Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Bright Table for Bright Events

I was asked to create paper products for the latest table display over at Bright Event Gallery in Old Town Scottsdale. If you haven't been to Bright yet, you must go. If you've already been, go back. Now. The girls always have something new and exciting displayed and it's a great place to plan your next event or shop for cool handbags, t-shirts and other fun stuff. I worked with a citrus-y color palate and created menus on skewers for a more casual vibe. I also created a combination place card/favor for each of the guests. I love doing this as it saves room on your tables and your guests are guaranteed to take their favors. In honor of my current TV obsession ("The Office"), I created the place cards for Jim, Pam, Dwight and Angela. (Wouldn't this be a hilarious double date? That's my suggestion for a new episode.) I also designed some bachelorette t-shirts for the retail side of the gallery. Act now, supplies are limited! Thanks to Melissa Jill for the photos!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Alison + Brian

Alison is yet another one of my sisters-in-law. She and Brian got married at a beautiful resort in Northern Michigan and we all had a blast. Their rehearsal dinner quickly became a wild dance-off and the actual wedding ended with all in attendance serenading the bride and groom with William Joel's "Piano Man". We did shades of brown and green for the color palate to match the natural surroundings. In lieu of traditional programs, we printed a thank you message to the bridal party, family and friends on the back of the tented menu cards. Marc Liljegren shot the wedding and everything looked gorgeous!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Farrah + Andy

More friends getting married! Farrah and Andy got hitched in a gorgeous outdoor ceremony with lots of vintage style. Farrah found a sweet retro font she loved, so we incorporated that into all of the paper products. We also created an over sized seating chart for guests to find their tables. I love this idea for outdoor receptions. Individual escort cards can blow away so easily. Farrah found a frame, gave me the dimensions and...voila! Dionne Haglund provided the photos.

Leslie + Dan

One of my greatest friends from high school got married recently, and Dorothy Gotlib was kind enough to share some of the images. Leslie and Dan were married in Ann Arbor, Michigan and I was lucky enough to attend. Les chose a gorgeous palate of pale pinks and ivory, reflected in her stationery. We combined the menu cards with the table number to eliminate the need for another card on the tables. It made for a very clean and pretty presentation. Love you guys!

Too Darn Hot

I shouldn't complain since we have had such a cold winter here in AZ. But when the temps climb, I start wishing for October. This hot weather made me think of a few images I had tucked in the archives from an event last summer. The Wedding and Event Network hosted the "White Hot, Cool Blue" party in the middle of August. In Phoenix. Outside. It's crucial to stay well hydrated in the heat, so I like to see brides passing out bottles of water or lemonade to guests. Here is a photo (provided by the wonderful Hollye Schumacher) of the water bottles we handed out at the party last summer. We also decorated plastic cups with cool labels. Doesn't it look refreshing?