Tuesday, August 24, 2010

tania+lenin's wedding photos by anika london

Hope you're having a great day, B&W fans! Here are the gorgeous photos of Tania+Lenin's wedding day (June 26th, 2010). Anika London Photography did an amazing job capturing the bold, bright tangerine and crimson color palette, and also the romantic, dim lit Prado ballroom. T+L selected our Emerald Design Package (6-month) and Gold Coordination Package (1-month), and B&W had a blast helping produce such a wonderful wedding. By having an understanding of the proposed vision, we were able to tie in the bright color scheme, hint of Asian flavor, and elements from the invitation.

On top of helping craft the overall design including the tablescapes, B&W designed all the paper goods, including the logo which was inspired by the cake topper. We also helped style the stage by using paper parasols and lanterns, to be later dressed with a long row of floating candles and loose petals. It took a good three months (here and there) for us to fold more than 150 paper cranes using real origami paper. The team strung four cranes on each centerpiece, being careful not to distract from the plush spray of flowers. With a great collaboration amongst a strong vendor team and an extremely dedicated couple, we were able to adhere to an agenda that ran on time with no snags. It takes a good while to study an agenda and it definitely helps to know who we are working with months in advance -- something brides get with our Gold package. At the end of the night, this highly organized and creative couple wowed guests with an amazingly designed ballroom and a really festive ambiance!

Thanks to T+L's team:
Bellz & Whistlez | Prado | Anika London Photography | FloralWorks | Flour Power | Sharpshooterz | Rita Nguyen Makeup | Mish Mucho Hair

Back to the design approach, what strikes me about this particular wedding is the bright color palette. The Prado ballroom has dark wooden floors, chandeliers, and a prominent stage, but what is distinct about this venue is the old world feel of the space. The bold tangerine and bright crimson manage to pop and contrast against the dark colors of the room. I almost always recommend pin spot lighting to give dimension to the reception, and T+L utilized Prado's in-house pin spots to ensure their tables would be highlighted. FloralWorks produced some of the largest spray centerpieces I've seen in that ballroom -- they were so huge that guests refrained from trying to take them home due to the size, and I'll be honest -- I LOVE huge centerpieces!

Though the hint of Asian is very subtle, the bamboo touches (steamer giveaways with red + orange chocolate dipped fortune cookies) and origami cranes are a great complement to the bold color palette, and they were just enough to suggest a taste of Asian style.

Photos: courtesy of Anika London Photography (Ariel and Josh)

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