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.