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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Real Wedding: Rachel and Brett 8-1-2008

Rachel and Brett were married at the Golf Club at Newcastle on August 1st. Rachel and I had worked a lot on the decor ideas, as she wanted elegance in a more natural, unexpected way. We started with more classic tones of cream and chocolate brown (and more tailored arrangements) and slowly added in champagnes and chartreuse. What a beautiful palette, which would work for any season! We added in some great natural touches, such as branches and the use of artichokes in some of the centerpieces...
The Ceremony was set atop the terrace, which is rare for Newcastle Weddings (most weddings use the tent because of size, but Rachel's guest count allowed her to use the terrace - which is stunning - and the ballroom!!) Guests were treated to a view of the skyline as they picked up a parasol and seated themselves in anticipation of Rachel's entrance down the aisle...

We had planned on the most beautiful golden green runner, but alas, the wind on the terrace held fast and there would be no putting down (or rather, keeping down) of fabric that day.

Even Rachel's veil didn't quite make it through the ceremony due to the wind, although a most helpful groomsman caught it as it flew off!! But despite the wind, the sun was warm and the ceremony absolutely touching and beautiful, and a triumphant Rachel and Brett came down the aisle as husband and wife.
Tania from Azzura Photography was there to capture all of the amazing moments and little details, and not only was she a pleasure to work with, but her photos were absolutely fantastic. Azzura does a lot of work at Newcastle, and you can see why!

For the reception we used manzanita branches for the structural aspect, and hung candles to add more romance in the addition to the votives on the chocolate brown satin linens. Additionally, we warmed up the ceiling with amber lighting, and as the evening got darker, a magical starry sky appeared on the ballroom's ceiling, through the use of some gobos.

The low arrangements were held in copper urns and held an abundance of cream and champagne roses, hydrangea and even chocolate brown artichokes, punctuated by chartreuse cymbidium orchids. What an elegant and joyful night that was - thank you, Rachel and Brett, for letting us be part of your wonderful day!


Married & More with Michelle September 11, 2008 at 1:56 PM  

Absolutely gorgeous Daniela! I love the texture and look of creamy hydrangea and green cymbidiums paired together. This wedding is stunning!