Real NC Wedding: A Night at the Museum
When you have a space as clean and minimal as the North Carolina Museum of Art, don’t be afraid to make a statement with opulent merlot, champagne and classic gold. The rich hues make the white space more inviting and warm, whether it be for an intimate gathering, or a fete of five hundred. The mix of an open space filled with decadent details earns this reception a place among the art.
Jocelyn Warren and her team from A Paradigm Shift Event, LLC, wanted to make this reception as elegant as the hosting venue. She saw the space as a chance to make something personal and unique, and the museum acted as an inspiring blank canvas for her to decorate and for Kate from Kate Pope Photography to capture.
She began with covering the cake and sweetheart tables with champagne-sequined table linens and the guest tables in a lustrous neutral champagne Nova silk linen to let the dazzling details be the main attraction. The use of gold-rimmed dinner and glassware framed by gold flatware, perfectly offsets the merlot napkins, all of which was provided by American Party Rentals.
The museum’s in house restaurant, Iris, caters all of its events. The menu consists of one-bite meals, beautifully plated and paired alongside lighter fare.
The bride’s handmade gown is available exclusively at Traditions by Anna bridal salon. It is an exquisite a-line with a delicate lace illusion bodice and flowing English net and silk organza skirt. The sweetness of the dress was set off by her elegant updo and romantic smoky eye, created by The Makeup Addict and framed by Amazing Lash Studio Lashes.
Not leaving out the groom, he is a perfect pairing with the bride, in a white tuxedo provided by Menguin Tuxedos.
Paperbuzz took inspiration from the elegance of the modern color combo to create the stationery suite. The flowing script of the invitations and menus, inked in the warm merlot color, added to the classic feeling of the reception.
One thing that everyone can agree on is that we all scream for ice cream. Andia’s Homemade Ice Cream (a recent rebrand from The Freezing Pointe) shows a fun take on a dessert table, The choice of toppings perfectly complemented the palette of gold, champagne and merlot.
The floral centerpieces, made by Purple Poppy Florist, were made of naturally arranged blooms, including lush white hydrangea, deep red dahlias, and beautiful blush roses. The color combination was further brought out by the mercury-gold vases and bronze mini pedestals, holding glass bowls holding floating candles, that cast a soft light, illuminating the golden accents. The flowers didn’t just adorn the main table, but three more magnificent arrangements were placed on and around the sweetheart table.
On its own display table, the cake, made by Once in a Blue Moon Bakery, is a three-tiered confectionary wonder. It boasts a scripted “I do” ivory top tier, a metallic middle, and a bottom layer covered in edible flowers, all keeping in the same timeless color scheme.
Incorporate some of your pre-wedding activities by asking your photographer to take a fireplace mantle-worthy picture of you holding your bridal gown hanger. This customizable golden one was made by Rita DePina from Hangers by Rita.
Planner Jocelyn Warren, A Paradigm Shift Event, LLC.
Venue The North Carolina Museum of Art
Catering Iris Restaurant
Photography Kate Pope Photography
Florist Purple Poppy Florist
Cake Once in a Blue Moon Bakery
Gown Traditions by Anna
Tuxedo Menguin Tuxedo Rental
Rentals American Party Rental
Linens WildFlower Linens
Hair and Makeup The Makeup Addict
Lash Extensions Amazing Lash Studio
Dessert Table Andia’s Homemade Ice Cream
Hangers Hangers by Rita