Monday, December 6, 2010
100 Best: No.100 Father of the Bride
I thought it best to start the list with the classic home wedding from Father of the Bride. In this 1990's film, Steve Martin helps his daughter carry off her dream wedding, no matter what the cost...and cost is quite evident!
When you own a home as classically beautiful as this, it would be difficult to want to hold a hall reception. Look to your close family and friends for this option, but do keep in mind that it is often more expensive to bring the hall to you, as you will need to rent every item individually (cutlery, tables, chairs, linens, a dance floor...) that would normally be included and readily available in a hall. I would suggest working with a professional planner if going this route to ensure nothing has been left out!
Although styles have and will continue to change (think hair and clothing), the tent reception is a classic and the "Chiavari" chairs continue to be a coveted and costly choice for upscale outdoor reception seating. Although the cascading vines and greenery would be a little much these days, the lighting and chandelier are an elegant touch.
The cake too remains quite classic today as a three tier round design. It has a small sampling of real flowers on top and some scattered around the base as well, but flows beautifully with her theme of flowers and vines and outdoor life.
It is amazing what can be done when money is no object for daddy's little girl...oh to dream!