Is there a more perfect time to throw a party than on New Years Eve!? Add a champagne toasting, horn blowing, lovebird smooching wedding to the mix & we say CUE THE CONFETTI!!
Today we have two weddings to share – a super energetic wedding at the Inn at the Colonnade from Clickspark – if you don’t get excited for Michelle & Bryan’s countdown, check your pulse!
“Filming when the ball drops is an energy during a reception that will forever be hard to come by! New Year festivities were sure to keep their party rockin’ wedding until the early morning. With basically all the guests staying overnight we knew we were in for a good time of dancing and celebratin’! I loved their first look, the doughnuts to snack on and all the fun New Years decor!”
We also have this gorgeous confetti-throwing wedding at the American Visionary Art Museum from Elle Ellinghaus Designs! We are obsessed with the Save the Dates & Invitations that mlc Designs created! What a perfect preview to the big event! Elle shares a few words about the celebration – “When I meet with couples, I ask them to describe their wedding in three words. Most of the time they think for a couple minutes, but not for Julie & Eric. The moment I asked, the beautiful bride smiled up at me and said, “Cue the Confetti!” It suited them and their New Years Eve sparkling wedding perfectly! Not to mention, I was hooked and slightly obsessed with this wedding from the day she spoke those three lovely words.
Planning with Julie and her family was so much fun; we added glitter to every corner, multiplied more sequins here and infused more fun there. The bridesmaids and I spent a night dipping thousands of feathers in glitter which sparkled as they hung over the dance floor and were attached to the head table backdrop. There were two confetti bars on both sides of the band with overflowing apothecary jars of confetti. The mix of square, long and round tables were dressed in two linens: sequins and feathers, to really set the mood along with blush uplighting. As guests entered into the reception, they were greeted by flowing white sheers which opened to the glittered top floor of the AVAM as well as a pianist playing the piano in a not-so elegant way. I had told the pianist I wanted him to set them mood by bobbing his head from side to side and banging those keys like Beethoven to get everyone pumped and ready for this sparkling & fun affair. He did not disappoint!
Each place setting had a menu from the calligrapher and a glitter horn upon a mix and match of gold chargers. I even surprised Julie & Eric with a champagne tower moments before midnight. When midnight approached and the band counted down to one, confetti was flown in the air so thick you could not even see a foot in front of you and continued to pour from everyone’s hands. It was truly a glamorous and fabulous wedding! Every guest left beaming with huge smiles on their faces and confetti in their hair. The bride and I laughed with each other after our teary goodbye hug as she said, “Elle…confetti, cued!”
AVAM New Years Eve Wedding Vendors
Wedding Planner: Elle Ellinghaus Designs
Photography: HS Photography
Draping + Lighting: Event Pro Live
Reception Venue: AVAM
Church: St. Anthony’s
Save The Dates + Invitations: MLC Designs
Transportation: Lighthouse Limousines / Z Best Limo
Sequin Linens: La Tavola Linen
Sofa & Mirrored Tables: Rusty Love Vintage Rentals
Makeup: Happily Ever After
Bride’s Hair: Melissa Cannella of Hair By Elite
Feather Linens + Rentals: Select Event Group
Florist: Violets Florist
Band + Pianist: Bachelor Boys Band
Bride’s Wedding Gown: Betsy Robinson
Bride’s Reception Dress: Pronovios from Amanda Ritchey
Tuxes & Bridesmaids Gowns: Francesca’s Bridal
Caterer: Chefs Expressions
Signs + Menus: The Pretty Paperie