01.30.2012
Being the follow up to such an amazing ceremony (seen on our post: Wedding Ceremony) was not an easy feat. However, Lauren and Scott’s big day continued with much style and class. We still aren’t sure what our favorite part of the reception was; the all white decor, dancing to the music of the twelve piece band and Israeli DJ, or the amazing food and dessert tables? Lauren and Scott’s vision for their perfect day was truly brought to life.  

Guests found their table assignments at this large round table in the hallway situated underneath a gorgeous crystal chandelier. Modern flower arrangements of various white flowers separated into different sized glass vases were added as a centerpiece.

Lauren and Scott made their grand entrance to “The Edge of Glory” by Lady Gaga through this hallway, which also served as another space for guests to mingle during the party. High-top tables were set out with white linens and a simple candle to create ambiance.

As many hotels have wild carpet in their ballrooms, Lauren and Scott chose to keep things simple and elegant by sticking to an all white color scheme. To complete this look, they rented white chivari chairs and a white seamless dance floor. Candles and uplights were a huge necessity to give the room a warm glow and the romantic atmosphere of their dreams.

The centerpieces consisted of large antique square mirrors, with a single vase of white hydrangeas and roses surrounded by different heights of floating candles, tea lights, and beautiful handmade table numbers.

The Ritz Carlton’s dinner selections were flawless. Guests were given three options; halibut over mashed potatoes that melt in your mouth, chicken two ways with couscous as a throwback to our Moroccan culture, and soba noodles with tofu and vegetables for our vegetarian friends.

For dessert there was something for everyone. The scrumptious cakes and treats at the all white dessert bar were made by Vanilla Bake Shop. Lauren and her mother-in-law scoured Home Goods for months in search of enough glass apothecary jars to fill with all white candy as a take home treat. Stay tuned next month for closer views of the dessert and candy bars.

The drinks were flowing at all three bars, including one outside by the marina. Guests watched with tears in their eyes as the Bride and Groom shared their first dance as husband and wife to “Have You Ever Been in Love” by Celine Dion. This was followed by a wild hora and speeches made by the Maid of Honor, Best Man, and the Father of the Groom. The party continued until two in the morning as the girls kicked off their heels and everyone made way for more dancing. The Rembrandts did not disappoint. Guests told us later that they caught themselves singing along to what they thought was recorded music only to look up in amazement to find that the band was not on a break. During the few breaks they did take however, we filled the space with Eli (our Israeli singer and DJ). Many guests had never experienced Israeli dance music before and were pleasantly surprised by the upbeat and cultural tunes.

Many guests found themselves outside at the end of the night on these comfortable yet chic white sofas, warming their hands and taking their last sip of champagne by the fire looking out at the many boats docked at the marina, a truly special way to end the night.

All photographs taken by Mi Belle Inc.

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