Tabletalk: a Blog by BBJ

Coming Together for a Cultured Wedding

January 5, 2017
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Coming Together for a Cultured Wedding | BBJ LinenGretchen Wakeman Photography | Imoni Events

With purple orchids as the theme catalyst and an exotic undertone for a week-long round of special events leading up to a gala wedding reception, it's no wonder that this event for 600 was a spectacular success!

Imoni Events |  BBJ LinenGretchen Wakeman Photography | Imoni Events

Wedding planner Jennifer Thye of Imoni Events pulled out all the stops to delight the bride and groom. By incorporating personal favorites and multi-cultural influences into every aspect of the event, she achieved the kind of individuality that is the hallmark of a great event.

Light and Breezy

Outdoor Covered Tent | BBJ LinenLight and Breezy Outdoor Ceremony | BBJ LinenGretchen Wakeman Photography | Imoni Events

A ceremonial tent draped with flowing white curtains and cushions serves as a stunning backdrop. Rightly so, the red and gold cultured wedding finery of the bride and groom is where all eyes should be focused. Red turbans, color-drenched scarves, white and gold, and beautiful woven textiles are only enhanced by the restrained, but elegant backdrop. A wealth of traditional symbols speaks to the intricate melding of cultures and lives in this beautiful outdoor setting. 

Red Turbans and Color-Drenched Scarves | BBJ Linen

Floral Arc | BBJ LinenBridesmaids in Turbans | BBJ LinenGretchen Wakeman Photography | Imoni Events

Reversing the Emphasis

Reversing the Emphasis | BBJ LinenGretchen Wakeman Photography | Imoni Events

Transitioning indoors for a celebratory meal, Jenn from Imoni Events played on the theme of white flowers – lush table linen from BBJ reminds the guests of the outdoor canopy of blooms. The addition of vibrant color adds excitement to the space transition.

Reception Setting | BBJ LinenVibrant Colors and Lush Linen | BBJ LinenGretchen Wakeman Photography | Imoni Events

The elegance of the occasion is unmistakable. Gold-toned bamboo chairs and gold chargers, royal purple napkins and the sparkle of crystal complement the signature orchids. The addition of a few red blooms is a playful touch, recalling not only ceremonial finery, but also traditional hand tattoos and the lush upholstered wedding divan.

Unmistakable Elegance | BBJ LinenPurple Napkins and Gold Chargers | BBJ LinenGretchen Wakeman Photography | Imoni Events

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Restraint Meets Opulence 

Restraint Meets Opulence | BBJ LinenGretchen Wakeman Photography | Imoni Events

The contrast between indoors and outside is one of degree. The designer succeeded in balancing the majesty of the expansive outdoor setting with restraint, but reversed the theme for the banquet, with concentrated color contained in a neutral shell.  Tall arrangements recall the look of the line of majestic palms.

Balancing the Majesty | BBJ LinenGretchen Wakeman Photography | Imoni Events

Golden Highlights

Golden Highlights | BBJ LinenGretchen Wakeman Photography | Imoni Events

Gold is used to unify both venues, running as a constant theme from one setting to the other. Elegance is underscored outside with golden columns, swaying bejeweled chimes and perfectly placed golden accents under the filmy tent. At each table setting, gold reappears in napkin clasps and whimsical, delightful place card holders.

Unify the Theme for Seamless Transition | BBJ LinenGretchen Wakeman Photography | Imoni Events

When designing multiple events, BBJ partners to help unify the theme for seamless transition.

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