Friday, September 21, 2007

Carla + Pete: Ceremony, Cocktails, and Reception

More from Carla Lane:
It was so HOT the day of my wedding I provided parasols with a tag that said "stay cool baby it's hot outside" and we served lime smoothies in champagne glasses as they waited for the late bride.
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I used white chivari chairs with black cushions for the ceremony (I hung simple green tassels on each chair down the aisle) and reception, then switched to black chivari chairs with white cushions for cocktail hour. It didn't add a lot of cost but it added a lot of style.

Ceremony
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Cocktail Hour
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Reception

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For the reception, Cheree Berry used a different clip art design for each table (here you can see zebras, candelabras, parasols, bumblebees, and bicycles). We put it out on tablecloths I sewed for the cocktail hour and used black and white striped ribbon to hold them down, which matched my invites. On the escort-card table was a glass jar containing river rocks, dahlias, and succulents.
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Check back later for flowers and the cake!

4 comments:

ready.2.spark said...

Everything looks fantastic. I love the tag on the parasols - very cute.

Enjoy Celebrations and Occasions said...

Fantastic! I'd recognize The Parker anywhere as I was married there myself. I am so jealous of the outdoor reception. It was 116 degrees on our wedding day - not an option! Every detail is amazing and I love the succulents. Well done!

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Those parasols are so adorable! Did guests really use them? That must have looked amazing.

People St.Clair said...

Where do I begin because everything is just amazing. All the details have been put together so perfectly.