I’m catching up on my blog posts, and I realized there’s been so much I haven’t shared. I’m going all the way back to February when we did the premiere reception for “The Yellow Handkerchief.” It was one of those events when 300 folks come out of the screening and we need to be ready to serve! We’re real good at this kind of reception, and we can do it on a tight budget too.
First we set up the trays while the folks are watching he movie.
300 Salmon Canapes ready to go
I hire a great staff….
And we decorate a little bit.
Lighted Orchid Centerpieces
Come and get it!!
Vegetable Tapenade on Endive Spears
We are ready and waiting to serve you! This event was at the Silver Screen Theater at the Pacific Design Center. They are sticklers for the paper work and insurance nonsense, but the easy to work and elegant venue always creates a successful and enjoyable evening.
- beautiful party table
Six 8-foot tables pushed together to make a long wide table ( 3 on each side). Drape each table separately then push them together (make sure you check the length of the drape so all the seams match up). Create a grand centerpiece to pull it all together.
Big centerpiece with candles, pumpkins and branches
And if you have room for a stylist in the budget, give Stephanie a call at Motif in Pasadena – she’s the genius visionary for this incredibly beautiful event.
I love my brides. They are always on a strict budget, and I, being a gifted green penny pincher myself, am always willing and able to oblige. Squeezing all those dollars bills lends to creating great ideas on the wedding day. Autumn chose black, white and red as her colors and that made flower selection very easy… long stem red roses.
Staff members extraordinaire Susan and Sheila did this installation from our equipment and the bride’s florals. Check out the party favors in the back. Autumn and Doug made framed photos of all their guests, beautiful!
Instead of a traditional framed table number, Katrina stuck a pin right in the cork of the wine bottles on all the tables. Their clever party favor was ” tree in a box” . A green wedding to the last detail.
under my umbrella ella ella
Jen got parasols to match the wedding colors for the ceremony and the kids loved them all night long.
A Very Clever bride with a soda Shoppe theme created these centerpieces using old fashioned fountain glasses and carnations. Mel and Gio are trying to get to the bottom of things. Love the straw!
These looked great on the table. Names are written on a waxy leaf with a paint pen or Sharpie. The greens were pruned from a morning walk in the park. We picked a few different types of leaves and tried them out for stability before deciding on the lovely ones in the picture.
a Different kind of Name Card
The client called the morning of the party and asked if I could do the flower arrangements for the guest tables. I work close enough to the Flower Mart that I was able to create these sweet arrangements with my favorite flower in short order.
A little something for the tables
For her fortieth, I made these little arrangements.
I already had the vases and the marbles. the flowers were only 16$.
My all time favorite place to entertain, with my all time favorite couple. ” Less is not more, more is more!” I love you Manfred.
Always a Beautiful Buffet
Ready for the guests.
This centerpiece was a show stopper! And let them know the location of the buffet.
Mom made all the arrangements for the tables in autumnal tones.
And the Bride made all the candles for the Party Favors.
We started in the afternoon, and danced into the night.