Believe it or not, New Year’s Eve is right around the corner. So before you panic and head to the drawing boards for last minute party planning, have a looksy loo at this elegant 2014 affair brought together by Erica Velasco, House of Glitter and so many more. It’s an inspiration goldmine, but we’re just getting started. We’ve got lots, lots more right over here!
From House of Glitter… New Year’s Eve is the most celebrated holiday in the world, combine that with the most memorable day in a couple’s life and you have a recipe for an extravagant and memorable party that no guest will ever forget!
Once I had the New Year’s Eve themed wedding in my head, I could only dream of one venue to shoot at- The Ice House- and the most amazing photographer to bring my vision to life-Erica Velasco. There are three completely different rooms in the venue, but what I had dreamt about was the White Column Room. Floor to ceiling white brick, white columns, concrete floors, and an open airy layout. I knew that the perfect complement to the room would be clear acrylic, so I recruited Event Rents for the ghost chairs and ghost chivari chairs, and Kool. Party Rentals for the exquisite acrylic chandeliers. As much as I love a good hanging chandelier, I felt that the ceremony was to be focused on the bride and groom coming together as one, so I decided on placing them around the altar and when the lights are dimmed there would be a soft glow as the couple exchanges intimate vows in front of their loved ones.
How gorgeous does the bride and bridesmaids look? Thanks to the amazingly talented makeup artist, Stephanie Neiheisel, the girls look flawless! Party curls and a giant top knot absolutely complete their look, Keith Smith and Danielle Hacche were just a dream to work with. The bridesmaid attire is from a local designer called Cleo and Clementine. She designs the most unique wedding and party dresses I have ever come across! All I could picture was pure sequins dresses, and she delivered the most perfect ones for a New Year’s Eve themed wedding. The men’s attire is from Brothers Tailoring, the sheen finish on the suits just scream lux! The bride’s dress.. I don’t know if I have ever fallen in love with a short bridal gown the way I have with this particular one. I went into Schaffer’s bridal with a specific look in mind- short, fun, something that would be different and stand out for a New Year’s theme. I think it’s safe to say they nailed it. I can’t take my eyes off of this dress, and the cut out back..to die for! Claudia’s Custom Jewelry accessorized the girls with such beautiful jewels, and I am pretty sure that crystal clutch needs to be in my closet.
With La Tavola Linen’s amazing sequin table cloths and the spray painted gold florals, the paper goods Rene from Celebrations in Paper created truly came to life. Instead of the traditional place cards we worked to create a fun and memorable name card that guests could wear and show off throughout the party. Every party hat is different and really represents the guests’ personalities. Rene did an incredible job in bringing the vision of sparkle, sophistication, and an extravagant New Year’s Eve party to life.
Jay from Kick Ass Kakes created the perfect cake to go along with the sophisticated party atmosphere of the reception. The individual, mini sugar sequins he created perfectly mimicked the bubbles in champagne. For the cake and champagne table I wanted to add my favorite thing, rock candy! It adds another texture to the champagne glass and is absolutely delicious to sip on- try strawberry rock candy with champagne, yum! And of course we had to have sparklers, what’s New Year’s Eve without them!?
The popcorn bar…what can I say, I am now addicted to all sorts of flavored popcorn because of My Popcorn Kitchen! With a party that will continue to be rocking well past midnight, we had to have a good “midnight snack” table. And who doesn’t love popcorn? We chose half to be savory flavors, like the Spicy Buffalo Wing, and half to be sweet and sugary, like the Triple Berry Cheesecake so that every guest’s craving would be satisfied. And how cute is the picture of the bridal party throwing the popcorn in the air like confetti!
To end the reception with a bang we created a silver tinsel photo booth backdrop and gave the bridal party confetti and party horns to play with. The champagne tower was one of my favorite parts of the photo shoot, when the groom popped open the bottle it flew and the bride actually screamed! It was the perfect end to the perfect day, so candid and full of laughter and joy. I want to thank all of the amazing vendors that helped being this vision to life. You are all a dream to work with!
Photography: Erica Velasco Photographers | Event Design: House of Glitter Wedding and Event Planning | Floral Design: House of Glitter Wedding and Event Planning | Wedding Dress: Schaffers Bridal | Cake: Kick Ass Kakes | Invitations: Celebrations in Paper | Bridesmaids Dresses: Cleo & Clementine | Catering: My Popcorn Kitchen | Makeup: Stephanie Neiheisel | Hair: Mercantile Salon/Danielle Hacche | Hair: Keith Smith | Groom's Attire: Brother's Tailors | Groomsmen Attire: Brother's Tailors | Accessories: Claudia's Custom Jewelry | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Kool Party Rentals | Rentals: Event Rents