Ritz-Carlton Weddings - July 2014 - (Page 32)

dispatch All the Buzz OUR CURRENT INSPIRATIONS IN THE WORLD OF WEDDINGS, FROM THE RITZ-CARLTON AND BEYOND Let There Be Light Transform your venue and create an intimate mood with the right light, says Ira Levy of Levy Lighting: "You can highlight the best features of a space and hide what you don't like as much." Even if you're not inclined to pursue elaborate lighting, Levy says that adding an amber wash around the ballroom's perimeter and placing lit candles on the tables will make the space feel warm and romantic. "Couples can spend thousands of dollars on floral arrangements and table settings," Levy notes; strategic lighting ensures the investment won't go unnoticed. Q I'm debating between a DJ and a band. How do I choose? Thanks to an encyclopedic knowledge of songs, a DJ provides a variety of musical genres, while a band typically specializes in just one. A skilled DJ can read the crowd and get everyone on the dance floor, and is often a fraction of the cost of a band. Yet live music does add a special energy to events. We often provide live musicians for the ceremony and/or the cocktail hour, and then have a DJ create an unforgettable celebration for the reception. - Eva Boker, General Manager, Scratch Music Group 32 W E D D I N G S B Y T H E R I T Z - C A R LT O N New Venues Artisans, the new special occasion venue at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, overlooks the grand courtyard and features expansive windows with stunning preserve views. With the property's recent remastering, this elegant space has been brightened with soft silvers, whites and grays, making it the perfect backdrop for weddings, receptions and intimate events for up to 120 guests.  At The Ritz-Carlton, Seoul, the property's all-day open-air restaurant, The Garden, is now available as a more relaxed and intimate wedding venue. Thanks to a trickling pond and flowering trees, the romantic space feels like a private gathering on the grounds of a manor. Have the resort arrange for barbecue or jazz, and it's sure to be a magical event! PHOTOS BY (FAR LEFT) LEVY LIGHTING, (TOP) THE RITZ-CARLTON

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Ritz-Carlton Weddings - July 2014

Ritz-Carlton Weddings - July 2014
Swept Away
The Main Event
Ready, Set, Wed
Picture Perfect
Princess Bride
Their Own World
Love by the Park
Expert Advice

Ritz-Carlton Weddings - July 2014