WHO: Sarah & Peter Petrelli and their invited guests WHERE: the Lux WHEN: Sunday, December 4; evening WHAT: Wedding reception! RATING: TBD STATUS: thread; in-progress NOTES: Feel free to make whatever sort of sub-threads in this post that you would like in addition to the ones we're putting up, just mark them if they're meant for someone/are open and approximately when in the evening they are!
After hours of dedicated work yesterday, the Lux has finally resembled the image Sarah and Peter had in mind after discussions and a million details fleshed out on Sarah's part. While they were in Los Angeles, winter had not been forgotten, and thus the inside of the room now resembled a winter forest, dark greenery accented by snow-hued whites from actual snow to lit backdrops. The effect was elegant without being overwhelming, something that suited the newlyweds.
Likewise, the tables for the guests followed the same theme, white linens accented by green cloth napkins and green ribbons tiebacks on the white-draped chair covers. The centerpieces were a combination of that, but also involved the wedding flowers, tall stands with open bowls that shimmered like ice - because they were - with candles around the bottom to make them glow, the white tigerlilies and white roses arranged with various darker hues of greenery among tiny, perfectly clear crystals pooled like large marbles in the bowls of the ice stands. At each place setting was the wedding favor and the corresponding seating card to what guests were informed of on their arrival, each carrying the same winter green theme.
At the four corners of the room were enormous ice sculptures surrounded by what could only be described as scaled down snow-covered gardens, both ice and snow in no way melting or breaking down. Despite this fact, the temperature in the room was comfortable, save for the area fingers-width wide near any frozen part of the room. Above the dance floor, snow hung suspended, like small white stars above everyone's heads.
Between two corners of the room ran the bridal party table and cake table, clearly the focal points of the room with their undersides lit from beneath the white linen, actual greenery arbors with small white lights and a scattering of snow framing the long table and the smaller cake table. Even the cake itself, a high tiered construction, carried on with the setting, though made its own statement as well.
With no violence possible, the air of the gathered guests was one of quiet peace, the ability to relax here and enjoy oneself even when such a thing wasn't possible elsewhere in the city. In the end, it was that aspect that brought it all together, that Sarah and Peter could share this evening with those they valued and not need to worry. For one night, even if there were conflicts, there would be no new battles in this war the city would never shake.