VALERIE + BOSSUET'S OHEKA CASTLE WEDDING
Celebration: Valerie + Bossuet’s Wedding at Oheka Castle
Event Planning + Design: Karyn Michael Events
Number of Guests: 250
Highlights: Valerie + Bossuet waited a long time for this day, and there was no doubt from the start of the wedding planning process that they were going to make every second count. The devils in the details and we included so many fabulous details, right down to the pearl brooches on every silk napkin and chiffon chair cover, crystal glassware, gold rimmed charger plates and gold flatware. Translating Valerie’s love of the color pink into a monogrammed pink and gold dance-floor, thousands of pink roses in various shades, a 10 foot tall pink champagne tower, flowing with over 400 coupe glasses of rosé champagne, pink silk linens, monogrammed pillows and more. There was live entertainment for guests to enjoy at every turn, a harpist greeted guests at the entrance to Oheka Castle, a string quartet played in the upper foyer and again in the estates Water Gardens for the Wedding Ceremony, a 12 piece band performed for the dinner reception and we ended the night with an after party featuring Caribbean Drums, Samba Dancers, and Moko Jumbis a/k/a stilt walkers, their sound + energy resonated throughout the castle.
Venue: Oheka Castle, Event Design + Coordination: Karyn Michael Events, Photography + Videography: Millimeter Photography, Band: Evolution By Steven Scott, Flowers: Pedestals Florist, Lighting: Hart to Hart, Transportation: East Coast Limousine, Honeymoon: The Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
Oheka Castle Wedding Ceremony
A lush floral arch framed Oheka Castle’s historic Water Gardens providing a ceremonial backdrop as the Bride + Groom exchanged wedding vows.
Wedding Reception Tablescape
A thirty foot long Dais tablescape for the Bride, Groom and Bridal Party, included decadent details in shades of blush pink and gold. Every napkin was adorned with a pearl and crystal brooch, gold rimmed charger plates on silk linens, all adding to the luxurious feel of this wedding.
An opulent tower stacked with hundreds of coupe glasses, filled with Veuve Clicquot rosé champagne, stood in the grand entry of Oheka Castle for guest arrival. The tower is an exclusive design of Karyn Michael Events.
A glossy blush pink dance floor monogrammed in metallic gold foil, photographed just moments before guests entered to dance the night away at Valerie + Bossuet’s wedding reception in the Terrace Ballroom at Oheka Castle.
The Bride's Processional
Valerie escorted by her cousin Harold, walked over 100 feet on a white carpet aisle runner, to meet her groom Bossuet. A string quartet played traditional wedding music, while friends and family look on at the ceremony in Oheka’s Water Gardens.
Thousands of roses in shades of pink were assembled on gold stands throughout Oheka’s Ballroom, these magnificent centerpieces along with tons of candlelight helped set a luxurious & romantic tone.
Oheka Castle Estate
Drones flew overhead to capture aerial photos of Oheka’s legendary Water Gardens.
Cocktail Reception Decor
Fuchsia Silk Pillows with the Bride + Groom’s wedding monogram sewn in gold thread were a personal touch during an outdoor cocktail hour on the Great Lawn at Oheka Castle.
The Wedding Band
A twelve piece band including a horn section and four vocalists entertained guests throughout the reception. Emcee Mario had guests up on the floor dancing all night long.
The First Dance
Bride + Groom take a bow for friends and family following a choreographed first dance.
Beautiful, authentic costumes and dancing infused an energy and guest participation into the after party that could not have been achieved any other way.
After Party Entertainers
A moko jumbie (also known as "moko jumbi" or "mocko jumbie") is a stilts walker or dancer. A nod to the bride and grooms Caribbean heritage. The dancers entertained guests at a vibrant after party following Valerie + Bossuet’s wedding ceremony + dinner reception at Oheka Castle.
Caribbean Carnival Dancers
A procession of authentically costumed Caribbean Dancers lead guests into the Grand Ballroom at Oheka Castle by conga line to kick off an epic Carnival themed after party.
Just before the formal dinner reception began the bride and groom had a private viewing of their Ballroom at Oheka Castle. It was the first time Valerie + Bossuet saw our months of design collaboration come to life. It was also the perfect opportunity for them to practice their first dance one final time, while photographers capture this special moment.
Wedding Cake Cutting
Bride + Groom kiss after cutting their wedding cake, designed by Daniel Andreotti, Executive Pastry Chef at Oheka Castle.
Valerie + Bossuet at Oheka Castle
Valerie & Bossuet’s wedding trailer at Oheka Castle with event design by Karyn Michael Events.