It started with the Bride’s love of bling, then to her favourite color, “leopard.” Yes, leopard print is a color!
Forty tables for 450 guests were set in luscious textures of black, silver, champagne and ivory with the key element being three differing table shapes and styles. There were taffeta, shimmering silk, sequins, and luminescent metallics on both the table linens and chair embellishments. Five different types of candles were used to create height and drama with the light on the floral pieces. In white and cream hydrangea, orchids and roses. A personalized menu sat on one of three charger plates and was topped with one of two favors: handmade ladies bracelets wrapped in leopard print boxes (from the bride; a jewelry designer in California), and cigars with personalized bands for the men.
Other highlights of the wedding included: leopard print patterned walls; a step and repeat fashion styled photo station; a flip book station; a round chuppah hanging from the ceiling with a duplicate on the other end of the room; theatrical lighting amongst the “theatre in the round” configuration; a seven-foot-tall cake with leopard print and bling touches; a podium made entirely of crystals; a six-foot monogram hanging behind the head table that boasted 2500 large Swarovski crystals; four five-ton vehicles for lighting gear alone; and 18 hanging chandeliers.
Bold unique statements included a renowned clothing designer’s studio for the bridal party’s fashion styled photo shoot. The photographer then revealed the leopard-spotted pony done by renowned graffiti artist David Brunning, with animal-safe paint. The result was edgy and like nothing that had been created in the wedding marketplace to date.