Friday, July 3, 2009


I had the distinct pleasure of working with a wonderful couple that are also industry professionals. Chris & Terri Le Esposito were married on Sunday May 03, 2009 at The Marriott World Center with the reception following at the UCF Arena concourse. Now one might think (if you know the UCF Arena) that having a reception in this space might be a little odd. I have to admit, I certainly did. But let me tell you that this wasn't one couple that was going to let a blank hard space get in the way of creating a spectacular and FUN environment for all their guest. Being there most of the day I was able to watch the space transform into a white and red ZEN inspired reception like none I have ever seen. From early in the morning to late into the evening, J. Michael Hicks of A Spectacular Event oversaw and managed every detail. Thanks to Anna Cakes for sharing the images of the room set up in its entirety. She also created a cake that was spot on to the image the client requested. There were so many other vendors that helped to create this FUN wedding, but I don't want to misquote any (perhaps Chris and Terri Le can let me know so I can recognize them). In the meantime, please be inspired by the images posted below. For images from other angles and close up pictures, please contact me at
Terri Le's bouquet was created with hand wired white cymbidium orchid blossoms and brick red mokara orchids.
Three different centerpiece made up the table decor. Although the elements were the same, each design was unique. Every table was enhanced with a collection of varying size square glass vase filled with river stones and water added candlelight to all the guest tables. This centerpiece consisted of black river stones filling one half of a tall thick cut square glass vase while Equisetum (also none as rush or horsetail) filled the other half. A clutch of white dendrobium orchid sprays arched over one side of the vase.
The same large glass vase filled with river stones was filled with 5' chunky curly willow branches with a cascading white phalaenopsis orchid sprays attached.
Black slate vases where placed at each guest setting with a single white fuji mum floating atop.
And the cake that looked spot on like the image provided by the client. A collection of large and dramatic Areca Palms, Ficus Ali & Adonida Palm Trees some as tall as 12 feet dotted the entrance and perimeter of the room. This is just a small collection from our greenhouses to serve our client's daily requirements for foliage.

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