we believe that an engagement ceremony should exude a calm and collected feel when all manner of celebration should remain subdued as not to outshine the exuberance of the wedding ceremony yet to come. as such, we were pleasantly enamored with the look and feel we created for this particular engagement ceremony held at a client's private residence. our client's affinity for a restrained palette went hand-in-hand with our point of view for such an event. but whatever weariness that could have transpired from the seemingly constricted color choice was compensated with subtle inflections in tone and texture punctuated with the distinct notes of natural floral scents.
while the private engagement ritual was held indoors, guests were served outdoors under a white marquee we set up on the grounds of the residence. we draped the walled sections of the marquee with a double-layer of fabric and embellished the raw spaces along the wall with tall stands of baby's breath topiaries. soft light emanating from a row of crystal chandeliers hung from the apex of the marquee bathed the whole pale interior in a rich warm glow. finally, we covered the tables below with white textured overlays and populated the tabletops with triplicates of clear votive cups, chrome candle stands and floral gatherings of fragrant peonies and hycinths. here's a sampling of the day's look.