Shots from various people of our scrapbook guestbook.
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These photos are coutesy of Sebesta Design, which is an EXCELLENT and highly recommended event design company serving mid-Michigan. I can’t even thank her (Corinne) enough for the wonderful work that she did. Read the review.
I am a little bit OCD and particular when it comes to art and design… so before ever meeting with her or any other decor vendor, I created these excel spreadsheets of everything I wanted. Every little detail.
She did an EXCELLENT job bring it all together. I will be writing a review soon!
Pictures from Corinne:
We turned the prefunction space at the Radisson into a cocktail lounge, rather, a VIP lounge. There were two bars, one on either side of the room and the color scheme in this room was black and white with hot pink accents.
Any images without an asterisk (*) were not taken by a professional. All others were taken by Mitch Ranger.
Guests came up the escalator and were greeted by the escort card table. The buddha on the table was actually part of our home décor before the wedding. As a last minute decision, I told Corinne that I would bring it in case she could use it and I loved where she ended up putting it. The Radisson set up all the little escort cards I made.
Then, they turned and found their seats on the very simple table map. I made it simple as to not take away from what they’d find behind the first post…
She designed the coral centerpieces on the modern tables and brought in modern furniture to bring our theme to life. I brought the candle votives which were previously puchased at Ikea.
There were four cocktail tables that guests could stand at and sign our guestbook cards. There were awesome centerpieces on each of them along with the box of guestbook cards. I LOVE mokara orchids.
The guestbook was also placed by the room entrance for guests to deposit their messages.
Once guests passed the cocktail room and entered the banquet room, they were greeted with a huge 24′ x 24′ dance floor, three types of orchid centerpieces. chocolate and purple/lavender accents, a yellow and chocolate head table, fabric, and lighting.
I think lighting really changes the feel of a room. We wanted to achieve the nightclub feel so everything was candlelit and dim with colors bursting against the walls.
Check out the head table.
These photos were taken by Mitch Ranger. As you can see, the main colors in the morning were red and gold for traditional luck. The Vietnamese attire, called Ao Dai, added the punches of color.
A nice little collage of the ceremony
Signs in front of the bride and groom’s homes, respectively.
My ceremony dress and the bouquet his mother made for me.
We wore the ornate Vietnamese Ao Dai in the morning.
Traditional wedding dowries include the Betel Fruit
Everything is wrapped in red cellophane and covered in red cloth since red is LUCKY!
Jewely offering for the dowry
Other fruits to share between the families
Tea to offer to the family
Décor straight from Vietnam.
One of the Buddhist figures on the altars at my mother’s home.
One of the altars at his parent’s home.
A roast pig is always part of the Vietnamese dowry.