Idea of the Week

Idea of the Week
Purses and Clutches by Ikestaedt

Thursday, January 24, 2008

More from The Special Event 2008

Here are the next batch of inspirational pictures from The Special Event. They really focus on lighting and how you can use it to change not just the space where you hold your ceremony or reception, but the actual tables, chairs and centerpieces.

You can do amazing things with light. You can dress all of your tables, chairs and china in white. Then use amazing lighting all around your room to change the color of the reception with each course! You will need to hire a professional, but the white decor absorbing the light (even use patterns) will be an exciting change for your guests. Splurge and have a custom gobo (used to create a pattern with a lighting fixture) created to project your monogram onto the dance floor or behind your head table.

Custom white columns give an elegant, yet unique and edgy, quality to any setting. Pomanders (balls of flowers) are hung inside the structure. It resembles truss, a more industrial-looking element used to hang lighting at events, but works very well in the right setting. The great thing is that these pieces are free-standing, so you can put them anywhere (at the altar, entrance, around the room) and if you use a wireless, battery-operated LED light, you have to need to run wires around your room.

This centerpiece mimics the look of the column above. A truss-like "cage" is created around a whimsical arrangement of white tulips. Using floral foam and moss, the tulips are placed randomly throughout - it has a very sculptural quality. The table has a plexiglass center that is lit by a color-changing LED light. You get a remote control, so you can change the colors at all of the tables or a few of the tables as you wish.

The same table in a different color. The clear glassware really picks up the light.

Close up of the flowers in the centerpiece.

I absolutely love this cake for two reasons. The pattern is in one color, so it can work with a variety of color schemes, but the circles really make it fun. You can copy just this cake pattern. I also love the stand - a plexiglass cylinder is running through the center filled with crystals. They have also added lights throughout the cylinder so that it glows. Plexiglass shelves hold each section of the cake. You can create any look that you choose with this set up - put flowers inside the cylinder, sand, anything you are thinking. You can even have the structure created so that you can see more of the cylinder in between each tier.
Look for more pictures soon!

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