a PICTURE perfectparty p Every bride should celebrate in style. So the idea of throwing a party at Solas, the hottest nightclub in downtown Raleigh was a super choice. Solas, selected for it’s edgy and chic atmosphere went hand in hand with the fashion week and couture themed event. Invitations from Cute Buttons were a sleek vertical design that smoothly complimented the runway effect of the gathering. Created in black and white, the invitations used the bride’s ﬁrst name and initial as the monogram design. Bridesmaids came and actually viewed and selected their gowns, from Priscilla’s of Boston, right off mannequins placed throughout the club. The chic color palette was platinum, gray and bright yellow some of the trendiest combinations of hues for this season. Bling mats, chargers, plate-ware and glassware, all from Z Gallery, completed the modern and contemporary look. Floral arrangements, designed by The Purple Poppy, with yellow Calilillies and Mohana roses woven into yellow pin-cushions dovetailed perfectly with the fashion forward motif. An edible high-heeled shoe was placed on top of the multi-tiered white cake with a silver-rim created by Swank Cake Design. A signature yellow beverage, by Solas, was created speciﬁcally for this bridal event. It blended in beautifully
with the platinum linens and marigold yellow runners that decorated the striking tables. A drawing of the bridal gown by Megan Hamilton, a keepsake gift that any bride would treasure, was prominently displayed at a central location in the room. The lavish menu included: Maine lobster tail tempura fried until tender and served with hickory smoked tomato aioli; Slowly-cooked braised duck breast gently pulled and stacked with roasted red peppers and fontina cheese layered between crispy ďŹ‚our tortillas and served with mango-avocado chutney; Seared jumbo scallops prepared with vanilla butter; Seared Ahi Tuna, with a Szechuan Ginger-Soy glaze, paired with crispy tempura asparagus and wasabi cream. Lifeâ€™s Little Favors provided fantastic gifts that included an engagement key ring, an over-sized diamond paperweight and a monogrammed clutch purse containing a wedding day emergency kit and compact.
Love the Look? Photographer: Luster Studios Food & Venue: Solas Sketch Artist: Megan Hamilton www.etsy.com/57199800/custom-wedding-gown-sketch Cake: Swank Cake Design Flowers: The Purple Poppy Florist Event Coordinator: Bliss by Sam Linens, Runners & DĂŠcor: Classic Party Rentals Plates & Glassware: Z Gallery Invitations: Cute Buttons Favors: Lifeâ€™s Little Favors