It’s hard to put the ethereal design of this gorgeous Pakistani and Dominican fusion wedding into words. But, we will try today! Ghonva and Erik’s Pantone-inspired wedding at the Baltimore Museum of Art had us infusing our love for colorful events (seriously – check out our portfolio) with a need for timeless and elevated designs that would suit them beautifully and uniquely. Together with our fabulous couple, we created a robust wedding design and color palette worthy of their wedding hashtag: #MyFavoriteColorIsYou22
New to our world? Welcome! Before we share the stunning and intricate designs from Ghonva and Erik’s incredible wedding day, allow us to introduce ourselves. At Jayne Heir, we love to plan and design luxurious and elevated experiences. We believe the planning process should be enjoyable and have you anticipating your event with nothing but joy. You can learn more about working with us (and our 5 step one-of-a-kind designing process) here, or reach out here to get connected.
If there is one thing we know how to do at Jayne Heir, it’s how to transform a space completely. The ceremony focal point was set against an opulent cream sheet and a rich and luscious arch created from colorful florals and greenery. Welcoming guests into the space were grand floral displays set on acrylic pillars against the marble pillars. These truly anchored the ceremony space. Ghonva and Erik both walked down the soft velvet aisle runner before exchanging vows in front of a blush sweetheart chair (that would be transformed into their reception seating after the ceremony).
On top of the incredible ceremony space (which was one of our favorite setups of the year!), can we please have a moment for how flawless our bride and groom looked? We couldn’t stop staring.
It’s a Muslim marriage ceremony. One of the most beautiful things about Ghonva and Erik’s wedding was the merge of Pakistani and Dominican cultures coming together as one. In the Islamic tradition, the marriage contract is signed during the Nikah; during this event, the bride and groom say “I Do”. While traditionally, it takes place in a mosque (with the leader or imam of the mosque officiating the Nikah), it’s becoming increasingly common to host the Nikah at a venue.
We can hardly talk about color without talking about Pantone. For Ghonva and Erik’s reception, we knew we needed a wow factor to greet their guests. For this, we designed a completely custom Pantone-inspired wedding seating chart. We assigned guests to their table “color” instead of a number.
Not only was this a unique and playful way to tie in their colorful wedding theme, guests absolutely loved interacting with the display and picking up their swatches before heading to their assigned tables. And because we will never miss an opportunity to surprise and delight, the Pantone swatches were created on clear acrylic boxes that housed a sweet treat (Ferrero Rocher) to have their mouths watering before dinner was served! It truly was perfect.
While guests dined on cocktail hour delights between the ceremony and reception, we were hard at work completely transforming the ceremony space into a space suitable for the family-style catering, dancing, and festivities to begin. The ceremony altar decor became the setting for Ghova and Erik’s sweetheart table. The remaining tables added to the floor with captivating tall floral centerpieces, Pantone-inspired wedding table numbers, and unique vintage plates at every setting. The watercolor-inspired palette and ornate gold accents brought the Baltimore Museum of Art to life.
When we design an event, we always consider all five senses. Ghonva and Erik wholeheartedly trusted our vision and design process. They allowed us to create something truly ethereal for their wedding day. We over-delivered with this one!
While we can design a beautiful wedding in our sleep (it truly is the work we were called to do), it’s the people we design for that light our hearts up and truly make an event. Ghonva and Erik’s family and friends were eager to celebrate with the two newlyweds as they walked in with grins that truly went from ear to ear. Talk about a satisfying end to an absolutely epic day!
Planning & Design: Jayne Heir
Photography: Rudney Novaes
JHWE Videographer: Vona B Productions
Florist & Decor: Sarah Khan Event Styling
Lighting & Draping: 27 Studios
Bridal Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Sonia I
Venue: Baltimore Museum of Arts
Caterer: Zeffert and Gold Catering
Chair and Sofa Rentals: B Luxe Event Rentals
Rentals: Select Event Group
DJ: Elite Entertainment
Stationery & Signage: Sugar Taylor Co
Transportation: Borden Transportation