Weddings by The Ritz-Carlton Volume 7 • Issue 1 January – June 2014 - (Page 32)

dispatch All the Buzz Our currEnT InSPIrATIOnS In ThE WOrlD Of WEDDIngS, frOM ThE rITz-cArlTOn AnD bEyOnD Q I want my guests to dance all night. How do I get everyone on the floor? If your guests are in their 30s and 40s, you may want to have a great '80s set of music with a Madonna or Prince song thrown in. If they are on the younger side and fans of today's hot EDM (electronic dance music), try tracks from top DJs like Avicii or Tiësto. Of course, there are always the tried-and-true classics to fall back on. Who doesn't love a little Sinatra or Etta James? - Darren Olarsch, President, on the move In Bloom We asked Alain Simon, the in-demand florist behind Montreal's Alain Simon fleurs, to share the flowers his clients request most. The top four? Hydrangeas · Roses · Peonies · Phalaenopsis orchids "We take these flowers and play with color, texture and shape to create arrangements that are clean yet still have that 'wow' factor," Simon notes. 32 w e D D i n g s b y t h e r i t z - c a r lt O n Outrageous Venues In weddings as in real estate, location reigns supreme. Whether you're seeking a hidden gem for your honeymoon or anniversary, or a dazzling locale for the main event, these extraordinary destinations deliver romance and fantasy in equal measure. At Penha Longa Resort in Sintra, Portugal (above), couples can wed at an exquisite landmark monastery on the grounds of the property, surrounded by elegant gardens, lush green hills and crystal clear lakes. The grand ballroom at The Ritz Carlton, Seoul offers two floors of guest seating, a soaring atrium and state-of-the-art acoustics and video, creating the distinctive ambience of the opera. The star performers? The bride and groom, of course. The floating dining room of The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg, in Germany, is situated on a lush island in the inner harbor of a canal. The perfect spot for a marriage proposal or an anniversary celebration, the island is accessed via luxurious "Riva"-style motorboats, and the intimate trip is accompanied by private butler service, food and champagne. Photos by (Dance) thinkstock, (bouquet) Davina + Daniel ( http://www.DAVINAPLUSDANIEL.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Weddings by The Ritz-Carlton Volume 7 • Issue 1 January – June 2014

Volume 6 • Issue 2 July - December 2013
State of Lace
Tiers of Joy
Beyond Flowers
Beyond the Sea
Vintage Vows
Atop the World
Expert Advice

Weddings by The Ritz-Carlton Volume 7 • Issue 1 January – June 2014