Thursday, January 1, 2015

Vera Wang Bliss at Hotel Arista

Jessica + Gino 

Jessica and Gino said "I do" in the Hotel Arista Ballroom with over 150 loved ones present.  This intimate event was filled with special moments, and even a few surprises.  When searching for a venue,   the couple sought after a modern, high end venue with a downtown feel in the suburbs.  The couple choose a color palate of platinum with pops of luscious plum. 

Yanni designs created a beautiful backdrop for the couple's wedding ceremony including elegant draping and purple up lighting along with tall floral pieces set on lit pillars.  The bride wore a gorgeous Vera Wang Dress and Valentino Pumps.  As the touching ceremony ended, guests moved into the pre- function area for butler passed Bay Scallop Ceviche, Lamb Lollipops and Crispy Bread with Goat Cheese Mousse & Crispy Basil.  Guests enjoyed Pomegranate Martini's prior to entering the ballroom which began with a musical performance from a live band.

As guests entered the ballroom, the scene was breath taking.  Tables were adorned with Platinum Pintuck linens complete with eggplant napkins and custom menu cards.  Warm candlelight centerpieces and tall arrangements of roses and hydrangea completed the romantic look.  Guests were greeted with champagne followed by a delightful meal of Field Greens Salad with Truffle Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette, Filet Mignon with Port Truffle Oil Reduction and Escolar Fish with Naval Orange Citrus Brown Butter.  The end of the meal concluded with a beautiful four tier wedding cake from "The Cakery" and late night surprises including a Popcorn Station and Mini Beef Sliders served with Chocolate Mini Milkshakes. 

Guests danced the night away while also taking a moment to take individual as well as group photos in the photo booth.

The decor element  of this wedding and exquisite meal set the tone for a warm and romantic evening filled with laughter and love from friends and family.

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Wedding Dress: Vera Wang Ethel | Photography: Glen Abog Photography | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Hotel Arista | Event Planning: Weddings and Events by Jocelyn | Floral Design: Yanni Design Studio | Cake: The Cakery

Davina Arceneaux
Director of Catering, Wedding Specialist