Friday, April 14, 2017

Deena and Kumar

While we do a lot of very large weddings, with lots of decor and floral needs, we also really enjoy setting up simple pieces for small events. In February we were privileged to be able to help Deena and Kumar with their last minute wedding needs. They were having a small ceremony in a little church and wanted something to dress the room up for the occasion and draw attention away from a cluttered stage.

We brought in our standard 10 ft wide pipe and drape backdrop and placed a light blue satin drape across the top and sides. We arranged the curtains to be thicker to hide the stage and to soften the lights.

We also put a simple, but lovely rose and bow on the pews down the aisle. It was just a little touch but I think it helped finish the effect.

Thank you so much for letting us be part of your special day!!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Rachel and Ravi

We love working with our Indian brides to create their multi-day celebrations! Each day is decorated with different colors and different styles, and often in different venues. We get the awesome opportunity to create two or three totally different events, one right after the other. It provides quite the adrenaline rush! :)

For Rachel and Ravi, I worked with them to decorate two different spaces for their wedding. Rachel was so fantastic to work with and I enjoyed every bit of our planning process.

The first backdrop was built in a community center in Olathe and was used for the Hindu wedding ceremony. We framed the entire stage with white curtains with lights strung throughout. The colors for this ceremony were green, pink, yellow, and gold, so we did our best to combine them in a festive and tasteful manner.

We created two large floral arrangements of yellow spider mums and placed on them on either side of the stage along with a green up-light.

The tables had pink tablecloths and really simple centerpieces of 3 yellow spider mums.

The reception was held at Noah's Event Space in Overland Park and the colors for this event were red and gold.

We created a dual layered backdrop with red sheer curtains in front of white sheer curtains and white lights. We accented the backdrop with gold sequined fabric. Two large floral arrangements made of red and white flowers were placed on our short pillars to complete the look.

There were two styles of centerpieces used. The first were 24 inch tall cylinder vases with red orchids and 5 tealight holders of various heights around the outside of the vase. We then placed everything on a mirror to reflect the candlelight.

The other centerpiece style were lanterns provided by the venue. We wove red orchids in between the light strands for some added color and customization.

We also enjoyed coming up with a new way to tie the chair ties, thanks to the unique style of chairs at Noah's. This horizontal slice style was meant to mimic the asymmetrical nature of the backdrop. Notice the little ascot on the knot? These chairs were amazing in person!

Finally, we placed red up-lights around the room to add just a little bit of extra ambiance.

The cake was gorgeous and was provided by Creative Cakes by Sandy, who has created several of our most favorite cakes. :)

Thanks for allowing us to help you create such a stunning wedding and reception! Congratulations again!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Dinner

Often, (probably because of our name) people think we only do weddings, however, we fill our schedule with all sorts of events including birthday parties, anniversary parties, and corporate events. Recently we were honored to create the centerpieces for a fundraiser dinner. 49 gallons of water beads, 160 vases & LED lights, and 52 mirrors. This was what went into the centerpieces for the Bloch School of Business Entrepreneur of the Year awards.

(Picture credit from the UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Management Facebook page)

As a former graduate of the school, I was so honored to have been hired to create the centerpieces for this event. The awards and the dinner serve as a fundraiser, so the goal was to create centerpieces that created an impact on a small budget.

We designed this centerpiece using aspects of the event's marketing campaign, which included the words "Perseverance, Grit, and Fearless". The styling was meant to evoke an inner city feel, but with clean, modern accents. The result was a centerpiece constructed of three cylinder vases with the words written in block up the sides of the vases. The vases were filled to the top with clear water beads and were given a white LED light and placed on a mirror.

The centerpieces were perfect for the room. They fit the theme and really added to the atmosphere of the night.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Shalaya and Dillard

The phrase I remember most from planning this wedding came from my very first consultation with this lovely bride. She said, " If you wouldn't see it in a castle, you won't see it at my wedding." I loved it and I loved that she knew exactly how she wanted her wedding to be.

Shay was an absolute delight to work with and she and her new husband make a gorgeous couple. I was so honored to be able to help them create their dream wedding.

