Sunday, July 26, 2009

Alycia + Ernie: 07.25.09: Married

::Highlights of this wedding::
1. Ceremony seating
Alycia and Ernie were married in the gorgeous rotunda of the Carnegie--so the bride wanted to have her guests seated in a circle to complement the space instead of the typical chair layout. And the couple was married right in the middle of that circle! Having set up the black chiavari chairs for this event, I can say that creating this type of seating plan is a lot more difficult than it may look!
2. Bride's Entrance
Alycia (and her bridal party) made her entrance into the rotunda down a spiral staircase--definitely different and super elegant!
3. Black Chiavaris + Black Linens
Although slowly gaining popularity, I notice that people still tend to shy away from incorporating too much black into their weddings. But it can be timeless, classic, sexy when done right as evidenced by this wedding's use of black chiavari chairs and black pintuck linens. Think 'little black dress.'
4. Club DJ
Music was important to them, so instead of hiring a 'wedding dj' Alycia and Ernie splurged on one of their favorite local club djs to spin at their reception. And trust made for a great party!

5. Sunken Hydrangea
Orchids have been done. So it was refreshing to see another flower, hydrangea, in sunken centerpieces. Striking.

DJ Dredd

Photographer: Rodney Bailey
Videographer: Enfocas Photography Inc.
Rentals: Party Rental
Caterer and Cake: The Classic Catering People
Transportation: Regal Limousine
Audio/Visual: ProAV

photo guest book

circular ceremony seating in rotunda
unity candle

cocktail table centerpieces of black river rocks and hydrangea

bride Alycia in Nicole Miller gown

flower girls with babies breath head wreaths
staircase entrance

sunken hydrangea and branch centerpiece (tall)

sweetheart table

centerpiece of carnation mound (low)

bridal bouquet of hydrangea, callas, roses and stephanotis

photos on the portico
bird's eye view into rotunda
yummy salad by CCP! greens, gorgonzola, strawberries, caramelized walnuts!
the beautiful portico right before the sparkler exit 

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