Apral and Chris were married at India House in Schaumburg and then had their reception at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. Their colors were orange and purple with some ivory/white touches. Flowers included callas, orchids and roses.
For the personal flowers, Apral carried a bouquet of ivory roses and white mini callas with some crystal accents in the callas and down the satin-wrapped handle. The bridesmaids carried all-orange rose bouquets with purple satin handles and the guys changed into white and orange calla bouts after the ceremony.
For the ceremony, we provided petals to be tossed during the ceremony and used 8 of the centerpieces on pedestals lining the aisle. These 8 centerpieces were made of 7-8 tall white callas, bear grass wisps and some gold wire. We later moved all of them to the reception space and put one on the escort card table arrangement, one of the gift table, and 6 served as centerpieces on gift tables. We also added submersible LED lights to all of them when we arrived to the reception site. We also added five votive candles around this style centerpiece.
Additionally, we provided our signature card holder with monogram for the gifts, a vase for Arpal’s bouquet as well as some additional submerged orchid vases around a submerged trio of cylinders on the head table. The trio cylinders had 2 eggplant callas in the tallest, a Bombay dendrobium orchid in the middle height, and a violet vanda orchid in the shortest height. They all had bright floating candles at the top and were surrounded by votives–these were displayed on all but 6 of the guest tables, and the pilsner vases of callas and LED light went on those 6 tables. We also made a cute toss bouquet for later in the night. Hopefully someone caught it and I will be doing their wedding in 2012…just kidding!
My friend Karolina did the candy buffet which turned out really cute. It really showed off well in the awesome venue that is the Shedd Aquarium! I would have loved to explored longer–but I needed a little siesta in between setting up and tearing down.
I enjoyed working with the Maid of Honor/Bride’s sister Rupal to help plan this joyous occasion, and think everything turned out just beautiful. It was such a unique space and I am so glad we did submerged (how appropriate!) and used floating candles and submersible LED’s in this space–it really made a huge difference! Loved it!
A BIG congrats to Apral and Chris! I wish you all of the very best!