We had the privilege of meeting Megan and Greg at the Bridges Golf Club open house in January 2012. We knew right away what a great bride Megan was. She was open to ideas, easy going and not feeling any stress at all. Our appointment in February began shaping her aubergine wedding and gave us the permission to design ever aspect of this magical day from when the guest are greeted until the last dance into the evening. We started off with the ceremony on the Bridges lawn. A stunning view of the hills, we placed four ivory pedestals to framed the altar. We decided at the last moment, due to wind, to place the low lush arrangements on the pedestals knowing that they would not blow over. These large cylinder vases were shades of lavenders to dark purples using hydrangeas, dahlias, orchids, roses, lisianthus and purple stock. We wrapped the base in black ti leaf to hide the stems and create a clean understated elegance. Petals of pale yellow, lavender and pink scattered down the aisle was the perfect elegance of bringing color to the beautiful green grass.
Once the ceremony was over guests enjoyed the Fireside room for cocktail hour while Megan, Greg and the rest of the bridal party used the spectacular grounds to take photos.
We draped the tables with beautiful butter lamour linens and yellow ivy overlays from Napa Valley Linens. We created a lounge area with Hartmann Studios ivory Princeton Collection and mirror end and coffee tables – giving people a chance to sit comfortably while framing the gorgeous fireplace. Small cocktail arrangements in lavenders and pale yellow topped every table for people to enjoy while setting their drinks and enjoying the amazing array of appetizers.
Once dinner was announced guests moved their way down into the Garden Pavilion room.
Each table was dressed in Krinkle Pewter linens with matching napkins in oyster lamour. Bridges formalized the table with their silver chargers seating 8 people to a table.
We centered the room with a white dance floor, but when the lights went low you could see that is has a color washed in dark purple lighting mimicking the flowers. We maintain the elegance in the room with champagne up lighting to feel the warmth of candlelight surrounding the room.
The centerpieces we split up in half tall arrangements that were an explosion of purple orchids and low lushes of mixed flowers in shades of purples. The tall arrangements where highlighted with pin spot illuminating the arrangements creating the extra wow factor.
By mixing the centerpieces the room fills up and adds interest to the room forcing your guests to look up and down admiring the complete room that we worked so hard on.
Guests were treated to a lounge area by the dance floor so people can rest, watch and continue with cocktails while still being a part of the party. Hartmann’s Boudior Aubergine loveseat, Soho Couture Onyx chairs and black coffee and end tables framed the dance floor perfectly.