Watch our Before & After wedding video and see us transform Brae Burn Country Club in Westchester, NY into an indoor bamboo garden oasis!
We had less than 3 months to plan this wedding, 1 week to install the decor, and 1 hour to flip the ballroom between the ceremony and reception!
Blog excerpts: In the 25 years that X-Quisite Flowers & Events has been making our Westchester clients’ event design visions a reality, we have never been given such a short timeline to produce an event as intricate and creative as with this Bamboo Oasis Garden Wedding held at Brae Burn Country Club in 2012.
The Father of the Bride came to designer Richard J. Amante with less than 3 months left until the day of the wedding, a specific vision for his only child’s perfect day, and trusted that Richie would be able to deliver - decades before, Richie’s father had planned the Father of the Bride’s own Bar Mitzvah.
With such a short timeline, the family made the X-Quisite showroom a second home for the next few months and their passion for the project was always welcome. Richie took half-formed ideas taken from fond memories - the simultaneously intimate and infinite feel of seeing the pacific ocean from an overlook in California, a secret garden blooming within bamboo walls, a chuppah suspended over water - and got to work translating them into the perfect wedding overflowing with flowers and rich with textures.
The process started with the XQ team building the Bimah (platform) – a process that took a full week – that would be surrounded by a moat with floating flowers and hold the chuppah created from blooming white cherry blossoms.
Directly opposite the chuppah, at the top of the aisle, a waterfall of honeysuckle and passion vine tumbled down the lattice fence creating a gorgeous focal point as the bride made her processional entrance.
While guests enjoyed the cocktail hour in the bar and lobby they were able to admire the escort card table, featuring an orchid tree designed and created to bring the organic garden feel out into the entrance of the wedding. It was constructed from green goddess Calla Lilies, oversized Succulents and twists of Weeping Willow.
When guests returned to the ballroom, they were greeted with a complete transformation!
The bamboo wall, entwined with greenery and lit from below, was the backdrop for three different styles of centerpieces featuring locally grow Calla Lilies, Cattleya Orchids, Phalaenopsis Orchids, James Storie Orchids, and Dendrobium Orchids.
Song: The Four Seasons; Winter Composer: Antonio Vivaldi Artist: The United States Air Force Band Creative Commons license: Public Domain