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Event Designer Profile: David Beahm, David Beahm Design

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At a raw studio space in New York, the bride wanted to transport her guests to a fantasy land. David built birch trees and willow branches and attached strands of dendrobium orchids for a wintry canopy. He then draped the entire ceremony space in white toile so the room had a beautifully soft glow.

Location: Studio 450, New York

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When David couldn't find a chandelier big enough to his liking, he did what any self-respecting event designer would do -- he built his own! The fixture was made out of capiz shells that dripped down into a tunnel of cymbidium orchids. The entire tabletop and sides were then covered in fresh gardenias, making a lush, wintry foundation for the escor ...
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Once guests picked up their escort cards, they headed into a winter wonderland where towering trees seemed to grow out of each reception table. For dramatic yet romantic mood lighting, hundreds of candles were arranged on the tables. Even the linens shined brightly; the tablecloths, napkins, and crushed velvet chair covers were embroidered with whi ...
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For a traditional wedding with a modern twist, David created the look of vines on the ceiling and used ambient and deep purple lighting to give the room atmosphere. Centerpieces were arranged using no less than 800 stems of white phalaenopsis orchids, along with 3,000 peonies, all grown specifically for the wedding day by local farmers. 

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For a bayside ceremony in Westport, Connecticut, David and his team built an arbor and covered it in grapevine for an organic look. Pomanders of various pink and white roses hung from each end chair, while hundreds of petals lined both sides of the aisle. 

Location: A private residence

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David and his design team love a challenge. When a bride requested a deconstructed, organic look for her formal, ballroom wedding, David hung celadon green orchids from the ceiling to draw guests’ eyes upward. Amber and pink lighting flattered all in attendance. 

Location: St. Regis Hotel, New York 

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All in a day's work? Not so for this intimate, tented ceremony. For the walls, David and his team spent a day draping the tent with an opaque fabric printed with trees followed by a coordinating transparent layer. Candles were then placed in between the two layers to soften the look. The following day and a half was spent draping the ceiling with 1 ...
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Once the bride and groom exchanged vows in a candle-filled tent, they headed into another tent, complete with padded walls featuring the couple’s monogram. Guests could take their seats at tables topped with electrified lamps, giving the locale an Art Deco feel. 

Location: A private residence

Photo: Joanna Wilson Photography
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At a contemporary, nightclub-inspired reception, a black-and-white dance floor took center stage. To warm up the space, David created a floral arch to frame the live band. Also, the lighting changed throughout the evening, which induced even more wows from guests.

Location: A private residence

Photo: Joanna Wilson Photography
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For a photo shoot for The Knot, David created a layered look using a tablecloth that gives the impression of flowers floating in a pond, adding to the tablescape's overall tranquility. Tall hurricanes reflect lots of candlelight, while a centerpiece of dark peacock feathers tops off the look.

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The hot plate? "An amuse-bouche (tiny morsel served before the appetizer) always makes guests feel special," says David.

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For this look, David also layered the chair treatment. The pleat offers a interesting visual dynamic, while the trailing sash emulates a peacock's tail.

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When a bride fell in love with a floral-embroidered fabric, David used the material as sashes on the ceremony chairs and huppah for a stylish hint of black and white. Roses and hydrangeas created a border around the top of the huppah.

Location: The New York Palace Hotel, New York 

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To contrast with the black-and-white ceremony decor, David created tall centerpieces bursting with pink, red, and yellow hydrangeas, roses, and tulips. Shorter vases were packed with monochromatic arrangements for a spring-like feel. 

Location: The New York Palace Hotel, New York

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David's key to wedding day success: Make guests count. "Everyone needs to have a wonderful time," he says. "Yes, it’s about you, but it also has to be about those who took the time to come and celebrate your wedding day." For more information on David Beahm Design, click here. 

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Event Designer Profile: David Beahm, David Beahm Design

Who: David Beahm of David Beahm Design Where: New York City Years in the wedding business: 11 years; started in musical theater design Famous wedding clients: Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas Signature style: Glamour with a flair for the dramatic; think big and lush floral arrangements and lots of ambient lighting (check out these lantern-inspired candle boxes at a Nantucket wedding). Secret weapon: David always has a Plan B. "Surprises are bound to happen," he says. Best advice: Set a budget and stick to it, no matter what.
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