Thursday, December 20, 2007

Beach Wedding

Photos Courtesy of Tim Zielenbach

For those of us who are dreaming of a "White Christmas" (white sandy beaches, that is), these wonderful photos from wedding photographer Tim Zielenbach were sent to us by bride, Krystin Walker Brinker to spark our imagination. The wedding took place on the beaches at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa, which perfectly complimented the color palette of blues and yellows.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Holiday Party

A few weeks ago, my sister threw a Christmas party for family at her eco-friendly condo. The colour palette- sparkling silver, deep burgundy (a nice twist on the traditional "poinsettia red"), accented with bold black. She complimented the silver chandelier by using polished silver chargers and candlesticks on a slate silk dupioni pintuck tablecloth. She also rented black napkins and decorated glass vases with handmade paper pomanders, which took minutes according to my crafty sister. The result: a polished, yet warm and inviting atmosphere to compliment the "mediterranean potluck" menu.

Outdoor Alters

Lately, i've been planning our wedding floral decor, particularly the alter, and I came across the website of the design firm End Design, whose own wedding was featured in Grace Ormonde's Wedding Style magazine a few years ago. I think hers was one of the most memorable alters with a panel of draped deep magenta silk and extra large rose pomanders, with a backdrop of a vineyard. Speaking of pomanders- I love this twist on the traditional "kissing ball" floral initials with small cube & round florals. (sorry I cant find the source- feel free to email me!) How cute!
Or if you prefer something more traditional, check out these beautiful outdoor alters from photographer Elizabeth Messina's site. I'm loving the row of ribbons- they make such a wonderful linear statement (and an inexpensive one too). For ribbons, try going to JKM Ribbon- they have a really great selection.