Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Marie Antoinette Inspired Wedding

Natasha and David had to have been one of the sweetest couples I have had the pleasure to work with! After months of planning and collaboration with the bride, groom and the bride's mother, the princess- like Marie Antoinette/French inspired wedding finally happened. The ceremony and reception took place at the Nixon Library in Placentia....a perfect garden setting for the ceremony. We brought in large cone topiaries in classically shaped urns, garlands of pale pink, warm pink, cream and green flowers that wrapped around the base of the topiaries and pedestals. The bride and her bridal party (including the cutest flowergirls and ringbearers ever!) walked down an aisle decorated with a soft swirl pattern of pink rose petals and draped with pink and gold cording accented with roses and golden tassels. The reception took place in the ballroom which had the perfect ambiance for the the event- lots of beautiful gold and crystal chandeliers, huge mirrors over grand fireplaces and dramatic gold drapery. The photographer happened to take the best shot-one that I hope captures the expression of all of my clients- as soon as Natasha and David walked into the room for a preview. The many tables had three coordinating, yet different color and textured linens and were topped with either crystal candelabras with lush pink and cream arrangements topped off with decadent ostrich feathers. The rest of the tables had low versions to compliment. Speaking of decadent ... the dessert bar was the most elaborate and Marie Antoinette- worthy dessert bar I have ever seen. This was a very sweet wedding for a very sweet bride, groom and families. Thank you for letting me participate in your big day!
Special thanks to Mathieu Photography for the great photos!