WHERE IT ALL HAPPENED
The ceremony took place at Beth El Temple in Norfolk. The reception moved on to Half Moon Cruise and Celebration Center. The floor to ceiling windows overlooking the water and sunset were just what they were looking for.
SEASON OF CHOICE
They both love the warm summers of Virginia.
A FLORAL EVENT
Although Carla does not consider herself a “floral” person, she loves the dramatic effect of branches and tropical greenery. The gold and ivory color scheme was continued throughout, allowing them to capture and elegant yet Asian-inspired look. It was enhanced with the used of gold rocks, tall glass vases, and clean, uncluttered arrangements, all executed by Leslie Hartig.
AND THE BRIDE WORE
A starlet gown designed by Elizabeth Fillmore that was a strapless sweetheart neckline with draped Italian silk that gave it a goddess feel.
THOSE BRIDESMAIDS WERE DIVINE
Wearing Amsale dresses in bronze-hued taffeta.
THE GROOM WORE
A black tuxedo with a satin ivory vest and tie.
A MOMENT TO REMEMBER
Because the Carla and David did not want to stick to a traditional slow first dance they had the groom’s sister, who used to be a 76ers dancer, choreograph a little more upbeat dance to, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Vallie from “Jersey Boys.” They practiced in their small NY apartment and were excited to perform it for all of the guests.
THE CELEBRATIONBecause the bride was born in South Africa, the wedding served as a reunion for many friends and family from around the world. An impromptu performance of traditional South African songs was included, much to the enthusiasm of guests. Plates and foods had an Asian theme, catered by Catering Concepts. The chuppah had four tall white columns softly draped in white chiffon with branches and palm leaves for a magical effect.