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!
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.
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.
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!