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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Seattle Wedding Show

Specializing in event and wedding design in Seattle means keeping up on national and Seattle wedding trends, always trying to stay ahead of the curve; and when it comes to the Seattle Wedding Show, showcasing what we think will be one of the great color palettes for this year's weddings. As a top Seattle wedding designer, we feel it's imperative to be innovative and fresh, and to showcase not only our creativity but also products of Seattle wedding vendors whose work we adore, and even some out of state finds that we like to bring in.

Gray is a super favorite right now, and I was delighted to use it as a neutral for the backdrop of our booth this year - we had a ton of gray duppioni drapes we had custom made for Marissa and Dean's wedding, so we used those to drape our tent poles. Being stuck with using other non-flame retardant draping (The show required using certified flame-retardant fabric anywhere near a heat source such as lights or electricity) we used our slightly sheer voile (which is flame retardant) and draped both the ceiling of the tent and the back wall with it. Since white was not in my color scheme, we lit it up with some raspberry lighting to make the tent glow...

The overlay linens were from Wildflower Linens, featuring a Gray Shimmer linen and a beaded white lace overlay that shimmered in the light; a perfect neutral yet textured and glamorous way to bedeck the table. The fabulous corseted chiavari chair sleeves (in "Silver tinsel") were a HUGE hit with everyone, and they too, shimmered in the fuchsia light. Wildflower has a huge selection of chair caps, chair sleeves and of course, covers, and chair pads in ever color of the rainbow. We chose orange pintuck chair pads to match the napkins.

The underlay and other linens in our booth came courtesy of the fabulous Pedersen Rentals - I am simply in love with their new "sequin stitch linens" they come in a burnt orange and in this stunning blue green hue - absolutely fabulous, and incredibly affordable! Pedersen's also has THE best flatware and stemware in Seattle! We used their platinum stemware here, and their contemporary flatware - which I wish I owned...
The stationary was from the always creative Brown Sugar Design Studio - I don't know HOW many brides exclaimed their love over the crystal embellished table numbers, but if Brown Sugar should have had a lot of visits just based on that fabulous table number!

The centerpiece was dramatic, and full of tangerine and fuchsia blooms: lush roses, exquisite peonies, orchids, callas, etc mounded on top of clear fluted vase, and then sinously cascading down and around the vase, and trailing down off the tabletop...how fabulous would this be as a headtable centerpiece?

The talented Tania (Azzura Photography) AND the always amazing Janet (Janet Klinger Photography) stopped by and took some fabulous photos of our work, while Bradley Hanson of (Bradley Hanson Photography) did a whole photoshoot of both the tables and our bouquets. Even Kiro news stopped by to interview us! Everythign was VERY well documented!
Enjoy the images from Azzura and Janet Klinger, and we'll post Bradley's as soon as we receive them as well. It was a joy to meet all you wonderful brides, and even more fun in all the meeting's we've had this week with you! I am so excited about all the weddings we're working on this year. So far, we have everything from over the top tent weddings, lush Indian weddings, a few chic hotel weddings, some golf club room transformations and some lovely, highly romantic weddings in new venues.

It was also a plasure to reconnect with some of the fabulous vendors, and I highly recommend all the amazing talents we worked with. Enjoy the photos!


Amy @ Pink Galoshes January 16, 2009 at 4:30 PM  

Hi Daniela,

Such pretty florals. Love the colors.

We just love reading your blog, so we nominated you!

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perfect bound February 4, 2009 at 8:37 AM  

what a show. sorry to have missed this one. i could spend all my days wandering around the country attending shows...wouldn't that be fun!

Heide February 12, 2009 at 6:38 PM  

wow....fabulous wedding centerpieces, that really catches my attention. Lovable flowers.