Last week I had the honor of being part of a unique bridal event that was put on by Ania Couture at the Portland Museum of Art. It was unique in that each vendor didn’t have a booth trying to sell their business like the way most bridal shows are. Instead, each vendor was part of a team of vendors who’s task was to work together to decorate a set of 6 tables (5 guest tables and a dessert table) that were inspiring to the brides who would attend the event. Each team was given a theme and our theme was Elegant Southern Picnic. We chose to decorate each of the tables differently, while maintaining the proper theme and we used the 4 seasons as our primary source of inspiration for 4 of the tables and the 5th table was decorated in pinks, because we thought pink was a great color for our theme. Our team leader was wedding planner, Elizabeth Tuosto, of Bella Giorno Events. Elizabeth and I worked hard together to plan and design all of the tables.
This is the pink table which we secretly but lovingly referred to as the “Pepto Bismol” table. The gorgeous flowers were designed by Nikki Robinson. I was in charge of all the napkin folding and let me just say, thank the good Lord for Youtube. haha! The cookies were created by Debbie of Sugar Shapes. Because of my weight loss journey, I couldn’t taste any of the adorable cookies but I hear they were as delicious as they were cute. The menus and name cards were designed by Stacie of Microbrew Media. I made the pink gingham table runner. I used a sewing machine and everything.
The lovely cake was created by Jan with Wrightberry Desserts.
Elizabeth with Bellagiorno Events made all the chair decorations. And the apples were her idea as well. I love the use of apples as place card holders. I’m also proud of the grapevine napkin rings, which were my idea.
I’m very proud of this table because the centerpiece was designed by me. Although, the flowers were different than I had planned. We ended up with 4 extra vases instead of a small bouquet of wild flowers tied with a ribbon that was going to sit on top of one of the stacks of books. So I feel like the table ended up being more cluttered than it was supposed to. But it still looked pretty. I love the grapevine chargers under the plates.
Our team also included Kerry Yu who designs jewelry and Stephanie Yates of Salon Mariposa who, together, fixed up 10 models according to our theme for the Ania Couture fashion show. I wish I had some photos to share of the models because they looked great.
How did we do? Tell me what you think of our tables!
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