Demetra walked into Valencienne on a bright sunny day with her friends. She had been recommended to us by her future sister-in-law, Rosanna Pusateri and also by a past client of mine. Demetra‘s smile illuminated the store – she was so full of life. Beaming, she gently touched her stomach and said ‘Kim you came highly recommended and you have a big job ahead of you, my wedding is soon – its three months away and when I get married I will be seven months pregnant’.
It is true, women certainly glow when they are pregnant. With no time to spare she asked me to create both her wedding gown and her bridesmaids gowns. Demetra sat down with her mother and her mother in law, Ida Pusateri, to start the design process. Everyone was so involved – it was such a memorable day. I remember thinking ‘this is so lovely – you get married and two families join’ and in this case it really was special.
Satin silk chiffon was the choosen fabric with French corded lace for the top. We also appliqued the French lace artistically down the sides and back of the gown so we could create a beautifully fitted shaped bodice but leave enough room in the front of the gown for the baby. The gown had layers upon layers of chiffon and was enhanced with delicate beading. Her veil was long and elegant and the edging was scolloped french lace to coordinate with her gown.
Demetra’s bridesmaid idea was for the gowns to be light and airy. She wanted them to be elegant, she wanted us to customize each bridesmaids gown to suit their individual taste and personality. A lot of thought had gone into the colour of the bridesmaids gowns. They wanted the yellow to be strong enough that when photographed, the colour remained, but soft enough that it would enhance the complexion of the skin tones and accent the flowers.
I will remember Demetra fondly and all her fittings – I felt like I played a part in the most perfect love story.
Demetra and Sam’s wedding truly was a fairytale wedding. Featured below is an except from Elegant weddings’ magazine to show the grandure of the day and what an incredible wedding it was.
Source it :
Wedding gown and Bridesmaids : Valencienne Bridal
Photography: Click Photography
Florals centerpieces and gardens created by Pusateri Floral Design
Tent , Draping and flooring was designed by : J J L Events
Food and Catering: Pusateris fine foods
September 7, 2011
In June 2010, Sam and Demetra became husband and wife, with their family and friends joining the celebration of their new beginning. Their aunt and uncle generously offered their home for the joyous event. Using 8,000 square feet of tenting, J J L Events and their expert teams went to work to transform the spectacular space for the wedding day. Every detail was chosen with precision and care, to create an unforgettable day for the couple as well as every guest. Everyone was made to feel like they were part of the fantasy.
It took two weeks to build Demetra and Sam’s dream. Several tall mature trees added to the majesty. And also to the challenge. Tents were custom-made to fit in and around the whole space. The entire area was floored, including the pool, which needed an opening for the spectacular waterfall. Friendly neighbors allowed catering access from their yard. For optimum service to the party, J J L Events We built stepped platforms up to the balcony and had access through the railing. Decorated canopies led guests from one beautiful space to the next, allowing them to be comfortable, and part of the celebration, at any location.
For special effect, the dining area was hidden with romantic sheer fabric that cascaded down to the ground. On cue, the 60-foot fabric wall was drawn back to unveil a breath-taking dining ‘room’. Guests moved from an elegant reception to a glamorous, enchanted forest. The repeated question, “did they bring the furniture outside or the trees inside?” kept guests in amazement all night. Meticulous lighting showcased the gardens and centerpieces that were created by Pusateri’s design team. Decorated canopies led guests from one beautiful space to the next, allowing them to be comfortable, and part of the celebration, at any location.
Coming from Mediterranean backgrounds, food is very important to Sam and Demetra; they worked with Pusateri’s chefs to design their exclusive menu. Dessert was no exception. Each guest was served gelato in an individual ice sculpture with initials S&D and a five-foot-tall handcrafted croquembouche tower was the wedding cake. Laced with delicate sugar design and artistic detail, both were created by Chef Don Duong from Dessert Trends.
This beautiful wedding was captured by Click Photography and Artage Pictures.
With dedication, expertise and hard work of J J L Events and Pusateri’s, the Hollywood fantasy, aka Sam and Demetra’s wedding, was an experience like no other, a night to be remembered.
Theme Wedding By: J J L Events