FOS would like to say a special congratulations to Stephanie and Steve, a beautiful couple who gave us the whimsical challenge of designing their fantasy wedding at the Bellagio Banquet Hall on May 22nd, 2011. Stephanie and Steven didn’t need us to just make the ceremony look incredible, or to impress their guests with a lavish reception. They needed us to do both, in the same room, with only one hour to flip.
Wedding flipping isn’t a common request, but Raviv, our Event Design Manager, designed and oversaw a seamlessly transition that kept the cohesive fairy-tale style the couple dreamed of.
The entire venue was draped in sheer Candlelight fabric that focused attention on the platform where the couple said “I do”. The guests were seated on transparent Louis Ghost Chairs as Stephanie walked down a custom aisle runner lined on both sides with dozens of lit candles encased in glass vases, and six mirrored pedestals topped with impressive crystal candelabras supporting equally impressive floral arrangements.
There was only an hour between the ceremony and the reception for the FOS team to transform the space into a reception and dining hall. First we erected massive canopies out of Gold, Candlelight and Ivory drapes. Inside each canopy was a long rectangular dining table with a large rectangle acrylic centrepiece supporting a fresh floral arrangement dripping with whimsical crystals that hung at differing heights. A custom dance floor was also laid down bearing the bride and groom’s initials.
The dining tables were wrapped in Candlelight Glow linens for colour, and Victoria’s Secret overlays for texture. The main dining space had four Manhattan dining tables with sofa-seating and low floral arrangements, as well as a number of round dining tables with raised floral arrangements from which more crystal threads dangled at different heights. The bridal party table was highlighted with a custom floral chandelier hanging right above the bride and groom, and a custom fabric canopy gathered at the centre and secured with flower bouquets. Before guests returned for the reception, the fabric in the room was illuminated by a complete colour wash system designed by FOS that gave the room a warm purple ambiance.
Overall it was a magical night we were proud to create for Stephanie and Steve. We encourage you all to take a look at the pictures of the set-up in our website photo gallery, and on our Facebook page.