Saturday, March 22, 2008

A Wedding to Remember

On March 8th we were thrilled to be a part of Betty and Jarrett's Wedding. Betty is a veteran of the event planning world having worked with Elizabeth for many years and she knew exactly what to do to create a stunning setting for the wedding and knew which elements to add to the reception to really spoil the guests.

The ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner were held at The Walters Art Museum which was followed by dessert and dancing at the Intercontinental Harbor Court Hotel. The Walters is an incredibly beautiful venue for weddings and is managed by the always gracious Robert Zimmerman.

The ceremony held in the Sculpture Court was designed in the round and all wedding guests had a view of the bride and groom and the gorgeous chuppah designed by Victoria at Romance of Flowers. Crystal Strings provided three separate groups of talented musicians for the three segments of the event at The Walters.

After the ceremony, the guests walked up the center grand stairway to a fun cocktail hour with fabulous hors d'oeuvres like lobster tempura, seared tuna, black olive tapenade bruschetta, and slivers of duck on an avocado base with shaved parmesan. The very fun signature drink was served in a stemless martini glass and was (of course) the coral color of the wedding. All the beautiful rentals were provided by Party Rental Ltd. with the help of Rose Rabin.

After an hour, the guests came back into the Sculpture Court for dinner and were completely awed by the beauty of the table configuration and table decor.

A delicious five course dinner caterer by Linwood's (under the expert guidance of Linda Brown) was held at two long tables with buttery gold linens and crisp white hemstitched toppers from Table Toppers. The flowers were so beautiful and abundant in hues of coral, light red, and pink with candles throughout. Victoria and her staff of floral designers did an amazing job with the decor.

After the dinner the guests were swept away on mini coaches to the Harbor Court for dessert and dancing. The bride's mother created a gorgeous and delicious wedding cake which guests enjoyed along with an ice cream station by Cold Stone Creamery and an Espresso Bar by Greg Baker at Xpress. The fun photo booth set-up by Photo Illusion captured each guests in a strip of photos and the excellent rocking deejay from Creative DeeJays played until 2:30 am to an appreciative crowd of young dancers. Just so no one would go hungry, Harbor Court provided a late night snack of mini cheeseburgers and french fries.

The talented photographer Arthur Remanjon captured the memorable day for us.

See more pictures on Arthur Remanjon's Blog.


Affairs With Elegance said...

Everything looks beautiful! I love that dancing was in a completely separate location from the ceremony and dinner.