Bridal bouquets with custom rhinestone monograms for each bridesmaid and hand painted rhinestones on ceremony programs set the stage for the ceremony held at Naper Settlement. Guests continued to Hotel Arista and retrieved their place cards set on Mini Eiffel Tower Place card Holders. As guests entered the ballroom they were mesmerized by Floral Designs provided by Elizabeth Wray Designs. The bride provided Paris Themed Table Numbers and Menu Cards were wrapped in ribbon accented with a rhinestone broach. Floral centerpieces included green hanging amaranths, cymbidium, mokara orchids and purple hydrangea. Purple up lighting and candle lit tables made the night truly magical.
When choosing a wedding location, the couple wanted a venue that would not only be a reflection of the personal style but would provide delicious food for their guests. Both Orlett and Duke are well traveled and food is a passion they both share. The menu for the wedding was designed to provide a mix of a traditional Wild Mushroom Soup and Field Greens Salad Course followed by Food Stations including a Made - To - Order Pasta Station, Hand Carved Beef Strip loin and Roasted Turkey Station paired with Polenta, Haricot Verts and a New Orleans Favorite - Shrimp and Grits!
The dining experience continued with a beautifully adorned four-tier wedding cake provided by "The Cakery" and Coffee Station.
The couple surprised their guests with a "Booz Snow Cone Station" which included Mango Margarita Snow cones and Bride's Choice of Cherry Syrup, Citrus Vodka and Raspberry Infused Lime Aid. The Groom's Choice...Orange Syrup, Vodka and Midori...Yummy!
Orlett and Duke's wedding day was a true reflection of their love, personal style and journey towards their most special moment of becoming husband and wife. I wish both of them best wishes as they celebrate their honeymoon in Paris.