Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Wedding This Weekend

I was honored to be asked by a past co-worker, Steve, and his fiancee Beth, to do my thing for their big day! The wedding is tomorrow. Atlanta promises to be in the 70's with no rain. Keeping our fingers crossed. It's outdoors. A bonfire (with s'mores!). BBQ. Tubs of cold drinks. Corn hole. I came up with a plan for decor, presented it weeks ago, and am now putting the final touches on all that I'm crafting.

A little peek—I hand-painted all the dinner napkins. The color palette I'm using is matched down to the paint used on the napkins. As with all events I do, I use Pantone chips to create my palette, and make a little card that I carry with me everywhere as I'm planning and shopping.

When I made my design presentation, I staged some of my ideas. 
Beth loved the idea of using pumpkins (our Pinterest board was so very helpful 
in honing in on Beth's tastes), and in order to pull in the teal blue from the palette,
I bought a fake pumpkin and spray painted it using Montana paint.
(If you're not familiar with Montana, it's the spray paint that graffiti artists, the pros, use.
It comes in 204 colors. I buy mine at Sam Flax. I'm like a kid in a candy store.
It's not that much more expensive than the spray paints you buy at the hardware store,
it goes on flawlessly, AND you can find any color, a-n-y c-o-l-o-r!)

This staged arrangement used silk flowers, but will be real flowers for the big day!
The flowers I'm using:
Orange lilies
Peach stock
White hydrangea
Viking poms
Light pink garden roses
 Purple lisianthus

I had hoped to use lilac, but the order I would have had to place (flown in from Holland)
would have busted my flower budget. Bummer.

Teal-blue wooden dowels with jars of flowers will be stuck in the grass 
and line the aisle at the ceremony.

Blue Mason jars on the dining tables will be used for candles.

My vast array of aluminum ware will be put to use. 
Accented with teal rick rack, each piece will be different and hold an explosion of flowers.

Will share more images from the event itself. Lots of little touches!

 Two miscellaneous Instagram images from the past week: 
My fruit bowl "dressed" for Halloween.
And Gideon asleep on my bed. Maybe one of my favorite pictures of him.

1 comment:

Christine said...

Love the picture of Gideon!

Question, will you be planning a Thanksgiving feast for work this year?
I always look forward to your inspirational designs.

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