Pink Monkey Events believes that come rain, sleet, sun or snow nothing can stop your special day from being everything you dreamed of! This wedding is proof of this philosophy given that this one took place during Hurricane Irene. To make matters worse, the wedding was set to be outdoors so this torrential weather had the potential to have a serious damper on the event but we would not have that! We improvised and used chic black umbrellas to provide coverage from the rain during the outdoor ceremony and luckily these impromptu accessories added a playful yet unique touch. As for the reception, we moved the location indoors and used sleek gunmetal linens and crisp white floral centerpieces to dress the tables. Warm amber lighting and an abundance of candles were also used to set an intimate vibe in the room. We incorporated a NYC theme in their table numbers and menus to personalize the event to the couple. Although the decor was sophisticated, the party was all about fun! The cocktail party even allowed guests to play a game of pool together which kicked off this event in a special way. Later, the reception was followed by an after-party that included more dancing and yummy fun snacks for the guest to enjoy. Nothing could rain on this parade! Special thanks to Catherine Leonard Photography who went above and beyond by taking the challenge of coming out in this weather truly making them a one-of-a-kind vendor!
Friday, August 26, 2011
For this destination wedding we decided to take the invites to the next level to incorporate the playful island theme. We used three mini suitcases in crisp green and vibrant turquoise that each contained a different element to the invite. Our vision was that when the guest opened each suitcase, what was inside each time would be a fun surprise. The top suitcase contained the elegant, handmade invite revealing the incredible tropical location. Then as the guest continued to unpack their goodies, they discovered chic leather passport holders and travel essentials such as hand wipes, chapstick, sunblock, Airborne, Colgate wisps, individual packs of tissues and Listerine Pocket Packs in the second suitcase. It continues to get better from there when the bottom suitcase is opened to reveal a Brookstone N.A.P Travel Kit which included a lush sleep mask, neck pillow and ear plugs to keep the guests comfortable on their flight along with a great read. It was important for this specific bride and groom that their guests felt special and enthusiastic for this trip from the moment they received their invitation and these one-of-a-kind invites did just that!