Back in January while we were experiencing a blast of brutal cold weather and the whole nation was hypnotized by the plane landing in the Hudson….We were asked if we would be available to take part in a wedding for a tv reality show. The catch was it had to be done in 1 week-actually four days for us by the time we got involved. We were directed to put something together on the lines of Ashlee Simpson’s wedding, an Alice in Wonderland feeling. We also needed something that would not block the camera for the ceremony setting.
OK-off we went-Jill driving, Linda writing as we brainstormed about ideas all the way from the Liberty House directly to our floral wholesaler taking every last black bacarra rose they had. Yet we needed more and contacted our wholesaler in NY- in total 1000 black bacarra roses! We also used hundreds of mini-Schwartzwalder calla lilies, green hanging amarythus and charlotte red roses.
Next we gathered all our wrought iron candelabras and our largest chuppah. The idea- to suspend it from the ceiling-we wanted a large floating canopy covered with burgundy chiffon, the top full of flowers all the way across with hanging amarythus.
We draped yards and yards of burgundy chiffon on top of the canopy, the windows and down the aisle. We used black tea pots filled with rose, a birdcage with two of the cutest birds for the whimsical touch, tons of pillar candles, hanging crystals, red votives, black feathers and bouquet crystals. We designed a heart of roses for the sweetheart table, a bed of flowers for the dish for guests to sign.
Hitched or Ditched
The day of the to be wedding it was snowing-we arrived at the Liberty House - the view was so beautiful and with romantic snow still falling. We set-up all of the ceremony area and reception area. We loved the look we created!
We worked on this wedding the way we work on every wedding by putting our heart and soul into designing and creating the bride’s “dream wedding”. We're sorry about the way things turned out for Courtney and hope that one day we will create her dream wedding!
Special thanks to Gulnara - All photos courtesy of Gulnara Studio, New York http://www.gulnarastudio.com/