'Forest' in the church
The bride and her mother--both strong-willed--had differing opinions about the wedding. However, both wanted an unforgettable affair.
For the ceremony, the Something New team under the direction of founder Joe Mineo took the bride's love of the 2011 royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton and translated it to a "forest" in the church. A total of 12 14-foot trees lined the aisle.
Floral accents for trees
At the base of each tree, white hydrangeas and Phalaenopsis orchids cascaded over planter boxes.
Spotlights hidden in the base helped define the floral.
Custom boxwood hedges framed the sanctuary.
Cocktails in a tented garden
The cocktail reception took place at Stambaugh Auditorium.
Guests had two options: a garden lounge in a tented area and an indoor reception.
The cocktail area in the tent featured elegant floral.
Boxwood bars and high-top tables enhanced the garden atmosphere, while custom privacy screen shielded guests.
Ice bar for hors d'oeurvre
An elegant ice bar offers hors d'oeuvre.
Floral on the fountain
An existing fountain is graced with a floral collar.
Stunning staircase in roses
After cocktails, guests ascend the enormous staircase, which is festooned with more than 1,000 oversize white roses and accented with pillar and votive candles.
Ivory damask bar
The bar is draped in ivory damask and backed by a bookcase with flickering candles and framed by white roses.
Nightclub vibe for dinner
The dinner reception is the bride's vision--a nightclub vibe with plenty of options for dining. Guests are welcomed to drink and dance all night.
The ballroom is draped in white velvet and features custom wraps for existing pillars.
Seating ranges from banquettes to tables to high tops.
Lomey tubes are used to create stunning chandeliers.
Multiple food stations
Multiple food stations keep guests sated.
A dramatic floral centerpiece.
Wedding cake display of nine cakes
Wedding "cake"? How about "cakes"--a total of nine, showcased beneath their own floral garland.
Floral on wall
Floral marches down a wall.
Lomey tubes at work
Lomey tubes are used throughout.
An artist captures the evening.