Modern Cocktail Wedding by Kate Whelan Events™
December 14, 2011

You know we go gaga for a modern wedding (ok, we go a little nuts for ANY wedding), but can you really blame us when they look this pretty? Kate Whelan Events™, was on board to make sure every detail of this modern fête was perfectly placed, and how much do you just love their ceremony set up? VIP front row complete with comfy couches? SO fab. But the pretty doesn't end there, there is so much more to gush over in the full gallery!

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Need a little more pretty? Of course you do - and this video from Frontside Films will be the perfect dose!

From Kate Miller Events™ ...When Megan and Derek requested an elegant, modern, cocktail-style wedding, I was 100% on board. We chose a palette of creams and ivories with golden accents. A handmade metallic golden mum paper was used to line both the invitation envelopes, as well as trays used as decor on the reception coffee tables. White tulips were the flower of choice, as the Bride's favorite flower (also a nod to Derek's Danish heritage). Flourish created beautiful mono-botanical tulip bouquets, submerged tulip arrangements and large urn arrangements accented with hydrangea and more white tulips.

Lounge furniture created VIP seating for the front row of the ceremony and the aisle was lined with tall glass vases filled with branches appointed with pearl-like paillettes that sparkled in the low sunlight while music from Mersonacta String Quartet filled the room. Once the ceremony was complete, the Terrace was turned into an elegant cocktail reception, complete with loads of ambient candle light, uplighting along the brick walls by SJ's DJ and amazing fire centerpieces enrobed in white rock.

Megan's amazing Junko Yoshioka dress with it's asymmetrical neckline was the perfect reflection of their wedding - classic modern with a twist. Her jewelry included family heirlooms - most notably, a vintage brooch that accented her custom veil made by Carole Kenney Design. Her Badgley Mischka shoes were a gorgeous golden touch. Derek and his groomsmen all wore their own slim fitting black suit and black tie.

The entire day was filled with the warmth and laughter of both Megan and Derek's family and friends - and Travis Hoehne Photography and Frontside Films (who also did an amazing engagement video) did an excellent job capturing it all. Some of our favorite moments were: the Father of the Bride's emotional First Look between he and his daughter, the runway walk from the uber-fabulous three year old flower girl - complete with hand-on-hip and pose, and lastly, the butler-passed salted caramel tartlets in lieu of a cake cutting.

Wedding Photography: Travis Hoehne Photography / Wedding Cinematography: Frontside Films / Floral Design: Flourish / Event Design + Planning: Kate Miller Events™ / Ceremony + Reception Location: The Citizen Hotel / DJ + Lighting: SJ's Disc Jockey / String Quartet: Mersonacta String Quartet / Invitations: Kate Whelan Events™ / Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Wedding Dress: Junko Yoshioka / Veil: Carole Kenney Design / Hair: Hana Kim / Make-up: DeAnna Fritz and Nicole Solarez / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals