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Event Designer Profile: Shawn Rabideau Events and Design

  • David Nicholas, New York, DNicholas.com
    Shawn Rabideau
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For a black-and-white Manhattan wedding, Shawn gave traditional roses and ranunculus a modern edge by scattering spiraling fiddlehead ferns throughout each bouquet. They had all the romance of conventional bouquets, but also felt fresh and hip.

Photo: David Nicholas, New York, DNicholas.com
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A chic NYC loft wedding called for an ultra-contemporary cake. Dots and crisscrossing stripes on elongated tiers fit the bill, and the sparkly crystal accents glammed up the stylized dessert.

Photo: Pam Gillin, Bulldog Photography, BulldogPhotography.com
Pink Cake Box, Denville, NJ
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In lieu of a fabric runner, a gothic gobo pattern lit the bride’s path to the altar. The aisle was flanked by wheatgrass and candles in glass hurricanes for a sleek, surprising look.

Photo: David Nicholas, New York, DNicholas.com
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Old-world glamour and summer romance collided at this Great Gatsby-worthy wedding. Striking candelabra matched the extravagance of the overstuffed yellow-and-green centerpieces.

Photo: David Nicholas, New York, DNicholas.com
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Playful yellow roses looked luxurious when they were paired with these gold-rimmed plates, gold-printed menu cards, and shimmery, jewel-toned linens.

Photo: David Nicholas, New York, DNicholas.com
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This wheat cluster added rustic charm to the place settings and evoked the spirit of fall for this country club wedding. The wheat’s neutral color complemented the gold sheen in the rich auburn linens beneath it.

Photo: Cialone Photography, Rochester, NY, ImagesToInspire.org
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In addition to sunflowers, cymbidium orchids, dahlias, and roses in autumn colors, Shawn spruced up the centerpieces using fall elements like reed, corn, and faux tree stumps.

Photo: Cialone Photography, Rochester, NY, ImagesToInspire.org
Shadow Lake Country Club, Rochester, NY
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To match the twinkling lights of the New York skyline in the background, Shawn made a cascade of crystals the focal point of this table. Snowflakes on the walls and satiny chair covers added to the sparkle.

Photo: David Nicholas, New York, DNicholas.com
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For a sultry, tropical-paradise-at-night feel, Shawn interspersed tall bamboo plants with low arrangements of pink orchids and roses on a long banquet table. Pillar and votive candles provided plenty of light along the table runner.

Photo: David Nicholas, New York, DNicholas.com
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This rainbow bride wanted punches of color at every table for her casual wedding in Upstate New York. A collection of square vases containing green lotus pods, magenta orchids, mango calla lilies, and purple hyacinths warmly welcomed guests as they took their seats.

Photo: Shawn Rabideau
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From the purple- and chartreuse-tinted tent, to the orange, purple, fuchsia, and lime linens, to the matching chair cushions, every inch of this reception space was covered in eye-popping color.

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Rabideau’s key to wedding day success: Rabideau spends lots of time just listening to his clients talk about their likes until he has a handle on what really makes them tick. That’s when he reacts to that info to create a memorable, unique event. For more information on Shawn Rabideau Events and Design, click here.

Event Designer Profile: Shawn Rabideau Events and Design

Who: Shawn Rabideau of Shawn Rabideau Events and Design Where: New York City Years in the wedding business: 10 Famous wedding client: Star Jones Signature style: Incorporating his couple's favorite things,history, and heritage into a one-of-a-kind wedding. Secret weapon: Calm and compassionate,he never lets his clients see him sweat. "I can make decisions with the proverbial gun to my head," he says. Best advice: Make your wedding about you. Take others' wishes into consideration, but don't forget it's your day.
- Meredith Bodgas
Their Ingredients
  • David Nicholas, New York, DNicholas.com
  • Shawn Rabideau
  • W Hotel
  • Pink Cake Box, Denville, NJ
  • David Nicholas
  • Shadow Lake Country Club, Rochester, NY

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