The event team uses more than 1,000 stems of peonies along with other floral to create the stunning centerpieces.
To set the "One Night in Paris" theme, the event team turns the tennis court at the bride's home into the "Louvre Musuem" by painting the court black and using a clear tent structure to create an atrium effect.
Three different rental companies supply Old World lounge furniture to set the mood.
An artwork "hanging" on the drape inside the tent suggests the museum mood.
The cheerful escort card display.
A closer view of the escort card display.
Beautiful custom champagne drape enhances the tent. To stick to the wedding budget, the event team swags only portions of the interior.
A total of 30 crystal chandeliers add drama to the tent interior.
A longer view of the tent interior.
The Old World look of centerpieces--some of which weighed 200 pounds.
Note the mix of floral and topiary, a nod to the formal French garden.
Note the architectural elements on the table,
The event team brought much of the floral in from Europe.
A dramatic centerpiece that echoes the museum theme.
Tables are dressed in hand-tufted linens.
To add an interactive element to the reception while conserving budget dollars, the event team designed some food stations to be self-serve.
French fare at a food station.
A longer view of a food station.
An artful food presentation.
The oh-so-French frites in a wire cone.
A carver stands ready to serve.
A chef whips up crepes to order.
Pretty petits fours.
As part of the family's tradition, the wedding cake was made by the bride's grandparents. When the cake began to topple over, the event team quickly concealed any flaws with extra flowers.
A French opera singer entertains guests.
The wedding tent glows; Bellavista Designs handled lighting. To see more beautiful Photo Galleries, just click here.