Arizona’s own decorator of doom, Ms. Berkley Vallone, married Ken Claflin in November at the Phoenix Art Museum, and I was on hand to document the gorgeous parade. And mon dieu, was it ever. We’re talking life-size peacocks created out of flowers. Berkley has graciously agreed to let me share:
Sweet flower girls in chic black gloves:
The bride and her parents — that dress! It floated, my friends — positively ethereal.
How bridesmaids should be done:
The canopy was made of ribbons and during the ceremony, they danced in the wind. Ken and Berkley met on an airplane.
And just before the recessional . . . a band reenacted that great scene from Love Actually, popping up out of the audience to sing “All you need is love.” The trumpeteer was right behind me.
After, there were cocktails in the lobby.
Berkley brought in gorgeou’ “lounge” furniture . . . that any of us would love to have at home.
Even the instruments were pretty.
Oh-so-stylish guests including Jacquie Dorrance in a covet-worthy pink fur and the illustrious Oscar De Las Salas.
My favorite detail: the escort cards were presented on live models, who wore structured hoop skirts and flower-covered bodysuits . . . even white feather eyelashes.
And tomorrow I’ll show you the ballroom, which featured sequin-covered tablecloths. (And just wait ’til you see what Berkley put on her cake.)
Berkley’s months (and months and months) of planning were assisted by Heather Crabtree at Outstanding Occasions. Berkley is also set to have a baby boy tomorrow — which means today is going to be LONG — so leave her a comment below to distract her. Congratulations, Berkley and Ken!