Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Flower Purses and Shoes Made from Leaves

These centerpieces from Julia's Bat Mitzvah were inspired by the beautiful work of Michel Tcherevkoff in his Shoe Fleur 2009 Calendar. Of course we did not copy his designs exactly (he can use Photoshop and alas we cannot) but instead interpreted them for our client.


Bat Mitzvah centerpiece, flower purse, Isha Foss Events ,Cavalier Golf, Virginia Beach
Bat Mitzvah centerpiece, flower purse, Isha Foss Events ,Cavalier Golf, Virginia Beach
Bat Mitzvah centerpiece, flower shoe, Isha Foss Events ,Cavalier Golf, Virginia Beach

Bat Mitzvah centerpiece, flower shoe, Isha Foss Events ,Cavalier Golf, Virginia Beach
All images above: Don Monteaux

Images below: Isha Foss Events


Bat Mitzvah centerpiece, flower shoe, Isha Foss Events ,Cavalier Golf, Virginia Beach

Bat Mitzvah centerpiece, flower purse, Isha Foss Events ,Cavalier Golf, Virginia Beach

Bat Mitzvah centerpiece, flower shoe, Isha Foss Events ,Cavalier Golf, Virginia Beach
I really enjoyed this project. Hope you do too!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sneak Peek: Fashion Themed Bat Mitzvah

So, by now you know that I love Bar/Bat Mitzvahs - the service, the celebration, the kids! I met this family three years ago when another client was Bat Mitzvahed. The mom said, I am going to hire you for my daughter's event in 3 years - but for now you can help me with my son's. We worked together on a cool and simple design that year and then last year my phone rang and Ellen said "It's time!". We have been having a blast figuring out the colors. Six linen samples later, here is what we came up with.




( The napkins were actually purple and I had them taken out of the glasses as they were distracting.)

All Images: Don Monteaux
There were so many details for this one. We did 6 styles of flower purses and 7 styles of shoes from leaves. There were custom drink stirrers and sign-in board, cookie display, popcorn bar, kid's lounge, and paper poms over the dance floor! So check back for all the details!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Uniquely Yours Bridal Showcase Recap

This past weekend I had the pleasure of participating in the Uniquely Yours Bridal Showcase. I must admit that I did not see much of the show floor but what I did see was awesome! The wedding vendors had outstanding displays and the brides came out in full force!

My role this year was as a sponsor and producer of the bridal fashion runway show. This was our first time undertaking such an event and my team rose to the challenge! We provided great entertainment with a live band and dancers simulating a first dance/hip-hop routine!


Hotcakes Band
Arthur Murray Dance Studio
But the highlights were the bridal fashions! I LOVED going to the salons and selecting dresses (I secretly wished that I could try some on)!


This gown caused a stir when the "groom" ripped off the skirt to reveal a mini dress!

Lighting and gobos by Pike Media Resource

Another favorite part was the music which I worked on with my favorite DJs, Shawn Cox and Roger Cruz of Astro Entertainment. (They came up with most of it and I said yay or nay.) Anything that Shawn suggested, Roger knew of a remix that was just right for the vibe I wanted. It was A M A Z I N G !

I got a lot of wonderful feedback from brides and my peers and I am grateful. I did get questions about some of the songs. Here is the playlist for the opening set:



Lujon Henry, Mancini
I Like London In The Rain, Blossom Dearie (Variety Lab remix)
Right Here Right Now, Fatboy Slim

We threw in some classics and some pop including Kanye's Love Lockdown for the men... in tuxes... HOT!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Real Wedding: Knight & Gay, Pt. II

Thanks for stopping by to check out more of this wedding. The couple was amazing - especially this stylish bride.











All images: Don Mears Photography

Event Coordination and Floral Design: Isha Foss Events

Be sure to check out our final installment of this wedding when we take a look at the reception in rich hues of plum, chocolate, and yellow!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Real Wedding: Knight & Gay, Pt. I

This couple's wedding and their reception at Main Street Station was wonderful. Gorgeous couple, beautiful location, and great food! Here is a look at the couple getting ready and their "first look".









HAUTE!


Please come back to see more details of this wedding coordinated and designed by Isha Foss Events!


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Visit me at the Uniquely Yours Bridal Showcase!

Uniquely Yours Bridal Showcase - Sunday, January 17, 2010 at The Norfolk Waterside Marriott. Doors open at 10:00 AM for a special presentation on creating a special wedding day, by our guest speaker, Janie Medley from The Bride's Cafe blog!







Isha Foss Events is a proud sponsor and producer of the bridal runway show! Visit over 100 vendors to get just the help you need for your wedding day. Check out the latest bridal fashions from Monique Lhuillier, Pronovias, and more.


Hope to see you there!




Thursday, January 14, 2010

Chandra & Stephen featured in The Knot!

We are SUPER excited that another of our weddings is featured in the current issue of the regional edition of The Knot!




Isha Foss Events provided Wedding Consulting, floral design, and rentals. All images are from my friend, and fab photographer Eleise Theuer.

Thanks for stopping by!
Isha