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Event Showcase   |   8-21-15

Reception Transformation

Looking at this beautiful wedding you would never believe that the ballroom is actually a very large basketball court. That is just one of the many reasons we love weddings with complete reception transformations such as this. Overlooking the glittering downtown Miami skyline, Dani and Santiago's wedding brought the outdoors in with garden inspired centerpieces and an abundance of romantic candlelight. Our team of designers worked hard to showcase beautiful peonies, dripping greens and stunning arrangements. All of the photos below are shot by the talented Katie Lopez Photography. 
Dani and Santiago said their "I Do's" with a formal, and beautiful church ceremony. Our team filled the alter with low urns and overflowing greens accented by touches of white. Dani carried a large bouquet of white peonies with accents of trailing ivy. This bouquet is such a classic look and was stunning against her drop waisted gown.
As you know, we love our flower girls at Parrish Designs, and this ceremony featured a whole handful of charming young ladies. We accented their tulle dresses with delicate floral crowns and individually wrapped peony blooms in place of bouquets.
When it came to transforming the reception space at the JW Marriott Marquis, there were no boundaries. The entire space was draped in soft pleated fabric and swathed in soft amber uplighting to create a romantic ambience. As Dani and Santiago's guests entered the space they were greeted with a jaw dropping place card table arrangement.
Creating an elevated garden arch over the table, our designers used a combination of ferns, twisted filbert branches, moss and dripping hanging green amaranthus. Clustered throughout the structure are beautiful peach garden roses. The entire piece sat on a luxurious champagne satin linen and was accented with hanging votive candles in glass orbs and pillar candles on decorative glass candlesticks. What a show stopper!
The cocktail space was also treated to beautiful arrangements, with these lush florals of hydrangea, coral peonies, and peach garden roses in decorative stone urns with trailing vines.
For the main event, our designers created a variety of centerpiece styles, each equally beautiful and over the top! Creating interest in the space, guests were seated at a combination of round and royal tables. A handful of the royal tables featured classic silver candelabras with oversized arrangements of green hydrangea, coral peonies, peach and ivory garden roses and trailing greens. Accenting the base of the table were smaller arrangements in mercury glass and candlesticks.
The head table featured twisted filbert branches laying the length of the table with smaller arrangements on mercury glass. Our designers continued the look into lower centerpieces on the round tables, creating a lush and beautiful centerpiece.
The real wow moment of the reception came in the form of oversized trees "growing" from the tables to create a dramatic and stunning centerpiece! These pieces were the anchor of the space and really completed the garden feel of the space.
This wedding turned out truly spectacular! Congratulations to Dani and Santiago. We hope it was everything you dreamed of and more!