What type of reception do you plan with a groovy groom and a former Miss Ohio winner? Not your standard one, I assure you. John Gannon and Cynthia Madden were looking for their wedding to be unique and different. They love good food, friends, clubbing and drinking martinis. That’s when it hit us (Cynthia and I during a wine lunch)! Let’s nightclub their reception!!!
With a themed wedding like this it is crucial that you go ALL the way with it. No chickening out! So Club Gannon was transformed at the beautiful executive center at Casino Aztar. No details were missed.
When guests arrived to the reception they were greeted with red carpet, paparazzi and had to line up to get into the “club”. When they entered through the draped entrance, they were greeted with a colorful ambiance. We chose all white furniture and minimal flowers and spent our money on smart lighting which transformed the room from blue, pink to finally red.
No traditional sit-down dinner for these folks, we were going with action, food stations. We offered four different seating areas. Traditional round tables, with crushed white velvet that would sit 10 people (these were the VIP sections for family). Small cocktail tables adorned with ice chivari chairs and fuzzy tablecloths.
[warm and fuzzy!]
Tall gathering tables in white spandex linen. Four bars were strategically placed around the plus sign dance floor, with four high bar stools behind it. (The bride and groom planted themselves there to watch their photo montage later in the evening. Too cute.) And finally, four couches with ottomans covered in glass for drinks. There wasn’t a moment that I didn’t see someone or many people sitting on those couches!
We brought in a high caliber DJ with a huge screen that played MTV videos with the songs. It’s a club right? And for thirsty dancers we offered two open bars; a martini bar with a ice-sculpture, luge in the shape of a G and a beer/wine/mixed drink bar.
[sweet little arrangements]
The only non traditional item in the whole room was the cake. A four tier, soft pink fondant cake which set upon a pink, pin-tuck satin tablecloth. The only color besides the lighting in the whole place.
Hands down the most unique event I’ve ever planned and conceptualized. Like what you’ve seen? Give me a call!!! I’m looking for my next über cool project.
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