This Alfresco Celebration Has THE BEST Late Night Treat
January 29, 2018
Midwest
Al FrescoOutdoorFall Weddings
This alfresco celebration may fool into thinking it has European roots but it's smack dab in the middle of Omaha. Celebrating under the cafe lights of the Magnolia Hotel courtyard, this affair is draped in blushing hues and marble inspired details designed by Lovestruck Events. And the fun doesn't end there. To finish off the festivities, guests were treated to his and her favorite flavors of ice cream all bundled up in a late night sundae. See that sweet ending and more captured by Jessica Blex.
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From the Bride...  Prior to planning we envisioned our wedding day being intimate with our closest friends and family. We wanted to be able to have a chance to talk with all of the guests we invited. We also wanted it to be very romantic and warm, and after seeing the Magnolia courtyard we knew it would be a perfect fit!

The wedding favors were dark and white chocolate truffles made by my mom, doubling as place cards. The truffles were packaged in mini kraft boxes and adorned with a silk ribbon and wax seal (mimicking design elements of our invitation suite). Sean and I both love ice cream so we had a local ice cream store make our favorite flavors to create ice cream sundaes for our guests. Each ice cream sundae had a scoop of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, german chocolate ice cream, chocolate syrup, homemade whipped cream, caramel waffle bites and a cherry on top.

My favorite moment was having dinner in the courtyard under the lights. The flowers and lighting made the courtyard feel very romantic and intimate which is exactly what we wanted!

From Lovestruck...Liz and Sean’s wedding design was influenced by the natural stone and European-inspired architecture incorporated throughout the courtyard dining space at The Magnolia Hotel. A color palette of soft taupes, warm ivories, various shades of mauve, and accents of gold and rose gold was paired with a variety of textures with Old World references and romantic qualities: stone, handmade paper, velvet, organic-styled florals, and intimate lighting.

We helped Liz select bridesmaid gowns in both dusty blush and cinnamon rose. The female attendants wore various dress styles which added visual interest to the wedding party photos and ceremony lineup. The groomsmen (which included Sean’s FIVE brothers) wore blue suits for a fresh take on traditional menswear.

The stationery, featuring warm grey text pressed into thick hand-torn paper, provided a sense of tactile elegance while the simplistic layout and typography added modernity to the traditional printing techniques.

A blush and gold marble pattern, another nod to the European design inspiration, was incorporated into both the invitation envelope liner and the tiered wedding cake. We designed the dining space to feel intimate and welcoming. Long dining tables promoted lively conversation while string lights adorned with green vines created a canopy of light and life above the wedding guests.

The tables were draped with ivory linens with a brocade velvet pattern. The table flowers brought the rich color palette to the neutral dining area. The centerpieces were arranged in an organic/earthy style. Lush blooms were artfully arranged in weathered ceramic pots. Vineyard chairs added to the organic quality of the dining tables. The place settings featured taupe lace chargers, rose gold flatware, and deckled menus. Truffles, made by the mother of the bride, were packaged as favors and place cards for the guests. After dinner, guests were treated to wedding cake made with spiced autumn squash as well as ice cream sundaes featuring a scoop of His and Hers flavors.