Jenny + Ravi – Wedding Reception

The girl said “I do” and the boy kissed his girl, so now we celebrate.  The wedding ceremony was a dream turned reality of true love, and the wedding reception was to continue well into the night. Guests arrived at the Garden of Bammel Lane; where an outdoor space and glass house were to be our playground.  Ah, the details of that glorious night!

Wedding reception guests were tempted with signature cocktails called the Twilight Sparkle; served in clear, etched flute glasses, while cello and acoustic guitar tunes filled the air. Delicious kimchi, arancini, and tomato bisque shots were indeed something to write home about.  The welcome table included over-sized letters spelling Silly Willy (Jenny + Ravi’s nickname for each other), which will become an art piece in their new home, along with the purple paper flowers adorning the entry area.  In addition, over 1000 colorful paper cranes folded by Jenny, representing good luck and the length of their courtship was showcased in a wooden lantern. The escort table was a sea of several hundred chrysanthemum flowers, a design that was so fluffy one might have crawled into it if given the chance. 

Surrounded by purple paper lanterns above, decorative lighting, and floral accents the wedding reception guests anxiously awaited the arrival of the Mr. + Mrs. Shah. None of the guests knew what was in store for them. A custom song creation of Everything by Lighthouse started off as a sweet ballad with a beautifully choreographed dance, climaxed into a dramatic explosion.  Think continuous confetti cannon shooting into the night sky. Guests’ voices rejoiced in excitement   Think a concert production.  It was a moment.  It was a very perfect moment. It was the definition of what the couple will consider to be the best days of their life.

Awe-inspiring is what one would say upon entering the glass house. The main attraction of the wedding reception.  A royal table fit for a king and queen with an unbelievable floor to table floral garland running the length of twenty-four feet.  Above, a little candle light twinkle and suspended wreaths completed the design.  The guest tables were just as decadent, accented with tall cylinders filled with soft ivory hydrangeas, cascading phalaenopsis orchids, along with floating candles.  Glorious purple and silver swirled linen surrounded by platinum-rimmed glassware and clear beaded chargers further enhanced the decadence. Purple-hued ceiling lighting and perfectly pin-spotted tables, were the final touches to create an amazing place for a feast.

I was personally excited about the vegetarian experience awaiting them.  Celebrating their cultures, the delivery of this masterpiece was noteworthy as well.  The culinary adventure started off with an artichoke chevre torta, garnished with olives and sun-dried tomatoes.  A mosaic salad accented with micro-greens, paved the way for the next part of the journey.  The finale for the adventure was a flawless roasted acorn squash filled with apples, walnuts, caramelized onions, and sage accompanied by an apple-chutney with a warm salsa verde sauce. Delish, as one would say. 

Upon completion of dinner, wedding reception guests were once again welcomed under the starry night for a lavish dessert spread of chocolate cake balls, mini butter raspberry cupcakes, cinnamon cake shots, and hazelnut baklava.  An eggplant-hued heirloom table linen showcased the two-tier buttercream cake with sugar flowers and purple ribbon accents.  

The night would not be complete without a tip of the hat to Jenny’s Korean heritage.  A quick change into a custom traditional hanbok with a new up-do, the adventure of dancing the night away began.  Boy, was there dancing!   As a token to remember the occasion, Jenny + Ravi made personalized luggage tags as the party favor for the wedding reception guests.

With Part I, Part II, and now Part III in the memory vault, this is by no means the end of their story, but just the beginning. Cheers!

Ingredients for this perfect recipe of love:

Kat Creech Events:  event design + planning
A Finer Event:  china rentals
Acoustic Productioncocktail music
Any Occasion:  tent frame 
Brickner Dance Floor:  white dance floor
Bright Star:  lighting production
Catering by Culinaire: catering + bar service
Delphine:  stationary
Dream Bouquet:  floral
Elegant Beginnings:  linens
Greenway Coffee:  coffee bar
LG Entertainment:  MC/Music Production
Balushka Paper Flower Artistry:  purple paper flowers
Phoeniciahazelnut baklava 
Steve Lee:  photo + video
Swift & Co:  china rentals
Gardens of Bammel Lane:  venue
Who Made The Cake:  cake + desserts 
Your Beautiful Face:  hair + makeup
Purple Escort Cards

Purple Escort Cards

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