Monday, July 25, 2011

Indie Wed July 2011

Last week  I had the pleasure of presenting at the Indie Wed bridal show at Room 1520.  It was so much fun to come up with my tablescape along with Suzy from Lily Red Studio and Kelly Marie from Fleur.

Our inspiration was 1950s elegance, and the concept was sparked by these adorable "Bride" and "Groom" champagne glasses I found at a thrift store.  Isn't it fun how the littlest things can spark your imagination?  I asked my mom about weddings she attended as a little girl, looked at photos from my grandparents' wedding (though that was in the 1940s), and Suzy did lots of online research.  After all that we came up with a peachy-pink and white color scheme with silvery gray accents.

Here are some of the photos from our setup.  Floral by Fleur, paper products by Lily Red Studio and all photos by Suzy of Lily Red Studio!


We wanted to simulate a different way of doing place cards, so Suzy tied tiny escort cards to the bottoms of wine glasses (more thrift store finds!).   Half of the glasses were filled with stunning peony blooms and half I had filled with soy wax to make into candles*!  Either way, it's a nice little favor for your guests.


*Check out Bright Endeavors where I had the glasses made into candles.  It's a great organization that gives young mothers job training before helping them find more permanent job opportunities.

The gorgeous centerpiece that Kelly Marie made for us!


Suzy had the fabulous idea to add some tulle under the tablecloth as a nod to 1950s dresses.  I LOVE how it turned out!


It's always so much fun to be able to go a little crazy on these stylized table setups.  Even though it's not likely that anyone will actually pin tulle under each and every table at their wedding, we hope you'll take some of these ideas to use for your wedding!
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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Attn: Industry Colleagues!

I think most of you know that Kelly Marie Uss and I are the hosts of the new Chicago chapter of Thursday Therapy, a monthly networking group for wedding professionals.  We had our innaugural event on Thursday, June 30th at Hotel 71 and are so excited to share the images from Jaclyn Simpson Photography.   Read the blog post on the Thursday Therapy site:

THURSDAY THERAPY JUNE RECAP

Here's how excited Kelly and I are to be hosting such a fantastic group of people:

Jaclyn Simpson Photography
As I mentioned, this is a monthly event so we'd love to see you at the next one!  Register for it here or sign up for our email list here (on the right side of the page) to be notified of the future events.

Can't wait to connect!

Joan
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