos - so we decided to use the white as oppose to the copper.

The Dessert Lounge

With an oversize ballroom, a great use of space is to break the room up into smaller rooms and/or area with draping. In this case, Andrea's ceremony room was deadspace after the ceremony was over. Instead of letting it go to waste, we flipped the room during cocktail hour, transforming it into a dessert lounge. We used all chocolate furniture and accented it with mango orange and magenta pillows. It created interest and conversation with guests while at the same time continuing her color scheme and proved to be the perfect example of how decor can really 'transform' a space.

A HUGE Thanks to Debbie Glancy at The SandPearl Resort who was so amazing to work with and of course Garrett Nudd for perfectly capturing and providing us with such stunning images.


Rebecca Zoumberos said...

Beautiful wedding! And the commentary is great! I really enjoyed reading about this wedding and looking at the pictures.

Malindy Elene Bridal Couture said...

Andrea, her family & bridesmaids were such a pleasure to work with. Andreas' wedding gown was nothing short of extraordinary. We knew she would be a beautiful bride! Congratulations to Andrea & Justin.