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Mary + Stefan V

halloween themed wedding reception

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We decided to incorporate a variety of pumpkins and then we decided on black and white patterned runners on top of chunky wood tables for the reception space.

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I wanted to incorporate splashes of bright color with the flowers so I started with bright coral peonies and added into the mix: bright orange parrot tulips, deep and bright pink roses, deep red roses, red and orange berries, bright pink cobra lilies, mauve tree peonies, deep burgundy and pink dahlias and some other funky floral accents. The floral containers were a mix of mason jars, Anthropologie goblets and mercury glass vases and I incorporated mini cloth and glass lanterns from Luna Bazaar and Anthropologie on some of the tables for fun. I completed the reception look with floating candles wrapped in birch wood or black and white stripped ribbon.

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The caterer Auntie Em’s was amazing! They made mini shepherd’s pies and other British-inspired appetizers for the cocktail hour that made you want to make the cocktail hour food your dinner for a week straight. The food and the lush family-style buffet display that the owner Terri dreamed up were seriously to die for.

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As dancing begun, we passed out masks, glow-in-the-dark bracelets and other props for guests to have fun with. Auntie Em’s displayed mini caramel apples and other delightful desserts alongside our Halloween candy bar.

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In place of a cake, Mary and Stefan cut cupcakes from the dessert bar topped with ballerina and pirate toys Mary found at a local knick knack store for 75 cents each!

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Vendors:

BRIDE + GROOM: Mary Spielberger & Stefan Skarbek
DATE OF WEDDING: 10/31/09
LOCATION: Marvimon, downtown LA
WEDDING COORDINATOR: Megan Fickling, La Partie Events
FLORIST: Megan Fickling, La Partie Events
PHOTOGRAPHER: Erin Hearts Court
BRIDAL GOWN DESIGNER: Designed by bride and made by Monaco Couture
HAIRPIECE: Juicy Couture
SHOES: Christian Louboutin
GROOM SUIT: Prada
GROOM BOW TIE: Designed by bride and made by Monaco Couture
FLOWER GIRL ATTIRE: Lilly Anna for Girls
CATERER: Auntie Em’s Catering
BRIDAL HAIR: Fiore Beauty
BRIDAL MAKEUP: Rebecca Netzel
RUNNER FABRIC: IKEA
RENTALS: Town and CountryVenue – Marvimon

Wedding Coordinator – Megan Fickling, La Partie Events

Florist – Megan Fickling, La Partie Events

Photography – Erin Hearts Court

Bridal Grown – Designed by bride and made by Monaco Couture

Hairpiece – Juicy Couture

Shoes – Christian Louboutin

Groom Suit – Prada

Groom Bow Tie – Designed by bride and made by Monaco Couture

Flower Girl Attire – Lily Anna for Girls

Caterer – Auntie Em’s Catering

Bridal Hair – Fiore Beauty

Bridal Makeup – Rebecca Netzel

Runner Fabric – IKEA

Rentals – Town and Country

P.S.  – The lovely Jen from Green Wedding Shoes is also featuring this wedding today, so click on over to her blog to check out more of this fabulous affair

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