With everything in the wedding industry being saturated in all things vintage, when I was approached to work on a different era it was so refreshing! Enter the Hollywood bride Niki....
Niki, had a clear vision as a bride of what she wanted from the start, her Hollywood Glamour dream was lit by candlelight and accented with crystals. She wanted to take her wedding back in time, to the nostalgic era of the Hollywood icons of old, such as Marylyn Monroe. She started by sending inspirational pictures of how she would like the end result to be, and describing her more personal idea’s. She settled on our bespoke service, and we embarked on designing the wedding she had dreamed of.
Working with a bride like Niki is a real change of pace, she knew exactly what she wanted, and only needed a little direction from me. She had each area of the venue mapped out in her mind, and had plans for everything. My job was to source & clearly define everything we needed for the final designs, and of course make sure logistically it was all possible.
The ceremony area was in an open plan area of the venue, so we constructed a tall white draped area to enclose the ceremony, giving her privacy from prying public eyes. We kept everything in black and white, from the love seat they were married under hung with black & clear crystals, to the pedestals covered in candles.
The entrance to the reception was to be a red carpet affair, with giant gold statues and a personalised clapper board. This was to lead through to the drinks area, complete with brand new white chesterfield chill out area, away from the main room to relax in, completing this Hollywood VIP vibe. Niki wanted to reveal her main reception room to the guests in style, so we specially made some huge Hollywood screen style red curtains, at the given moment, they were to be opened with a flourish revealing the main room.
Niki had envisioned romance, so we were sparing on the fairy lights, and professional lighting solutions, and went for pure candle light. The result would be a truly romantic setting, with Art Deco inspired drapes and back drops to complete the look.
After dinner there was to be a second reveal, we decided to construct a separating white voil archway down the centre of the room, giving the illusion of an intimate soirée. Once dinner was finished we were to draw back the archway revealing a starlit room, complete with old school Hollywood photo scene and black and white dance floor.
Niki’s finished wedding had developed and grown since our first meeting, the end result was truly a Hollywood romance. Each area of her day was designed with thoughtfulness and care, to insure each reveal to the new section was seamless and stylised. I was so happy for Niki and her groom Anton, they embodied their chosen theme on the day and looked like Vintage Hollywood stars. They walked the red carpet like pro’s and partied the night away, so much so that I think even Frank Sinatra would have been impressed!