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Black and White Elegance wedding
This lovely couple asked for a wedding that was simple, timeless and full of romance and elegance.
The venue D Maris Resort didn't have a large enough area for their 250 guests so we had to build directly over the pool.
The result was a black and white romance straight out of an old-time movie, with our custom designed and bespoke embroidered table linens, rich dark wood and everywhere the glint of polished crystal and silver.
Seen here is our design for the wedding ceremony, followed by details of the main reception area.
Our visual for the main party space. We wanted each area to showcase surreal items inspired by famous works of art. For this area, we used the checkered floors of Dali, the floating balloon trees of Myeongbeom Kim and the cloud paintings and body parts sculptures of Magritte. For the pool, we were inspired by the paintings of Bruno Pontiroli and for the cocktail area we were inspired by Dali's long-legged elephants.
The entrance was an enormous keyhole seemingly cut out of the hedging.
Guests passed through the keyhole entrance into a cocktail area dominated by 6m-high recreations of Dali's iconic long-legged elephants. Waiters were dressed in Magritte's bowler hats, with green apples instead of flowers as buttonieres.
A view of the cocktail area as the guests assembled, each wearing some element of surreal fancy-dress.
A view across the party space, showing the 'Surrealist' clouds, the checkered dance floor, soaring balloon trees and birdcages filled with roses.
Our bar on the dance floor. Just visible here are the over-sized hands holding up the dramatic red curtain backdrop. T
he huge curtains that we draped around the space were actually fixed to wooden frames so they didn't move in the breeze, adding a static and subtly surreal feel to the ambiance.