- 11 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
we are former "club kids" and wanted to showcase our wonderful city and the beautiful urban environment we grew up in. we are also a multi-cultural couple with a deep love of travel and exploration. together, we are all sorts of contradictions. we will be having our ceremony in a traditional grandiose catholic church (which we don’t have to worry about decor because it is gorgeous!), and our reception in a two story timber loft. the top floor has 45 ft’ floor to ceiling windows and a rooftop deck with massive views of our beautiful skyline. our main colors are our faves purple (mine) and green (his) with splashes of turquoise, fushia and black thrown in. we will have our cocktail hour (and a half:-) on the top floor, dinner on the bottom and back to the top for more cocktails and all night dancing.
i am not going to focus too much on the dinner area because we are only going to be there 1.5-2 hrs max. the top floor is going to have white lounge furniture and i am going to throw in splashes of our colors via pillows, vases, flowers and candles. we are going to have lighting effects that will make the room different shades of blue, purple and pink. we are having a photobooth and a fauxtobooth (these are nods to my mother who LOVES pictures!). since our reception will run 11 hours, we are going to have tons of entertainment. 1. because it’s a way to include our different cultural elements. 2. because we love to celebrate! we will have chinese lion dancers, a Michael Jackson impersonator (i heart MJ!) and maybe flamenco dancers. for the cocktail hour, we are going to have a string trio and then a dj for the main dancing. we love live music, but our venue won’t allow for more than a 3 person band and we didn’t feel that would be sufficient for 200 people.
at midnight, we will have white castle cheeseburgers delivered and also lechon (common to both of our very different cultures!) and some other traditional food from FI’s culture. this should allow the guests the necessary element to soak up all the alcohol they will have consumed by then! not to mention give them more fuel to keep partying. it is traditional for my FI’s family to toast with vodka and have vodka bottles on the tables, so we are definitley doing that. we are also going to have a vodka luge.
wow. i think i just wrote a book.