Idea of the Week

Idea of the Week
Purses and Clutches by Ikestaedt

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Featured Stationary Designs by East Six

Take a sneak peak into the design set that East Six created for my clients Jennifer & Vincent. We are counting down to 26 days until their wedding! The invitations helped us to set the mood, and we can't wait to show the guests what else we have in store. If you are interested in the ultimate personal design for your save the dates, invitations, escort cards, table numbers, place cards, menus, everything, contact Marina and Stacey at East Six.

The entire design suite!

Escort cards

Foil-stamped, custom monogrammed stickers (we are actually going to use them on glass vases in the centerpieces)

Menu cards

Interior of programs

Exterior of programs, closeup

Exterior of programs


Reply card

Reception card

Outer envelope - this was one of my favorite parts!

Invitations, closeup

Fantasy Bridal Shower

Victoria's Secret does their holiday fantasy bra every year - well this is my holiday (or not-so-holiday) fantasy bridal shower of the year. With the engagement rate spiking around Christmas (who can blame you, glowing trees, walking in winter wonderlands...), I figured it is about time to start dreaming up the perfect bridal shower. Why not dream big - your mom or your maid of honor is footing the bill (just kidding :-).

This is straight from Resource One and the photo was so well shot that I had to piece it together in four different sections. The serpentine table is covered with pink textured table skirt and top. Stools are covered with sweeping pink fabric and custom cow print cushions. Triangle plates save space on the unique table top, each with a off-set knife and fork. The middle of the table features a low, swirling wall of two-toned pink florals and silver cabaret lamps. Floating flower orbs decorate the buffet. Circular pink area rugs dot the carpet for added whimsy.
Perfect for your fantasy bridal shower, bachlorette party - or a few years down the line - a spoiled daughter's birthday party!

Monday, December 17, 2007

My Favorite Holiday Looks

I don't think that this picture exactly does it justice, but the peacock feather is officially my favorite holiday decorating accent this year! I passed by a window near Bryant Park a month or so ago and saw a tree made out of peacock feathers. Certainly nothing unusual or unheard-of, but it spoke to me. An unusual way, but still festive, peacock feathers add a bit of glamour to your holiday table settings (wedding or non), even add them after the holidays - this bird struts its stuff all year. I tucked a single feather into each napkin at our holiday party last week. Ask your florist to include the feathers in coordinating arrangements. (If they are too tall or too dramatic for lower arrangements, incorporate them into taller ones flaking doors or on the escort table.) Even mix them up with a bunch of other non-traditional materials and have guests shower you as you leave the church or reception! The motto of the peacock feather - be glamorous, strut-your-stuff, have fun (the motives of most brides I've known...)

Also non-traditional, I love this pattern of chocolate brown, aqua blue and winter white. Silver accents create a bit of sparkle. I also love the romantic reindeer as the napkin treatment - swap for a less holiday-specific accent if necessary! Create centerpieces solely from vases full of ornaments in your color palette, float ornaments in the base of potted plants (or miniature evergreen trees), do away with florals and feature an ornament holder only, or create a vase with floral foam and ornaments.

Honor the feeling of the holidays without donning red and green! Share your winter wedding pictures, send them to Favorites will be posted as inspiration for all of us.