My Wedding & Honeymoon: Day 6-10 (Part 13)

October 11, 2011

In a prior post, I shared all of the details of my ceremony.  For as much thought as I put into it, I put just as much, if not more, into my reception.  I am not a big DIY kinda gal, however Julie, my wedding planner extraordinaire/Matron of Honor, is.  Thus, anything I could dream of, she could turn into a reality — we made for the perfect team!

The centerpieces did not turn out exactly as we had hoped (warning: NEVER use La Mejor Flor as florists in Buenos Aires, Argentina).  Thankfully though, moments before the wedding, Julie ran around from table to table working her magic.  We had floating red and pink roses in varying sized vases on each of the tables.  Along with the centerpieces, she sprinkled rose petals and butterfly and airplane vintage map confetti.

Lighting was essential to me.  We had floating candles in the centerpieces, candelabras on several of the tables, and we made use of the ballroom’s chandeliers; all working together to create the most romantic ambiance possible.

Perhaps, the detail that I am most proud of was our creative way of both displaying our seating chart and how we distinguished each table from the next.  Inside of a vintage suitcase that Julie found in a market, we placed the name cards.  On the back of the name cards were pictures of iconic Argentine symbols.

Each table had a long stem rose and attached to the stem was a postcard with the symbol.  There were seven postcards in total: Evita, a couple dancing the tango, Maradona, el Obelisco, la Boca, la Puente de la Mujer, and Che Guevara.

One of the main reasons why I chose Faena Hotel + Universe as our wedding venue, besides being one of the leading hotels in the world and drop dead gorgeous, was because they would provide a nine course meal to my guests.  Yes, you read that correctly, nine unbelievably delicious courses.  Plus, there was an open champagne and wine bar.  Each table had a menu with all of the courses listed.

And while the food was amongst some of the best I have ever had the pleasure of tasting, nothing compared to our dulce de leche and chocolate wedding cake.  I found the cake toppers on Etsy and had them made to match the exact color and font on our wedding invitations.

While our guests ate, drank, and danced the night away, there was a photo montage of Lucas and I from the last six years on display on a large screen in between the tables.

Of course, my guests did not go home empty handed.  Inside their gift bag, which had a thank you gift tag with all seven of the iconic Argentine symbols that we had used on it, was a CD with all of the wedding music (handmade by Julie), gourmet chocolate in the shape of hearts, and a wine stopper.

Which is your favorite photo?

46 thoughts on “My Wedding & Honeymoon: Day 6-10 (Part 13)

  1. Erik

    Those centerpieces are beautiful.. and unique. (all of these posts are making my wife want to get married again… hopefully still to me 🙂 )

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Hahahaha it was the best cake I have ever tasted in my entire life. Seriously, I would eat it every day if I could. I’ve definitely started to morph into a Portena!

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  2. Erin

    I love the mix of vintage travel and luxury, your decor is so rich! btw, I used a photo of your wedding the other day in my English class slideshow. They were learning event vocabulary and I thought your photo would be perfect for “get married.” It was – there were very audible ooohs and ahhhs!!! They will definitely remember that vocabulary word! 🙂

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Thank goodness for Etsy and DIY projects…even though it looks rich, I actually didn’t spend THAT much money yay!!! OMG you have to tell me more about your class and which photo you used. I love it! I just told Lucas and he loved it too haha.

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      1. Erin

        eeks not rich like $$ rich, but rich like dark chocolate rich! Like luscious eye candy.
        I used the photo of you two walking down the aisle together after the ceremony. It helped them learn the new vocab, the past tense “got married” and also “just got married” too!!

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  3. Ceri

    Gosh, Andi, I knew the details of your wedding were incredible but I never realised *how* incredible. It really does sound like a dream wedding, a true fairy tale. I just smile and smile reading more and more about the details. 🙂

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Didn’t Kyle do an amazing job with the photos? Thanks so much for your lovely words! Oh gosh, I wish the florist was our only problem, they were just the tip of the iceberg, however despite all of the mishaps it was still the most perfect day ever!!!

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  4. Deidre

    You and Julie did a FANTASTIC job! Seriously impressive. I might steal your idea for the sign (although mine will probably say just married) for my Australian Getting Married ceremony. for photos 🙂

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  5. Alex

    Okay, you know I love weddings, but this post is my FAVORITE! Details like this are so fun. I think I will end up being a “Julie” to probably all my marrying friends…

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  6. Patricia GW

    Of course you would have dulche de leche in your wedding cake 😉 It looks SO delicious, and the guests still had room for it after 9 courses? It must have been far too delicious to pass up!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Haha of course! 😉 It was BEYOND delicious. I would pay a thousand dollars to have it again — it was THAT good!!! I don’t think anyone was able to have all 9 courses. I know I only had 3 or 4.

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  7. Marko

    Congrats on the wedding and organising this event! I love the photos – they really capture details perfectly.

    I am sure your guests enjoyed the event.

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  8. Katie

    I know you were disappointed with your centerpieces, but everything looks absolutely amazing in the photos. So romantic yet playful! And a nine course meal….wow!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Nine courses, a bit indulgent huh? Haha! Thanks so much for your lovely, lovely words!!! I like the idea that my wedding came off as playful AND romantic! 🙂

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  9. Jen Laceda

    Andi, I just went through your whole wedding post series. Love it! I was mostly touched with your dad’s speech. As a parent myself (well, to a 4- and a 1.5-year old), my wish is to see both my girls in a beautiful wedding like yours, with the love of their life beside them. You have a gorgeous wedding! Congrats again! And may the honeymoon last forever!!! LOL!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Awww I’m so touched that you just went through and read all 17 posts, wow! That must have taken some time!!! Yeah, my Dad’s speech was incredible. He worked on it in top secret for a year! I wasn’t allowed to see it once. I love that you have 2 girls and I also hope that one day they have the wedding of their dreams. Thanks a million for your lovely comment — it REALLY touched me. XOXO

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