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Event designers Piper Hatfield and Taylor DeMartino bring two very different spaces to life for an extraordinary affair.  

The Grand Hall, Montgomery

Vendors
Flowers, candles, table & chairs: Johanna
Terry Events

Place cards & menu cards: My Urban
Invites
China, flatware & glassware: West Elm 

The Grand Hall, Montgomery

 

The Grand Hall, Montgomery

 

The Black Swan, Omni Houston Hotel 

Vendors
China, glass, silver & utencils: A Finer Event
Chairs, tables & tabletoppers: Elegant Beginnings
Centerpiece: Live! Event Design
Lighting: Bright Star Productions
Chocolates: Cacao and Cardamom

The Black Swan, Omni Houston Hotel

 

The Black Swan, Omni Houston Hotel  

The Black Swan, Omni Houston Hotel  

The Grand Hall, Montgomery
Nestled in the woods in Montgomery, The Grand Hall lends itself to a beautiful array of distinct wedding styles, merging rustic with modern as it incorporates details such as a cluster of crystal chandeliers hanging at different heights in the center of the venue or a beautiful backdrop of gray walls. With that in mind, Piper Hatfield of Piper & Muse transformed the space with tables sporting crystal details around the tabletop and gold chameleon chairs, keeping the overall palette warm and inviting with moody bouquets.

“Texture is an equally important element of the florals that adds a lot of visual interest, and we played with textures by incorporating many different kinds of ferns and grasses, as well as cascading greenery, like the burgundy Hypericum berries,” Hatfield says. Candles at varying heights were key in completing the look—not only were they a warm touch, but they also served the important function of lighting the tables and bringing out a variety of dimensions to the scene.
Last but not least, mixing materials was key in reinforcing a rustic look, which called for gold china, copper flatware and stone placemats. “It really tied everything together. On either side, the copper flatware was a beautiful way to incorporate another rustic detail, the copper, while the overall design of the flatware is clean and modern,” Hatfield adds.  

The Black Swan, Omni Houston Hotel
Undergoing a $3 million renovation that transformed it from old-English pub to sleek, sexy premium club at the Omni Houston Hotel, The Black Swan is not your typical wedding venue. Yet Taylor DeMartino, owner of Live! Event Design, showcased its versatility with a cocktail table arrangement for six. Playing with different table levels and sizes, and propping one to bar height, DeMartino brought back a formal black-tie reception under a new cocktail light. “The name of the space evoked the desire to do an ode to feathers in some forms, so I created these really incredible light plateaus—centerpiece boxes that have a Plexiglas topper with an LED light inside and feather prints on the back of the glass,” DeMartino says. Smoked mirrors line the periphery of the 35,000-square-foot room and create depth, so less decor is more, and the room is fuller. “It’s a light palette—crisp, cool and refreshing in an indoor space for when it’s hot in the summer,” DeMartino adds.