Seattle Wedding Show

12 Jan

The 2013 Seattle Wedding Show started today and will continue through tomorrow at the Seattle Convention Center.  My wonderful friends at Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering and Events have hired me the past several years to design their booth for the wedding show.  It is always a challenge to try to incorporate current bridal trends as well as create something that will catch the eyes of prospective clients walking by.  Of course, there are also guidelines set by the venue that you have to stick within as well as respect your neighbors in the next booth.  I would be lying if I didn’t tell you how stressful this event can be.  It seems like there is always something that goes awry and sets me back a little and either my self or my husband have to play decorating MacGyver.  It is at that moment when I have to take my own advice I often give brides, and relax, remind myself I am the only one who will know if something went wrong and enjoy the moment when it all comes together.

This year the theme was vintage and we chose to work with a soft color pallet of mint green, soft peach, ivory and touches of gold.  The furniture was provided by Beckie McCann of Vintage Ambiance with a few small items from my own collection.

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We chose to do limited floral using vintage bottles in various shapes and sizes with simple one to two stem blooms in each container.  Amazing how much elegance such a simple arrangement will create.  Several of my brides are choosing to work with the cluster style arrangement – inexpensive and elegant.

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As I stood looking at the booth 15 minutes before the show opened I saw a perfect opportunity to do something quick and it ended up being one of my favorite things in the booth using an empty suitcase, an extra linen, empty frame, flowers and the perfect container.  Rannuculus and tulips were perfect for this simple arrangement.

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I hope all the brides enjoyed the wedding show today.    Thank you again Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes for hiring me to do your booth, it was once again a pleasure.

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