With Classic Hollywood as the center of their inspiration, Sam & Melissa’s wedding captured spectacular elements from their venue choice of Sony Studios to rich floral and decor hues of navy and gold, creating a glamorous and timeless ambiance.
Photos by Love Ala Photography and Brian Tropiano Photography
Guests parked and entered the Sony Pictures Madison gates walking down Main Street and into the ceremony garden where they were offered refreshments, parasols and yarmulkes. Guests had the opportunity to write a special note to the couple before taking their seats under the courtyard trees for the ceremony. A string quartet played modern arrangements as guests found their seats from mahogany wooden chairs that framed an aisle detailed with an elaborate ribbon and floral pattern evoking an art deco inspired shape and that led to an elegant ceremony alter area at the top of the steps. Deco detailed reserved cards were laid out for family & bridal party in the 1st row.
Following the ceremony guests were ushered into the Main Street area where they were offered signature drinks and a selection of tray passed hors d’oeuvres, along with 2 full bars detailed in luxe cream linens with gold runners. Guests had the option to converse around high cocktail tables embellished with gold textured linens or low rounds laid with navy cloths and placed with mahogany Chivari chairs. A cheese table draped in a cream linen offered a selection of decadent snacks as guests enjoyed a lively string serenade as the sun began to set. Gold detailed escort cards were offered from a table draped in a cream luxe linen artfully detailed with gold ribbon to determine their table for the dinner.
As the sun set, the sounds of a DJ rose as guests walked to the Thalberg façade where an array of rounds and one long table awaited to receive them placed on 2 levels of richly carpeted stairs illuminated from below. Tables were adorned with metallic striped linens, cream florals set in crystal bowls accompanied by gold patterned votives along with gold rimmed patterned stacked china, cut crystal stemware, gold flatware, crisp navy napkins, and custom menus. The space was flanked by a lavish dessert table set on a collection of gold and crystal stands along with a champagne tower.
The upper level offered a metallic brushed gold dance floor and luxe lounge vignettes featuring navy and mahogany sofas, chocolate leather stools and gold metal side and coffee tables. The DJ station was flanked by the vignettes set off by a textured metallic linen draped table with a draped backdrop that complemented the existing building façade. A bar was placed on the other end of the space, detailed in the same rich metallic linen with a woven gold draped backsplash and mahogany and gold back bar display set with an array of candlelight and inspired décor and flanked by navy slipper chairs and gold side tables for guests to relax in throughout the evening.
In the center of the space, a cake table draped in a gold patterned linen offered a stunning tiered creation finished with ivory fondant and painted gold details topped with a floral embellishment. Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed incredible cuisine from Wolfgang Puck, dancing and an opportunity to take photos in a custom photo area.