Posts Tagged ‘reception’

Guest Table Décor

Monday, August 17th, 2009

The head table was set up differently from the guest tables. Guest tables were void of yellow except for the yellow origami lilies. They also featured three different types of centerpieces: a tall, medium, and low. All centerpieces were designed with an Asian Zen theme.

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.

Each table featured a photo table number of us.

DIY Table numbers

DIY Table numbers

Guests sat on silver chivari chairs with lavender, satin seat cushions.

DIY Table numbers[*]

The favors were small light yellow boxes that had Ferrero Rocher and Andes Mints in them. Each setting had our diy menu inserted into a folded napkin that had an origami lily tucked inside. Don’t ask why the coffee cups are on the table. We asked for them not to be on the table since we didn’t want it to be crowded. Oh well.

Menu setting with origami and favor

Menu setting with origami and favor[*]

Menu setting with origami and favor

The tall centerpieces

The tall arrangement consisted of a tall square glass vase filled with frosted acrylic glass in the base. Tall curly willow branches sprayed out of the vase and was embellished with a combination of purple, hot pink, and lavender orchid blossoms out of the vase and twisting up the branches.

Tall reception centerpiece

Tall reception centerpiece

Medium centerpieces

Assymetrial and clean, the medium centerpieces featured a dendrobium orchid bloom sitting on top of white LED lit frosted acrylic glass. Hot pink wire was also wrapped loosely around a medium height square container. These were a hit since four of them went missing by the end of the night!

Medium Centerpiece[*]

Medium Centerpiece

Medium Centerpiece[*]

Low Centerpieces

These featured floating candles in a low, square container. Mokara orchids also floated.

Low Centerpiece[*]

Low Centerpiece[*]

Head Table Décor

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Once guests absorbed the reception room, they’d see a focal point at the head table. Donny wanted the head table to pop, so designed a custom gobo and we kept the decor in warm yellows to offset the purples and pinks in the rest of the room.

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 custom gobo design was of the traditional Chinese wedding symbol: the dragon and phoenix. The character in the middle is the double happiness symbol that is traditionally all over a Chinese wedding.

Head table

Head table

Head table

Head table

Head table

Head table[*]

Head table[*]

Head table[*]

Now see the guest tables.

Reception Room Décor

Saturday, August 15th, 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.

My Little White Dress

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Traditionally, Chinese and Vietnamese brides change their dresses throughout the reception several times. I will have a Vietnamese dress, the Ao Dai, a western, traditional white gown, possibly a Chinese Qipao and another party dress.

Lucky for me, designers have FINALLY come out with the Little White Dress. I LOVED shopping for the party dress as much as I loved shopping for my gown. Anyone who knows me knows I have a die-hard love affair with clothing and this is allowing me to be… me.

Little White Dresses

I received mine a week ago and I am so in love. Designer: Priscilla of Boston. You’ll have to wait until the wedding to see it.

Links to some of my favorite little white dress retailers:
Amsale
Priscilla of Boston

Any ideas on what it will look like?