Wednesday, September 28, 2011

{Event Recap} Mallory's Tutu Cute 1st Birthday

My good friend Marta, owner of Twinkle Twice a 2nd hand children's clothing store, asked me to help her with her youngest daughter's 1st birthday party. Marta recently started creating her own tutus for the shop (Tutus by Twinkle Twice). She wanted to use that for the party theme so she would have an excuse to make tutus for all of Mallory's friends (such cuteness). I hope you enjoy the party I styled for little Miss Mallory!

Party styling: Enchanted Events & Design
Paper products and printables: Enchanted Events & Design
Tutus: Tutus by Twinkle Twice
Photography: Bebe Jacobs Photography
Custom cookies: Fairytale Frosting
Cupcake toppers: Parker’s Flour Patch
Location: Amy's Indoor Playground

Sunday, September 18, 2011

{Event Recap} The Knot Magazine Wedding Photo Editor Event

I recently designed a dessert table for a fabulous wedding industry event hosted by Cat and Adi of Next Exit Photography.

The wedding photo director of the Knot Magazine, Rebecca Crumley, recently moved to Los Angeles from New York and Cat and Adi greeted her in style with a beautiful event at their home. This event also coincided with Next Exit's 10th birthday. Happy Birthday Next Exit!

The inspiration for the event was to play off of the modern architecture of the home which was newly renovated and GORGEOUS! Specifically, I was given this beautiful wallpaper which accented one of the walls as the inspiration for my design.

Soon I was swimming in gray, mocha and pale blue!

I called on Jessy of Fairytale Frosting to design some custom sugar cookies to match the design because I love her work and she's so amazingly affordable!

I also tried a new vendor, Jennie of Pop Culture Desserts, to see if she'd be interested in designing some items for the table. All I can say is ... OH MY! The food she provided was beautiful and scrumptious. The guests were literally fighting over the leftovers at the end of the night.

Finally, I want to share a few details from the rest of the party which was designed by Bob Gail Events.

Dessert Table Styling: Enchanted Events & Design
Dessert Table Paper Goods: Enchanted Events & Design
Photography: Next Exit Photography
Desserts: Pop Culture Desserts
Sugar Cookies: Fairytale Frosting
Chevron table runner: A to Zebra Celebrations
Flowers and rentals: Bob Gail Events
PR: Hitching Post Public Relations

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Citrus Vendor Challenge

You saw a peak at the Citrus table I put together for Celebrations at Home's Vendor Challenge when I shared a tutorial on how to create the personalized frosted mirror backdrops. Now I'm finally sharing the rest of the details!

Since weddings are my passion I decided to do a dessert table and table seating in this style. I started my design when I found the yellow and white floral table linen. I used it as an overlay for both table designs to save on the cost of having to buy enough fabric to cover an entire table.

After selecting the linen I decided to use a traditional citrus color theme. I focused mainly on white and yellow but threw in a few accents of orange and lime. I wanted the table scapes to have a light, airy, and cheery feel to them so I decided to create a mirror backdrop. The table was laid out near some big windows and the mirrors were able to reflect all of the light in the room. I picked up these full length mirrors at Target for only $4.99 each and I customized them by adding a frosted citrus image to the 2 end ones and the bride and groom’s monogram and wedding date to the center mirror a super easy DIY task!

To keep the cost down on the dessert table I combined home baked items with food I picked up from Wal-Mart! The lemon pies, cupcakes, mini lemon cakes, lemon drop candies, orange gummies, Mr. Goodbars and mints were all bought from the store. I supplemented these with the candy dipped marshmallows and lemon Jell-O jigglers with sprigs of mint leaves. The meringues were bought from Albertsons so everything was purchased cheap and easy! The only big ticket item is the gorgeous cake by Jaqki’s Cake Creations.

For the seated table I again used the same linen as the dessert table. I complimented the linens by adding a round lemon yellow placemat. The centerpiece I got from a local florist. I brought in my own white vase which I got from Michaels for under $8 with a 40% off coupon. To save money on the centerpiece I gave the florist general instructions on what I wanted. Instead of bringing in a picture of a specific centerpiece or flowers to use I told him I was creating a wedding table scape inspired by citrus. I wanted him to use mainly yellow and white flowers but he could include small touches of orange and green and most importantly I wanted the centerpiece to be around $20 or less. So overall the centerpiece with the vase was under $30. I also designed all of the invitations, favor boxes, menus, table numbers and food signage for the design, which will be available shortly in my Etsy shop.

Party Styling: Enchanted Events & Design
Printables: Enchanted Events & Design
Photography: Mia J Photography
Cake: Jaqki's Cake Creations

Entered into: Bird's Link Party
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