One of our favorite 2011 weddings was held at the unsurpassed Royal Palms Resort in Scottsdale. Caprice and Bill divide their time between Sedona, Scottsdale and New York.
Caprice knew exactly what she wanted the look of her wedding to be and practically planned the entire event herself with the assistance of Imoni Events In Scottsdale. Bill has a passion for old classic movies especially film noir. Both Bill and Caprice love the big apple and tropical destinations.
The beautiful photography by Katrina Wallace and Andrew Mejia, SedonaBride.com., captures all the incredible details. Voila! New York meets Hawaii.
The invitations were inspired by the old gates into the Alegria Garden. The colonnade of majestic palms that flank the drive into the Royal Palms are reminiscent of the palms one sees in tropical settings.
As guests waited outside the Alegria Garden to be seated, they got a sneak peek into the ceremony site through the old rustic gates.
A beautifully designed custom program with each family members’s first name assigned the VIP seating and was perfectly coordinated with the color scheme of tangerine, hot pink and lime green. The alter was decorated with assorted crosses dominated by a single Coptic cross from Ethiopia.
Ceremony details included fresh orchid leis flown in from Hawaii. Each guest had one on the back of their chair.
Fruit, tropical flowers, shells and foliage finished the look. The pattern of the rose petal carpet was inspired by the tropical flower, heliconia.
The overall look of the Alegria Garden was lush and exotic.
The rose petal carpet required 2000 roses to make it deep and soft for bare feet. The pattern was a particularly difficult design. it was a challenge to make the design symmetrical and lined up properly in a relatively short amount of time. This design is one of our favorites.
Hawaiian dancers announced the bride by blowing the traditional conch shells. Caprice walked with the flower girl down the aisle of roses.
Ken’s bouquet was an exotic masterpiece. It was a kaleidoscope of vivid color and texture.
The beautiful rings were displayed on exotic tropical flowers.
Guests showered the new couple with a storm of rose petals and followed Caprice and Bill to the adjoining lawn for cocktails.
Cocktail table designs were made of pink conch shells, strung kumquats, orchids, pink ginger and protea. After the signature cocktail, guests enjoyed more cocktails and dancing on the Palmera Patio.
The color scheme was carried through at the cocktail party but not as much emphasis was placed on a tropical theme.
Cocktail tables carried through the color palette perfectly.
After a short welcome speech by the couple, the doors to the Palmera were opened revealing a New York themed night club. We used a black and white theme with red accents inspired by Bill’s love of classic film noir. We wanted the room to look like a set for a 1930’s nightclub in a classic Ginger Rogers / Fred Astaire movie. A black and white mural of the New York skyline hid the service doors. The chandeliers were decorated with orchid garlands and a red rose sphere. The checkered dance floor carried out the black and white theme.
The sweetheart table sat in front of the lavishly decorated mantle. Red rose pillows mimicked the fresh red rose spheres on the guest tables.
Caprice chose a sparkling table scape of black and silver with red accents and lots of texture. Fragrant gardenias were on every guest plate. Luscious red rose spheres anchored each table. Tall silver candlesticks brought height and romance to the setting. Mercury glass votive candles introduced a vintage feel.
Caprice and Bill enjoyed every minute watching their guests have a ball.
Congratulations to our lovely couple, Caprice and Bill, from Jim and Ken and all the team at Show Stoppers!