Wedding Après Ski
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Working directly with the wedding planner Mona at Mona E. Dunlap Events, we decorated the reception with styles and textures reminiscent of a rustic ski lodge theme. Elements of delicate elegance and rustic wilderness were harmoniously blended for a refined take on the wild that are seen in a variety of pieces.
To create this storybook wedding, we went with a neutral color palette and combined a variety of styles including classic, rustic and modern. Louis chairs fit for royalty, the Evelyn day bed, and a Hepburn bar filled the room with classic touches, while the cowhides, faux fur pieces and the Sierra coffee and side tables provided rustic elements. As an added touch of luxury, we incorporated our modern ghost chairs and the Midas coffee table.
Sometimes using a very neutral theme can leave a room looking flat and one-noted. We avoided this design faux pas by mixing a variety of textures together in one space providing depth and allure. Elements we incorporated were the clear acrylic ghost chairs, linen fabric Evelyn day bed, gold metal mirrored top Midas coffee table, red fox faux fur throw blankets, mink faux fur pillows, and cream-colored cowhides.
We filled the large space of the ballroom with one of our favorite furnishing settings, the Sasha natural banquettes with Juliet ottomans, acting as the main source of seating. To balance the softness, as we often like to do, the lounge area also included Singapore teak wood side tables, and cowhide rugs. The room also featured another seating arrangement including the Sasha banquette as well but with a mix of Sierra side & coffee tables, ghost chairs, and a cowhide rug to continue mixing classic, rustic and modern elements.
Nothing says romance quite like a room filled with floating candles, which is exactly what we created for this lovely couple. In the cocktail lounge area, we debuted this dramatic look using a cluster of clear acrylic shadowboxes in various sizes filled with lit crème colored candles and subtle florals. The flame’s illumination in the clear shapes provided the dreamiest effect.
For the outdoor event space, we wanted to highlight the rustic lodge elements with wilderness accents. We used antler chandeliers to accentuate the warm caramel and rustic brown colors of the Leopold sculpted toffee ottoman and draped the sofas with an added layer of coziness of faux fur blankets and pillows. Wedding guests sat by the fire pit in the always-classic Ludwig wingback chairs, as cowhide rugs kissed the floor under their feet.
The ski lodge theme and rustic outdoor lounge area would not be complete without the walnut Eastwood bar and the x-back bar stools providing a bold earthiness to the room.
As if snow fairies rested at their feet, guests walked down hallways filled with clusters of illuminated art deco-styled mercury lanterns leading them to the pockets of magic that filled the event space alongside friendship and the clear presence of love.