Saturday, October 6, 2012

Meet Me At The Altar - Wall Of Lights

It's another Meet Me At The Altar Saturday! If you don't know, let me tell you that I am a super fan of lighting during a wedding ceremony.  I especially love lighting down the aisle and as a part of the alter.  Check out this wall of lights that provides the right balance of romance for this couple's wedding.

If you're in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and want the wall of lights for yourself, check out the wonderful people over at Rent My Dust vintage rentals.  I can almost promise you'll find some others things to love as well.


Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Politics of A Wedding - Theme Alert

By now you've been inundated with all the political recaps of last night's political debate. I must admit, I love politics and all the ups and downs that come with it.  However, I realize that not many others share my level of enthusiasm.  But, as a reader of this blog, I do know what ignites your enthusiam - beautiful events. 

I pulled together some original and cool political themed elements for any event.

My favorite is the Rehearsal Dinner invititation below - brilliant!

~ Ciao


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Adams Style Thanksgiving

I decided last month that this year Thanksgiving in the Adams house would consist of golds, blues, and greens.  Now I'm considering adding pops of deep violet.  Here are some beautiful elements that have inspired me.  I'm so inspired by the table linen swatch, that I'm on a mad dash to find some version of this....oh, and those pumpkin place card holders - Yes!  Those will definitely be assigning seats in our house at dinner time this year.

Have you started pulling together your Thanksgiving Palette?


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Inspiration From The Home

Event planning is my passion, but so is a lovely home.  I love the endless possiblities that come with designing living spaces.  I'm not a interior designer by any stretch, but I do find inspiration in sleek, fun, and well designed spaces.
Often times we tend to look at weddings and other events to find inspiration for our own, but the true beauty of a wedding or event is not just in the color scheme you choose, but in the design elements that show throughout the event.  Where better to be inspired than through home design?  It's in the home that you get to incorporate all sorts of textures, patterns, and palattes.
I had an initial consultation with a client a couple of weeks ago to plan and design her upcoming baby shower.  During the conversation, she told me that she had no idea what she wanted, nor does she identify with any particular style. All she knows is that she wants her event to be fun, comfortable and different than the typical baby shower.  After asking her a few questions to garner her "style preferences" (we all have them, they just have to be pulled out of some of us), I went off on a hunt to find some inspiration at pier one, world market, a few thrift stores and my favorite home design site -  Here are some of the things that are helping me and my client determine her linens, centerpieces, and other decor. 

1. During the conversation, my client was very quick to tell me that she wasn't a big fan of flowers.  She loves minimal floral elements that can make a big statement. While this is a big piece, the actual floral elements aren't the main attraction, it's the color.

2. She noted that she loves colors in their metallic form, and that she has a very feminine side. I found this metallic pink to be a combination of both those preferences.

3.  Throughout our conversation she kept using the words sophisticated and comfortable.  And, she told me that she loves the color and to eat chocolate.

4. When I asked her if she embraced vibrant colors she hesitated and then told me that she wants so badly to love vibrant colors, but she doesn't know how to work with them to make it look "sophisticated."  That's when we talked about color pops, and her excitement set in.

Don't be afraid to find inspiration everywhere.  Always look for that element that will set your event apart from the next.