Wedding designer to the stars and flora expert Preston Bailey detailed his midnight wedding to his longtime partner Theo Bleckmann on his blog earlier this year. A king kong inspired nuptial at the strike of midnight followed by a high powered reception until 6AM sounded amazing and became a success for Bailey and Bleckmann. Since this nuptial hit the wedding airwaves,midnight weddings have started to become an interesting trend amongst offbeat brides, or, brides who live to be unique.
So, how can one have a midnight wedding? The planning is almost upside down, as the bride and her planner would have to seek out vendors willing to work late hours instead of during the day. In addition, guests would need to be energized to withstand both a midnight ceremony and reception lasting until dawn.
What sounds simple can prove to be some of the biggest challenges! Providing guests with caffeine or other energy substitutes (perhaps a dessert or energy drink bar or the awe-inspiring chocolate fondue fountain) would be better than having a traditional sit down dinner, as heavy foods easily cause guests to tire once they become full.
Champagne, wine, signature spritzers...pretty much any alcohol will help keep guests up and ready to party for the majority of the night, however an open bar might not be the best option here, as having just sweet hors d'oeuvres served with alcohol can lead to very drunk guests and a hectic night for your planner and bridal party!!
Last, a midnight wedding calls for COLOR. Dark hues of violet and blues (or continue the "un-tradition" and shoot for a starry skied black) with an accent of creme or even stark white add drama and mystery to a wedding of this magnitude.
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