For a couple determined to have a black-tie wedding look but in a fun, laid-back atmosphere, Montreal-based Cava Rose treats 150 guests to a cocktails and tapas reception.
Unique elements include giant “flower paintings” hanging on the walls of the factory-turned-gallery venue.
More fun flower "art."
Guests created the playlist by submitting their favorite songs to dance to.
Beautiful floral ...
... and more. The couple wanted guests to wander and mingle.
The menu offers custom sangria, which guests could spike with white port or orange liqueur.
The tapas menu is written on a mirror.
Casual seating options.
A long view of the dining area.
The beautiful cake.
A couple honored their Italian heritage with wedding vows exchanged in the stone ruins of a 19th century winery in the Sonoma Valley, followed by a performance by an Italian singer--a charming wedding by Events of Distinction.
Welcome beverage glasses with charming straws.
The lounge area in the winery ruins.
The ceremony area inside the ruins of the 19th century winery.
Bites of roasted polenta with balsamic sauce.
The escort card display.
The dining tent.
Inside the tent.
A tented dining area offers three coordinated styles of tables.
A rectangular table ...
And a square version, both with white and green linen.
After dinner, a "museum" of family bridal gowns and custom-designed dessert stations provides a sweet finale.
For a bridal couple who wanted a cosmopolitan wedding in a farmland setting, the JDK Group of Camp Hill, Pa., comes through.
The event team uses a mix of textures unified by a black and white palette to create the event.
The towering, hand-built escort card wall ....
... and the sparkling card holders.
The raw bar, perched on a 10-foot ice sculpture.
The dramatic reception tent.
The white dance floor boasts a monogram for the couple.
The cosmopolitan look continues with the black and white floral.
A table setting.
A nice bite. The menu included a salad course with a Parmesan tuile and a dual entree of sea bass and prime cut filet.
And the evening ends.
Fall in love with these three beautiful weddings, all nominees in the category "Best Wedding: Budget Under $1,000 Per Guest." The winner will be named Jan. 10 at The Special Event 2014 in Nashille, Tenn.