For many events, we collaborate with several other companies to create the completed design. Sometimes, we provide centerpieces while an AV company sets up lights. Other times, we provide lighting and room decor while a florist does centerpieces. We love working with others, but sometimes an event comes along where we are chosen as the full service event design company from start to finish. We act as the lighting, floral, installation and fabrication company for all of the event's decor needs.
When we book these projects, we spend months planning, designing, building and preparing a complete decor and lighting package. There are few things more satisfying than seeing countless hours of hard work come together in one beautiful room.
For this wedding, we were chosen by Diane Carr and Jeffrey Haines of the Bernards Inn. We have worked with them in past years with excellent results, and they knew that we were the right team to bring their concept to life on time and on budget.
After the design phase was complete, we set to work on finding resources for each element. We went to floral markets to find out what would be in season in October. We found the best local resource for live trees that are over 10' tall. We found a man in Michigan who collects birch bark from naturally downed trees in the woods near his home.
We built, painted and applied birch bark to an 8' x 8' freestanding wall. We found just the right lengths of birch trunks to create a chuppah entirely out of wood. We sewed fabric, made birch candle holders, and chose new lighting fixtures to get just the right amount of light throughout the room. We also built four birch arches, customized planters, and selected floral accents.
Our floral centerpieces featured hydrangea, orchids, roses, lilies, cabbage, and several other accent flowers. Our staff florist even waxed leaves individually by hand to make perfect decorative accents for each place setting.
When the big day came, the room was absolutely spectacular. It had a feeling of warmth and romance to it that can't be fully captured in photographs. It delighted us, the venue staff, and of course the bride and groom.
Here is a full list of the items and services we provided:
Design sketches and CAD drawings
Custom wrinkle-free drape
Custom birch wall backdrop
Custom birch arches with grapevine and floral accents
Live birch and ficus trees
Birch candle holders with eco-friendly soy tea lights
Bridal and bridesmaids' bouquets
This wedding was recently featured in New Jersey Bride magazine, and on their website. Click here to read the story. Our favorite quote comes from the bride, who said, "At the last arch, I had that moment of realizing, ‘Wow, I’m getting married. The next chapter is beginning.'"
Our deepest thanks to Andres Valenzuela Photography for sharing his beautiful photos of the day.