Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wedding Preview Event

On October 2nd, Paisley Petals had the honor of participating in Seattle's first Wedding Preview Event.  This was something completely different from most wedding shows you've heard of.  First, vendors were run through a selection process and put onto 3 complete teams.  So, each team had a coordinator, florist, photographer, caterer, DJ, etc. etc. Our task was to come up with a wedding vignette based on our interpretation of the event theme, "Dream in Color."  

Our coordinator, Megan from A Kurant Event, threw out the idea of a "Day of the Wed" inspiration for our team.  We decided on a vintage, latin-insipiried look with some Dia de los Muertos elements thrown in.  The result was quite stunning, if I do say so myself!  With the help of Beckie from Vintage Ambiance, and my awesome old aqua doors, we were able to pull together a lot of vintage pieces as the backdrop for our crazy bursts of latin-inspired color!  We were not shy about color... red, orange and hot pink were our main colors with accents of yellow, lime green and aqua. 

For the tables, we decided to do an eclectic mix of container shapes, styles, and heights on each table to keep with the vintage vibe, rather than just one large centerpiece.  The result was a happy, colorful mix that also allowed us to show off some really cool vintage glass bottles and silver vessels.



May Wyatt from Wyatt ink provided our super-cute escort cards and menu.  One of my favorite elements was the way she displayed the escort cards on my old doors.  Love that!  See those candle holders hanging from the doors?  Those are old glass insulators from the 1930's.  So cool! Again, thanks to Beckie at Vintage Ambiance.

Our "Bride" for the evening was Jackie from the morning show on 106.1 FM.  Hair for Jackie and her "bridesmaids" by Kristal Locke of Lockes on Location, Makeup by Kaarin Boyd of Kaarin Boyd Designs.  Don't the girls look pretty?  Jewelry by Courney of Courtney Rian Designs.  Bridal Gown and Bridesmaid's Dresses by From the Gown Up, Menswear by Wall Street Custom Clothiers.

The Bride's Bouquet was a colorful mix of zinnias, dahlias, craspedia, celosia, bupluerum, roses and queen anne's lace.

A few other details that rounded out our team: Cake by Burning Cupcakes, Catering by Kaspar's Catering, Linens by Creative Coverings, Music by Puget Sound DJ.

One more fun little detail: The Bride & Groom's pedicab getaway by A Greener Cab. So fun!

And last but certainly not least (because you all know how much I LOVE her!) all photographs on this blog are courtesy of the lovely and talented Latasha Haynes of Latasha Haynes Photography.

Oh, and I almost forgot- another special shout-out to Megan and her assistant, Kate from A Kurant Event, and my awesome husband Eric... the 4 of us worked our bootys off ALL day getting this set up!

Such an amazing night!  Thanks again to our entire team- you guys are all so talented!   It was such a pleasure to work with each of you!

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