Monday, May 9, 2011

Star Wedding Style

On July 17th 2010, Boston Celtic captain Paul Pierce married Julie Landrum at the Resort at Pelican Hill in an intimate ceremony.

The bride wore a Ines Di Santos dress, while her dapper groom chose a custom tux by Éléyee Tuxedo

The couple exchanged vows underneath a gazebo surrounded by white orchids, hydrangeas and roses 

The colors for the outdoor cocktail area was cream and gold 

The reception was a red themed floral decor 

The cake was sitting on an handmade floral tablecloth and it's different layer included chocolate, red velvet and coconut layer

Finally the couple had an after party area where their guests could unwind 

and enjoy candies

So interested in achieving the Pierce's wedding style?

Let's start with the dress, choose a lace trumpet/mermaid style dress with some satin at the bottom. The neckline should be strapeless and sweetheart, then top it off with a semi cathedral train.

This is the Ines Di Santo dress, you can see the bride added a small belt to make it her own

Here are some models that will give you a similar look
Style No Vervania
Monique L'huillier
Style no. Lydia
Rosa Clark

For the ceremony think white, it doesn't have to be as grandiose as the Pierce's, go for simple and understated. 
To save money instead of having 2-3 flowers at every row, chose to have 1 bouquet every other row.
Do not forget the chair covers, they add an air of drama to the place.

 The reception should be different shade of red, you could add more candles than flowers to save on cost

  The Pierce's wedding had two different areas for the cocktail and the after party, if it is an idea you would like to replicate on a budget. I would suggest using the same area for both hours. Have your planner bring out the candies while your guests are dinning. Also set up a bartender in that area and open the doors so your guests uderstand that they are welcome to go back there.

  Happy Planning !!!


Anonymous said...

Mermaid dresses are so flattering.

Lead Events said...

I agree, it's a really good way to show off curves