We drank the purple love potion and fell deeply, madly in love with Matt and Matea’s Wedding! When we first met Matea, she had a gorgeous purple and silver color palette picked out and the wedding service and reception was going to take place at Pazzo’s 311 which is just magnificent, I mean look at these photos by Bethany from Maypole Studios, From there we created her deep purple and magenta flower arrangements, met and worked with our favorite lighting and backdrop crew, YJ Decorating, and basically fell in love with everything from her lovely and wonderful personality, which was out of this world and her sense of humor was just perfect, we love brides that have fun during their whole planning process, to the sweetest and most romantic ceremony and heartfelt speeches! The wedding was a non-stop party and it was hard picking out photos, we love them all!
The personal flowers included, mini dark plum calla lilies with silver eucalyptus details for the groomsmen and wild purple bouquets for the bridesmaids. For the bridesmaids we used different shades of purple long ribbons to create a bit of drama. For the mothers we made small bouquets for them to carry down the aisle. We love the tradition of the bride and groom walking down with both parents, so sweet and perfect! Matea’s bouquet consisted of purple and white roses with deep magenta orchids cascading down the front. Since the bouquet was going to be a big one, we used a pretty silver ornate holder that is the perfect keepsake after the celebration.
For the ceremony we created a cream chuppah with large floral arrangements on either side of the front in large mercury silver vases. Down the aisle, we had large clear vases with floating candles, orchids submerged in water and rose petals along the side of the runner. For the reception we transformed the space into three looks of large silver manzanita branches with hanging candles, crystals, and orchids in glass domes, to large crystal vases with floral arrangements on top with candles at the bottom and the last look included mercury holders with small floral arrangements in the same color story. The long head table was filled with tons of candles in different holders intertwined between silver branches and small clusters of floral.
After the service, we took all the bridesmaid bouquets and Matea’s bouquet and placed them on the tall glass cylinders we used down the aisle to be placed behind the head table. The arrangements and candles created the perfect backdrop on the stairs by the fountain. Can we talk about the cakes?? The Walking Dead inspired cake has to be the coolest cake we have seen in a while, you know a couple has great fun when they have that cake too! For the classic wedding cake, Matea had a very simple white cake made and we added orchids around the base and pretty roses throughout the cake.
The lighting transformed the room instantly and we loved how dark and purple-y it was for the dinner and dancing part of the event. We wish this wonderful couple congratulations and a lifetime of happiness and celebrations!
Event design and Floral: Limani Designs
Lighting and back drop: YJ Decorating
Dance Floor rentals: All Star Party Rental
Wedding dress designer: Lea-Ann Belter
Groom’s tux: Hugo Boss
Bridesmaids: David’s Bridal
Groomsmen: Vera Wang from Men’s Warehouse
Brides shoes: Badgley Mischka
Brides jewelry: Nordstrom
Hair and Makeup: Pin Me Up Chicago
DJ: DJ Chicago
Ceremony Music: Moeller Music
Invitations: Steracle Press
Wedding Bands: Ethan Lord (custom designed)
Dress Alterations: Michelle Post at M.PostDesign
Videography: Wynn Films
Photography: Bethany Fritz at Maypole Studios
Officiants: Rabbi Michael Sommer and Father David Musso
Bridal Dress Shop: Haute & Co. Bridal Boutique
Ceremony/Reception: Pazzo’s 311