Thursday, October 21, 2010

Paul & Melody October 16th 2010 - Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit

Ok... We are still recuperating from this past weekend's wedding. Wow, what a dozy. We had 10,000 roses, 1,200 hydrangea, 300 stems of orchids and various other flowers come through our mits this past week. It took six people four sixteen hour days to process, construct and execute this event.

Lia Moore of Full Circle Eventi brought us Paul & Melody's event and of course designed it all. It was the most beautiful event I've seen to date. They got married in the Guardian Building in downtown Detroit and the reception was held at the DIA.

The ceremony flowers were Orange Moccara Orchids, High Magic and Star 2000 Roses, Pittosporum, Orange Pin Cushion Proteas built in 6 - 4 ft sections to line the traditional Persian marriage "table" where the ceremony took place. The bouquets were red and hot pink roses and black magic calla lilies adorned with rhinestones. The brides bouquet was cream roses, gardenias and stephanotis of course filled with rhinestones. It smelled amazing and weighed almost 8 pounds!

Dave, The Lighting Guy did an amazing job on the lighting (of course) Lori of the Detroit Institute of Arts seriously worked hard to oversee the setup and did an amazing job doing so. The staff at the DIA never cease to amaze me with their eye for detail. We literally filled a 27ft truck wall to wall with the first "trip" of flowers.

There were 64 buckets of 100 roses each in pink and red in our cooler room.

Once we did the base of the topiary arrangements, we placed them on buckets for staging.

Here you can get an "idea" of how many boxes of flowers we received! You can also see our little Pug "Oscar" who looks a little possessed here standing guard!

After we made a 6ft section, we staged them in the gallery upstairs to make room!

The room was set up in an "X" formation where black chiavari chairs lined each side sweetly adorned with these adorable organza sequined chair slip covers with a black satin skirt finished off with a rhinestone buckle. Lia picked out these mirrored tiled glass mosaic charger plates with an adorable hot pink cocktail plate, black glass champagne and wine glasses paired with a damask white china place setting. She did an amazing job with the details and theme. She had linens custom made in California and shipped in.

The head table had 2 - 6 ft sections of over 1000 roses!!

Down the center of the tables were black organza ruffled runners with 136 ft of hot pink Hydrangea, red and hot pink Roses and hot pink Cymbidium Orchids. We built 24 - 6 ft sections and placed them on the tables and placed our 24" trumpet vases with the topiary of 300 red and hot pink roses on top every 10 ft. Each one of these 6 ft pieces weighed 100 pounds (2,400 pounds total) and the rose topiary arrangement weighed 60 pounds each (960 pounds total)! We finished them off with crystal garlands and used our rhinestone encrusted crystal candles holders in varying heights and pillar candles. It was beautiful.... Simply breath taking.

Lia arranged real person "strolling tables" and a fabulous cocktail "lounge" area for after dinner! The cake was covered in french macaroons and hand painted! There was no details left unturned!

I want to thank my staff for working so hard on this event and making it a perfect success. I am forever grateful for you guys xoxo...

Please enjoy the photographs of the event from Photography by Suman