I saw so many posts from my friends and family back home in the Midwest about the amazing Northern Lights sightings this weekend. The conditions were just right and the dazzling displays were certainly a sight to be seen (seeing this amazing event of nature is super high on my bucket list). To keep with the celestial theme, we’re sharing this beautiful Constellation themed event captured by Wolfcrest Photography. While it has some themes we always love (greenery, gold details, chic spots to lounge and cocktail) there’s something unique about it that we just love. The decor is also so versatile, and would work well for just about any occasion, whether it be wedding reception, birthdays or even a dinner party! Here’s all the details from Romin Zandi of Zandi Entertainment, who put together the event:
The Constellation stands for a group of stars! We had three main goals when putting The Constellation together: 1) We wanted to give back wedding & event planners who work so hard planning events and wanted to give them an opportunity to have an event that was planned and curated just for them, just to put their feet up and enjoy. 2) We wanted to showcase the brand new event space at “Chefscape” and 3) We wanted to put our partners in a position to showcase their work in a different manner then what they normally create for weddings, but also give them the opportunity to connect with individuals they have never worked with.
Our theme colors and textures included matte black, gold, glass & wood! We started with an urban wooden table that featured gold metal Gatsby chairs. Our tablescape included glass spiral gold base plates with a halo black dinner & gilded chain salad plate on top. We kept with the gold theme by incorporating tableware from Select Event Group called Odessa. Our pianist, Sean Mahon, played a mixture of old and contemporary covers to create an eclectic inviting ambiance for our cocktail hour and dinner.
For the floral inspiration, we went with lots of greenery to fill the large space — all provided by J. Morris Flowers! They also incorporated some amazing twinkle lights into their florals along with plenty of candles. To compliment the florals and to fill the space, Bella Villa Antique’s created two various types of lounges with some other amazing pieces. The first area that we put together was “The Constellation Lounge”, where we took antique rugs and incorporated pillows along with various candles to create a lounge that made you feel like you were outdoors in Morocco looking up at the stars!
The second lounge created was for The Constellation Bar which hosted a gorgeous golden bar with two seating areas with grey velvet sofas and a navy blue drape backdrop to compliment the space. Bar AhSo came up with some amazing cocktails with the first signature drink being “Orange You A Spicey One”: Titos Vodka, blood orange, habenero & lime, and the second signature drink being “The O.G”, consisting of Bulleit Bourbon, maple-marinated organ and brandied cherry.
While guests entered the room they were greeted with Sparkling Rosé on standing champagne stand provided by Rochelle Meyers Catering. For cocktail hour hors d’ oeuvres were served on a Totcho Bar with three different unique flavors such as Vietnamese, Poutine and Papas Bravas in the kitchen area at Chefscape. After dinner, we opened up the dance floor with silent disco! We dimmed the lights and let Zandi Entertainment’s lighting pump up the atmosphere. We had three DJ’s broadcasting three different genres consisting of Latin vibe, 80’s-90’s genre & an early 2000’s – Top 40 vibe. We also opened up our dessert bar put together by Signature Sweets by Amanda with a gold & black marble cake, mini strawberry shortcakes, Chai donuts, cannoli cones, raspberry champagne cupcakes & salted caramel praline macaroons.