Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Silver & Blush Chevron Wedding Invitations

I coordinated Ani and David's wedding back in February and will be sharing all the event design details soon (super excited about this one!). For now, I wanted to share with you their wedding invitations that I custom designed. Ani wanted something simple and not too formal that went with the theme of her rustic glam wedding. I incorporated elements that were seen throughout her wedding such as the chevron pattern and silver and blush colors. I also played around a bit with the different sizes and styles of fonts. It had just the right amount of cuteness. I'm always a little nervous when I show my client the sample for the first time, but when I first showed Ani she literally jumped up and down the moment she saw them and fell in love. It made me even more excited to put them all together! Can't wait to share this beautiful couples wedding in a future post. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

Event Design: Little Birdie Themed Baby Shower

My brother Vache and sister-in-law Taline just had a baby girl named Sarine, and she is honestly the cutest thing ever! She has a natural smile while she is sleeping, you can't help but just stare at her and smile. This is my first time being an Auntie and I'm thrilled! 

We threw Taline a baby shower a few months back and I'm so excited to announce that it got featured on Hostess with the Mostess the same day Sarine was born! Perfect timing, huh? Hostess with the Mostess is a popular site where people go to get inspiration for parties and events. The shower was little birdie themed with a shabby chic feel. The color palette was soft pink, green, and white to keep it very feminine and light. I wanted to incorporate some vintage items such as white washed birdcages, milk glass vases, and chalkboard signs while still keeping the chic element. Some fun details for the guests included a bubbly bar, a baby headband making station, and the delectable dessert table. Overall, we wanted the shower to feel classy yet still have a cuteness to it. 

Congratulations to my brother and Taline! May your lives always be filled with such blessings.

Check out the feature on Hostess With The Mostess>>

Event Design and Florals: Simple Little Details / Invitations: Tiny Prints / Linens: La Tavola / Desserts: Sweet Tooth Confections and Sprinkles Cupcakes / Photography: Karen Santos of Love Life Studios

Place cards:
Since we had a large guest count, we thought it would be easier to have assigned seating. The placecards were a pink birdie cutout that indicated the table number for each guest. They were attached with a pink glittered clothespin to a hanging bird cage photo holder. For the table numbers, I purchased chalkboards and attached a wooden flower to the corner for a feminine touch.

Table Decor:
The tables were covered in a soft pink dotted linen and were paired with natural wood chivari chairs. The first centerpiece was a white vintage birdcage that was filled with antique green hydrangeas and soft pink garden roses. The second was a variety of white milk glass vases of varying heights that were filled with similar flowers. Each place setting had a pink and white striped napkin with a handmade tissue paper pom pom ball as the napkin holder. The mommy to be had a special ribbon treatment with a flower detail on the back of her chair to make her feel extra special!

Bubbly Bar:
Guests were able to grab a drink when they first arrived at the bubbly bar. There were three carafes that were filled with pomegranate, guava, and orange juice and guests got to choose which one to mix with their bubbly. There was also a fruit skewer with an “Oh Baby” tag attached that was placed in each champagne glass.

Headband Making Station:
The headband station was a fun arts and crafts idea and a big hit with the guests. They got to choose the elastic band, flower and feather they wanted and glue it all together. I made a white wooden frame with twine running across for the guests to attach their creation with a pink glittered clothespin.

Dessert table:
The backdrop of the dessert table was hanging tutus and glittered wooden letters that said “Baby Love”. The dessert table was filled with delicious sweets such as macaroons, cupcakes, and strawberry shortcake shot glasses. They were displayed on white platters and had little signs that were attached to the platters with a pink glitters clothespin. The shot glass desserts had a special wooden spoon that said, “it’s a girl” attached to them with twine. A few of the cupcakes were topped with fabric pom pom balls. The cake was covered in pink buttercream ruffles and topped with a darling “it’s a girl” cake topper.

I found these adorable baby stroller printed sachets and filled them with lavender. I truly believe in having favors that are usable and that are not going to get tossed away. These lavender sachets are great to put in your car or dresser and the scent is so refreshing. I displayed the favors by putting them in a birdcage with a mini “thanks” chalkboard sign so that people knew to grab one on the way out.