Posted under: Weddings
You know when I do a Feature, I normally show 2-5 photos. When I looked through this submission, holy cow, I couldn't help choosing nearly all of them. I love this wedding for the unique creativity in each piece. I love that the tablescape worked, even though the designs were all a bit off kilter. It was creative, well structured, cohesive, and overall really gave the experience the couple wanted to portray. Janet Flowers in Rockville, MD won the we recently won the 2013 Capital Awards for Dining Table from ISES DC (International Special Events Society, DC is the largest chapter.)
Read below to find out the juicy details of this wedding, including 35 revisions to the proposal. 35!!!!! After 3 I'm like, okay we're done here. I also agree with her statement, "As a creative designer it is often insulting when we are asked to copy an exact design especially something published by a magazine." Agreed, Janet!
Janet provides a lot of insight into this wedding, which I find really exciting to hear about. Per Janet, "Our bride’s overall vision of her wedding décor included an upscale lounge,
a forest, and a lot of bling...
...When we met our bride and groom they came to us with a collection of inspirational
collages, none of them establishing a cohesive vision. They assured us
that they had complete and total trust in us; however, they were very
adamant about knowing every detail. In just 160 days, we exchanged 162
emails with the couple, made 35 versions of the proposal, and had countless
phone conversations with them."
Janet continues. "Bling bling and sleek eco chic for this stylish couple who wanted table
deigns like no other in their Indian community. The princess bride got her bling with the ceremony and cocktail reception with a 5 foot custom mirrored tree flowing with Swarovski crystals, candles and loose blooms. The dining reception dazzled guests with 10 foot vine walls filled with flower for the bridal stage, tablescape utilizing uniquely shaped glassware, 12 foot live trees, fairy berries, mum details on the outside of perspective
vases, pomander balls suspended inside glass trumpet vases, paved sculptures with hydrangea, fuji mums and green trick, and dianthus. Custom made moss table numbers, echevera in cake displays, just to name a few. Stylish and unique, just want we wanted, just what the client requested."
"Being of Christian Indian decent she was in no need of a mundap and since
she had attended over 10 weddings in the last year her desire to stray from
the typical Indian bold colors was essential.
Meeting three months before her wedding she was torn between doing a total
bling bling theme or earth tones accented with greens and whites. Our
decision to keep the “Bling” in the cocktail hour and the earth tones for
the reception gave the bride the best of both worlds. With the design
process quickly under way and her living in Miami so much was communicated
through many emails back and forth.
As a creative designer it is often insulting when we are asked to copy an
exact design especially something published by a magazine. Looking at a
design for inspiration is a given, spinning my own twist on it is a
definite. Our goal was to create something unique and different not seen in
the Indian community in the DC/Baltimore Metropolitan area. The detail in
this wedding is incredible and capturing everything in words is next to
impossible. The pictures say a thousand words so be sure to view sketches