Sunday, January 4, 2009

Bekah & Josh's Modern Asian Inspired Fête 1.3.09

My first 2009 wedding was a little short notice...Bekah and Josh hired me 2 weeks before their big day. I will say that from our first meeting I immediately knew that this was going to be a very modern and unique wedding. It also helped that another one of my brides who is a good friend of the bride gave me an idea of what would be in store for me.

Bekah & Josh were going for something a little less traditional that totally embodied "them". The end result was an amazing looking reception, in a one of a kind space that I had actually not heard of until this event.
The ceremony took place at Plymouth Congregational Church in Coconut Grove. The reception took place at the Moore Building in the Design District Downtown.
The bride wore a beautiful Melissa Sweet gown and the men all wore Black suits with black ties and Converse sneakers....even the two dads. The bridesmaids were in short black Melissa Sweet dresses with their choice of black shoes.
Needless to say the entire bridal party was sleek and stylish!

Here are some pictures from their fabulous night!

The sign that directed guests to the cocktail area featured their dog Bo

The bamboo garden in which the cocktail hour took place was stunning

The bride's father is an architect, so the venue definitely had to be aesthetically appealing. It exceeded expectations. The Moore building and attached Bamboo Garden is amazing. The main focal point is the art piece "Elastika" which extends from side to side of the room from the bottom, 4 floors up. The concrete floors, exposed pipes and stark white walls provided a blank canvas to start from. The decor was modern and minimalistic with an Asian flavor. The round and rectangular tables were dressed in black linens with white pintuck runners. The centerpieces were potted orchids in tall rectangular vases. Square votives and rectangular white pillars provided candlelight. The last minute addition of Lime Green uplighting (Thanks Ubi!) pulled it all together.
Mena Catering set up an AMAZING spread for the buffet. The table was decorated with stone Buddhas and other Asian inspired statues, vases filled with water and floating candles, wheat grass patched and lots of orchids. It was beautiful and guests could not stop commenting on it. Most importantly the food was delicious and the staff friendly and accomodating. The service was top notch.


Another amazing cake creation by Edda

Escort card and Sign-in table

The band "The Judge's Nephews" did an awesome job keeping the dancefloor packed

The second cocktail area upstairs

Other random pictures from the evening....

Bekah & Josh, you both are such loving and great people I hope that the rest of your lives are as amazing as last night. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of one of the most memorable nights of your lives.


Ceremony: Plymouth Congregational
Reception: Moore Building
Catering & Rentals: Mena Catering
Band: The Judge's Nephews
Lighting: Ubi's Music and Lighting
Photographer: Brett Tyler