Thursday, December 11, 2008

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Yesterday, we had the opportunity to design a winter wonderland for a Christmas luncheon at Cascade Hills Country Club. It was a beautiful, beautiful day. The sky was so blue and the sun shone all day. {A very rare occurance for a Michigan winter day} It made the blanket of snow outside sparkle and glisten and look so pretty.

The event began at 11:30am with champagne cocktails and didn't end until 2:15pm. It was a privledge to be involved in this delightful event and we look forward to designing something even more wonderful next year!

This beautiful arrangement was designed by Modern Day Floral. What I love about this design is that the products used are not expensive but because they're masters of design over there, it looks like a $100 centerpiece. Brilliant!

Here's a look at the escort cards we designed for the event. I LOVE the way they turned out. We started with dried magnolia leaves and glued on a pine cone. Then we spray painted all 225 of them white. After they had all dried, we glued in the pine bough and the white birch branches. So easy but yet so effective.

The escort cards sat in a blanket of 'snow.' We put white satin linens on the tables and then spread 15 bags of artificial snow on top. I'm fairly certain that housekeeping at the Country Club were not as thrilled with our design as we were!

The beautiful placesetting. We selected a white and silver palette for this event and I think it looks so clean and crisp without feeling cold and sterile. A huge 'thank you' to Special Events Rental for their amazing rental products! We love you guys!

Finally, the beautiful letterpress card designed and printed by Bella Figura. I think I gave them all of five days to design and print this for me. And once again, they didn't disappoint! Special thanks to Jen Kroll , too, for the amazing photography. She never disappoints, either!


Ben + Laura Harrison said...

fabulous job with this event ... excellent creativity with basic materials!