your wedding venue, a blank canvas; part two

Okay, we’re back at the large, open venue that is somewhat intimidating to brides on where they should start with decor. Yeaaah, not us.

We decided to create high and tall centerpieces. Because the roof is SO HIGH, we did go a bit crazy with the height.


Notice the colors are from her mood board, using chocolate brown as the base color. The linens are a very soft peach. We pick up the other coral colors and pinks in the fresh floral centerpieces. The large centerpieces you see are actually still on the floor, they will be moved to the VIP (large square) tables in the center of the room. To keep costs low, we used the metal chairs, but covered them.

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Ah, remember the stage? What a perfect backdrop to put the world’s most expensive cake you’ll ever invest in – your wedding cake! Strategic pin spots were placed and uplights behind the fabric to highlight the cake. We’re still creating though….

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Natalie fell in love with the ideas of “trees” with floral in the reception area. We created our own tree that was based into an urn, and had floral on top. These flanked the head table.

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Close up of the custom floral trees. They were approximately 20-25 feet tall. Hint: this is where you can save a few bucks by adding real greenery and faux flowers. These were real.

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Intern Aubree doing QC (quality control) on the wedding day. We folded every single napkin so visually it would look like charger plates. It takes a team of people to do something this grand and creative and we are so lucky to have Sally, Angie, Mike and more on board with us!

More to come, because you are just seeing this venue with all the lights up! You can still see the tulle with twinkle lights (we didn’t add that, it’s always there) and the sterile walls. I won’t lie, the bride was still worried about it the Friday before the wedding, but I told her to trust us.

Come back tomorrow to see the completed project…with the lights low and romantic! Think strategic uplighting and a custom gobo light on the dance floor!

photo credit: pfe iPhone

plan on!



5 thoughts on “your wedding venue, a blank canvas; part two”

  1. I LOVE how you framed the cake. I knew when you said in your last post that you weren’t putting the head table on the stage that SOMETHING was up 🙂 The uplighting makes it soo awesome. Amazing Saundra. Amazing.


  2. I really love the way you transformed that facility! That is the vision I have for my wedding and this is the first actual picture that captures that! Kudos!

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