Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Dangerfield Wedding - May, 2013

Dangerfield Backyard Wedding...
Beautiful couple! 
They met in China... all of her family still lives there.
They made it to the States where they were married in the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Temple for eternity.
Her family was able to make the trip out to the wedding... most
spoke very little English.  They were lovely people, the bride was
stunning and the backyard was decorated in a
rich, traditional Chinese color pallet:  Gold, Red, Black and White.
The food table was do not do it justice!
We made a banner that spelled out HAPPINESS in Chinese...
{the cake matched the banner}
We also made a couple hundred red origami birds that we
hung from gold branches that were used as décor throughout the space...
they proved to be a huge focale point at this wedding. 

The food was a mix of American & Chinese foods...
and because of the heat, we made sure there was plenty of
 tasty, cool and refreshing fruit. 
Guests enjoyed food their food using chopsticks
with a fortune cookie as a wedding favor, of course!

I loved how we used simple, but definitely NOT understated Orchids in all of their arrangements.  Chinese culture is usually quite simple, not cluttered and has uses earthly elements - her floral arrangements were amazing...and respected the bride's culture.

Happiness :)

Guest table linens: 
table look #1 --beautiful gold damask with a short
orchid floral arrangement, which included long pieces of grass & rocks. 
The light reflected subtly off of these linens,
and were just stunning as the sun went down.
table look #2 --classic black with a tall orchid

A dance floor was situated in front of the guest tables. 
The Bride & Groom sang to each other intermittently as a
four-piece band played throughout the night. 
The dance floor was never this empty... all night long!

The lighting for this party was my lighting...
when the sun sets it's awesome! 
Market street bulbs overhead and red, white and gold
Chinese lanterns adorned the strands. 
It was some kind of magic for an amazing couple
to start their lives out under...
and for the two families to become one! 

Thank you for letting me be a part of your special day! 
Loved getting to know you all
and experiencing your culture & beautiful wedding!

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