What happens when you take two incredibly talented and creative people, surround them with 80 of their nearest and dearest on a deserted beach laden with objets d’art to recreate the look of a wedding using items from a trade ship run aground? This bit of loveliness….
Sarah is an actress on Broadway and screen and Forest is a carpenter (the type who can build the entire house himself). They chose the secluded Sugar Beach for their wedding celebrations, which was a huge hit with all their guests, since they were far from the maddening crowds during the crazy Christmas/New Year’s holiday week.
We wanted to create a unique environment, transporting guests to an ambiance rather than a typical wedding setting. Using our ship theme, we used a plethora of items one might find on a merchant ship, sailing back from the Far Orient. Tables had reproductions of old maps as a centrepiece on which we layered antique silver pieces, beaded votive holders from India, Cuban cigar boxes and Morrocan lanterns. Flowers included a mix of freesia, roses, orchids and eucalyptus. Each table was named after a ship that reflected Sarah and Forest’s zest for life, adorned with the sailing ship from their invitations.
Escort cards were a thank you message in a bottle with each guest’s name and table assignment hand calligraphied.
Chargers were paper doilies on which we handstamped the couples’ names, date and their anchor logo. A craft paper tag with Buen Provecho (Good Appetite in Spanish) added a fun touch to the table setting.
Tableau of found objects was featured at the beginning of the ceremony aisle, featuring items like antique suitcases, Indian sari silk, a wooden ampersand, an old globe and parasols to shade the guests.
Programs, featuring the anchor logo, did double-duty as fans to help folks keep their cool in the tropical heat.