Sunday, July 21, 2013

Modern Elegance - Danielle and Scott

The modern and elegant wedding of Danielle and Scott was a fete that will be remembered by guests for years to come.  We started planning this beautiful wedding a year in advance.  Upon meeting Danielle, I remember her excitement about her upcoming wedding and her bright smile and big personality.  The fun never stopped as we embarked on a unique and inspirational journey towards planning the wedding of Danielle's Dreams! 

There was not a dry eye in the house as the two exchanged vows in the Hotel Arista Ballroom.  A harpist played as guests arrived and the room was finished with soft lighting and beautiful floral.

Guests dined on hors d' oeuvres during cocktail hour including Rustic Bread with Goat Cheese Mousse & Crispy Basil, Chilled Shrimp Cocktail Shooters and Tortilla Chips with Grilled Skirt Steak and JalapeƱo Guacamole.  As the doors to the ballroom opened, jaws dropped at the romantic soft colors and breathtaking floral designs.  

The entire ballroom was uplit in white up lighting with a custom gobo light.  Tables adorned with Silver Beaded Charger Plates and Ivory Linens provided intimate tables for guests.   The bride added special touches by alternating custom vases with pearls and floating candles along with floral pieces provided by her florist.

Dinner Service included a Bibb Lettuce Salad with Hearts of Palm, Blueberries, Candied Pecans and Blueberry Vinaigrette and their choice of Herb Crusted Salmon with Smoked Bacon Corn Sauce or New York Strip with Red Wine Sauce served with Jumbo Grilled Asparagus and Creamy Orzo Pasta with Chives and Marscapone followed by a Custom Wedding Cake.  

The night was truly magical.  The evening ended with dancing to an amazing DJ.  The room was filled with fun, laughter and love.

I would like to wish Danielle and Scott the best as they start their new lives together.  Thank you for allowing myself and Hotel Arista to share in your day.

Davina Arceneaux
Director of Catering / Wedding Specialist