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Pantone Color of the Year for 2014 – Radiant Orchid!

Radiant Orchid

 

Day 1 of the 2014 Designer Challenge came with strategic selections of images that we wanted to portray as a vintage radiant orchid wedding. We decided to choose the above images for the following reasons. The bouquet that was chosen shows the radiant orchid that we were striving for in many different tones and a variety of beautiful flowers. We admire the above table setting because the tall vase with flowers blooming over the top set off the look of the overall setting. The table also shows wine glasses with radiant orchid napkins that stand tall and bring the whole piece together. Above we displayed creative decoration tags that show inspirational quotes and a farewell from the bride and groom that guests can take with them. The wedding cake brings elegance and a vintage look that will make heads turn to admire its stature. The ladder is used to display various flowers and a mirror to show the dinner menu in a creative, vintage style. We decided to choose the wedding dress because it’s a classical white dress, but it spiced up with the radiant orchid crinoline. Finally, we chose this style of wedding invitation because it is unique with it’s wooden look, as well as, portraying the vintage theme in advance to the guests of the wedding.

2014 Designer Challenge

Faith Love and Marriage October 6th 2012

Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy & Natalie Macke gave us the
pleasure of helping them through every aspect of their wedding as Full Planning
Clients. When we first met Natalie and her mother Monica they wanted to go over
the details of our contract very carefully, which was a good sign for us. We
knew right away that this was going to be a client who would
communicate to us exactly what they want and with that, we would be able to
guide them to the wedding of their dreams. Natalie is honest, humble and
beautiful inside and out, which made working for her and Jeremy not only
pleasurable but an honor. Since Faith is the cornerstone of their lives, we
wanted to make sure that guests felt that presence throughout the wedding. When looking through the photos below notice that Natalie and Jeremy are not just posing they are praying. You will see details such as crosses, bibles and tables named after bible verses. Our classic conservative couple used a color palate blending neutral champagnes with hues of greys then added an elegant touch of purples which we felt paired beautifully with the Toledo Country Clubs interior. From concept to completion you can see how we captured Natalie’s soft kind nature, Jeremy’s consistent commitment to her and their shared love for the outdoors all while telling their story of Faith Love & Marriage.

 

Venue: Toledo Country Club

Photography: Considering Lilies

Cake: Janes Cakes

Dress: Belle Amour Bridal

DJ: Decorative Sound

Harpist: Ginny Peterson

Event Coordination & Design: Elite Events

Florist: Elite Events

Stationary: Elite Events

Stylish Thanksgving Table Settings

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Style.  Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year and still deciding how you are going to decorate your table? Well, get ready to give thanks in a attractive and fresh way. Here are a few ideas on how you can wow your guests without breaking the bank!

Natural Elements

Look to nature for easy, elegant ways to embellish your Thanksgiving table. Rate My Space user chasingpaige brought the beautiful colors of fall to her table by incorporating gourds and pumpkins into her centerpiece and topping each place setting with a pear.

Personalized Pumpkins

Small details can make a big impact on your Thanksgiving table. Try tying handmade place cards to mini pumpkins for a personal touch that will make guests feel special. Design by Holly Mathis.

Fall Florals

Create a floral centerpiece fit for Thanksgiving by adding berries or mini pumpkins to an arrangement of red, orange and yellow flowers. Rate My Space user patrick paired this warm floral centerpiece with ice-blue place mats for a striking contrast. Short on time? Give a local florist a call they would be happy to help!

Beautiful Bloom by Jen

Bartz Viviano

Sharon Johnson Floral-419.460.0316

In Bloom Flowers & Gifts

Appealing Palette

Choosing a color scheme is a great starting point for setting your Thanksgiving table. Rate My Space user nyclq opted for chocolate brown contrasted with crisp white — a perfect palette for fall that also complements her dining room’s decor.

Candleholder Conversion

Try using items you already own in a creative and unexpected way when designing your Thanksgiving tablescape. Rate My Space user Baubles found that candleholders also make great pedestals for mini pumpkins.

Less Is More

A Thanksgiving table doesn’t have to be over the top to be beautiful. Rate My Space user luvmynugz paired a few subtle fall elements with neutral-colored dinnerware for a look that’s understated yet elegant.

Dressed-Up Basics

Dressing your dinner table doesn’t have to break the bank. No one said you have to go out and buy brand-new dinnerware to create a beautiful Thanksgiving table. Rate My Space user decorating4fun topped simple white plates with inexpensive crimson napkins for a splash of rich, fall color.

