One of my favorite aspects about this blog and industry are the amazing people I get to meet and interact with, especially the lovely Washingtonians. And how excited was I to discover Petite Social just a few miles from me! Katie of Petite Social is new to the party scene, but it’s not hard to see how well she will do. She’s ubber talented and has a beautiful eye for detail. Katie contacted me about designing some name tags, menu cards and thank yous to coordinate with an upcoming bridal shower. I thought I would let Katie tell you a little bit about her stunning Jimmy Choo-inspired event,Since the inspiration was a very glamourous pair of shoes, I envisioned lots of glass and lots of sparkle.
COLOR PALETTE: The room at Top of the Hub was mostly all cream so I thought Gold would be a nice color combo to go with the Pear Green.TABLESCAPE: I was limited to what I could do with decor at Top of the Hub (can’t hang anything from wall or ceilings), so I tried to add personal touches through the tablescape by bringing in our own:
1) Glasses – I wanted to pull in color so thought green glasses would be a nice touch. These simple wine glasses were found at the Dollar store! Not something I had planned, but when you come across something that looks good and is a good deal, you go with it!
2) Floral arrangments & centerpieces – I always like the idea of each place setting having their own vase of floral arrangement. So, instead of one large floral centerpiece, I decided to go with 10 individual floral arrangements and one large gold and crystal candelabra, which I thought pulled in the glass and sparkle.
3) Personalized menu cards and place settings designed by Love the Day. Each menu card was embellished with a gold and diamond trim ribbon that I found at Hancock Fabrics… Such a small touch, but it made the place setting look so much more elegant had I gone a plain ribbon route.DESSERT & FAVORS: Jacques Pastries does some amazing and very artistic creations, but they can also do simple. A two tiered red velvet and carrot cake was created and I loved the added diamond ribbon on each layer of the cake. Sara from Dandy Delights created Jimmy Choos and Diamond rings for our guests to take home as their favors.
Jacques Pastries in NH for designing a simply elegant and deliciously
moist red velvet cake. http://www.jacquespastries.com/
Sara from Dandy Delights for the adorable diamond ring and ‘Jimmy Choos’
— they tasted as good as they looked. http://www.ilovedandydelights.com/
Ashley from Pizzutui Studios in Boston for capturing every detail of our