Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monkeys at the Wedding!

We had a great time working with this bride and groom; they were truly "out of the box" and looking for the "wow" factor and fun elements that expressed their quirky personalites.

The bar was quite important to the overall party so we created this 14' center chandelier that was suspended in the center. The top of the structure was covered with hand-made flowers (our bride found much inspiration at Anthropolgie!), so our our team had fun with all kinds of blue and white paper. One side of the bar also served as a built-in escort card display where nuts and bolts were used to stand up the cards. And, yes, I said "nuts and bolts"...the groom likes to tinker in his man-space with his motorcycles, so they were the perfect element in color and sytle. As a matter of fact, silver and chrome were both common themes throughout the decor.

The custom-made bar is pictured here:

(without lighting)

(with lighting) :)

The plated/seated dinner was stylish and fashionable, staring with blue linens and round tables. We used a stripe that added a lovely texture to the table (custom-made by "I Do Linens"). We are huge fans of estate tables to add drama to the room.

Additional dramatic touches included a row of pedestal glasses holding floating candles and gorgeous cobalt blue water glasses (used on all the tables) from Event Rentals Unlimited. Also, check out the fabulous white, bird napkin rings holding the deep blue napkins. We simply love using these napkin rings...they are fun but very clean and sophisticated. We found them last year at one of our favorite stores for inspiration, Z Gallerie. So, we bought all 230 of them!

Every place setting started with a large, square white charger and beautiful, square menu cards (from "Inviting Ideas") rested in the center of each.

Clusters of blue hydrangeas finished off the center of the table. A stunning table setting will let your guests know that you have given a great amount of thought and time preparing for your guests to totally enjoy their evening with you.

So what about those monkeys?

The wedding cake (by Kelly Lovett) was a focal point of the room so it was absolutely necessary to guard the cake. Hence the monkeys. :) Plus, they were a big hit! All night long, guests were getting their picture taken with them. And check out the table linen...another creation by "I Do Linens"...with fabulous florrettes cascading off the bottom--just delicious!

And, here is the dynamic duo.....photographed outside the King Plow Arts Center (and very clever to do so under each of their initials)...congratulations Monica & Walter!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Vintage Wedding

We just received these photos from another DIY inspired ceremony and reception at the King Plow. We must give huge kudos to both the bride and groom on this one. From start to finish they had such unique, interesting ideas and their personal touches really made an impact on the event. Let’s start with their vision- not your typical “vintage” definition. Their inspiration for vintage came from the city streets. Think newspaper boys, street carts, old bikes.

The aisle was lined with groupings of clear and antique blue mason jars with rose petals leading to the altar where it extended out to form a circle. Swags of string lights hung low added the perfect amount of lighting.

The bride fashioned a place card holder out of an antique wood crate and strung vintage style paper from clothes pins.

Guest seating comprised of Two long estate tables (set at an angle) covered in ivory solid linens with a runner of burlap. Clear and antique blue mason jars in varying heights and metal cans held single variety arrangements of hydrangeas, roses, and spray roses in shades of green and ivory. Additional blue mason jars with jute detail provided a warm glow.

The masters at work...

As the groom was a chef, napkins were fashioned from chef towels tied with jute.

The windows were lined with additional clear and vintage blue glass mason jars with candles.

A menu was fashioned from a chalkboard- one of my favorite details!

Desserts were displayed on an antique table complete with tins, distressed wood risers, mason jars with loose roses and a sign that read “love you like a fat kid loves cake”!

And, we love all of you like a fat kid loves cake, thanks for visiting!

Special thanks to:
Catering and Design: Bold American
Lighting: Magnum
Day of Coordination: Janice Blackmon
Rentals: Tabletoppers and Event Rentals Unlimited
Photos: Six of Four

Friday, June 4, 2010

DIY Inspired Ceremony

We always love working with brides with a vision! This was a DIY bride who was looking for an eclectic, feminine, vintage feel which was representative of her creative, laid back personality! This was achieved through an infusion of textures, mediums and fibers in shades of muted rose, ivory, grey, lilac and blue. The ceremony (all guests standing) took place on a beautiful day in the courtyard outside of Studio 887 at the King Plow Arts Center. Coffee stained lanterns, ribbon, fabric runners and mason jars hung from the trees and building and fresh flowers and candles accented the outside tables. The altar was fashioned from ivory panels with free flowing ribbons and framed by lanterns and planters. Bouquets included roses, spray roses, fabric accents and dusty miller. What a fun and inspiring ceremony! See below for a few shots- thanks to Our Labor of Love.