front entrance, the one facing the Blandwood House, the entrance facing the street was the only one open to the public, creating a bright light and airy feeling to the room, even with a bit of “liquid sunshine.” As you entered the back of the room you faced the aisle created by rows of gold chairs lined with white cushions all the way up to where the bride’s maids, and groom’s men would stand.
This is where the drapery was featured, it started at the skylight at the center of the room and was drawn back to the doors, and then dropped straight back down to the floor behind the pastor. Just in front of it was a large white desk with candles of various heights.
Directly to your left was an attendant who would take your gifts, cards, and umbrellas to hide away until the ceremony was over; and to your right another attendant pointing out open seats, answering questions, and unknowingly to guests, protecting the cake from any possible disasters; because this was the area it would be cut and served in.
decorated. But it all came together when you entered the room, each table was themed individually, at the center of each one was a lantern surrounded by items that represented the country at that table, some included license plates, and picture frames others included small artifacts like a miniature mummy, and ornaments.
with a large book for people to wright well wishes with their picture, and at the back of the room, next to the main entrance was now a display of suitcases, that were filled with paper airplanes for the couples exit. After a delicious meal, complete with a mashed potato bar, and the cake cutting, the couple and their guests danced the remainder of the night away, until it was time for their exit. While Olivia and Shon danced, we directed guests out the back door, to stop and pick up a paper air plane, and around the front of the building to form a line to the Rolls Royce the couple would leave in.
*written by one of our summer interns