Sunday, February 1, 2009

Wedding Luncheon

Now that I'm home organizing my thoughts (and suitcase) I've realized that I have blog material for weeks. Good problem to have however judging from my last post you can tell I tend to ramble! :) As all good florist would do I'm going to share all the pretty pictures highlighting my favorite part of the week, the wedding luncheon.

First let me say the VIP ticket was well worth the price of admission! The event was hosted at the Hard Rock Hotel. On a side note, add staying at a Hard Rock Hotel on your bucket list. The one in Chicago rocks! Back to the luncheon...Boy George, Cyndi Lauper, Cher, Madonna greeted us along with servers serving bubbly in sexy red champagne flutes. Of course I couldn't resist getting a photo with my favorite 80's rock stars! :) My primary function was to capture photos of the gorgeous floral, cake, decor, details and dresses while Jod's job was to ensure that my glass of champagne was safe. The VIP gallery preview was amazing and I can still hear Jodi, did you get a picture of the table setting, escort table design, isn't this was so much FUN!

The preview lasted an hour and anxious observers lined up for the grand reveal of the ballroom. Unfortunately photos cannot capture the gasps heard while entering the room. However the photographer did a beautiful job photographing this event. Just imagine a sea of couture black and white linens, lush extravagant floral arrangements, lighting, custom table settings, decor elements...I felt like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz; lions and tigers and bears, oh my.

Carly Roney, Co-Founder and Editor in Chief of The Knot, Inc. was the keynote speaker. I enjoyed her informative address especially her slide show which featured one the photos from our Payne wedding in August. Jodi missed it because she was busy looking for her Blackberry Storm under the table however she has the bruised arm to prove it. I about knocked her off her chair when the photo came up on the jumbo screens!!! We felt like rock stars as you can imagine! :) Of course we couldn't resist getting a photo with Carly. Thank you!

Lunch was scrumptious, new friends were made, the event was spectacular and life is good!

Enjoy the pics!


I want to send a special shout out to the fabulous photographer, committee chairs, designers and the countless volunteers who produced this spectacular event!