This submission is by Latrice Dixon of Favored Events
City meets Country. All of the posh, modern, metropolitan elements will be brought to the simple home style, country, and atmosphere.
Colors: Black, White, Metallics, splashes of bold colors (Oranges, Yellows, Greens)
Wedding Celebration Location: The ceremony, cocktail hour, reception and after party will be held on the farm. The ceremony will be held in the lush, fields. The reception will be held in an airy tent and expansive farm barn will be transformed into a nightclub lounge. The barn has been emptied for the wedding celebration. The cocktail hour will be held on a smaller patch of land located on the same property.
Invitation: Elegant laser cut oak invites that gives a sophisticated, earthy feel.
The ceremony is a tribute to the simple farm atmosphere with bales of hay covered with white satin cushions for the guest to sit on. The aisle is decorated with a lush layer of white rose petals. The wooden chuppah is draped in white satin and covered with a lush assortment of white roses, amaryllis, phalaenopsis orchids, greenery, etc. There are various cylinder vases filled with water and white floating candles. There are silhouette fans of the couple given to the guests as they arrive for the ceremony.
After a beautiful ceremony, guests are then greeted by horse drawn buggies that seat 10-12 guests and are taken to the cocktail hour that is adjacent to where dinner will be served. When the guests arrive they are greeted by tuxedo clad, white gloved waiters that have an array of farm inspired butlered hor de oeuvres'. They are offering a variety of classic favorites as well as culinary delicacies. The cocktail hour has been designed with the bride's posh metropolitan style in mind with white leather modern sofas and chaise lounges. Lucite side tables are filled with green peonies. The sofas and lounges are accented with green, orange & yellow pillows. White satin covered cocktail tables with small peony filled bubble bowls are placed strategically through out the space. Guests are being entertained by a jazz trio. The dinner bell sounds and guest are then brought into the dinner tent.
Upon arriving in the dinner tent, guests collect replicas of NY City taxi cabs that serve as place cardholders. The tables are named after different experiences and places that the couple has visited. The Guests are invited to enjoy a feast that includes petit filet, asparagus, and lobster tails. A martini bar and ice luge are featured in tribute to the bride's fondness of the drink. In addition to cake, the guests are served a buffet of home style mini desserts to include mini apple crumb pies and rice pudding. After dinner guests are treated to a serenade to the bride by a member of the NY metropolitan opera.
The barn has been transformed into the likeness of an upscale NY nightclub lounge. The ceiling has been draped with ornate crystal covered chandeliers. The ambiance of the space is posh, modern, and chic. There are chaise lounges and ottomans set up in various areas of the room. The design is similar to the cocktail hour. The white dance floor has been installed with an illuminated logo to represent the couple. . There is a live band performing. Various pub food stations to include burger sliders, mini crab cakes, etc.have been set up. There is a huge ice luge that guests are being served drinks from. The bride has changed into a form fitting sheath and is ready to dance with her groom. There are flat screen monitors displayed around the space showcasing a photo montage of the couple. A donation to the bride and groom's favorite charity has been made in the name of each guest. Swag Bags are given to the guests with various items to include some of the bride and grooms favorite things. Guests dance into the wee hours of the morning.
Story board images from: Modern Bride Magazine; David Stark Design; The Knot Magazine; Grace Ormonde.