The Celebration: St. Barths Wedding… part deux 2 The Reception

After the guests witnessed the lovebirds say ‘I do!’ on the white sand beach in St. Barths, it was off to the seaside reception for some fun and festivities. For the reception we wanted to bring in the soft and romantic touches that ‘lovebirds’ inspire mixed with the softness of the sea that served as the backdrop. To start with a soft palette to build upon I hand dyed table linens which faded from a soft sea foam green to a warm peach.

Each table number featured un, deux or trois framed lovebirds to welcome guests to their tables. Peach lace, crystal trim and black ribbon were used to create  a garder-belt worthy napkin ring in which a bleached peacock feather was placed.

Crystal Kluge’s talents were called upon to calligraphy the menu which we  incorporated with the couples custom designed monogram and ombre frame, then hand-embellished with black and aurora borealis crystals.

Miriam had even found a designer on Etsy to create an ‘M’ and a ‘S’ for Miriam and Sacha’s chairs. The modern white chairs used helped to maintain a clean and sophisticated look to this chic affair.

We wanted to create a sculptural element to the centerpieces so we called upon Heather Pando of Little World Design (formerly of Krislyn) to create a custom designed piece. We worked with Heather to incorporate the elements that we wanted such as bark, branches, balsa wood flowers and crystal detailing to create the ultimate nest for the lovebirds reception. Since we also wanted to use fresh orchids, but had to ship the centerpieces from Los Angeles to St. Barths,  Heather designed the pieces with built-in floral tubes, making the centerpieces very eco chic and reusable for years to come!

Instead of opting for a seating chart for this intimate reception, we combined the guest’s gifts with a name tag and table number courtesy of Crystal Kluge. We placed the adorned starfish in rustic layered dark wood boxes atop bleached peacock feathers and surrounded by lush blooms and candles.

The modern lounges on the sand were topped with wooden spheres, candles, lush white blooms and balsa wood and aurora borealis embellished seed pods by Krislyn.

The tall tiers of the cake were adorned with clusters of peach and pink blooms and topped with a black bird cage which held a fresh large rose head and peacock feather. Guests danced throughout the evening while antiqued white birdcages holding pastel fragrant blooms floated above their heads.

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  1. September 20, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    amazing!!! love all the details and how it followed the theme. love!

  2. September 21, 2010 at 5:53 am

    Beautiful! So many wonderful details!

  3. September 21, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Thank you for the kind words! Not a bad location to get married as well.

    xoxo,

    Vanessa

  4. Aurica
    September 21, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Soooo beautifully done. …. a refreshing and joyous atmosphere…mouthwateringly beautiful. Congratulations on capturing the happiness of the bride and groom.

  5. September 22, 2010 at 2:49 am

    Wow. Look at all the tiny details, it’s exquisite! I really love those wooden spheres too – they look fantastic.

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