On the terrace a mix of our black iron patio tables, gray-covered 60" rounds with black chiavari chairs, and blue-covered high top tables were used. Blue and periwinkle hydrangeas were set on the tables with seating, and solar lamps from IKEA were used on the high toppers. Silver and gray pillows were added to the Library's black benches, and provided comfort for guests as they conversed after dinner. The event was catered by Three Sons Signature Cuisine. Food was planned for outside, but due to rain showers at the time of set-up, the food was moved into our cafe area, and broken down into stations. A vegetable basket, grilled vegetables, and a gourmet hamburger bar provided a huge array of options for mixing and matching meat and veggies on artisan breads. The cupcakes below were from Florence Wright at Fleur de Lis Cupcakes. The top of the display is a small cake for Debra and Mitchell to share, or save for their first anniversary. The rest of the cupcakes (300, for a wedding of 130 guests) vanished in a matter of 20 minutes, before guests had even completed dinner. I managed to grab a sample before they all disappeared (I tried one of the chocolate cupcakes; third teir from the top, on the right side). The frosting was coffee flavored, and delicious. I think Florence's business is going places.
Debra and Mitchell's ceremony was held at Trellis, and they arrived at the Library via a vintage gray convertible. The pomanders, or kissing balls that decorated the aisle at the ceremony, were brought to the library and tied along the railing.
Debra's lounge experienced a few difficulties. She purchased a large red velvet couch from a vintage furniture dealer who held the furniture until the wedding date in a storage barn. The barn was home to several stray cats, and the couch was soiled and unusable by the time it was picked up. Luckily, all the other pieces she purchased survived. Due to the chance of rain, the lounge was set-up in the Margaret Rivers Room. This worked out well, because in addition to the cool color tones, singer Katie Gearty provided some cool tones of her own.
If you want to see Katie you can check her out here on youtube, and here. She's incredible, right? I'm planning a party of my own right now, and she would be my top choice for entertainment.
The plush bar pictured below is from Apres. The gray velvet front and mirrored top were chic, and added to the cool, lounge atmosphere.
All in all, this was a chill evening. There was no grand march or schedule to stick to. The dinner stations allowed dinner to be obtained at will, and guests could laze and watch the band, dance, or converse on the patio while the bride and groom circulated among them. All in all, this was a chill evening.