Real Wedding | Maria & Antonio | 5.2.15

We can’t believe it’s already been 2 months since Maria& Antonio’s wedding (Happy Anniversary you two!). When Maria emailed us a link to her wedding photo gallery and told us we can have any of the photos we wanted, we were OVER THE MOON excited! We had no idea how hard it was going to be to try and narrow down the ones we wanted to share with you all. There were so many incredible photos to look through and choose from. Their ceremony took place under the oak trees on our beautiful lawn,  followed by a cocktail hour in the Grand Ballroom’s Foyer and reception in our Grand Ballroom. You can totally feel the love and emotion emitted through these images (just LOOK at Antonio’s reaction to seeing his gorgeous bride Maria during the first look! PRICELESS!). Thank you to Laura of L.Martin Wedding Photography for doing such an amazing job and for taking great care of our awesome clients.

Maria & Antontio 5.2.15 Recap

The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for Maria & Antonio’s Special Day! Their outdoor ceremony was held under the oaks on our lawn here at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center. Following the ceremony, guests were invited into our lobby for cocktail hour prior to the reception. Our ballroom was dressed to the nines with elegant draping and lighting, and all white linens and decor filled the space. There was even a modern lounge area! The guests enjoyed some delicious food as well. Some of the items on the menu were Caprese Skewer (passed hors d’oeuvre), Chicken Marsala, Mashed Potato Martini Bar, Pasta Station (guests picked the ingredients and it was made fresh just for them!), and a Dessert Display instead of a traditional wedding cake. The dessert display featured Mini Flan, Cheesecake Bites and Guava Pastries….to name a few. The guests partied all night and the day was perfect from beginning to end. It was such a pleasure to work with this lovely couple and their family on their big day. Congratulations again Maria & Antonio!

A big THANK YOU to our friend Ron with Ron Pinero Photography for the beautiful images of the ceremony & reception set up!

 

Inspiration Collaboration

We are very excited to share some of the beautiful photos of this triple theme inspiration shoot organized by the fabulous Victoria at Royal Events and Services and  captured by the wonderfully talented Chauntel Desiree last month. It was such a pleasure working with them to create these beautiful images. We were more than excited to provide the draping and lighting for this shoot as well as the catering and venue. It was great fun to showcase the outdoor property at our venue – which is available for ceremonies and other events. The vibrant greenery made a beautiful setting for the rustic theme shoot. We hope you enjoy these photos!

Design/Table Decor: Royal Events and Services

Photography: Chauntel Desiree

Draping/Lighting/Catering: L&L Events

Venue: Scottish Rite Masonic Center (Managed by L&L Events)

Friday Favorites: Spandex Chair Covers

One of our absolute favorite things ever,  is the versatile and always beautiful Spandex Chair Cover. Not only does it bring a clean, crisp (read: wrinkle free!!) design feel to any event, this gem looks great with any type of sash., Don’t be fooled however, it also holds it’s own when it flies solo. Which is your favorite look: with or without a sash?

Lighting Changes EVERYTHING

One of the most frequent questions we get asked by clients is: “How can I make the biggest impact on my space without blowing my small décor budget?”. Our answer is always the same: Lighting. Love a location but the wallpaper/paint color and/or carpet clashes with your color scheme/theme? The depth and dimension added by colored up lights can wash out ugly wallpaper or brightly colored carpet in a space. Lighting can also add decoration to simple draping, giving the space a dramatic feel while matching your theme. Here are some examples of lighting used to create depth dimension and design.