Guests enter the Florida State Fairgrounds structure to find a stunning cocktail reception.
Skillful use of light and drape transform the space.
A view of a cocktail table.
The cocktail area features a dramatic red, black and white color scheme.
Vignettes feature lounge areas, gowns and wedding cakes.
A closer view of the round bar.
The showstopper at the Wedding Event cocktail reception--an opera singer with a two-story red train.
A long view of the dramatic round bar in the reception area.
Champagne all around the round bar.
Another view of the opera singer.
Simple elements such as this oversize frame rein in the cavernous space and throw the spotlight on the focal point--the opera singer.
As guests move to the dining area, they find a huge space elegantly encased in sheer and sparkling drape.
Gigantic drape "boxes" create stunning chandeliers.
Another view of the chandelier treatment.
A variety of table treatments await guests. Here, an icy white table.
Centerpieces mix blooms and glass baubles.
Green accents on menus pop on the white tables.
Note the thoroughly modern chairs, which still suit the wedding setting.
A closer view of the nontraditional chairs.
Centerpieces are a simple mix of glass pieces and votives.
The rustic tables put an elegant spin on the communal table treatment.
Note the chic accent on the chairbacks.
The use of vines with floral gives a rich yet clean look.
A dramatic floral centerpiece.
A sheer chairback adds glamour to a chiavari.
This color palette is simple yet elegant.
Square tables add to the mix.
Rustic yet elegant chairs.
And the final table style: A study in black and white with a vivid yellow centerpiece.
A closer view of the centerpiece.
Again, the power of a chairback to add drama to a classic chiavari.
A longer view of the room showing the various table treatments.
The stage from which the Wedding Dinner team shared their inspirations and techniques.
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