The wedding was held in the Little Theater at the KC Convention Center. The theater is filled with gorgeous art-deco architecture of gold and black. To complement this, the wedding colors were crisp white and black.

Because the ceremony and reception were held in the same room, we did a complete room flip in just under an hour. We provided the backdrop, chair covers & sashes, all the flowers, centerpieces,




We did three different centerpieces to add some variety in the room. 

This centerpieces used three vases each with a different flower inside, the tall ones had calla lilies, the medium ones had stock, the short ones had alstromeria.

Crystal Candelabra: 

Vintage cut class vase with hydrangeas and calla lillies:

The large flower arrangements were used on the stage during the ceremony and then used on the head tables as centerpieces. They were made of hydrangea and roses:

Finally, here's a quick shot of the bride and groom with her closed rose bouquet:

Thanks so much for letting us be part of your wedding celebrations, Shay and Dillard! We loved working with you!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Keeley and Michael

One of the fun challenges of our job is to take a random, unassuming room, and turn it into a gorgeous wedding celebration. This was what we got to do when we helped Keeley and Michael to turn the St Thomas Aquinas High School Commons area into the perfect venue. They are such a great couple and we really enjoyed working with them.

The room was actually quite nice but there were championship banners and school posters around the room. The secret to "hiding" the less ideal aspects of the room is really to camouflage it with up-lighting. Instantly, the columns that were located around the perimeter of the room were turned into pillars of colored light that drew the eye and the attention. 

We also set-up a large backdrop, 20 ft wide and 10 feet tall that hid the gymnasium entrance and provided a great setting for the head table. We used white rosette curtains, with a white satin drape for a really clean, elegant affect. We then added up-lights in a soft pink and set up a customized gobo with the monogram for the couple's last name. 

I was also really excited to do the flowers for this wedding. We used white hydrangeas, blush roses, and ivory roses to create truly lovely bridal bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages. 

The bridal bouquet had a mixture of roses, including pink/red tipped roses, blush roses, and ivory roses combined with white hydrangea.

The bridesmaids were wearing blush pink so their bouquets accented their dresses with white hydrangea and ivory roses.

We loved setting-up and taking-down with the couple's lovely family and friends. They were so delightful and it was such a privilege to be part of this wedding. Thanks again!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Roaring 1920's Birthday Bash

We think the best way to celebrate a birthday is with a bunch of your friends at a themed party with awesome decor and great food, so we were delighted to be able to help Charity welcome in her 22 year with a 1922 murder mystery! The costumes were fabulous and we had to decorate accordingly.

We created a backdrop using white sheer curtains with black beaded curtains in front and gold sequined fabric draping casually over the top. We placed crystal cake platters on the table for the food along with a gold candelabra for some added drama. 

On the tables we placed black satin tablecloths with gold sequin runners. The centerpieces were cut crystal decanters with white ostrich feathers surrounded by 3 tealights. 

We also made a black photo backdrop with gold frame so that people could take photos of their amazing evening attire. (Doesn't Charity look gorgeous?! Her husband looks pretty dapper too ;) )

I got the privilege of playing host for the evening and facilitating the game while Gina was kept busy behind the bar, creating and serving yummy drinks for the guests.

Other decor included wine crates and additional candles and candelabras around the room, but I was so busy I wasn't able to get a picture! :) Thanks Charity for letting us help with your awesome party!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Alejandra and Olinser

We love finding new venues and so we were delighted to decorate the new Red Barn in Weston, MO for this lovely couple's wedding. The barn is so gorgeous that this was a true case of "less is more" in terms of decor. We used burlap and lace to create a romantic rustic atmosphere.

We hung lace curtains on either side of the head table, with lights strung through them. We then hung a burlap "Mr and Mrs" banner between them.

The tables had burlap runners and centerpiece flowers grown by the bride's father, which we thought was really sweet.

We also created the bride's bouquet, toss bouquet, and groom's boutonniere, in addition to a baby's breath hair comb. I thought the flowers were simply gorgeous and the roses were the perfect lavender. :)

The guest book table was so charming and was provided by the venue and the couple had a cute guest "book" where guests could sign the custom-made tree. 

Thanks again for letting us be part of your special day!