Monday, March 12, 2012

Wedding Overlooking Water in Florida!

At the Grove Isle Hotel and Spa in Coconut Grove

My mom and dad attended an amazing wedding in Miami, Florida. Although I did not plan or have anything to do with this event, I offer some highlights as inspiration to my blog followers and potential clients. We all learn from each other with shared ideas.

Check out the photo of the signs that the ring bearers carried as they walked down the aisle preceding the bride. The bride's Korean background encouraged me to check out Korean wedding customs because I thought that perhaps the ring bearer signs are traditional in Korean weddings. Although not a Korean wedding ritual, what a cute added touch to the bride's traditional entrance!

Featured in the photo found below is a mirror more than 4 feet tall. The guests and family names and reserved table numbers were written in pen for a seating chart on the mirror. Lanterns placed on the table illuminated the area.

With only railing and dividers separating wedding family and guests from the water, warm breezes brought the fragrance of the ocean that permeated the area where the reception was held. Check out the flower arrangements and elegant table settings that enhanced the sea-side decorated ambiance!

Multiple exotic flowers and plants grouped together make up the table centerpieces!

Twinkling candles, raffia chargers, rectangular and round tables beckoned the wedding guests and family to the reception celebrating the marriage of loved ones!

An exquisite, yet simple addition of flowing fabric added to the magical, sea-side ambiance in the wedding reception area!

With a view of a sailboat, the ocean waves gently flowing and the colors of sunset, the wedding cake display table is perfectly positioned. The wedding cake with green leaf garnish and the bride's orchid bouquet in front is further proof of attention to every detail that the Grove Isle Hotel and Spa provided for this wedding celebration.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Orchid Enchanted Evening

At the King Plow Arts Center a simple and elegant wedding honoring Chinese and Jewish traditions was celebrated!

Delicate orchids decorated the rooms for the ceremony and reception. Bold American's decor enchanted wedding participants and guests.

The Officiant was Dr. Jon Crane, a professor at Emory and a brother-in-law. Combining Jewish and Chinese traditions gave the wedding ceremony additional cultural richness. The bride and groom exchanged vows under a traditional Jewish chuppah. A Chinese tea ceremony honoring the bride and groom's parents was beautifully executed. A custom of witness participation with everyone in attendance signing a poster added further meaning to the beautiful wedding ceremony. Delicate orchids visible throughout the room for the ceremony as well as the reception, enhanced the exotic and warm ambiance of simplicity and elegance.

Check out the cocktail hour centerpieces. Orange and white orchids were the featured flowers of the evening.

Check out the incredible lit-up bar in the middle of the room. What an inviting atmosphere!

The place card table.

With a mix of rectangular and circular tables throughout the reception room, the tables not only looked inviting but were creatively placed for elegance and a unique celebratory atmosphere.

Various glasses of different heights filled with lit candles enhanced the beauty of the reception room!

Check out the simple but elegant wedding cake! Simplicity and elegance truly dominated this most gorgeous wedding from the ceremony until the last dance of the reception!

On the way out - Guests were invited to fill blue chinese take out containers with
South African chocolates - a perfect mixture of two countries!

Photography by Sean Randall captured memories of this
Orchid Enchanted Wedding Evening Celebration! One of my favorites below.
Imagine what beautiful pictures Sean could take at your event.

Music by DJ Joel from Lethal Rhythms encouraged everyone to get up on the dance floor and enjoy themselves.

Wedding family and guests were treated to party favors with photos from Red Eye's Photo Booth installation.

Transportation via shuttles was provided by Metro Tour Shuttle.