Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Josephine and Sammy - Part II

August 24th has come and gone and Josephine and Sammy’s wedding was more spectacular that we ever imagined! The new Mrs. Renna stunned her guests, looking incredibly beautiful and well, Mr. Renna, he looked as handsome as ever!! 

While this fabulous couple is having what we hope is the time of their life honeymooning in St. Lucia we wanted to bring you a wedding recap of the magical night!

As you know from our blog last week, MBM was responsible for the following décor and accessories…

Church Décor
Place Cards
Accent Decor, i.e, candles, lights, etc.
Favor Tag

All of which went off without a hitch! While the preparation for the big day started months ago, the finals days looked a little like this... 

Before crystallization

After the trees had been crystallized!

Josephine stopped by with her dress a few days before!! 

For Church décor, Josephine chose silver sashes to line the aisle, backed by shimmer flowers and feathers!

 For centerpieces, the couple chose alternating scapes to brighten up the room!

The first piece was a 4ft feather and crystal wonderland!! Each tree branch was wrapped in cascading crystals, as was the tree ‘bark’.  Feathers were added for a dramatic effect. The top and the bottom of the pieces were lit with LED lights to dramatize the scene! All LED lights were wrapped in crystals as a disguise. 

The second centerpiece was an all crystal chandelier. It hung on heart accented hooks. The chandeliers surged to 36 inches in length. The hooks were adjusted to about 5ft high, to be sure guests could mingle comfortably with 2 feet of space between the table and the chandelier.  The chandelier was also lit with LED light bases that were covered in feather trim….

 The bouquets and boutonnieres were complete show stoppers…. Josephine’s bouquet was 100% genuine Austrian Crystal. The hand wrapped stem, showcased satin ribbon with rhinestones following the seam… as a final touch, a crystal bow was added to the handle…

 Photo courtesy of Gene Gabelli Photography


 The beautiful bridesmaids wore a royal blue, and carried handmade satin flower bouquets, adorned with crystal brooches, feathers and rhinestones. The colors Josephine chose were perfectly accented and the bouquets stood out exquisitely against the dress.

  Photo courtesy of Gene Gabelli Photography

The boutonnieres and corsages were made from the same hand tailored flowers. Each boutonniere housed 3 small flowers, 2 feathers, rhinestones and a crystal stem. The groom’s boutonniere had one flower, with a large brooch center. feather and crystal stem!

  Photo courtesy of Gene Gabelli Photography

Each stationary item the bride and groom chose, was a perfect match to their invitations, which was showcased in last weeks blog! You can see the set together in the photo below!


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Other accents included things like crystal wrapped candles, a small feather centerpiece for the sweetheart table and lots of lots of sparkle!

While we are very sad to see this couple go, we couldn’t be happier for them and the way the wedding turned out. All of their hard work paid off, as each guest who passed through seemed to enjoy their beautiful choice of décor and seemed to have a fabulous time on the dance floor! We wish Josephine and Sammy a lifetime of love and happiness!  They will be missed! 

See additional photos of the beautiful couple below!! 

 Above 4 Photos courtesy of Gene Gabelli Photography

Monday, August 19, 2013

Josephine and Sammy - Part I

With JoSam’s impending nuptials, we wanted to bring you a preview of what’s to come this Saturday…. 


We first met with Josephine and Sammy about 19 months ago. It only took one hour before we realized just what Josephine was envisioning for their wedding…. Dripping Diamonds and Flowing Feathers - Beautiful taste for a beautiful bride (and of course, handsome groom).

When JoSam left us that cold February day, we knew we’d have to be at the top of our game for this one…. not only was the guest list immense, but so was the décor. Each piece that Josephine and Sammy envisioned was not only completely different than anything we have done before, but so incredibly stunning, it took our breath away and we do this every day.

Josephine is not a ‘real flower’ person and this was perfect for us; alternatives to floral traditions are where we shine brightest. JoSam came to our next meeting equipped with photos, ideas and inspirations…. all larger than life! Detail by detail, the specifics of this wedding have been nailed down over the last year and a half, starting with their bedazzled invitations; complete with 3 inserts and design monogram.

Josephine and Sammy also entrusted us with the many other gorgeous details of their wedding, including…

Church Décor
Centerpieces (2 alternating scapes)
Place Cards
Favor Tags

...Each element more elegant than the last. (A taste of the ingredients we used are below)

From hand spun satin flowers to genuine ostrich feathers,(both draped in crystal) anyone in attendance for this one will be dreaming in sparkles Saturday night. We will say this however, the only thing that can outshine beauty of the Valley Regency and chosen décor is the exquisite bride.

With 8/24 so rapidly approaching, it’s bittersweet for us. We are going to be sad to see these two go. All of our brides and grooms mean a great deal to us, as each of you allow us to do what we love, but JoSam have been with us so long we feel like mom’s on our kids first day of school… hehe.  Josephine and Sammy have made us better at what we do, by challenging our creative intuition at every turn…to say working with them has been one of the best experiences of MBM thus far would surely be an understatement.  We hope all of their guests enjoy the hard work Josephine and Sammy have put into this day! Now… let the celebration begin….. They deserve it!

Stay tuned next week for a wedding recap and photos of the bride, groom and their décor!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Boxed Up!

Wedding accessories put the final touches on your wedding day décor! They bring together the theme/ color scheme/design you worked so hard to achieve. One super popular trending accessory is that of the card box…

Card boxes are a unique (as each is different) and modern way to achieve beauty in your accessory portfolio.
To each their own, but having the bird cage, mailbox, treasure chest or the wishing well that were at our parents weddings, is not a viable option for most of today’s brides! The notion of these pre-made card holders is not only a sign for the ages, they also only hold a certain number of cards, with no room for maneuvering! Custom card boxes can be tailored to fit the size of your wedding.

Through the years, we have created card boxes in all kinds of themes, and not only for weddings; they are a popular accessory at birthdays, bar/bat mitzvahs, showers, engagements. They come in all different shapes, sizes, heights, tiers, etc. Whether your theme is Disney or Bling, a card box to match your theme can be done! We’ve even created a 7ft card box tree!

To view some of our recent creations, visit our card box album on Facebook!

To purchase a few of our selected themed card boxes, please visit us on etsy!

You can always email us with a custom request! info@magicbeyondmidnight.com

Baptism  Card Box with Matching Accessories!

Wedding Card Box !

 Birthday Card Box!

Tree Card Box! Perfect for the focal point of your venue! 

Summer Wedding Card Box

 Minnie & Mickey Card Boxes!

Peacock Card Box!

Stay tuned over the next two weeks as Josephine and Sammy’s wedding approaches, we will be bringing you preparation details and wedding day highlights from one of the most fabulous couples we have ever worked with!