Designing Tran and Samuel’s wedding was an incredibly challenging yet satisfying journey of developing the experience they wanted on their wedding day and turning it into reality of holding their wedding out in the night skies. Why didn’t they just host it out in the open? Besides the unpredictable nature of Sydney Australia’s weather, their cultural backgrounds meant they had little choice in where they could host their wedding. It had to accessible for the elders and family, and the food served be impeccable Asian seafood wedding banquet.
This was going to be a traditional Cabramatta wedding so it had to be held within one of Cabramatta’s established restaurant / wedding venue – so where else better than Silver Pearl? Yes the food is great and we had just recently designed their renovations but it wasn’t quite the night skies experience both Tran and Samuel wanted.
As you can see from the photograph above Silver Pearl has a bright colour so there was no way around taking the complete transformation approach! Draping the walls isn’t a new thing for us as we’ve created this fabric marquee look within other reception wedding venues before so we were equiped to fulfil this vision, no the challenges were logistics of bump in and bump out was extremely tight.
We had two days to transform the 300sqm ballroom and just under 6 hours to reset! Here’s a time-lapse snippet taken halfway through our drape adventures.
To achieve this look we started with black silk draped around the room and layered with thousands of metres of lights. Each strand and fairy light line needing to be unwound while avoiding the nightmare scenario of tangling them like overcooked noodles mashed together into a paste.
Captured by our inhouse team of photographers