When I first met Lauren and Chefik, one thing was clear...they were two of the most understatedly stylish people I'd ever met. We sat down to talk about their wedding plans and I soon learned of the stunning spaces that we were to work in. The ceremony was to take place at Big Ben, the open air chapel in the woods, set upon Dupont property. The reception was to be a tented affair, taking place at the bride's childhood home in Chadds Ford.
The bride wore a classic, strapless Maggie Stereo dress while her girls chose a beautiful array of chic white ensembles, from dresses to jumpsuits to capri pants & fitted blazers. As a contrast, the bride's mother wore a bold red floral dress that was a gorgeous reflection of the wedding design to come.
One of the first things we do as planners and designers is to immerse ourselves in the inspiration. In this case, it was a Dolce and Gabbana layout featuring bright whites, bold reds and a dramatic floral pattern. The inspiration for the dinner came from Northern Italy and the family style service would bring an intimate feeling to the 300+ guests dining in side the long, narrow clear-top tent. We chose crisp white linens topped with our hand dyed clay hued overlays and napkins. The guests' names were written beautifully in deep red ink on gray linen paper. Bright and bold yet delicate florals lined the tables in a simple but stunning design.
The wedding brought together family and friends from all walks of their lives and they spent the evening dancing to the acclaimed Reggie Woods Band under another candle-lit tent. When the night came to a close, the party moved poolside where things quickly livened back up.