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Chaz Olajide & Eric Pogrelis

May 12, 2012 | Spiaggia Private Events

Chaz, former associate director of communications at the MCA, and Eric had their ceremony at the museum before the reception at Spiaggia. The bride looked beautiful in a Christos gown from Belle Vie Bridal Couture.

The lily of the valley and hyacinth bouquet by Event Creative.

The bride’s Badgley Mischka pumps.

Tabletops flaunted mercury votives and white ceramics.

The buttercream cake by Flour boasted fondant flower petals.

Chaz’s Tiffany & Co. wedding band atop the couple’s invitation suite by Bella Figura.

The Couple
Five years to the day since Eric first asked Chaz on a date after meeting at a New Year’s Eve party, he proposed with a ring incorporating a diamond from his grandma Ann’s engagement ring.

The Details
Liven It Up Events coordinated the pair’s romantic yet contemporary affair. Event Creative worked with fresh boxwood, white hydrangea, baby’s breath and dusty miller for the reception decor.

The Party
After a sit-down dinner courtesy of the Spiaggia kitchen, a Toast & Jam DJ kicked off the party, starting with the couple’s first dance to “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green.