1.17.2010

Pictures from the Wedding Festival at the Hyatt

We had a lovely time at the Wedding Festival at the Hyatt on the 9th! As mentioned before, our booth was a "Gilded Garden" Reception. Part of what we do, being wedding planners, is use all of our resources to pull together the perfect look! We used ivory floor length linens, eggplant table runners, a sheer purple overlay for the cake table, and natural wooden garden chairs that we tied purple striped bows to.
We used our cube and cylinder vases and called up Kristi at Dahlia to put together our flower arrangements. We completed the look with pillar candles, our golden plate chargers, votive holders that looked like little gardening pots, and perfectly matching eggplant and gold place cards made out of layered paper.

Holly Cakes made us the perfect cake to go in our gilded garden! Holly used painted fondant and sugar lace to create a cake that would pop. We used mini watering cans as favors along with single flowers for each place setting.
A signature drink is always welcome at a party! How about a pomegranate martini with a purple sugar rim? (With a twist!)
Holly created the perfect cake topper to go with the perfect cake!

Our lantern and our cube vase both had our logo (or what would be a couple's monogram) burnished on them, which perfectly matched the custom aisle runner with our logo.
Live flowers were featured on the seating chart! The table names were the different flowers featured in the arrangements and bouquet. Perfect for a true garden party!

In the table top display section of the show, we did a "Homestead Chic" table. (Both the table and the display were decided on just 36 hours before the show.) Think shabby chic meets country meets spring time and crystal.
Homestead decor is all about using items that remind you of home. My mother's china works for that.
We used organic Virginia tulips ($16 from Whole Foods) and ivory and white poms ($9, also from Whole Foods). We then added 2 boxes of dazzlers ($5 at Hobby Lobby). All the vases, napkin rings, etc. are B&R Events.
The ten top table was only set for eight. We set the table in two semi circles. Two chair ties ($2) were used as a runner on top of our unbleached burlap ($8).

Homestead Chic is about working with what you got. Which this "budget queen" loves!

Thanks so much to all the lovely brides that came out!

1 comment:

Jason T said...

I hate that I missed this! Your booth looked AWESOME!

If you ever need any images to go with the booth just let me know!

:)