Sunday February 26, the Omni Hotel in downtown was rockin’ as The Wedding Party Bridal Show rolled into town…beautiful bridal fashions, fabulous truffled mac and cheese (thanks to Authentic Flavors!), and wonderful sweet treats (from Continental Caterers), all enticed brides and groom’s from all over San Diego! We were fortunate to have been the designer of the coveted Nuptials Launch Party area on the 4th floor of the hotel.
We covered the walls with two shades of off white fabric (thank you to West Coast Drape), inspired by a partial stone wall in the space, in those same neutral tones. Kool Party Rentals brought in so many fun and unique tables and chairs to create a platform for our design work! Lisa Lippe with Details Defined projected a montage of her work on one of the walls, inspiring all who came into the space. Lisa arranged for hand rolled cigars, and the grooms (and some of the brides) were happy to take the finished products with them. She left no detail ‘non defined’…almond champagne, chocolate cupcakes, and latin swing music filled the air in the space.
I always like a jolt of color to wake up the senses…this time I chose deep red as the punch, and the accent was natural green. Olive green…what a great color! The white furniture and the off white walls begged to be hit with color accents, so I obliged. I filled vases with colored water (ancient Chinese secret for big impact, little money) and danced them up and down the clear plexiglss table top. The white calla lilies come complete with olive green stems (hum, perfect…thank you Mother Nature) and the white butterfly orchids created the perfect soft draping juxtaposition to the tall stalky calla. I chose a bold white square dinner plate and clear glass stemware (thank you Classic Party Rentals for letting me use your goods) to continue a clean contemporary feel on this table.
The round table was dressed with a very textural gold charger plate, gold rimmed stemware and fancy gold flatware (stemware and flatware from Classic Party Rentals; plates from KW, some of her faves). The flowers were much more lush and traditional…every red flower on the planet was in that bouquet. But look at those red anemones! Love them…thank goodness for Spring!
Carol Smith, from Invitation Factory, was awesome…she created the perfect menu cards for both tables.
If you missed it, come on down to the US Grant show this Sunday, and look for our work in the following displays
Wynn Austin Events
And of course on stage for the M Bride fashion show!