What a truly beautiful wonderful couple! It was such an honor to be a part of their planning process and help guide them along the way. They certainly had their share of "wedding hassles!" First and foremost Maria's dress shop closed unexpectedly and then she found out her original venue wouldn't allow her enough time to have all the beautiful design work that she wanted for her event. So we worked through everything that came up, and I believe it truly all worked out for the best. Our venue change led us to Reading Artworks and what a beautiful space that is. It has so much potential to really make it whatever your hearts desire. Maria and Marcelino wanted a contemporary, modern, and elegant reception space. They were getting married a few days before their reception with their close family and friends in Puerto Rico and then hosting the fun reception celebration upon return.
In the beginning Maria told me the design/decor was her number 1 priority. I knew exactly where to bring her! Shumaker PDT did an exceptional job of bringing the vision to life!! We started the cocktail hour with beautiful purples and golds, had a video playing of their ceremony, a delicious apple martini luge, and a fun contemporary lounge.
My favorite part was showing the couple the dinner space for the first time. It was exactly what they wanted and their reactions were priceless! Shumaker nailed the vision and blew the clients away!
We also brought in some of our favorite vendors to this space. Petals with Style took care of all of our centerpieces incorporating the lounge look with lampshades on the guest tables as well as a mixture of martini glasses with led lights. We picked out just the perfect linens from Special Occasions incorporating silvers, blacks and sequins! Designs by Renee took care of all of our stationary elements, i.e., table numbers, escort cards, menu cards, candy tags and bar signs, they were beautiful.
The reception dance floor was packed all night long thanks to Matt from Occasions Disc Jockey! He did a fabulous job with Maria and Marcelino's music requests and keeping all the guests entertained.
Take a look at these beautiful photos by Double H Photography! Working with Howie was such a joy, and he really captured some great moments!!
Loved this bridal party shot!
Such a stunning couple!
What's a good event without a fabulous dessert table! The guests loved it, and we had fun setting it up!
Beautiful cake by Christie's Memorable Cakes in Reading!
Ice Concepts always does a great job!
Cocktail Lounge by the Martini Luge , furniture and design - Shumaker PDT
Designs by Renee, escort cards! They were so perfect! And it was nice to have all the cards already displayed in the beginning for guests to see!
The first look! Love it!!!
Beautiful monogram and draping by Shumaker PDT!
Congratulations to Marcelino and Maria! You two are amazing people that I was so privileged to meet and get to know through this wonderful planning process. I wish you nothing but the best and many many years of happiness!!
Reading Artworks - Venue
Shumaker PDT - Event Design/Decor/Lighting