Friday, July 1, 2011

Wedding of Carmine and Carla

A few weekends ago I had the pleasure of designing décor for a lovely couple, Carmine and Carla. They were married at the W New York in a beautiful nighttime ceremony amongst friends and family and I was happy to be included in the start of their lives together. I hope you enjoy these photos of their celebration!

The couple said “I Do” underneath an ethereal white fabric arch that was accented by glass pillars containing white cymbidium orchids submerged in water. On either side of the ceremony platform, two tall Lucite pedestals held large stainless steel containers that were bursting with all white flowers such as calla lilies, hydrangea, and orchids.

The Original Runner Company created a beautiful white aisle runner with the couple’s initials and the date of the ceremony. We topped off the design with sprinkles of white and soft pink rose petals. We then lined the aisle with more white orchids submerged in water and placed floating candles in the cylinders.

Robert Stark Lighting did an excellent job with the lighting, creating romance in the ballroom with a soft pink glow.

Holo-Walls brought in an amazing liquid dance floor for the reception, which guests certainly took advantage of!

On the dinner tables we wanted to create a stunning and elegant display of flowers. Sleek bouquets of calla lilies, orchids, lily grass, roses and horsetail bamboo were exploding out of square glass vases of alternating heights. We then accented these centerpieces with square glass vases that contained bamboo, calla lilies, or cymbidium orchids submerged in water. Floating candles in the vases and silver votive candles on the tabletops completed the look.

A huge thank you to 5th Avenue Digital for providing these amazing photographs-the couple was certainly glowing that night!

Congratulations to Carmine and Carla! All of us at Shawn Rabideau Events & Design are wishing you a long and happy life together!



  1. What size square vases did you use for the floral centerpieces?

  2. We used various heights of 4" x 4" glass square vases ranging in height from 10" to 20". We also used some low glass containers that were 8" x 8" and 4" tall.