Guests gather at the Hilton Tel Aviv for an outdoor cocktail reception facing the Mediterranean Sea.
The reception--for 400 guests--is inspired by a Zen garden, says KBY Designs founder Koby Bar Yehuda, with warm wood furniture and earth-tone cushions.
Elegant floral welcomes guests.
A long view.
Amaranthus lends its unique charm to floral.
The green floral pops against the plain wooden furniture.
Lattice overhead provides shade.
A long view of the outdoor reception.
And an even longer view.
From the reception, guests head to the wedding ceremony.
Another view. The wooden white-washing pergola was 'covered' with greenery and flowers to create a romantic, vintage look.
Well-placed trees soften the seating area.
The chuppah as night falls.
Beautiful lighting of the chuppah; lighting by Imagine.
From the wedding, guests enter the ballroom at the Hilton Tel Aviv. Here, the KBY team creates an intimate setting by running a 16-inch semi-circle atop the round tables to give guests at the perimeter the sense that "they got the best seat." Catering was provided by Hilton Tel Aviv.
An elegant back bar treatment.
Seating is a mix of chairs and semicircular banquettes.
Rows of banquet tables.
Elegant Old World floral, a contrast to the minimal 'Zen' look of the pre-wedding reception.
Charming table numbers.
Another charming table number.
The event features five different table designs. Floral includes a rich mix of peonies, orchids and blush pink roses to create a romantic look.
More elegant floral.
And still more.
The power of pin-spotting!
Sweet treats to end the evening.
From a cocktail hour by the sea to a rustic garden wedding ceremony to the ballroom reception, KBY Designs hits all the right notes for this elegant event. Photos by Ran Bergman.