Simplicity and white uniquely brought together Candice & Ben’s elegant monochromatic wedding at Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas.
Design inspiration: When working with a minimalistic aesthetic, each little detail needs to be curated and cared for as they do not get lost in the shuffle of abundance. To that end, we really took a sensory approach to the design of the wedding. What would people see when they walked into the room? White and candlelight; which was achieved with thick but simple draping, tables draped in raw linens, tight rows of white florals and candles peaking out from around the room. What would they hear? Our resident DJ Mike Fox kept the energy of the room on point with a mix of standard classics and jazz – before turning to gangsta rap for the dance party! What would the room feel like? Touch is very important, and we wanted to blend the ideas of masculine and feminine, the soft and the sleek. Raw table linens added a bit of texture, while the napkins had a touch of a sheen to them. Clear acrylic menus engraved with white lettering were smooth to the touch, with just the right grooves.
From the planner: As their wedding planner, I was excited to see their sleek, modern wedding ceremony transition into a stunning and romantic wedding reception. What excited me most were the little touches that elevated this wedding from simple and monochromatic to downright swanky! All done with a touch of irony that perfectly suited my bride and groom. Take the Sip Mi selfie cocktail station. Neither Candice nor Ben drink, and when we first began working together they expressed their ire at the current state of social media. “Ben would probably leave me if I started posting selfies!” Candice said. And yet her Instagram name began with a tongue in cheek “@hashtag” and her love of turning things on their ends made me think that the “Drink Your Face Off” Selfie Cocktail Station would be an unexpected yet huge hit with their friends.