A Night at the Plaza

A Night at the Plaza
Wedding designed and produced by Elegant Occasions, Inc.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Wedding Fit for a King and Queen

When I met Diana and Jimmy over a year ago, she was in the throws of pulling together the wedding of her dreams. As we began our journey together, we blended the couple’s love of Spain and wine into elements of the wedding.

The guests at this wedding were given a wine box, engraved with their monogram, filled with authentic Spanish rice, extra virgin olive oil, Romesco sauce, and even roasted almonds. This was perfect to set the mood for their theme.
With Oheka Castle as our backdrop, the ceremony was held on the lawn overlooking the manicured and grand gardens. The weather was divine and was even highlighted by cool unpredicted winds, courtesy of Hurricane Earl, sitting off the coast but never affecting our wedding.

A wonderful Spanish inspired cocktail hour followed the ceremony with an assortment of cheeses and meats from Spain, even a full roasted pig! The groom also provided a wonderful assortment of wines from Spain.

With the popular color scheme this fall being purple, which also happens to be the bride’s favorite color, we created bouquets and centerpieces using all the shades of purple (provided by Belle Fleur).

Guests always remember if the food was good and if the band got them up on the dance floor. Soul Solution band had the guests on their feet all night long. At our final band wrap-up-meeting, the couple noted that their family does not dance, but once Reggie played the first note, they were on the floor and remained that way all night long.

A wedding is only as good as their vendors they choose. It takes a great team to pull off a fabulous wedding, as well as capture it. I had the pleasure of working with amazing talent Matt Mendolssohn who provided these gorgeous photographs.

When asked by many, “Why do you plan weddings?” The answer is the end result--- the smile on the couples’ faces at the end of the night, and knowing that I had a part in helping them start on one of the greatest journeys of their lives.