Monday, March 18, 2013

Engaged at The St. Regis {Stunning Astor Ballroom}!

The Engaging Affairs team had the pleasure of working with a fabulous team to design the Astor Ballroom at The St. Regis Washington D.C. for the Engaged 2013 show. Along with Hector Rubio from The St. Regis, Jeff Fox and Jennifer Dolan of Fox Ventures, Liz Waylan of DC Rental, Sweet Hearts Patisserie and Michelle from Meant To Be Calligraphy, we created a sleek look that used modern prints and textures but looked amazing in the classic room.

We built our design concept around the twinkle dance floor from Fox Ventures and used a black, white and blue palette to accentuate the blue lights.

Chevron is such a hot pattern this year and we used it on one long table and mixed it with a combination of glass beaded, traditional floral and modern striped china stacked and topped with glass domes that held gorgeous petit fours from Sweet Hearts Patisserie. Blue glassware created a fabulous dramatic accent.

The plexiglass chuppah from Fox Ventures was lined with candles and we tucked a romantic sweetheart table underneath flanked by a pair of ghost chairs.

A fluttery white linen was topped with an ornate gold charger, gold flatware and etched crystal glassware.

Ice blue raw silk napkins sat atop each place setting and were crowned with whimsically calligraphed place cards in blue ink by Meant to Be Calligraphy. Gorgeous!

Our other long table was draped in a black and white swirl linen and topped with blue glass plates.

Candleabras with cascading orchid arrangements ran the length of the table.

Each place setting of blue stacked glass plates was topped with a blue striped demitasse cup and saucer.

Fox Ventures created a plexiglass wall of cakes and cake bar to display the stunning cakes by The St. Regis's award-winning pastry chef as well as a plexiglass cube that held hors d'oeuvres.

What breathtaking wedding cakes!

Thanks to all our partners for helping us create an amazing ballroom design!  And special thanks to Steve Canning Photography for the beautiful images!!

Next up: our fresh, Springy design for the St. Regis Pavillion!