We were thrilled to find this sophisticated black and white wedding affair featured in Inside Weddings.
The final result for Chip and Gigi’s wedding was a sophisticated all-white ceremony paired with an elaborate, black and white celebration, filled to the brim with dazzling, meaningful details!
Following the ceremony, guests relocated to the gorgeous Heidt residence where the grounds were tented (six, to be exact!) and lit to perfection by All Occasions Event Rental and Vincent Lighting. Gone was any trace of traditional as the all-white-wearing guests entered into a modern, glamorous black and white dream!
Large, custom beaded, Swarovski crystal chandeliers hung from the ceiling, an elaborate black and white, patterned dance floor and bar designed by Hi-Tech Events made jaw-dropping statements, roses, hydrangeas, ranunculus blossoms, and orchids set in geometric vases added modern texture, and pearl white carpet and draping created a luxurious atmosphere. There were unexpected, over-the-top details EVERYWHERE!
The head table, designed as a focal point in the room, was dressed in our favorite La Tavola linen, Brooklyn White, made up of thousands of square sequins. White goblets, clear, acrylic “ghost” chairs, and individual honey jars wrapped in the wedding’s geometric honeycomb pattern, designed by Giddy Ink completed the table’s look. Floating floral arrangements hung above, which gave the impression of roses dripping from the ceiling. Absolutely stunning!
Guest tables featured black, glamorous linens in alternating styles, and black chairs, china, and goblets—the only pop of color in the room coming from the “river” of lush red roses running down the center of the head table.
Though the overall look was extremely important to Chip and Gigi, the food was equally that. They wanted their menu to reflect their personalities, heritage, and extreme love for travel. Jeff Thomas Catering weaved each of these elements together by creating a menu of both delicate and decadent foods. Carved prime rib of beef served with a horseradish sauce, white cheddar green chili macaroni cheese, chilled salmon tajine, Belgian endive piped with gorgonzola and grilled pears, and paella with chorizo, to name a few. We’re salivating just thinking about the delicious creativity.
And let’s not forget about the dessert. In addition to the Crème Brulee bar, assorted milkshakes and white and dark chocolate mousses was the incredible wedding cake. Oh, the wedding cake! The black and white, six-tiered, modern, couture beauty, created by Sugar Realm, showcased a progressive sugar flower headpiece, black ruffles that wrapped the bottom tier, and abstract florals that cascaded from top to bottom. The cake was a combination of three different flavors and tasted like heaven!
Live music from the Endless Summer Band, and an impromptu stage appearance from the bride, kept the party energized throughout cocktail hour, formal dinner and dancing.
The last of the festivities was an intimate, lounge-like after party complete with white leather couches, glowing accessories and tasty late night snacks—Skyline being the clear favorite. DJ Toad kept guests dancing until the wee hours. And as the guests left, each exited with a small jar of Heidt Family honey, a simple reminder that, “Love is sweet.”
Creative Partners: Event Production & Design: Viva Bella Events | All Occasions Event Rental | Marti’s Floral Designs | BRIDEface | High Five Salon | Sugar Realm | Jeff Thomas Catering | Hi-Tech Events | Giddy Ink | Endless Summer Band | DJ Toad | Red Moon Entertainment | Studio Z Films | Vincent Lighting Systems | Guest Seating: Chameleon Chair Collection | Photography: Kortnee Kate Photography