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Event Showcase   |   7-13-15

Soiree on the Sand

If you follow us on twitter, last week you got a look at a beautiful four day event we did in the Florida Keys last spring. Today we're diving in to share all of the beautiful floral details about this stunning soiree. The entire weekend was planned and designed by our friends at Uncommon Events in Pennsylvania, and with some help from some of our favorite South Florida vendors, it turned out to be a hit.
We kicked off the weekend with a small dinner at Morada Bay Cafe in Islamorada. The venue already has these great colorful tables and chairs, so we paired that with dark purple glass goblets from Atlas Party Rental and great low modern pieces. Our designers pulled in a fun and tropical vibe to coordinate with the existing decor of the restaurant. They used beautiful purple macara and pink vanda orchids with bright orange pin cushion protea and vibrant green anthurium. The arrangements were also filled with accents of tropical grasses and all placed in a sleek cut glass container. We combined the entire look with nickel lanterns and pillar candles running down the length of the table. Quite a showstopper don't you think?
For the second event of the weekend the clients hosted a fun and relaxed beach BBQ. This event was a special treat to design as we created a distinct area for the kids to play featuring bright yellow and white chevron linens. Don't you just love the kids' sized chiavari chairs from Elements and Accents!? They might have been our favorite detail of the entire weekend.
The kids tables also featured aqua napkins, whit glass milk jars with bright yellow and white flowers including roses, gerber daisies, and tulips. The look was continued into the place settings with mason jar drink glasses and rustic copper silverware.
For the adults, we brought in rustic farmhouse tables from Unearthed Vintage and paired them with benches and chevron striped cushions. We placed natural wooden boxes filled with the same flowers as the kids tables for a bright and cheery styling. Our team also used the aqua napkins and copper silverware throughout the space. Continuing with the copper look, we placed copper and glass lanterns along the table with cut glass votive candle holders to create a soft ambiance.
Our favorite detail of the evening was the aqua and yellow vintage lounge arrangement from Unearthed Vintage! It was perfection for this event. Paired with some bright floral accents and vintage string lighting overhead, care of SFL Productions, it was a great place to party the night away.
The main event of the weekend was an early morning beachside christening and our team did not disappoint. Our designers built this beautiful moss and driftwood gazebo and create a "ceiling" of lush florals in pink and soft whites. This looks like it could just grow in your garden forever!
We combined the look with beautiful cross back garden chairs and let the backdrop do the talking! What a view! Following the services guests were treated to a beachside luncheon complete with market umbrellas and a soft palette of pink and white.
Our team adorned the tables in bright pink satin with a beautiful white daisy overlay from Over the Top. This is one of our favorite linens and it was perfect for this event! Placed on each table were lush arrangements of peonies, blush garden roses, frill tulips in vintage style crystal containers. Personalized ghost chairs replaced traditional place cards for the guests.
Small cocktail pieces dotted the landscape with white cymbidium orchids, coral and hot pink roses, touches of sea fans and nautilus shells with vibrant orchids. 
Last but not least the weekend ended in an intimate dinner party at Pierre's in Islamorada.
Our designers went dramatic and sexy with this look, using dark cymbidium orchids, orange pin cushions and dark burgundy garden roses in elegant rose gold containers. Running along the table, complimenting the rose gold, were beautiful gold wire hurricanes and an abundance of votive candles for an intimate vibe.
We had an absolute blast working with Uncommon Events and all of our fabulous vendors for this event. It was truly a show wonderful weekend and we couldn't wait to share with with you. Thanks to Uncommon Events for bringing us for this wonderful event and thank you to Alison Conklin Photography for the beautiful images! Tell us, what was your favorite look of the weekend?
Event Showcase   |   6-5-15

Garden on the Beach

If we had to pick the epitome of a picture perfect beach backdrop, Pierre's in Islamorada Florida would be our choice! This stunning white sand beach is one of our favorite wedding venues and we had the privilege of working there for a spectacular event just a few weeks ago.  
Our beautiful bride Megan asked for that "just picked" garden style in bright spring tones to compliment the natural seascape of the Florida Keys. For the ceremony, we let the landscape do the talking, and used minimal florals along the aisle and at the alter. Delicate mason jars hung from the chairs and iron urns accented white peonies, green Queen Anne's Lace and luscious garden roses all in white and soft greens. As for the reception, we brought in the best that spring has to offer with hot pink and white peonies, vibrant orange dahlias, and soft lavender roses amidst lush ivy, Queen Anne's Lace, hydrangeas and blue thistle for a unique, colorful palette.  
The star of our garden show were four oversized iron candelabras adorned with foliage of italian ruscus, dripping hanging amaranthus, soft plumosa and dark ivy which we accented with cascading phaelanopsis orchids and votive candles hung from glass orbs. The clear topped tent from Keys Audio Visual allowed these to contrast against the bright blue beach sky for a great combination!
Another highlight of the decor was the combination of the rustic farmhouse tables and cross back chairs from Unearthed Vintage. We paired these with a soft natural linen table cloth and a damask print napkin. Each napkin was accented with a sprig of rosemary, tied in twine, to add the perfect garden touch.
Atop each table we placed a combination of wooden wine crates, terra cotta pots, decorative crystal cups and mercury glass urns to create an eclectic and diverse table scape throughout the reception. Everything was finished off with lots of candles to create a soft glow during dinner.  
We loved bringing the colors of a bright spring into sunny South Florida for this oceanside soiree! All photos courtesy of Maxime Photo Video in Miami Florida