Monday, March 30, 2009

Real Wedding: Mack & Kendra Pt. I

Mack and Kendra were married in a tent on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Their wedding reception followed at Aqua at Bay Creek Marina. They were surrounded by about 50 close friends.

The day was rainy - and beautiful.

The arch was covered in greenery and hanging tealights. White starfish were used on the arch and lanterns lining the aisle.

I created Kendra's bouquet from White Cymbidium orchids and mini Calla Lilies with accents of seashells.

We used a heater and sofas in the tent so that guests could relax before and after the ceremony. The sound of rain, the flickering candle light, and harp strains all contributed to a very intimate atmosphere.

Images: Scott Hayne Photography
Planning & Design: Isha Foss Events

On Wednesday, we'll share their reception - so check back!

Friday, March 20, 2009

The dreaded airwall and how to deal with it!

When your reception does not use all of the space in a ballroom or banquet space, it is often sub-divided using an airwall. I have to say that most are unattractive, though some venues actually upholster them to match the walls!

There are several ways to deal with this or any other unsightly area!

For this lounge we used pipe and drape - commonly available through your designer or rental company.

Fabrics give complete coverage and create whatever atmosphere you like. In this case our client wanted a tented feel.

The most cost effective solution is lighting in many instances. For this client, we made the wall a 'feature' for the cost of 3 gobos!

Of course you could also opt to use the whole space. In our next post we'll share some ideas to keep the space from feeling too large!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Knit Wedding Gear for the Guys!

If you're a bride who knits, how sweet would it be to make the ring bearer pillows?! These are from Martha Stewart.
This pillow is actually a crochet project from Lion Brand Yarns.

These neck ties from Knit Pick would be perfect for the groomsmen and when you make them yourself, it's easier to get the perfect color and design!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Knit Wedding Shrugs, Shawls, and Capelets

Hand knit items are so beautiful! They are functional and add a personal touch to any wedding!

This shawl was knit for the bride by her mother Nancy B. She is an amazing knitter (and mom). This is sure to be a treasured keepsake for the lovely bride!

The following designs can all be found on Etsy. This shrug is from PinkPolishDesign

The capelet below is from selecta6.

TickledPinkKnits gives us this capelet.

This one is from Happiknits

We haven't forgotten the guys. See items for the men in our next post!
Knit one, purl two!
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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Technology for the Stylish Bride

Need to have access to all your wedding documents, e-mails, and inspiration blogs? Want to Skype your wedding planner from a prospective venue? Want it all with style?

Hello lovely!

Introducing the HP Mini Vivienne Tam Edition! Here are the specs:
  • Genuine Windows XP Home

  • Intel Atom processor N270

  • 1GB memory

  • 16GB solid state drive

  • Optional 3G broadband, edge-to-edge display

  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950

  • Wireless-G card

  • Integrated webcam & microphone

  • 92% full size keyboard

  • ENERGY STAR® qualified