We’re incredibly excited to share that the wedding of Nina Tiari and João Salomão has been featured on Vogue. Together with the creative team at Fancy That! Events, we were able to design such an opulent wedding experience for these two. The brides share with us that “[her] inspiration for dinner was A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare; Matias Doorn from Revelry Event Designers helped turn my idea into reality.” From our Monaco Dining Chairs to our Florence Dining Tables, we could not have dreamed up a more beautiful wedding design for the newly weds.
We’re so excited to share more so go on and scroll down to read an excerpt from the feature below and photos by Elizabeth Messina.
For their wedding celebration, both Nina Tiari and João Salomão wanted an outdoor ceremony with a natural, romantic garden feel. “I have a rather large extended family and grew up all over California before moving to New York. João and I still visit often, so it felt like an obvious place for our destination wedding,” Nina explains. “I started researching all the best gardens we could possibly get married at in California, but in the end, it all had to do with the dress.” Once she decided on her dress, she was able to fill in all the blanks and question marks about aesthetics, and called upon Christine Zohrabians of Fancy That! Events to pull everything together for their wedding at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach.
Just as they’d hoped, dinner was outdoors in the garden under Venetian chandeliers and candlelight with the sun setting in the background. The band played songs with Persian, Brazilian, and American vocalists. During the meal, João’s father, famous Brazilian poet and artist Jorge Salomão, gave a heartfelt speech. “He wrote and recited a moving poem for us about love, in Portuguese, and João’s good friend who is also Brazilian, groomsman Gui Machado, translated the poem into English,” Nina remembers.
After dinner and speeches came to an end, Samba dancers dressed in all white came down the stairs to perform and escort everyone upstairs to the ballroom, where Venetian-dressed performers were stationed to greet them with trays of lace masks. The ballroom was decorated to evoke Marie Antoinette’s boudoir with chaise longues, pastel couches, and macaron towers—everyone danced the night away to disco and Rihanna. Outside on the patio, there was a cigar rolling station, a photo booth, a Persian ice cream station, and cheeseburgers, vegan burgers, fries, and pão de queijo, the Brazilian cheese bread snack. “After the reception, we collapsed on the couches,” Nina admits. “We ate the rest of the little Parisian delicacies for a bit, and then my new husband rubbed my feet.”
To see the full feature of Nina Tiari and João Salomão Wedding, click here.
Planner: Fancy That! Events
Rentals and Design: Revelry Event Designers
Florals: Tulipina Design
Photographer: Elizabeth Messina
Videographer: White Rose Productions
Entertainment: E Plus Productions, Mike Soltani, AGN Music, Hersel’s Drums
Lighting: Amber Event Production
Stationary: Copper Willow
Table Top Rentals: Fancy Tables
Calligraphy: Calligraphy Katrina
Cake: Rafi’s Pastry
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