Saturday, May 21, 2011

Backyard White Elegance

Our May bride wanted an outdoor event with lots of whites and sparkle.  Her colors were white on white with touches of antique pink.  We love crystals and sparkle and an outdoor setting made it perfect. The weather in Arizona is never certain at the end of May but it ended up being absolutely amazing.  The night started with a sit down dinner for close family and friends of about 100 people followed by dancing and an open house.  For the open house part she wanted a cheese and cracker bar and sweets.  The spread was heavenly and turned out to be a favorite among the guests.  She also had a sweets table for the kiddos!  Dancing under the twinkle lights till late into the night.  It was truly magical.
The amazing photos below were provided by ESG photography.   
The bride and groom!
This party was all about the details.  This bride wanted to have a bouquet that wouldn't die but that meant something to her and so she had her future sister in law make these silk flowers and then gathered antique broaches and pins from family to created this stunning bouquet.  Also, the cloth napkins were wrapped with these beautiful silk flowers and placed at each table setting with a program outline.  The effect was stunning!

 For visual interest we had two centerpieces that glittered in the sunset and then sparkled under the twinkling lights and candles.  Sheer draperies added to the elegance as well surrounding the tables and dance floor. 
Centerpiece number 1:  

Centerpiece number 2:
Eiffle tower vases topped with hand made rose bouquets.  She didn't want to spend her budget on fresh floral that would die so she made these rose bouquets for us to use as centerpieces.  They are made from coffee filters...YES I said coffee filters, they looked real and were absolutely stunning. She used the Martha Stuart tutorial and lots of patience! 

The Head table was backed by this gorgeous ribbon wall of silvers, pinks, and whites.  It rustled in the breeze and provided the perfect backdrop for pictures and to really allow the guests to notice them.  The table was lined with sparkle votive chandeliers and candle light.  The effect was stunning.

The Cake and Candy table:
The cake was 7 tiers of white buttercream with white coconut. Yes it was stunning!. Mini cheesecakes were served at the cake table. The candy bar surrounded the cake table on each side. Chandeliers and a white drape made it stand out. 


  Sign in table included a gift table, beautiful photos, a picture station and advice cards. 

  Drinks served were lemonade, limeade, water and apple sparkling punch

Food Table including the cheese and crakers


 Under the lights shots: