One of the biggest perks of getting married at the Mansion of Valley Country Club is that when it comes to décor, less is more. The mansion itself is beautifully adorned, and the ballroom’s uplighting and drapery means our decorating needs are minimal. My budget loves that.
But I still wanted to add our own touch. The handful of times I’d imagined having a wedding, I pictured standing with my groom under an arch or chuppah.* But the ballroom’s low-hanging drapery means high structures are out. The pictures I’d seen of indoor weddings at the mansion had the couple and officiant standing in front of an ornate gold mirror. It is lovely, but I wanted something more.