Rustic Elegance

Don’t be afraid to mix textures and patterns when setting your Thanksgiving table, it helps to give your table setting depth. Rate My Space user GritsandGlamour paired glossy, gold chargers with course burlap to create a rich look perfect for fall.

Soaring Centerpiece

If your table setting is simple, spice it up with a dramatic focal point. Fall branches spilling from a tall vase add interest to Rate My Space user Faby’s Thanksgiving table.

Incorporate Natural Elements

Incorporating natural elements found in nature is an easy and inexpensive way to add a touch of fall to your Dinner table. Jenna from  SAS Interiors used a tree branch to make a tea light candle holder.             

Thanksgiving Table Diagram
Have you ever wondered the proper way to set a table?   Does the knife go on the left or right?  Where does the salad plate go?  Here is a useful table diagram that will be sure to come in handy for Thanksgiving or your next dinner party.

Buffet Table Diagram
And have you ever wondered how it’s best to set up a buffet table?  This helpful diagram gives some great ideas and placement to properly lay out a buffet table so your guests can easily figure out the “flow of traffic”.

diagrams via SAS Interiors

Information from this post was found via HGTV.com

If you are hosting Thanksgiving I hope this post has inspired you!  We would love to see how our followers decided to decorate their tables!  Free free to post pictures of your beautiful tablescape via our Facebook fan page! WE would love to see how crafty you can be!

Grooms Cakes, Cake Pops & Cupcakes Ohhh My!

Most teachers look forward to June July & August so they can escape the classroom and enjoy vacation. This teacher looks forward saying goodbye to my little dancers for the summer and kicking into high gear at Elite Events. The past few months have been a whirlwind filled with touching love stories, beautiful destinations and magazine worthy details taken by our areas top photographers.

What captured me most took 8 months of physical and mental discipline to prepare for. I spent my winter fasting from home made pies, petit fours and birthday cakes just so I could truly appreciate the goodies that I knew would be waiting for me to sample at each event. THANKFULLY, I was not disappointed. The beautifully decorated and mind-blowing-amazing flavors that came from the kitchens of  Chef Hannah Alvarez owner of Butterfly and Kathy Shortridge owner of Kathy’s Kitchen: Home of Sweet Creations  made my winter fast worth doing all over again. I was seduced by monkey headed cake pops, Grand Mariner French Buttercream and well…my husband, who LOVED the Ohio State Grooms Cake Hannah and Kathy worked together to create (everyone knows the way to a mans heart is through his stomach!)

WARNING: The photos you are about to view will cause you to DROOL. Side effects include, cravings, oogling & increased appetite. Take a peek at these deliciously adorable treats at your own risk!

 

 Warmest Regards,

Kati

Shabby Chic Design

It is no doubt right now my favorite design style is shabby chic with a smattering of french country and cottage style mixed in. Although I would tend to say my personal style is more Modern, and simple with clean lines and stratigially placed statement pieces,I fell in love with the shabby chic style ever since I flipped through my first issue of Country Living magazine, oohing and ahhing over the beautiful, distressed finds. In fact, Target’s ‘Simply Shabby Chic’collection by Rachel Ashwell is a favorite ‘happy place’ of mine, and I could literally stand there admiring the countless sheets, comforters, curtains, throw pillows, and other beautiful shabby chic accents for an incredibly long time. There is something so beautiful about all the tiny imperfections. It is just beautiful. And, although the shabby chic style tends to incorporate lots of whites, creams, and ivories throughout, I like to throw in pops of color every so often just to keep things interesting. A splash of turquoise or hot pink can really brighten up a piece and make it your own.

You can imagine, then, how much I absolutely adore shabby chic wedding decor in particular, which combines a few of my favorite loves into one. Just follow our tried + true recipe: add one part shabby + equal parts chic, a handful of handmade, a dash of DIY and fluff until fabulous. It is perhaps the most imperfectly perfect style that exists. One of my favorite elements of shabby chic style within the wedding scene is how you can make a beautiful display out of a few key pieces. The key is to find soft palettes and hues to complement one another, and add a main focal point to make the display pop. The below shabby chic photo display  is just one example which has stolen my heart. It lends some serious inspiration making it easy to DIY, even if you feel clueless about how to style your own display. I think the most important point when creating a photo display is to add lots of personal touches. The more personalized it is, the better. This way, guests can get a glimpse into your love story simply by stopping by and taking a quick peek. When I was planning my wedding, I had no idea how many unique display ideas were out there; if I had, this is definitely one I would have chosen to incorporate into my decor. Take a peek at some of my favorite shabby chic finds that I have discovered, they would be the perfect addition into your wedding and afterward in your love nest…

 

Ifyou are interested in incorporating any of these elements into your next event drop us a line :)