Rosanna & Jacob
Rosanna & Jacob
Rosanna and Jacob contacted us for On the Day Management and Design & Styling after booking Banking Hall for their chuppah ceremony and wedding reception. In love with the space, but unsure how best to decorate it, their instructions were that any styling should complement the existing Art Deco personality of the venue, adding to the grandeur of the space without being excessively detailed. It was also important to them that the opulent environment in which they had chosen to marry did not detract from the significance of the chuppah ceremony itself.
Following on from our Gatsby-inspired stationery design, we created a stunning backdrop of real palm trees ranging from six to ten feet in height, which we arranged in a geometric Art Deco formation between Banking Hall’s dramatic pillars. The greenery became the central focus behind the stage, and a unique background for the ceremony. In accordance with their wishes, we kept the chuppah simple: four natural wooden poles and a traditional black and white tallit from our supplier in New York.
When the traditional ceremony had concluded, the toastmaster invited guests up the grand staircase for a Champagne reception, while we began the room turnaround. Working within extremely tight time constraints, we transformed the hall for the wedding breakfast, bringing in more foliage and floristry for centrepieces. One half of the 20 square tables housed large table top palms, in keeping with the backdrop, whilst the other half featured clusters of perfect white calla lilies in varying heights. Personalised name cards, bearing the menu choices of each guest, poked through the top of the napkins, and colour-coordinated prayer books dotted the tables between flickering tea light votives.
When guests were called back into the main hall, the transformation they were met with was dramatic. The lighting had been altered and the room was a-glow. As the nine piece live band played their first number, the Israeli dancing began, kick-starting a fun and laughter-fuelled evening in the elegance of Banking Hall.
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