Alli & Shon's wedding Part III
August 13, 2008
After cocktail hour, guests excitedly headed to dinner for an incredible family style meal underneath the stars. We used the street to create a most magical setting for Alli & Shon's dinner. Since the bare space was completely open and exposed, we wanted to define it in a way that did not take away from the residential feeling, but also create a feeling of warmth and enclosure.
In order to do this, we used the raw frame of a tent and kept the entire space open air. Gauzey fabric billowed along the tent poles and beautiful Belgian rugs ran along the length giving the space the coziness of a family dining room.
Vine covered chandeliers swayed from the tent frame above while the massive arms of surrounding trees reached through the frame, providing shade for the guests.
We used a combination of raw wood rectangular tables and round tables decked in hemstitched linens.
Rene and Niki, the GENIUSES of R Jack Balthazar brought in the most beautiful flowers and contained them in their insane collection of vintage silver, crystal, ceramic and wood for an eclectic, collected feeling..
We attached tiny table numbers to each menu card with twine.
Guests were greeted by plates of Farro salad waiting on their tables which they passed around family style.
Lobster and peach salad.
Giant roasted Porchettas were wheeled around the dinner space and carved tableside.
Sorbetto was presented to guests with Prosecco poured over the top for more bubbly goodness.
Miniature Italian pastries were nibbled on after dinner.
Alli & Shon's touching first dance. Paul Toal performed the most incredible cover of 'Alli & Shon's song,' Led Zeppelin's 'Thank You.' I still get goosebumps thinking of it..
I absolutely love this wedding. What rental company did you go through to get the beautiful rugs and rustic tables?
Thanks so much for your sweet words, Sarah. :)
The beautiful rugs came from the design geniuses, R.Jack Balthazar and the wood tables came from Classic Party Rentals.
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