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Photography by Justin Ketchem

 This New Year’s Eve wedding was a really fun one to work on. The bride and groom are big fans of techno music and wanted more of a true night club look instead of a traditional wedding look. Starting with a base of black, white, silver, chrome, and mirrors, I added many fun and unusual touches to their wedding day, starting with a bouquet made entirely of new and antique brooches, complete with a “something blue” section. 12’ video screens were added to the back of the room which changed from an artsy still shot of a single flower during dinner to an ever-changing display of moving abstract shapes and colors that kept time to the music during dancing, and then into Dick Clark’s countdown to the new year, followed finally by images of exploding streams of confetti at the exact stroke of midnight. Spandex chair covers in black and white were broken up visually by the occasional pair of striped or polka-dotted chairs to add an element of surprise, and high-backed tufted leather loveseats were added to each end of long communal tables adorned with trays of water each containing a “bubble bath of chrome” that were illuminated from underneath. 15’ columns of crystals rose up through the open center of six extra large tables, creating a sense of architecture in what is normally a rather traditional ballroom, and a ceiling-high backdrop of crystals and black feathers set the stage for the head table.

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