About This Project
The marriage of an American and Englishman held at the Conrad Hotel offered a lovely creative design challenge. The couple asked Added Dimension to change the Hotel’s corporate looking ballroom into a stunning vision of alfresco greenery, as if dining under the vines of California with an English twist. We did just that, representing elements of both men’s country, with details filled with their personality.
After a sophisticated ceremony and drinks reception upstairs in the Emmeline Lounge, guests entered the Ballroom for dinner. Finding their table from the table plan set upon a gold ornate mirror, the guests giggled at the table names chosen by the couple – characters from their beloved soaps!
The tables were each draped with a rustic looking tablecloth upon which a stunning tree sat tall and dramatic, adding a real sense of drama to the overall room. With clear hanging votives suspended from the branches, the trees were dressed with trailing amaranthus for added depth and beauty. Around the base of the trees were a lush arrangement of green tones including orchids, hydrangeas and succulents.
Two imposing pillars in the centre of the room had been painstakingly and lovingly covered on all sides with a selection of greenery and foliages similar to the feature tables. The end wall of the room had a stunning floor to ceiling feature – a living wall with delicate flowers and greenery. With festoon lighting across the ceiling and a lovely glowing dappled wash, it really was a sight to behold – a complete transformation.
The fantastic extrovert arrival from Le Gateau Chocolate bursting into the room to perform the couple’s favourite songs was the icing on the “gateau” for the guests as they hit the dancefloor. Dancing to the sounds of a fabulous 6-piece band, the guests and the newlyweds partied long into the night, sipping cocktails under the beautifully designed alfresco style setting we had created for their special day!