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I’m catching up on my blog posts, and I realized there’s been so much I haven’t shared.  I’m going all the way  back to  February when we did the premiere reception for “The Yellow Handkerchief.” It was one of those events when 300 folks come out of the screening and  we need to be ready to  serve! We’re real good at this kind of reception,  and  we can do it on a tight budget too.

First we set up the trays while the folks are watching he movie.

300 Salmon Canapes ready to go

300 Salmon Canapes ready to go

I hire a great staff….

Party Makers

Party Makers

And we decorate a little bit.

Lighted Orchid Centerpieces

Lighted Orchid Centerpieces

Come and get it!!

Vegetable Tapenade on Endive Spears

Vegetable Tapenade on Endive Spears

We are ready and waiting to serve you!  This event was at the Silver Screen Theater at the Pacific Design Center. They are sticklers for the paper work  and insurance nonsense, but  the easy to work  and elegant venue always creates a successful and enjoyable evening.

beautiful party table
beautiful party table

Six 8-foot tables pushed together to make a long wide table ( 3 on each side).  Drape each table separately then push them together (make sure you check  the length of the drape so all the seams match up). Create a grand centerpiece to pull it all together.

Big centerpiece with candles, pumpkins and branches

Big centerpiece with candles, pumpkins and branches

And if you have room for a stylist in the budget, give Stephanie a call at Motif in Pasadena – she’s the genius visionary for this incredibly beautiful event.

I love my brides.  They are always on a strict budget, and I, being a gifted green penny pincher myself, am always willing and able to oblige. Squeezing all those dollars bills lends  to creating great ideas on the wedding day.  Autumn chose black, white and red as her colors and  that made flower selection very easy… long stem red roses.

Our amazing centerpieceStaff members extraordinaire Susan and Sheila did this installation from our equipment and the bride’s florals.  Check out the party favors in the back.  Autumn and Doug made framed photos of all their guests, beautiful!

table numbers the new wayInstead of   a traditional framed table number, Katrina stuck a pin right in the cork of the wine bottles on all the tables.  Their clever party favor was  ” tree in a box” . A green wedding to the last detail.

under my umbrella ella ella

under my umbrella ella ella

Jen got parasols to match the wedding colors for the ceremony and the kids loved them all night long.

cake hiding.

A Very Clever bride with a soda Shoppe theme created these centerpieces using  old fashioned   fountain glasses and carnations.  Mel and Gio are trying to get to the bottom of things. Love the straw!

Drink Up!

Drink Up!

These looked great on the table. Names are written  on a waxy leaf with a paint pen or Sharpie.  The greens were pruned from a morning walk in the park.  We picked a few different types of leaves and tried them out for stability before deciding on the lovely ones in the picture.

a Different kind of Name Card

a Different kind of Name Card

The client called  the morning of the party and asked if I could do the flower  arrangements for the guest tables. I work close enough to the Flower Mart that I was able to create these sweet arrangements with my favorite flower in short order.

 just a little something for the tables

A little something for the tables

For her fortieth, I made these little arrangements.

little daisy arrangements

I already had the vases and the marbles. the flowers were only 16$.