Renaissance Floral Design is known for being the most creative Florist//Event Designer in the area for many reasons — regardless of how big or small the client’s budget is! That being said, on occasion, I let the bride drive! Anyone local knows Kara DePaula from television ads for the family-owned Chevrolet dealership. Everyone in my family has a license plate with the DePaula name on it and has for years!
When we met about her wedding she had me in tears as I was laughing so hard … and her mom did the exact same thing to me! Kara was a wedding stalker and she did not want the same old same old. Her mom on the other hand wanted a traditional white wedding … so we made a compromise , the ceremony was white — all white — white bouquets, white pew markers, white flowers for the alter … you get the idea.
There was the ceremony, very traditional. Then the guests went to cocktail hour where black was introduced to the color palette. Still pretty traditional. Kara made really cool life size cutouts of her and Paul and directed the production of the escort cards by Paper Dolls. To say Kara had a hand in everything about this wedding would be an understatement!
For the reception, Kara wanted black, white and hot pink! When the ballroom doors opened, it was ON! No one could believe that the room they were walking into was the ballroom at Saratoga National Golf Club. I covered every inch of wall, drapes, and even the floor. We switched up the entire room layout and the Design Was ON for Kara and Paul!
The cake … Kara’s mom wanted a big cake! We called in the cake master… Debbie Coye! Debbie is such a pro. Susan got the big cake she wanted for her daughter and Kara worked with Debbie on the design to bring it home. There was no room for flowers on this cake but we did manage to get a big-ass ring on the top of that cake to bling it out!
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