One of the fun challenges of our job is to take a random, unassuming room, and turn it into a gorgeous wedding celebration. This was what we got to do when we helped Keeley and Michael turn the St Thomas Aquinas High School Commons area into the perfect venue for their special day. They are such a great couple and we really enjoyed working with them.
The room was actually quite nice but there were championship banners and school posters around the room. The secret to "hiding" the less ideal aspects of the room is really to camouflage it with up-lighting. Once the lights were dimmed, the columns that were located around the perimeter of the room were instantly turned into pillars of colored light that drew the eye and the attention.
We also set-up a large backdrop, 20 ft wide and 10 feet tall that hid the gymnasium entrance and provided a great setting for the head table. We used white rosette curtains, with a white satin drape for a really clean, elegant affect. We then added up-lights in a soft pink and set up a customized gobo with the monogram for the couple's last name. (I know the lights look quite overwhelming here, thanks to the camera, however, in real life the lights were not so dominant.)
I was also really excited to do the flowers for this wedding. We used white hydrangeas, blush roses, and ivory roses to create truly lovely bridal bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages.
The bridal bouquet had a mixture of roses, including pink tipped roses, blush roses, and ivory roses combined with white hydrangea.
The bridesmaids were wearing blush pink so their bouquets accented their dresses with white hydrangea and ivory roses.
We loved setting-up and taking-down with the couple's lovely family and friends. They were so delightful and it was such a privilege to be part of this wedding. Thanks again!