Client Event

The Knot Influencer Event at Cedar Lakes Estate

Helping our Social Media Influencer Crew Plan the Best Weddings in History
We all know and love The Knot. The brand is a matchmaking powerhouse for wedding vendors and couples! So when they honored us with an opportunity to plan and design a wedding planning retreat for some of social media’s most influential (and newly engaged) couples, of course we said yes. Our time travel-themed designs pulled double duty: building anticipation so our guests always looked forward to the next event, and showing off a variety of design styles to inspire them for their own weddings.

Vendor Shoutouts

Host: The Knot
Planner & Designer: XO Moreau
Venue, Accomodations, & Catering: Cedar Lakes Estate
Photography: Afrik Armando
Floral Design: bFloral NYC
Beauty: LeJune Artistry
Stationery: The Knot Invitations
Industry Experts: XO Moreau, Terrica Inc, Beth Chapman Styling, Fallon Carter Events
Travel Coordination: The Travel Siblings
Rentals: Luxe Event Rentals
Draping: Swag Decor
Neon Sign: NameGlo
Color Consultations: House of Color
Entertainment: DJ Scooter
Robot: Epic Events NJ
Linens: House of Hough
Gifting: Paravel, Keep Your Cadence, Kinfield

THE VIBE

From a welcome dinner in an ancient Roman garden, to drinks at a wild Western saloon, to a cooking class plucked out of the 1960s, to a futuristic farewell gala, each event showed our guests that the possibilities for their weddings are endless.

THE DETAILS

The couples arrived on Monday to an al fresco welcome dinner in Ancient Rome complete with rustic farmhouse tables, delicate florals, and miniature Italian busts. On Tuesday, they galloped into the Wild West for a panel with expert wedding pros (including our very own Alex Moreau) in the morning, and breakout sessions with our experts in the evening. We’re not sure what we loved more: sharing our best tips to plan a wedding that’s true to their personalities; transforming the New York venue into a Western saloon decked out with potted cacti and country plaids; or stacking the day’s itinerary with a breakfast bloody mary bar, evening s’mores station, and treehouse movie night (complete with sarsaparilla floats) fit for a cowboy. Wednesday was jam-packed with unique activities — like a retro pickling class with funky striped tablecloths and other mod details — to inspire the couples as they created their wedding registries on TheKnot.com. That night, the Influencer Crew walked through a lighted tunnel into the future and the “The Best Is Yet To Come” gala — our biggest design transformation of the week. We draped a 300-person banquet hall into an intimate, futuristic space that wowed with monochromatic dining spaces, a Euphoria-style glitter bar, and an 8-foot robot photo opp. The evening ended with a sick 90s-themed afterparty where everyone noshed on a nostalgic junk food charcuterie board and then burned off some of those Gushers on the dance floor. 2022 was waiting for us all on Thursday morning as we said our goodbyes. The couples left with inspiration and loads of killer Instagram content, ready to rock their wedding planning with The Knot’s help. And Team XO Moreau left the weekend feeling super grateful to The Knot for having us plan and design such a rad event with the help of our incredible vendors.