We might not have been in Italy, but Brad and Lauras’ stunning wedding at Ricardas was bursting with all the beauty the Almalfi has to offer! Laura explains, ” I have Italian heritage and Brads family loves vacationing In the Amalfi so we came up with a colourful fun vibrant Amalfi coast themed wedding and it had to include lemon trees! The bright colours and fun palette also represent us as a couple.”
The task was a high calling, but together with wedding planner Melissa Baum, and our team, Ricardas venue was transformed into the sweet couples dream. Details included custom graphics for napkins and a tiled seating chart. The life size lemon tree we designed was a show stopper and I couldn’t be more proud of our team for an incredible installation! Built in just a few hours, the masterpiece loaded with hundreds of lemons and foraged fresh branches towered over 18 feet and created the most impressive focal point. It wasn’t just the lemon tree that made the magic, but also we have to talk about the stunning bougainvillea chuppah. Our team designed a ‘like it grew there’ type of canopy with layers of bougainvillea vines and topped it with the family heirloom silk topper. Laura shared her sentiments with us, “We love how creative you were and how you took my vision and elevated it beyond belief. You understood how to execute the perfect lemon tree and bougainvillea Chuppah, BUT you were also playful, and fun with your vision and creativity.” Thank you Laura and Brad for trusting us with such a special assignment! What a pleasure to work with you! For a full list of vendors, see bottom of post.
planning – Melissa Baum, floral and decor – Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design, photography – Tara McMullen, venue – Ricardas, hair and make-up – Off The Grid, Band – Soular , stationery and graphics – Raquel Walman Creative