By: Rebecca Richman
Leah and Chris' One Atlantic wedding over the summer was one of the most colorful weddings I've ever done and was so full of personalized details. Working with Donna from Beatiful Blooms, the relatively blank space was transformed into a tropical paradise. What I loved too was that each space had its own unique look, guests were introduced to a different space for each segment of the evening continually building to the big reveal of the reception space.
Entering One Atlantic, they were guided in front of a customized wall of Kete bags (native to New Zealand where the bride and her family are from) which served as escort cards and alluded to what was to come. Each bag contained a poker chip which seemed appropriate given that One Atlantic is in Atlantic City at Caesars. Koru is a native curling fern in New Zealand and symbolizes new life and beginnings so a fiddlehead fern was used throughout the decor.
Mingling throughout the windowed space full of candlelight, guests were then guided to the ceremony space where whites, greens and candlelight were used to create a very ceremonial and solemn space, with the Koru symbol on their customized aisle runner marking the path to their new life together.
After a cocktail hour of fun passed horsdoerves like chicken quesadillas paired with mini margaritas and a slider bar, guests were invited into the colorful reception space where LA Starz was already rocking the house. Gorgeous florals in pink, purple and orange were used throughout the room with tables dressed in a charcoal krinkle linen, "snakeskin" chargers, pink napkins and silver napkin rings. Stationery by Lauren Brown Studio really finished off the look of the table and colorful lighting set the energetic mood. Fun elements like a cigar booth, photobooth, passed iced coffee and mini donut shooters and soft pretzel and candy station kept guests guessing what was coming next.
So happy we could be part of this event as Leah and Chris were two beautiful and kind people. This was one heck of a party and huge thanks are owed to the pros who brought it all together.