Hi, my name is Andi and I am a detail addict. . .
It is true, as I am about as detail oriented as they come. I tried my absolute hardest to not be one of “those brides” who obsessed over every.single.minor.detail, but I did. Kyle, my wedding photographer, wrote a lovely post about all of my wedding details, however I thought I would do one from my perspective as well.
One of the reasons that I chose Faena Hotel + Universe is because I thought it would be the perfect backdrop for our travel themed black tie wedding. And I was right, it was absolutely a modern day fairytale.
Welcome to the extraordinary world of Philippe Starck’s Faena, otherwise affectionately known as ‘Oz’. . .
Once our guests arrived they were immediately greeted with a glass of champagne. I loved the idea of my guests enjoying some bubbly (my favorite drink) during our ceremony.
Then they were led to a table that had three photo frames with our engagement pictures in them, which they were asked to sign with words of love and wisdom.
Did you notice the vintage map airplane and butterfly shaped confetti sprinkled about?
After they were finished with the “guest books,” they were led to their golden bamboo seats on the terrace just in time to watch the sun begin to set. On either side of the chairs were trees decorated in red, twinkling lights, as well as large Moroccan lamps filled with candles.
As our guests were seated they were given a program and a paper cone filled with pink and red rose petals (the colors of our wedding). Once the ceremony was finished, they would throw the petals on Lucas and I as we walked down the aisle as husband and wife.
To let our guests know that the ceremony was beginning, we had a band play Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.
And then it was time for the procession to begin. . .