Saturday, March 3, 2012

Winter Wedding: Centerpieces, Drapery, Lights...Oh my!

The transformation the ballroom went through for our wedding was amazing. My florist (Joy Patterson) and her lighting guy took my inspiration and brought it to life.

Our reception was held at The Club in downtown Birmingham. It is one of the few venues in Birmingham and the surrounding area that can hold a 300+ person wedding. It sits up on the mountain and overlooks all of downtown Birmingham, so the views are stunning, especially at night.

The Entry Way

When you enter The Club, you walk down a long mirrored hallway to the entrance of the ballroom.

Guestbook table - our guestbook was a custom
wood surfboard..another blog post later. :)
Our photographer didn't get a good picture, but this arrangement
is a 'snow globe'. Inside are precious moments figurines of a surfer (Bradley)
and a ballerina (me!) and a small black lab (Willow). Bradley always tells me
I look like a precious moment figurine, hence the precious moments characters.
Our table cards were on little mini 'snow filled' clear ornament balls
with white glitter snowflakes on the outside. The cool thing was guests
could keep the ornaments, tie a ribbon to it, and use it on their tree...perfect
for December. :)

The Ballroom

The entrance to the ballroom.
We had two bars, this is one of them.
Drapery above the dance floor. And you can barely see, but a wall of
drapery and lights behind the DJ at the head of the dance floor.
Navy tablecloths, silver chairs.
We had four different centerpiece designs - all using white
flowers, candles, lighting, etc.
The tall fave!
The head table.
This wreath is part of The Club's Christmas decor. I wasn't happy
with the gold since we had mostly silver accents, but they were going
to charge us $500 (no kidding) to take it down. Ridiculous. So our florist
stuck some lights and babies breath in it, so it wasn't all that bad.

 Read the rest of my blog posts about my Winter Wedding in Birmingham, AL on 12.10.11.


Token Yankee said...

Pretty, I love navy and silver together. The placecard ornaments were a great idea!

Miss Southern Prep said...

I love your tablescapes! Your reception looks like it was gorgeous!

Beth Dunn said...

Love your centerpieces! And the card holders too

Morgan said...

Gorgeous! Looks so beautiful!

mackyton said...

This looks awesome! It must have been a really great experience I am sure. We are getting wed this year and we’re just going through different LA event venues at the moment. It’s really hard to choose one. I would forward this to my decorator and I’m sure he’ll do something spectacular with it. Thank you so much for sharing!