Red carpet entrance. Names cast in light across a steely exterior. A step & repeat backdrop to capture guest photos. Mirrored glass reflections and stages set with a glowing light show. These are details you would expect from the highest of Hollywood ceremonies, yet belong to none other than the most unusual and unforgettable wedding at Seattle’s own Experience Music Project: Ian+Obie. Known for their highly anticipated parties, the couple did not disappoint by forgoing calm nuptial tradition for an unforgettable evening of pure dramatic fun and celebration that matched their personalities.
Crafted, designed and produced by the very talented Lisa Chambers of Chambers & Co, Ian and Obie’s wedding was nothing near traditional, and nothing short of spectacular. While guests drank and ate amid cut glass globes and dramatic lighting, the couple exchanged vows onstage to a room of applause. The before and after party was pure sensation, with champagne poured from acrobats as they hung from the ceiling, cake served by Lady Gaga (was she the real deal?), and glittering details in shocking white and rich reflective shades of everchanging orchid.
Paper Moxie created a suite of goods to fit the dramatic introduction: the Save the Date was enveloped in a custom print wrap to replicate the outer steel skin of the venue, graphic and structural, while a border of mylar produced a touch of mirrored shine.
The invite, inspired by vinyl records and modern industrial materials, was a high gloss black lucite panel wrapped in shimmering plum metallic paper and presented in a black lacquer box. Custom cut round monogram chargers and graphic menu programs greeted each guest at the table, while the reflective silver escorts were self standing on a surface of disco glass. Multiple lighting gobos and step & repeat photo backdrop completed the look.
Photography for the evening was gorgeously captured by Jennifer Tai of Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry. Her candid work captured both the warmth and celebration of the couple, and the cool dramatic nuance of the evening.