Posts Tagged ‘details’

Guestbook Gallery

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Shots from various people of our scrapbook guestbook.

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Flowers by Sebesta Design

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

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.

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She did an EXCELLENT job bring it all together. I will be writing a review soon!

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DIY Details

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

We made a lot of stuff for the wedding to make sure that it had our personal touch.

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Details from VIP Lounge

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

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.

Escort Card table with DIY cards

Escort Card table with DIY cards

Escort Card table with DIY cards

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…

…which was our VIP lounge areas. Corinne hung up the panels I made to separate the little areas.

VIP cocktail lounge area at wedding reception

They were also behind the bar
VIP cocktail lounge area at wedding reception

VIP cocktail lounge area at wedding reception

VIP cocktail lounge area at wedding reception

My panels!
VIP cocktail lounge area at wedding reception

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.

Centerpieces on VIP lounge tables at wedding reception

Centerpieces on VIP lounge tables at wedding reception

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.

Centerpieces on cocktail tables at wedding reception

DIY Guestbook cards

The guestbook was also placed by the room entrance for guests to deposit their messages.

Guestbook Scrapbook

Details of the Ceremony

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

All the closeup details from our ceremonies.

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Details from the Reception Room

Friday, October 30th, 2009

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.

Any images without an asterisk (*) were not taken by a professional. All others were taken by Mitch Ranger. Décor was set up by the Radisson staff and led by Corinne from Sebesta Design.

The beautiful wedding reception room

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.

The beautiful wedding reception room

The beautiful wedding reception room

The beautiful wedding reception room

The beautiful wedding reception room

The beautiful wedding reception room

Check out the head table.

All Wedding Day Details

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Every detail you could imagine…

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Tea Ceremony Details

Friday, September 4th, 2009

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

Wedding Tea Ceremony Collage

Signs in front of the bride and groom’s homes, respectively.

Bride's Home Sign

Groom's Home Sign

My ceremony dress and the bouquet his mother made for me.

Wedding Tea Ceremony Detail: Bride

We wore the ornate Vietnamese Ao Dai in the morning.

Wedding Tea Ceremony Detail: Ao Dai

Traditional wedding dowries include the Betel Fruit

Wedding Tea Ceremony Detail: Betel Fruit

Everything is wrapped in red cellophane and covered in red cloth since red is LUCKY!

Wedding Tea Ceremony Detail: Lucky Red Items

Wedding Tea Ceremony Detail: Lucky Red Items

Jewely offering for the dowry

Wedding Tea Ceremony Detail: Jewelry

Wedding Tea Ceremony Detail: Jewelry

Other fruits to share between the families

Wedding Tea Ceremony Detail:Fresh Fruit

Chinese pastries

Wedding Tea Ceremony Detail: Pastries

Tea to offer to the family

Wedding Tea Ceremony Detail: Tea

Décor straight from Vietnam.

Wedding Tea Ceremony Detail: Colorful lanterns

One of the Buddhist figures on the altars at my mother’s home.

Wedding Tea Ceremony Detail: Buddhist figures

One of the altars at his parent’s home.

Wedding Tea Ceremony Detail: Altars

A roast pig is always part of the Vietnamese dowry.

Wedding Tea Ceremony Detail: Roast pig