Ralph & Enid's Great Gatsby Themed Wedding
On November 7, 2020, Ralph & Enid decided to beat all of the COVID rules by planning an alternative to their wedding plans. The two had planned on being wed at the top of the year at venue in Queens January, 2021. Like many other couples, Ralph & Enid faced tons of changes, lack of communication from the venue which created unnecessary anxiety and stress. This couple, I must say took control of their wedding plans by moving forward with a Micro-Wedding.
Micro-Weddings are wonderful and fun. They allow you to reduce your guest list down to your immediate family and close friends. Although all of the guests on your original list has a special place in your hearts, the current restrictions by Governor Cuomo and the venue limited guest count of 50 in New York, hinders large celebrations. 2020 has shown all of us that love is not canceled. Many engaged couples new and old have become husband in wife in more creative ways. Some in an outdoor ceremony, others on a rooftop, beach, or an intimate home ceremony. Are you one of those engaged couples? Are you one who decided to marry the love of your life regardless of what is going on in the world today? Good for you, I applaud you for having the courage and passion to live by your own rules.
These love birds here who are VERY much in love found a hidden gem called THE VIEW in Red Hook Brooklyn. Ralph & Enid was sure of what they wanted as well as what they didn't desire to have. As their wedding planner, I learned much about smaller intimate ceremonies to keep in my mental rolodex for years to come. Gone are the days where L Prestigious Events only offers services for large weddings. The team enjoyed designing and delivering a beautiful ceremony and reception combo.
The sunny wedding day in November, went off without a hitch. Enid looked simply amazing in her white sleeveless wedding dress. Ralph was quite stunning in his black suit. The glow of love was evident on their faces as Enid walked down the aisle with her mom on one arm and her bouquet in hand. The Groom (Ralph) stood there with wide-open eyes as his soon to be wife walked down the white aisle surrounded by family and friends on each side. Guest were allowed to select their own seats. This was not the bride side, groom side type of affair. What a joyous occasion this was for all who attended. The couple were creative wearing Mr & Mrs mask during the ceremony. Guest wore custom mask made by the Grooms mother.
As the two began the recessional, they were met at the end of the aisle with two glasses of chilled champagne presented by our lead planner, Latasha. After the ceremony, the guests were seated at socially distanced tables that normally sat 10-12. We reduced the count to comfortably seat four at rectangular tables and five for round tables. If guest lived in the same household table and five if the guest lived in the same household. Mask was required at all times with the exception of eating and drinking.
Ralph & Enid were strategically seated in the center of the room to allow visibility for all. Their sweetheart table designed by us featured an Art Deco sign "Mr & Mrs". just how Enid had dreamed. The selection of linen displayed lovely details throughout with a focal table display of a 24" black Eiffle Tower Vase with cascading black and white Ostrich Feathers. Talking about a WOW factor. All in attendance enjoyed the celebration and spoke heartfelt words to the couple. There were moments of tears, laughs and just a grand time.
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