Here, the butterflies point the way for guests to enter the ceremony area.
A family heirloom wedding canopy floats within the 18-by-18-by-10-foot domed chuppah.
A close-up of the canopy.
A long view of the ceremony stage. White muslin drops give the appearance of a backdrop.
Floral arches branch out from the chuppah structure.
Five 10-foot semi-sheer panels are draped across the ceiling from above the stage to the mezzanine; the result is a tent-like effect and the establishment of the ceremony stage as the focal point.
The "backdrops" transform into video screens, showing vide of the bridal couple's daily life.
The flower girls float down the aisle on their own floral float, casting rose petals along the way.
Another view of the flower girl float.
After the video, the muslin panels ascend to reveal the entire chuppah structure.
The beautiful domed chuppah.
In a twist, as the ceremony concludes, the song "Love Train" begins to play. The bridal couple grooves down the aisle. Monitors at each guest's seat (usually used to translate opera lyrics) display the message "Get on board the love train," encouraging guests to get up and dance down the aisle after the couple.
In the foyer-turned-cocktail area, guests find sign-in cards with five different thoughts, helping guests compose their first sentence in notes to the newly married couple.
The pretty cocktail area.
A cocktail buffet.
An array of hors d'oeuvre.
A drill team breaks into fraternity step dancing, encouraging guests to dance over to dinner in the ballroom.
Cool silver chiavaris set off dining tables, which are set both high (on extenders) and low.
The butterfly motif graces a floral arrangement.
A 7-foot square crocodile table features a booth on one side and San Luis Pop chairs on the other. A silver candelabra with hanging crystals is surrounded by crystal candlesticks holding paradise candles paved with white button mums and carnation/rose balls.
A stunning tabletop.
Each table features mirrored table numbers and mirrored menus. At each seat is a Old Fashioned glass with the guest's first name etched on it. A silver matte napkin is rolled and placed inside the glass, finished with a white rose.
Flowers spill out of a glass urn.
Tapers accent the floral.
This tabletop features a centerpiece composed of a three-tier baker's rack set on a silver base cake stand and covered with white floral. Cut-crystal Tiffany lamps and mercury glass votives surround the rack.
Another view of the baker's rack centerpiece.
A long view of the centerpieces.
Another view of centerpiece floral.
Individual wedding cakes circle around a rotating riser.
The individual wedding cakes.
The monogrammed topper on the wedding cake display.
The bride is carried on a special hora chair designed to distribute weight more comfortably.
The cigar-loving groom gets a special treat: chocolate-cognac cigars.
The groom enjoys the cigar treats.
A high-energy act gets the group grooving.
A dueling DJ shows his stuff.