Here’s the fantasy shot: Our male model, Michael, who we dubbed ‘The Hotness” looking rather enticing in behind the place cards and in front of the fountain of pink champagne. The staircase banner was also printed by my friends at Emerson Design.
… and here’s the reality shot: It wasn’t pink champagne at all, but ginger ale with a few drops of red food colouring added to each bottle. Here’s Lidia filling the glasses and balancing them rather precariously on top of one another. Not to worry, though: we all shared some of the real stuff at the end of the day — you can see it here in the vintage champagne bucket, lent to us by the fabulous Peter Somers of Contemporary Furniture Rentals.
This is a shot that didn’t make it into the final spread: our bride, standing ON the table, showing off the bouquet and the runner with the printed menu running across it. I love the single feather that fell off her dress, landing perfectly (and unplanned) onto the salad plate.
This is Toyo, the stylist from Judy Inc., adjusting our bride, Sarah. The shoes are by Valentino.
Finally, this is my dog, Miss Jinx LaRue, posing in pearls and diamonds with the gorgeous cake, designed by Roxanne Wickware of Roxycakes. Gillian from Ikonica took this photo to simply to humour me; I had no idea that Jinx would make it into the magazine… appearing twice, no less!