Wedding Whimsy | A Styled Shoot At South Congress Hotel

Planning a wedding is an exciting (but stressful!) process, and we understand how easy it is for brides to become overwhelmed in bringing wedding day visions to life. That’s where we come in. Think of our warehouse as a heavenly place to rent uncommon, vintage and eclectic pieces perfect for your special day. We pride ourselves in designing unforgettable spaces to match your unforgettable moment. And because a panacea is the cure for everything, we strive to be that for your big day.

The Panacea team has been lucky enough to accrue a number of great contacts and vendors from years of working in the events industry – all of which have become great partners in planning weddings, among the other events that we do! One of our favorite things to do is CREATE alongside these friends….

We were lucky enough to do just that, when we recently partnered up with Bespoke Events, Gypsy Floral, Averi with an Eye, and the South Congress Hotel to curate a beautifully styled wedding shoot featuring Soul Cycle instructors, Christopher Jacob Chandler and Brad Bilanin. Christopher & Brad were the perfect models for our styled wedding shoot. It helped that they’re a happily engaged couple in real life too! (Aren’t they darling?!)


We had a great time piecing together vignettes, a stunning ceremony set up, and a whimsical Groom’s table, including some exclusive pieces from our Keith Kreeger collection, accessories from Jonathan Adler and delectable bites from the hotel’s talented chef team.

For this styled shoot, we used a mix of seating options to form a gorgeous ceremony. The goal was for everything to look light, airy, and organic, yet also exude a masculinity. We worked with a mix of our Ming, Sayulita, Benedict, and Flokati chairs for a very relaxed, bohemian feel. Add the Jarvis settees, amazing florals, and candles and the result is absolutely swoon-worthy! The gallery below shows a few shots from the ceremony layout.

Enjoy some of the photos by Rick Cortez Photography in the gallery below!



The alter was simply breathtaking with a gorgeous mix of florals designed by the wonderful ladies of Gypsy Floral. We framed the alter space with our beautiful cork stands to add to the natural elements and bring more of the outdoors in. Later in the day, we brought some of our pieces in to the space to create a vignette that Instagram dreams are made of. We could have looked at that space all day. It was so pretty.



We set up a few different vignettes to stage the reception area. Our Rustic metal & marble dining table and black wishbone chairs made a perfect spot for the grooms to dine.



A wedding wouldn’t be complete without a proper dessert table, so we created a vignette perfect for indulging in the sweeter things in life! Our beloved McCartney sofa served as the focal point and centerpiece along with our Sequoia coffee table. We added our Oxford bench, a Bowie crocodile armchair, and our Keith Kreeger pieces to complete the space.



All the stars aligned for this shoot with some of our favorite people in the events industry. Below are a few other photos from the additional vignettes featuring our Birdcage and Flokati chairs and handmade creations from the talented Averi with an Eye. A big thank you to our friends at the South Congress Hotel, our photographer, Rick Cortez, Bespoke Events, Gypsy Floral, Keith Kreeger, Brad & Christopher, and our amazing Panacea team!



It’s been a whirlwind wedding season so far, and we’re already booking up fast for the fall! Let us design the wedding day you’ve always dreamed of. Contact us today.