This black tie chic foliage wedding is something out of a dream! We love unique venues, but even more, when they become transformed just by moving a few things around. In this case, the reception space was hidden beautifully behind a bamboo wall during the ceremony. The baby’s breath, archways and subtle pink flowers throughout this entire wedding venue depicts romance and warmth.
The planner shares,
“Inspired by various restaurants with indoor trees and foliage, including Le Pavilion, The Edition, and Four Seasons NYC, we wanted to bring whimsical greenhouse meets jungle vibes accented with warm fall tones. The ceremony did not start until 7 o’clock in the evening, on a beautiful November night. By the time guests were arriving in their black-tie fashions, our indoor greenhouse was fully aglow, and the mood was so chic and romantic.”
The ceremony and cocktail hour details,
“Guests entered the museum and were greeted with spa water. Then they entered down a hallway of candlelight and ushered to our ceremony space. The space of the ceremony, intentionally flanked by a wall of living bamboo and subtle draping, to hide the reception space. When it was time for the bride to walk down the aisle, our string quartet heralded her down the aisle while playing Coldplay’s “A Sky Full of Stars”. The bride and her father walked under an arch, filled with greenery and pink and white baby’s breath. The couple married under a stunning chuppah, backed by a wall of pink baby’s breath.
During the ceremony, our wonderful floral team silently removed the walls of draping, hiding the reception area. Guests enjoyed a few signature cocktails. These included seasonal inspired specialty drinks – an apricot old fashioned for the groom and a pear margarita for the bride. During cocktail hour, we used a mix of black and white palm leaf linens and black velvet linens! We also had a gorgeous, oversized sushi display.”
The planner continues,
“Guests could find their seat assignments on a custom wall, with detailing from the invitations and stationery. They could also see the wedding cake pre-reception. It was a gorgeous ombre naked cake, overgrown with black and white anemones!
Once it was time to party, we asked guests to the dance floor, rather than asking them to sit. Guests made their way through oversized pergolas and indoor trees to kick things off! We had a mix of four different textured neutral linens topped with chic black stoneware dishes and matte black and gold flatware. Our menus were personal to each guest, with their meal choice secretly color coded for the catering team. While guests enjoyed their meal, a trio of rock violinists entertained guests while playing and dancing throughout the space – it was a huge hit! This wedding was a truly magical transformation of an already gorgeous space, and one our team will surely remember planning, designing, and coordinating for years to come!”