Wednesday, April 29, 2009

PreView Table: Blue & White Picnic

This wedding is in just a few short weeks at a North Carolina inn. The bride envisions an old-fashioned picnic. The event will take place under a tent with a perfect backdrop, rich with quaint detail.

I can't reveal a lot, but I love the linen we chose -very simple slate blue with a white linen overlay that lets the color peek through. The scallop-edged plates look perfectly at home with the family's milk glass collection.

Centerpieces are Roses, Dahlias, Lisianthus, Sweet Pea, and Daisies. There will be three on each 8 ft. table. The bride was specific in her request for dark colored greens. I used Salal and Italian Ruscus - a fave.

I plan to add old-fashion garden roses and orchids to the brides loose, unconstructed bouquet. I can't wait to share!

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Studio Table: Green & Orange Tablescape

We regularly set the table in our studio as part of our Event Design service. During the 'PreView' our clients are able to see their flowers, linens, and table settings and make changes if necessary. That way we can be sure that they will love it!

We also set the table on most Mondays during wedding season - using linens from our private collection.

I'd like to share some of these tables with you this week, and then as a regular feature called "The Studio Table"!

The centerpiece of orange Pincushion Protea and Equisetum (Horsetail) rest atop a glass rectangle balance on four rounded cube votive holders - these hold Protea. The linens are silk dupioni in shades of papaya and lime! The napkin is iridescent hot pink and mango silk wrapped with an Aspidistra leaf that I pierced with its own stem.

The rattan charger and green salad plate offer an alternate option. Square votives finish the look.

I like the Horsetail trimmed unevenly - just find it more interesting.

I hope you like it! Please let me know if there is any color combination that you would like to see.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Jonathan & Logan

Congratulations to Jon & Logan who were married last week at the Lesner Inn in Virginia Beach! The weather was perfect for their ceremony on the deck overlooking Lynnhaven Inlet.

Guests were invited inside for a wonderful dinner and then downstairs to the Waterside Deck for some wild dancing!
We wish the happy couple every hapiness in their lives together!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Virginia Bride Magazine

We were honored to be asked to make the bouquets for this spread in Virginia Bride magazine! Special thanks to fab photographer, Keith Cephus, for suggesting us - your continuous support is appreciated.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Reception Space Planning

What do you do when you're having 200 guests in a room that seats 400 and you don't want to divide the space.

  1. Add a lounge - either in a quiet corner for conversation, or around the dance floor so guests have a place to rest their bodies or purses between dances.
  2. Add some architecture - columns, gates, or other elements - like trees - can take up a lot of space when brought away from the walls and into the room.
  3. Use square or rectangular tables - these take up more space than a round table.
  4. Seat fewer guests per table.
  5. Change up the configuration:
Here is a layout I created for a party.
  • We used clusters of rounds (15 - 18 guests) and 'barbells'. Note - this uses more linens, but less centerpieces.
  • The dance floor was two levels and huge. The teens loved it!

Here is a 'spoke' layout. The kings tables radiate from the central table which seated the couple and their families.

Do you have any space or layout dilemmas? Leave a comment and I'll try to help!

Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Real Weddings: Mack & Kendra - Pt. II

Mack and Kendra found out that they would be moving right after they started planning the wedding. They decided to move forward with a small wedding here in Virginia and then have a larger reception with their families later.

Picking the right location was key to making the space feel warm and not overpowering. The bride looked through some of our work and thought Aqua at Bay Creek Marina would be perfect - and it was!

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

Hope you enjoyed seeing this wedding. Thanks for stopping by!