For those of you that are just joining us...we are featuring the COOLEST wedding ever. A group of luxury vendors got together to gift two amazing filmmakers with a complete wedding...from the rehearsal dinner to the farewell shower and we're debuting here today. The film that is garnering so much acclaim (and that has left me a big ball of mush) follows three senior citizens who have made it their mission to ensure every soldier a proper homecoming welcome. Their incredible story touched these vendors (see the complete list below) so much, that they wanted to give the story tellers something really, really special. A wedding.
About the incredible design concept...
This was our chance to bring in the rich Indian culture to represent Gita, while celebrating the couple's future too...their apartment in New York and their contemporary edge. So we came up with a design that included all of that and so much more. The table cloth was picked first. Judy, at Flora Fauna, found this silver fortuny table cloth that represented the elephant. The crinkle effect on it was magnificent. We then decided to use rich gold manzitia branches as an accent and brightly colored flowers. To bring in a contemporary edge we used black square metal vases to contain all flowers, red votives and candles were also used throughout the design.
The color palette was fuchsia, poppy red, marigold, silver, orange and black. We used mokara orchids, john story orchids, dendrobian orchids, garden roses, mini poms, carnations, dahlias, billy balls and roses...an eclectic but stunning collection of flowers to acheive our look. For the ceremony, we draped curtains at the entrance of the gazebo using a rich red silk fabric lined with garlands of carnations.......on either side of the entrance we placed black square bases, smaller aqua paisley metallic fabric wrapped boxes, red carnation garlands with a white elephant and massive mix of orchids coming out of it's back (one elephant was blown over by the wind and broke just before the ceremony). The aisle (promenade) was lined with copper lanterns that had red candles in them with red/yellow rose petals clustered around them.....we used fruitwood chivari chairs with fuchsia chair pad covers.
The AMAZING gown was provided by Pronovias from Madeleine's Daughter and the gorgeous yellow bolero was gifted by Sandi McKeen Couture. LOVE! We have so much more to come but in the meantime, if you haven't already, make sure to take a peek at the film that inspired this entire wedding events, The Way We Get By.
The Vendors: Real Weddings Maine Director, Jessika Brooks / Venue by Retreat at French’s Point / Event Design by Flora Fauna Designs and coordination by The Sweetest Thing Weddings / Photography by David Murray Weddings / Stacey Kane / Michelle Turner / Audra Photography / Catering by Silver Tureen / Tent by Sperry Tent / Cake by Let Them Eat Cake / Henna by Genevieve Levin of Blackbird Studios