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Archive for April, 2010

10 Ways to Event Design in the Green!

With the barrage of ‘Happy Earth Day’ tweets, posts and texts, it made me wonder about the purpose of all of these random messages. The more I thought about it, I thought this is a great opportunity to give my fellow design mavens not another cliché of a reminder but instead a few tips for designing in the green.

#1 – Use invitations printed on recycled materials such as these Perfect Peonies from my own collection with Wedding Paper Divas. They make a wonderful design statement that is feminine, stylish and environmentally friendly.

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Tip of the week: Destined to Dazzle!

It has been years since any of my clients have requested a traditional head table. So many are opting to share that intimate dinner with their new spouse and I love it. Sweetheart tables are wonderful design opportunities that call for special attention. Custom Bisazza tile tabletops, lush Italian fabrics and ultra-fabulous chairs.

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Missoni Food & Friends!

Beautiful tables beg for beautiful flowers but rather than create the perfect tablescape or contrived centerpiece, I prefer to create design motifs that complement the overall room as well as the table. For this dinner, I chose to add oversized floral and architectural elements in front of each place setting. The Phalenopsis Orchids were beautifully bloomed and caught my eye as I perused the flower mart on Saturday morning so they became my choice for the night. The eclectic mix of elements was unpredictable yet fascinatingly pleasing to the eye.

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Tip of the week: Ethereal or Just Plain Pretty?

There have been times in my career when I am so captivated by a couple’s wedding ceremony that it brings me to tears. Although I pride myself in being the super Producer and Design Maven, I never miss a wedding ceremony. I am always confident that it is going to be gorgeous and ensue lots of oohs and ahs but it is the unspoken language that moves me beyond words. Moments like when DeLeon Sheffield reached the baptismal font in the middle of her aisle and look to heaven as a beam of light met her eyes and escorted her to her man.

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Tip of the week: Who is your muse?

The word muse originates from Greek mythology. If the muse loved a man, then the man’s worries instantly disappeared. The man who was loved by the muse was considered to be more sacred than a holy man. Throughout the history of the arts, men and women alike have credited their muses for their inspiration.

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