“Brunching in late winter in the garden” was the first challenge of this client. The next challenge was a garden theme fused with glam—after all, this client is a Beverly Hills bride. Lastly, the final challenge: our bride didn’t like greenery…at all!
Stems always dreams up the solutions to challenges—we brought the garden inside. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse on a chilly March morning. Starting this transformation the night before the shower, ceiling treatments were hung, cabanas were constructed and floor plan was set in place.
Our glam and absence of greenery was solved by gilding hundreds of branches of Southern Smilax gold. These golden vines were transformed into handwoven horizontal wreaths that danced above the guests heads and peeked out brilliantly from each and every floral arrangement in the room. The floral decor consisted of hundreds of multiple pinks and blush varieties of garden roses, spray roses, ranunculus, tulips, hydrangea and kalanchoe blooms, designed in a blocked ombre fashion.
A twelve foot tall, ten foot circular dessert cabana filled with the bride’s favorite treats was a real showstopper. In the center, a rose and yellow gold leafed cake sat royally kissed with blooms in front of a five foot tall tiered golden centerpiece filled with flowers and candles. Tall Monet candle holders held floating candles majestically throughout the dessert decadence.
The guests enjoyed this golden brunch at blush shantung covered tables of six in fashionable gold Phoenix chairs. As a memoire of this magical winter garden afternoon, guests were each gifted a Michael Aram “Enchanted” gold accented dish, filled with blush and hot pink rose petals, which doubled as place card holders.
Gifts were opened by the bride in her very own throne, itself gilded and rhinestoned, with a golden Provencal ornate coffee table to rest her champagne on while reading her cards.