On March 2, 2019 our closest friends and family gathered at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort for a magical evening. After seven months of organizing and having this picturesque vision in our minds, we were able to see the magic unfold, and our vision come to life. I always envisioned having a glamorous celebration, where guests dressed in black tie, sipped champagne and danced the night away. One of the most important aspects to the weekend was the reception – the room had to be glamorous.
A fabulous tablescape always begins with luxury linen. Nuage Designs, Inc. is a company in Miami, Florida that specializes in luxury, couture linens and specialty rentals for events. They are the leader in couture linen rentals with over a decade servicing top event planners, celebrities and luxury hotels. I knew right away that I wanted to use Nuage for our wedding because I wanted to create a breathtaking room, that guests would remember forever. Believe it or not, how the room looked was more important to me than my wedding dress looked – crazy, I know. Therefore, I wanted to work with the very best to bring my vision to life.
I felt like a kid in a candy store at their showroom in Miami, Florida. Basically, I was in heaven. The room is filled with so many beautiful fabrics that are textured, sequined, metallic… you name it, Nuage Designs had it. It took me a while to choose my linens but once I found them, I knew right away. The room needed to sparkle, be romantic and have an inviting atmosphere. I also wanted to create different looks for the cocktail hour and reception, but still needed it to all flow together.
After the ceremony, guests were escorted to the Grand Ballroom Foyer, to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. For the high top tables I used a linen called ‘Earth Plaster’ and used ‘Blush Scala’ for the escort card table. The fabrics gave the room that soft and romantic feel I was looking for, and set the stage as to what was to come at the reception. Each table was topped with a ranunculus stem and adorned with candle-light. We decided to do more of a dramatic look for the escort card table, and I worked with the florist to design a show-stopping piece that would be eye catching.
Instead of having a sweetheart table, Paul and I thought it would be much more fun to have a grand head table. This way, we could dine with our closest friends and not be separated far off in the distance. The head table had to be show-stopping, and filled with flowers and as many candles as possible (without setting the place on fire). Since I wanted this table to stand out, I used ivory linen that had a textured rose pattern with metallic thread running throughout it, called ‘Ivory Rose’. The other tables had more of a sparkle to them, and were covered in linen called ‘Crystalized Pebbles’. Once the candlelight hit the fabric, the room sparkled and was truly something out of a magical fairytale.
Anyone who knows me well knows that vanilla cake is my all-time favorite food. Whether it has a simple vanilla butter cream, fresh strawberries or lemon curd – I simply adore it. Because of this, the wedding cake had to taste great as well as be a focal point for the event. Since the room was already filled with flowers, why not add them to the cake? We decided to have flowers cascading down the simple, five tier cake. The linen for this table matched the head table, and was the perfect base for the cake, as the designs did not compete with one another.
The ten-piece band played until midnight and we ended the night with a sparkler send off, for a very cinematic close. Although it’s a little sad all the planning is finished, it was the most magical day and more beautiful and fun than I could of ever asked for.