Monday, May 16, 2011

A Sleek, Asian-Inspired Affair at the Park Hyatt {Carrie + Derek}

What a gorgeous day for a wedding we had a few weeks ago, and what an amazing wedding!
As I arrived to the sleek and sophisticated Park Hyatt, the bridesmaids were already in full swing getting their hair and makeup done by Becky Watson of Salon Capelli.  We tried to keep the vibe casual and relaxed in the bride’s suite so we brought in bagels and fruit so everyone could eat at their leisure while hanging out waiting to get their hair and makeup done.

Once we got everyone dressed, they were off to begin photos with the talented Elaine Studley of Hay McKenna Photography.  With sunny skies, we were able to get some really great shots outside.
The bridesmaids wore steel grey floor length dresses with beautiful red bouquets to compliment the red and grey color scheme of the overall wedding of the overall wedding (with an Asian undertone).  The bride decided to keep with the theme and wore red heels under her Marisa dress.  What a fun touch!

After the Ketubah signing, the bride and groom were ready to walk down the aisle.  For the ceremony, guests were seated in the round, which created a very intimate environment for such a special occasion.  The ceremony took place under a gorgeous chuppah, designed by the amazing Diana and her team at DaVinci’s Florist (DaVinci’s was responsible for all of the gorgeous flowers of the day as well).   For their processional songs, they chose to have a keyboard and saxophone player play "This Time" by John Legend and "Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve.  Very modern!

Guests were escorted to their elegantly designed table by escort cards that were attached to chopsticks.  Upon entering the room, the guests sat at tables decorated with an array of grey linens and a variety of amazing red centerpieces.  Chef Brian McBride of the Blue Duck Tavern created a delicious menu including lobster, sundried tomato and artichoke salad. 

After the dinner, guests were ready to party!  The band Prime Time got everyone out of their seats and on the dancefloor all night long.  I can’t wait to see the video of the dancing that David Harris of Washington Talent took! 

Thank you to Michael Deltette and your entire team at the Park Hyatt!  You guys are a wedding planner's dream!

A special thank you to my assistants for the day, Laura and Maeve! Congratulations Carrie & Derek!