This past July Chad and I traveled to Beirut, Lebanon to attend the wedding of my dear friend Taline. Having never been before (though my mom grew up there), I wasn’t sure what to expect, but whatever it was, it exceeded anything I could have imagined. The reception was held at Domaine de Zekrit, a converted monastery that dates back to earlier than the 6th century AD, and nestled between the hills. Juxtaposed with the modern white and lucite furniture that was brought in , it was the perfect location for a wonderful evening spent outdoors. The photos can’t do it justice, but it was pretty spectacular in person!
This is what awaited us for the cocktail hour…
The layout of the dinner portion of the evening was pretty great….flanking the dancefloor were 2 long rectangular tables which had round tables on either side. Check out that view!
Not a bad entrance when you’ve got pyrotecnics!
Normally I’m not a fan of tall centerpieces, but these really worked because there no limit to how high they could go! It really filled the space nicely. These were found on all the round tables.
The long tables had lower centerpieces that cascaded down.
This had to be one of the more elaborate buffet spreads I’ve ever seen….all different stations for Lebanese, American, Asian, salads, BBQ and more, ripe for the picking!
Beirut’s known for its nightlife, and for this wedding, they really got the club atmosphere down…
Insane dessert buffet…
Cutting the wedding cake with a sword leading into a fireworks show!
The happy couple! Congrats Taline & Raffi!
[images by me & Chad]
So excited to kick off this week with a fabulous Brooklyn wedding! It starts off at the new Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, with a ceremony at a local garden design shop, then ends up with a parade over to the reception at My Moon. Its fun with lots of fab details, so be sure to click thru for all the wedding-y goodness!
Loving the simplicity of the centerpieces from this wedding….so clean and green…my fav!
[images from Emilia Jane]
I love how light and airy this wedding is! Even the simplicity of the table decor is just perfection….goes to show you don’t need a lot to make a big impression.
Hair Stylist: Dina Jennings
Caterer: Great Performances
Musicians: Eliano Bráz
Reception Venue: The Bell House
Other: Betsi Ewing Studio
DJ: DJ Matt Uhlman
Equipment Rentals: Ace Party & Chair Rentals
Makeup Artist: Stephanie Peterson
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Pierrepont Hicks
Officiant: Two-In-Love Ceremonies
Fashion Designer: Brooklyn Tailors
Pre Ceremony Location: Mondrian Hotel
[images from Justine Bursoni Photography]
Loving this chic palette of greys, whites and greens with just a pop of the burgundy! More details from their wedding planner below.
From their wedding planner:
Melissa & Bob were one of my favorite couples last year. As soon as I met them, I knew they didn’t want the traditional wedding. Instead, they wanted a sophisticated dinner party reception with great food, great drinks, and lots of quirky fun. From the beginning, the bride had her eye on a fabulous loft in downtown LA (LoftSeven) which as you will see really captures the essence of city living in Los Angeles – the noise, the smells, the traffic, who knew! The couple fell in love with a neutral palate of soft, pale grey, white and green. We added deep burgundy calla lilies in the bouquet for that extra pop! Of course no dinner party catered by Heirloom LA can be complete without a full dessert bar with everything from carrot cakes to inside out s’mores courtesy of Cake Monkey.
Catering: Heirloom LA
Coordinator: Love in LA Events
DJ: Red Shoe DJ
Desserts: Cake Monkey
Dress: Michelle Rahn
Florist: Peony and Plum
Rentals: Town and Country
Photography: Picotte Weddings
[images from Picotte Weddings]