Wedding of the Season?

September 20, 2012

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We’ll let our viewers decide, but for us, this one rocked the house. Drawing from the closely-related but “not quite the same” themes that our bride loved, we were charged with blending Victorian, Steam Punk, Gothic, and a healthy dose of what we can only call “Shabby Chic Roadside Speakeasy” into one cohesive presentation. Luckily, this played out in 4 distinct areas; a classic country chapel, a rough-hewn lodge ballroom, a forested yard, and a patio bar with a backdrop of creek and treeline.

A sense of drama was needed for the chapel ceremony, and here is where we played with much of our client’s love of wrought iron, gothic, and (did we mention?) eastern mysticism. Deceptively simple, we chose two very detailed gobo patterns to project on the proscenium wall over the alter and wedding party, and on the aisle….which was cued in or out depending on what was happening at the time. The walls were given an LED uplight treatment, the color of which changed as the ceremony progressed. Our friends at West Coast Drape added black velour window coverings with gold swag stays, and Vibrant Flowers added fabulous centerpieces on stage, which we pinspotted from the balcony.

In the front yard, the guests mingled before and after the ceremony, in a rustic meadow-like yard surrounded by 120 vintage replica light bulbs on café strings, held by 7’ high wrought iron shepherd’s hooks.

Unbelievable décor detail held sway in the lodge for dinner and music: Too much to even list! Here, we went out of our way to add light swaths, pinspots, and washes wherever needed, seeking to tie all of the greatly varied vintage details together as though in a painting. We used very little color, and a nearly 100% LED equipment list, tucking small fixtures behind, under, over, and beneath the elegant window treatments, antique vingettes, bartops, the display of teacups and saucers (gifts for the guests), and SO much more! Another 24 vintage bulbs were used in existing sockets on the overhead rough-hewn log beams. Barclay Event Rentals knocked the custom tabletops out of the park, with more florals from Vibrant Flowers, set pieces from Peter Corvallis, and drapery from West Coast Drape.

The biggest kudo, however, goes to the incomparable Christina Safford from Muse Weddings and Events for producing this gorgeous event, she was a fantastic design partner that we absolutely LOVE working with!

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