Wednesday, 29 August 2012

A Wedding to Remember! Is it Hamilton or Hollywood?

Our fabulous bride Alana is back to share her jaw dropping wedding reception at Carmen's Banquet Hall in Hamilton. When we last saw her she asked us to help create A Couture Bridal Shower to celebrate her engagement with her close family and friends. We created a chic, fashion forward design - any brides dream bridal shower!

When she came back to us for another custom Susan Murray Design for her big day we couldn't help but get excited! She and her planners, Candice & Alison, were a dream to work with. Alana brought her own taste and ideas to the table but allowed our team to take the ropes and do what we do best. We really wanted to go above and beyond for this fun loving couple so we made all the stops when transforming this hall to the wedding of their dreams!

Alana was looking to create a Hollywood inspired wedding reception so we wanted to combine a little tradition with some glitzy modern touches to create an elegant yet sophisticated decor design.

Where do we start when describing how we put this together! How about that dreamy, luscious backdrop? We created this grand custom Susan Murray design to fit the theme and what a show stopping focal point it made in the hall!

We started with a few basics for the backdrop and added layers of textured linens to add drama and create a luxurious setting for the bride and groom.  A sparkling mirror hung in the center of the backdrop which acted as a focal point for the grand display. Our chandelier pillars add depth to a simple backdrop - and a little sparkle!

The head table was to die for! The lush table fit for queen - and king - was dressed in our new White Ballerina fabric. Full ivory floral arrangements provided by Creations by Gitta lined the table and framed the fabulous bridal party. Six large candelabras stood tall above the table adding a regal and traditional look. A number of vases and crystal candle holders sat along the front of the head table surrounded by ivory rose petals. This gave the entire head table a warm romantic glow. Our elegant Diamond Tufted Throne Chairs were the perfect seats for the couple, a combination of modern elegance and traditional style! And to complete the look our Ivory Tufted Pillows decorated the bridal party's chivari chairs.

The podium was dressed in our White Satina and accessorized with tulle and our ivory chiffon rose.

Our dramatic decor along with the elegantly draped ceiling transformed the room into a whimsical tent like space. To complete the look we draped the entire room.

The cake was a stunning six tier white fondant covered cake with intricate silver details created by the infamous Cake Opera Co.

To match the exquisite cake we created a three tier table dressing. We started off with our Liquid Silver Lamé

 Liner. We topped that with our Silver Mesh Sequence and to add another layer of sparkle we used our exclusive White Gardenia overlay.

Guest tables were dressed in our White Ballerina fabric and White Confetti Topper. The plush White Ballerina fabric matched the head table while the soft White Confetti Topper added subtle sparkle to the tables.

We believe it is all about the details. It's the small details that brought this entire design together; here are a few images of the rest of the event - we can't get enough of it!

Be sure to let us know if we've inspired you with our romantic custom design!


  1. I am thinking, wish I would be the part of it??? What a fantastic arrangement that you arranged with elaborate so many different colors and themes.

  2. I was there and let me tell you, there wasn't a person at the wedding that didn't have their jaw drop upon entering the hall. What an amazing job done by all. Wow!


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