If you’ve been following our blog recently, you’ll have noticed that we’ve been busy working on the Beyond Blu Bungalow venue tours. We took newly engaged couples (and some vendors) on some special tours of some very special wedding venues in the San Francisco Bay ARea. It gave them a chance to really experience not only the wedding venue, but some food, drinks, florals, and design. We wanted to inform, inspire and treat them to a day of wedding fun.
Everyone had a great time (myself included!) and I really enjoyed meeting some awesome newly engaged couples. Most of what I did for the tour can’t get captured in a photo, but I can share the wedding table design that I created. I’m really happy with how it turned out. It’s my idea come to life!
As you know, I usually design based off of my couples and/or the honoree of the event. Since I had no such person for inspiration, I decided to create this fairytale wedding table design based off of the concept of a fairytale. Not one that is all pink and bubblegum, but a bit darker with more of an enchanted forest feeling to it. It was whimsical and playful, mysterious and magical. Check out some photos taken by the amazing Suzy Clement of Suzy Clement Photographs.
The fairytale wedding table design was setup in the ballroom of the Rosewood Sand Hill Resort. I played off of the gold, gray and purple tones in the ballroom and added in lots of green.
Aren’t these chairs great? They are simultaneously elegant while also being a bit art-deco and whimsical. All the rentals were generously provided by Classic Party Rentals.
This is a closer view of the table setting and flowers. I worked with Karen of Huckleberry Karen Designs to put together the florals and I think they turned out great!
A large grape root was the foundation of the centerpiece surrounded by succulents, moss, tulips, anemones, ranunculus, monkey tails, and spider mums.
The look was natural and woodsy as if the flowers and moss were growing in a forest. Look at those cute fiddlehead ferns, I love those.
The place setting also gave the impression of magic and a bit of royalty.
The design concept originated when I came up with the first line on the menu, “Ever since we met, it’s been like a fairytale. Tonight we want to share some of that magic with you.” I imagined a couple who felt like their lives had become a fairytale and everything else was inspired from that. The rest of the menu was subtly inspired by the course of a relationship with the plates and tastes all with a fairytale slant. And of course, Prince Charming was our groom and The Princess Bride (one of my favorite movies!) was the bride.
This last bit of the fairytale wedding table design I added right at the end. I felt the bride and groom chairs needed some extra love. So I created these loosely heart shaped vine like arrangements to complement the rest of the design.
Did I transport you to a fairytale setting? I hope so! It was so much fun creating this fairytale wedding table design and I think it turned out great. If you want to see some other photos of the venue tour, check out Suzy’s recap on her blog – part 1 and part 2.