Wednesday, December 22, 2010
If there was ever someone who is not afraid of color, it's Vanessa. Our wonderful client Vanessa loves and wanted to incorporate vivid pinks, oranges, teal & golds into their wedding. After finding out that Vanessa is a professional make up artist and representative for Urban Decay it all made sense!! How could she not love color and we were overjoyed. Most couples tend to keep it simple and go with one or two colors but this wedding would vibrant using about 6 all complimenting each other.
Vanessa also mentioned loving peacock feathers & Morocco which was great since it would pick up some of the colors being used. We grabbed color and Moroccan design.... ran with it never looking back!
First up was going for a walk through of their venue Astroria Banquets in Buffalo Grove.Honestly they couldn't have selected a better venue and the staff was extremely helpful at all times. The main ballroom where the ceremony as-well as reception would be held was perfect in color. Astoria has wonderful damask print walls in a rich copper color that accented the wedding perfectly. One look at the carpet and we knew we had made the right decision with the linens since it was brown & copper. All guest tables would had a gorgeous chocolate pintuck linen, copper napkin & gold charger which would be the base to ground the color. We never forget a chair so the chairs were covered in a chocolate slip cover and copper sash. The last detail for the base was lighting and what better place to use color so Vanessa selected a vibrant pink color to compliment the floral.
Now bring in the COLOR!! Each guest table was adorned with gorgeous floral in vibrant colors Palomino Floral Designs.
For the short centerpieces Palomino used urns in gold filled with lush floral like Orchid, Hydrangea, Roses, Berries & Stock. To take it up a notch Just Say Yes added black lanterns to bring in some of the Moroccan design and VOILA gorgeous table-scapes. Onto the tall arrangements which were very eye catching. Tall pilsner vases were filled with bright orange orchids and tall branches keeping the base color chocolate in mind with a punch of color. Vanessa's bouquet and the bridal party floral all created by Palomino were vibrant and exactly what Vanessa wanted. We were on the right track.
Everyone who knows me knows I love the details. Vanessa & Lee's wedding was full of personalization and details. To incorporate the peacock feather we added one feather on every single napkin and made custom escort cards each with a feather as-well. Even the cake brought in something special using their wedding invitation as inspiration. Instead of a guest book a Moroccan inspired box was filled with well wishes for the couple. Vanessa even had a special hanger custom made with her new last name to hold her wedding gown. Details, details, details!
Vanessa & Lee were wonderful clients and in them we have friends forever. We hope they have many years of happiness & joy together.
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-Just Say Yes!
Event Planning & Design: Just Say Yes Events!
Venue: Astoria Banquets, Buffalo Grove
Photography: ©Bella Photography & Just Say Yes Events!
Floral: Palomino Floral Designs