Archives for September 2010
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This last August was an incredible month! Here are a couple events I worked on:
For this first one the colors were pale lavender and candy apple red. We brought in a range of purples and a pop of red with the flowers.
|The brides bouquet; a mix of purple, lavender & red|
|The bridesmaid bouquets (left) were a mix of purple & lavender. For the maid of honor we added a pop of red.|
Here are the bouquets for a purple and white wedding we did at a private residence overlooking Hood Canal:
|Brides Bouquet: schwarzwalder and picaso mini callas with rhinestone detail on handle|
|Bridesmaids Bouquet: white roses, gerbera daisies & dahlias with purple lisianthus.|
More August events to come!
New York Fashion Week just ended on September 16th and Pantone released their “Top 10 PANTONE Colors for women’s fashion chosen by New York designers for spring 2011”! I truly love this mix of colors and I am looking forward to seeing how these choices play out in the wedding and event industry.
Here are the colors! What are your favorites?
|Honeysuckle, Russet & Coral Rose|
|Regatta, Peapod, Blue Curacao & Beeswax|
|Lavender, Silver Peony & Silver Cloud|
My favorite combination? Honeysuckle, Beeswax & Silver Cloud definitely tops the list for me. To view the colors along with fashion sketches visit the Pantone website.
The 11th & 12th brought wedding professionals back to the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall for the wedding expo put on by Brides Club. I worked with American Party Place again to decorate their booth.
Linen Choice: Ironwood Pintuck Table Cloths with Magenta Chair Ties
Flower Colors: Magenta & Bright Yellow
Flowers & Supplies Used: magenta garden roses, pink mini callas, magenta gerbera daisies, pink hydrangea, pink stock, yellow freesia, magenta & yellow satin ribbon, manzanita branches, glossy black curly willow, black rock, and a little yellow flat wire
Here are the designs I created for the show:
I was recently looking through the September 2010 issue of Brides Magazine and when I came to the back page I loved what I saw. Of course I think that flowers topping a cake is simply lovely but part of me loves the tradition of using figurines to top the wedding cake. Below is the back page of the magazine. The figurines are made of paper and can be customized to match your hair, skin color, bouquet, outfits and more!
|Brides Magazine, September 2010, Page 374|
A few other ideas mentioned in the article:
Shells, Starfish, Sand Dollars
Crepe Paper Bouquet
Seedling Trees (plant them after the wedding)
School has started, there is a chill in the air and although I wish for just a bit more sunshine and warm weather I welcome the opportunity to curl up with a cup of java and catch up on the paperwork, review the summer season and dream a bit. I recently ran into a friend and we were chatting about how quickly the summer months flew by and yes, I was reminded that I didn’t post anything in August. But sometimes that is how it goes. August was incredible and in the next month or so I will take you back to those events but right now I will highlight the 2 events I did on Labor Day weekend, September 4th & 5th.
The ceremony for the September 4th wedding took place at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. The inside is beautiful and ornate so we just did a few pew swags at the front rows. Unfortunately I was unable to get a photo of these hanging inside. Below is a photo of the outside of Holy Rosary as well as the red orchid swags.
It was wonderful to be a part of these events. I wish much happiness to these beautiful couples.