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Some Enchanted Evening

I wanted to tell you about a recent wedding we heard of at one of our favorite Malibu private estates, Enchanted Sea Cottage. The expert design architect behind it all was Gianna Provenzano of Gianna and Company, and, let me tell you, she knows glamour. First of all, the couple was married on a private Malibu bluff overlooking the ocean (how’s that for making a statement?). To keep the focus on the natural scenery, Gianna placed natural wood chivari chairs facing the ocean for the guests.articles_alt

The coolest part, though, was definitely the reception. The party tent had a clear top so guests could see the night sky, but the sides of the tent were draped with gorgeous white fabric (talk about glamour!). White fabric provided by fabric design company Pipe Dream Events and black rod iron chandeliers with crystals were hung from the top of the tent. The white dinner tables had sheer white chiffon overlays and modern vases with super-dark calla lilies and red rover mums. To add even MORE drama (and to create a subtle little visual link between the ceremony and reception), Gianna used mahogany chivari chairs inside the black and white tent.

Outside the tent were two lounging areas, furnished with comfy white couches and ottomans. And (how Hollywood is this?): even the beach was professionally lit (by lighting pros at The Lighter Side, of course!). Very, very chic.

articles_altIf you’re planning a private estate wedding of your own, you probably already know that they often require more planning and coordination than other types of events. That’s where experts like Gianna Provenzano come in, to help steer you through the hurdles to private estate-wedded bliss. Gianna recently gave us a little advice for brides wishing to do their own shindig at a private estate. Click here to find out more about what questions to ask as you make your plans.

Lisa Posted by Lisa on Dec 30, 2007.
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