Thursday, January 1, 2009

Ring in the New Year

Last night downtown was buzzin' with the anticipated excitement of ringing in the new year. Rosa Parks Circle was filled with Grand Radians bundled in their warmest gear to see the ball drop. Inside the Amway Grand Plaza we were all abuzz getting ready for our long awaited New Year's Eve wedding. Tracy had certainly become one of our favorite brides and her wedding was so incredible.

The ceremony took place in the Imperial Ballroom, my personal favorite. The grand staircase makes for the perfect backdrop for an elegant wedding and by adding gorgeous fabric and lush, opulent floral the overall effect was magical.

Once the ceremony concluded the guests were escorted to the Pantlind Ballroom where they enjoyed scrumptious small plates and cocktails. The floral decor was very elegant and simple. Several of the tables were adorned with large calla lilies artistically designed in our amazing Anabel vase. The entire design stood over 5ft tall! The remainder of the tables contained candle collections and the bridesmaids bouquets were used along side votive candles on the high tops. Tracy had 10 bridesmaids so we had plenty of bouquets to work with! :)

While the guests were kicking off the festivities in the Pantlind, we were working hard along side the Amway staff to transform the Imperial ballroom. We had just an hour and a half to turn this space into a swanky hot spot to bring in the new year. We chose a bold color palette of deep rich garnet and black accented with black feathers, red glassware, mirror crackled containers and crystals! It was such an incredibly hot look! Unfortunately I was unable to take shots of this room because we were so pressed for time. Stay tuned...

The photos on this post were taken by my dear sweet husband David. Bless his heart that he takes time out of his already busy schedule to appease his impatient wife. We both love to take pictures but it is definitely just a hobby. If you want a sneak peak at the real professional shots check out Lynell Shook's blog at Lizzie's Wedding.
This was the first time I worked with Lynell and she was such a peach. I can't wait to see more photos! Thank you for letting me stand next to you and play were so gracious!!

Enjoy the post and I will let you know as more photos become available.



Lynell Shooks said...

Wow - you're a fast blogger too!

Kudos AGAIN on a fantastic wedding!