The Gucci Mane Glitter Runner
When a couple wants an over-the-top fabulous, extravagant and totally blinged-out wedding and budget is not a factor then the possibilities are endless. This was surely the case for our most recent celebrity wedding couple who celebrated with a $1.7 million dollar affair! The bride dreamed of walking on diamonds and we did not disappoint creating a truly one-of-a kind fully glittered walkway with two embedded glitter monograms.
Rap star Gucci Mane and entrepreneur Keyshia Ka'oir exchanged vows in front of the who's who of hip hop on October 17th in a lavish wedding designed by celebrity event planner Kathy Romero. We were honored to take on the incredible feet of customizing the entrance into their venue with a white glitter runner that covered more than 1,000 square feet of space. This unique project required over 70 feet of fabric, 42 pounds of glitter, 10 gallons of glue and over 80 hours of girlpower to hand make this awesome runner.
We were so fortunate to work with the amazing invitation designer, Oda Creative, to replicate the fabulous logo she designed for Gucci & Keyshia. It is our mission to perfect life's Grand Entrances with our unique custom aisle runners and for this special couple we know we did just that! Congratulations to #thewopsters!
THE Celebrity Wedding of the Year
It's always thrilling to work with celebrity clients but when your celebrity client is filming a ten episode series for BET, featuring their extravagant wedding and the extensive preparation it takes to bring it all together...that is something else entirely. That is exactly what rap star Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka'oir have done and we could not be more ecstatic to be a part of the process!
Coined Hollywood's, Ride or Die Couple, the two tied the knot earlier this month, on October 17th, 2017, Gucci's favorite day. "The rapper has used the number 1017 to represent things that are very near and dear to his heart. The number stems from his grandfather's home address and as the inspiration for his 1017 Brick Squad Records label" (BET). What was the budget of the wedding you ask? There was none! The Wopsters planned a budgetless ICEY cool wedding, made of entirely crystals, diamonds and glitter. That's right . . Everything bling.
Their diamond studded wedding cost a total of $1.7 million dollars. Her "bouquet" was not your basic flowers but instead was an arrangement of large square, round and teardrop cut crystals organized in a floral pattern. Keyshia's form fitting gown was legendary, custom designed by the fabulous Youself Alijasmi, the dress was hand encrusted and embroidered with hundreds of thousands of tiny crystals to match her diamond headpiece, blinding bouquet and $500,000 25-carat diamond engagement ring (Billboard).
With major bling in mind, Uber event planner Kathy Romero collaborated with The Original Runner Co. to create an Grand Entrance into the festivities that would demand each guest take notice and recognize that this was an event they would not soon forget. Our 1,000 square foot hand glittered monogrammed runner was candlelit so every piece of glitter danced for the guests and the cameras. We love creating statement pieces for events of all sizes that have the "gasp factor" and we heard that this wedding definitely had everyone gasping when they arrived to this blinged-out affair.