Burlesque Circus theme at the Northlake Wedding Tour

circus tent decor by vases wild with forever events image by seattle flashing lights

In November I had the pleasure of participating in the Northlake Wedding & Events tour sponsored by Prive Events and Planning Savvy.  I loved the concept for this tour:  rather than lots of vendors crammed into booths in one huge building, venues could be decorated as if for a wedding, and vendors really got a chance to show off.  For the price of a ticket (an affordable $15 or $20!), a bride was chauffered around the Westlake, Lake Union, and University District neighborhoods to different venues.  At each venue there was a planner, caterer, florist, and others – stationers, bartending services, etc.  There were snacks, drink samples, favors.  What a pleasurable way to interview a host of pros to hire for your wedding!burlesque themed centerpieces on gold vintage candlesticks  by vases wild image by seattle flashing lights

I was placed at a great venue and paired with a really creative planner.  Stefanie Wright of Forever Events and I teamed up to decorate the tent on the lawn of the  Center for Urban Horticulture  where the Food Truck Rodeo was held.  Stefanie chose a burlesque circus theme, and boy does this girl know how to decorate for a party!  Check out what we came up with!   I love these stylish images by Seattle Flashing Lights Photography.

red centerpiece with bling by vases wild image by seattle flashing lights

Burlesque makes me think of rich reds, sultry tones, and drama.  I chose red and ‘Black Baccara’ Roses, black Agonis foliage,  trailing Amaranth and Rosehips.  Lots of texture!  Many thanks to Becky at  Vintage Ambience for all her awesome props like the vintage sofa, end tables, gold candlesticks.

image of nontraditional bridal bouquet

I took this opportunity to make a few non-traditional bridal bouquets.  One is a pendant style, which a sphere of roses, a crystal dangling from a pouff of ostrich feather tips – which echoes the ostrich decolletage on the bridal gown in the background.  The other was this purse-style bouquet.  It’s fun to think outside the box!

bridal bouquet purse style by vases wild image by seattle flashing lights