There are many things that we claim are our "favorite part about our job", this wedding contained most, if not all, of them. A bride with a unique design eye, an epic dance party, a sweet, supportive mother of the bride, clients who include cultural heritage moments throughout the day, a father of the bride who could not stop the waterworks, dramatic florals, perfect weather, and all of the love.
Lynnette and her mom came to us last year with some unique ideas. Think black wedding cake. No color except for the green of tropical palms. A dance band AND a Latin DJ. As soon as they laid their vision out on the table, we were all in! It sounded like too much fun!
Both the ceremony and seated dinner & dancing reception took place at West Lake Country Club, the perfect setting for this all-white and black affair. The cake was a traditional Puerto Rican brandy soaked-cake made by a family friend. Lynnette was envisioning a black wedding cake with some kind of white floral, and the pop of white anenomes were the perfect touch.
Keeping with a black and white palate, we did long estate tables covered in white linen with striking black chiavari chairs. The round tables were topped with a black linen and alternatively set with crystal chiavaris. We kept the florals fairly simple in terms of design, though quite dramatic in their effect. Single-element arrangements of hydrangea, tulips, and orchids were clustered with low votives on each of the rounds, however on the long estate tables we wanted to bring some drama and height to the room. The large palm fronds, phalaenopsis orchids, and tall taper candles added texture, pops of color, and ambiance to the ballroom.
The day was a team of all-star vendors. Ashley Seawell captured the beautiful images you will see below. The dance band, Shimmer, and Latin DJ, Juan Rodriguez, did a fantastic job keeping that dance party going until the wee hours of the morning. Thank you to the Bauzas and newly-married Caldwells for letting us be a part of your day. Your family was such a joy to be around and we had so much fun celebrating with you!
Event Design & Coordination: Greg Boulus Events | Floral Design & Paper Goods: Charleston Street | Photography: Ashley Seawell Photography | Venue & Catering: West Lake Country Club | Bridal Gown: Pronovais | Dance Band: Shimmer | DJ: Juan Rodriguez | Minister: Lynn Prather of Church of the Good Shepherd | Bridesmaids Dresses: Weddington Way | Hair & Make-up: The Lex Studio