Things We Learned at the McIntyre/Johnson Wedding


We have had many past clients take our rooftop venue and completely transform all of the décor into something totally different, but we don’t think anyone has ever made it look the way Deidra McIntyre did for her wedding on Sunday, May 24, 2014.

The moment we first met Deidra and began talking about her big day, we knew that she was unique and had a very distinct vision for her wedding. We were so excited to help bring her dream wedding day come to life! She envisioned a whimsical, romantic wedding day, and with the help of some fantastic vendors, she got just that. Here are some things we learned at the McIntyre/Johnson Wedding:

Unconventional/Non-Traditional Ceremony Backdrops are the Next Big Thing

Deidra used some amazing faux hedges paired with a paper-flower wall to serve as the backdrop for the ceremony and it was gorgeous! Emily at Propmaker Event Rentals fastened her custom faux hedges to a full-length paper-flower wall that Deidra actually made herself. (We love our crafty clients!) Once the hedges were fastened to the paper flowers, Emily took additional paper flowers and butterflies and wove them throughout the hedges, along with hanging candles. Talk about whimsical!

A Little Draping Goes a Long Way

We’ve had several past clients opt to hang items like paper lanterns or lights from our ceiling to create some ambiance, and it’s always a success. Deidra took that idea to the next level and brought it sheer, white, silk draping to hang in the main reception room. It completely changed the look and feel of the space and was fabulous! QuestDrapebrought in a very simple set up: four ceiling drapes, and two door drapes to lead into the space for the buffet. The basket-weave-style draping created the perfect amount of romance for the event. Delicious Favors Will Never Disappoint

There are plenty of amazing favors to send home with your guests, but we think there’s something to be said about favors that are not only visually appealing, but also pleasing to the tummy. Deidra enlisted the help of POParella’s Gourmet Pop Corn and CakePop Shoppe to create some delicious treats for her guests to take with them. Included with the popcorn and cake pop bar was an adorable sign that read, “Life is Salty, Love is Sweet, enjoy some of our favorite Treats!” Such a cute way to incorporate the couple’s favorite things while also providing a favor for the guests!

Less Isn’t Always More

There are plenty of design magazines that will say that for every “busy” item you have, décor-wise, there should be something more simply to balance it out and we agree with that, to some degree. Deidra, on the other hand, threw that idea out the window and followed her heart and vision for the décor for her big day, and it was perfect. From the textured linens to the mercury glass vases to the oversized flower arrangements, everything was romantic and glam, just like Deidra. As far as which design tecnique is better, we can’t tell. What we do know is that when you are following your heart, you can never go wrong.

Congratulations Deidra and Mark! Your wedding was gorgeous and we wish you a lifetime of happiness!


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