Inspired by the couple's exotic home, the Merryl Brown team turns to a Balinese theme. Here, the outdoor fireplace becomes the focal point for the couple's vow renewal.
A Buddha statue and votives in the fireplace set a dramatic mood.
The Merryl Brown team uses the couple's own statues of gods and goddesses as the centerpiece for the dining table.
A closer view of the centerpiece. A center riser on the dining table is covered in turf and "planted" with orchids.
A longer view of the dining table. After the event, the Merryl Brown team donated the turf to a family "with five kids who could not afford to landscape" their home, Brown says. "They were really happy to have it!"
The dinner tent was provided by The Tent Merchant; the Merryl Brown team draped the sides.
A closer view of the place settings, from The Tent Merchant. Classic Party Rentals supplied barware.
Eclectic floral, created by the Merryl Brown team, includes orchids, kiwis and seashells.
The necklace worn by the officiant.
Balinese decor elements.
The dinner tent as night falls. Ambient Event Design handled lighting.
One of the 29 guests peruses the menu from Savvy Wine Food.
Cocktails include Dirty Martinis with blue-cheese-stuffed olives and rose' champagne.
The appetizer: Rock shrimp "lollipops" with spicy almond sauce.
The first course: Corn and Lemon Grass Soup with Lobster Salad.
The second course: Terrine of Foie Gras with Fresh Texas Fig and Lemon-Thyme Gastrique and Toasted Brioche
The fish course: Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon in Fig Leaves with Nasturtium Butter and Coconut Rice.
The entree: Five-spice Braised Beef Short Rib with Napa Cabbage-Orzo Stew.
The cheese course: Roquefort Trifle with French Butter Pear Relish.
For dessert: Cardamom Spice Cake with Orange Blossom Cream. The cake is accompanied by coffee and fleur du sel caramels.
The dessert buffet.
Hand-carved chocolates from Sweet Nuit.
The server team.
The dessert buffet includes a hookah filled with scented tobacco.
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Merryl Brown Events helps a couple celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary with a beautiful Balinese party. Catering by Savvy Wine Food; photos by Michael Gardner Photography.
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