Connie and Brian: The Reception

Yesterday, I wrote about Connie and Brian’s morning as well as the Catholic ceremony and Korean tea ceremony.  Today, it is all about the reception at Terzo Piano.

All photos by Avery House.

Connie really wanted purple to dominate their decor.  Their escort cards were the traditional card in an envelope style.

Honey Bee Weddings has worked at Terzo Piano many times but this was the first client that wanted to transform the space.  We added uplighting, linens, and three gorgeous centerpiece designs by Revel Decor.

Amy Beck designed a cake that mimicked the bride’s gown.

One of the centerpieces sat on mirrored boxes to create a truly modern centerpiece.

Some brides mention a flower or a color that they would like to be used on their wedding day.  Connie was very specific: She wanted purple dendrobium orchid blossoms in the tall centerpieces.

The last centerpiece was my favorite: low and lush arrangements with tons of color saturation to create a linear tablescape.

Magnificent Milestones designed menus that reflected the modern look of the invitation suite and included their monogram.

The bride and groom had their monogram made into a gobo.


I love this photo because you can see the details of the dress and the cake.

Garter tosses are a rarity these days but you wouldn’t know it by looking at this expressive crowd of gentleman!

A kiss in front of the Restless Rainbow.

No one could have imagined the installation on terrace.  I thought that it was beautiful.  The shocking colors did make me think of a rainbow!

The bride and groom took photos on the walkway.  

Dancing the night away!

I heart Lighting & Draping

Nothing makes me swoon like hearing the words pin-spotting. If you have ever seen flowers look gorgeous in displays or professionally done, I can tell you why: pin-spotting! It’s gorgeous!
Drapery can be used to make your wedding look beautiful.
Below is a picture of the Rookery. The event designer used soem soft drapery to create a stage like appearance for the ceremony as well as hiding some of the local businesses in the entrance. There is natural uplighting to create a focal point.

In the picture below, the event designer used drapery and lighting to create a dramatic entrance into the room. Since the wedding was the Cultural Center, the dramatic entrance also creates a divider for uninvited guests. This is a great idea if you are having your wedding in a public venue.
We are having our cocktail hour in a sectioned off part of the hotel lobby. Our event designer will be creating an entrance so that nosy hotel guests can’t peak in!

One of the most elegant and dramatic huppahs– it is gorgeous!
Drapery and lighting can also be used in other parts of your wedding. Below the event designer used drapery to create a lounge. I love the drama and intensity!

The event designer used lighting through out the space to create drama!

My needs for lighting and drapery inside my reception are very similar. We’re going to use the lighting near the band. I want the 9 piece band to stand out! I am also using pin-spotting on the tables with high centerpieces.
My vendor is Art of the Imagination. After I booked her, I found out that Mrs. Emerald from Wedding Bee used her as well!