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Urban Dinner Party

I love when we have clients that come to us for assistance with events other than weddings, especially small intimate get togethers.  Working with Sarah & Neil was a blast.  We brought in a custom table and chairs just to accommodate this fabulous multi course meal dinner party.  Sarah is one stellar chef!

Loved the antler centerpiece that Sharon our fabulous floral deisgner created!

 Hope you enjoy the Photos that the very lovely Kerri from Mary Wyar Photography captured! I spy chalkboard chanrgers and votives!

It begins with an invitation

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Envelope with Address Wrap

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I LOVE this photo!

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2014 Ultimate Wedding Inspiration Collection – Day 16

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There are always new trends coming and going when it comes to centerpieces, when I saw these I have to say it was Love at first sight.

What I love about it:
Adding drama and interest to your table
Defiantly something your guests will be talking about therefore it creates conversations
Non obstructive, your guests will not have any problem conversing at the table
They are just Beautiful!!!

Suspended centerpieces can be achieved several ways.  You can use blooming branches similar to what is shown here which gives a beautiful effect.  You can use a large grouping of flowers, or perhaps individual blooms.  Candles are also beautiful suspended in glass containers.  Creating a grouping of flowers also simulates a floral chandelier which can be very elegant.

Thing to keep in mind:

Your venue, what type of ceiling does it have? a suspended centerpiece may not be as feasible to achieve if the venue has tall ceilings.  Be sure to get approval from your venue before hanging anything from the ceiling.  Secondly, make sure you have a method to hang the arrangement.

If this is something you’d be willing to try at your event, let us know!  If you have achieved this look at your own event we would love to see pictures!!!!

2014 Ultimate Wedding Inspiration Collection

Pantone Color of the Year for 2014 – Radiant Orchid!

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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

Having fun with a Nitrogen Fire and Ice Station

We are always looking for new fun interactive elements to bring to events. While visiting in Arizona I fell in LOVE with the ultra chic Fire and Ice Nitrogen Bar. Having ice sculptures or luges at your event has been a long standing tradition. A more recent tradition is the interactive sweet station, where guests can pick and choose tasty treats to build and take home with them. We have also seen the chocolate fountain and s’mores stations…BUT The Fire and Ice station is a combination of all of these things! There is a lot of attention being given to liquid nitrogen in the world of food, particularly molecular gastronomy, and I would really like to bring this unique idea to some of our events!

This concept is versatile for food and beverages! For the element of Ice use Nitrogen. As you know Nitrogen or dry ice will instantly turn anything frozen and cold. Give your guests an experience that will not soon be forgotten with a gooey sweet fire and ice treat! Your guests will have a blast playing with different types of combination’s of melted chocolate over frozen yogurt or using frozen fruit as ice cubes in cocktail glasses rimmed with melted caramel.

To create the element of fire use burners to melt chocolate and caramels. You can even use an exposed burner for toasting marshmallows! The combination of melted gooey and frozen cold will send your guests over the edge!

Shake up your Drink Menu, offer a Molecular bar with nitrogen.  Offer up drinks like nitrogen martini or tequila shake up !

If your interested in incorporating a unique element such as this to your next event, be sure to contact us info@eliteeventstoledo.com