The Columbus Park Refectory never looked so good, as it did for this October 17th wedding of Gina Spitz and Jeoff Bakkan. Our bride had a vision of vintage glam, and our amazing wedding specialist Amy delivered a flawless execution, when she and her team transformed the space into a fantastical autumn interior for the ceremony and reception.
For the ceremony, Amy designed whimsical trees to border the beginning and end of the aisle. Each tree’s trunk was embellished with copper paint, and fall leaves adorned the top branches for a lush appearance, seeming as if they just turned from green to reds, oranges and golds overnight. Lining the aisle were the same fervent hues of red, gold and orange leaves giving the allusion of just having fallen from the trees. The bride and groom said their vows framed by a romantic arbor comprised of Saharra roses, fiery orange dahlias, red gerbera daisies, seeded eucalyptus, magnolia leaves, curly willow, and red and orange hypericum berries.
After the ceremony, the space was transformed into an awe inspiring intimate reception space. The vibrant autumn floral theme complimented the classic interior decor. The kings table was ornamented with an exquisite garland rich with the same florals Amy had incorporated in the ceremony arbor. Scattered in-between the garland were white candles, and each guest table centerpiece included silver baths with floating candles surrounded by an array of fall florals and mercury votives.
The show stopper of the evening was the wedding cake, provided by Alliance Bakery, decorated with our autumnal florals that looked as if they had sprouted and bloomed from the cake tiers. Amy and her team blew the guest away, by bringing this fanciful fall dream to life.
Photography by Amanda Kowalski. Written by Anna Waskowski.