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Monday, August 10, 2009

Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants

Several weeks ago we were asked by our new friend, Karry Castillo of Uniquely Yours Wedding & Event Specialist, Inc., to participate in a speakers day at the Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants Florida class. Of course, we were completely honored by the invitation and excited to get to work! The portion of the class was focused on creating a cohesive design scheme from invitations and related paper products to linens and floral design.

We met over drinks and dinner to get to know the other contributors; Lee Forrest of Lee Forrest Design for the flowers, and Rashida Erskine with BBJ Linens for the linens. We agreed on two themes as a group, Eco Enchantment and Midnight Escape. We planned on preparing two table spreads to use as visual tools to show how to create a look for a wedding from start to finish. We chose color palettes based on Rashida's gorgeous linen selection and Lee's amazing floral design ideas.

As for Orange Blossom Ink's contribution, we started with invitations and spread that design to the Save the Dates, Menus, Table numbers, and place cards for each theme. It was a thrilling experience for us to see our work along with the finished table design the morning of the class. We don't often get to see the completed look come together at the event. The two contrasting looks came together beautifully, and other than the nerves that come with speaking in front of a group, it was a perfect morning. We finished with a delicious lunch at the Hyatt where we were able to get to know the students, and enjoy Lee's pretty yellow rose and lemon center pieces.

Thank you to Karry Castillo for providing the opportunity for us to be apart such a talented group of professionals. And to all three - Karry, Lee and Rashida for their encouragement and for welcoming us with open arms to the group.

Eco Enchantment:

We started with the invitation and used the Bird of Paradise Flower as our motif throughout all of the items for the "Florida Eco" feel. The package is tied together with ribbon and small Sand Dollar.

The Menus, and Table Numbers were mounted on wood, and embellished with small starfish and ribbon. Place cards also featured the bird of paradise in varying colors.

The finished table complete with lighting! Lee's live orchid center piece and Rashida's rich textures in the linens really brought together the whole look.

Close up of menus and place cards at each setting.

Table numbers were tucked into Lee's tropical center pieces.

Midnight Escape:

Finished Save the Dates and Invitations. We used an intricate lace pattern and carried that throughout all of the pieces. Embellished with Rhinestone details and lavender satin ribbon.

Menus and place cards with black feather accents and Silver and Black Rhinestones.
Close up of floral center piece, crystals and rich linens. I was in love.

Full table display for Midnight Escape. Lee's branches, orchids, roses and swarovski crystals were completely stunning.

Close up of place setting with our table number, menus and place cards.


Lee Forrest Design LLC said...

Wow, thanks for the detailed and well thought out documentation of the morning! Lisa totally rocked it and was a bit of a hard act to follow. Nerves, OMG yes! I had total stage fright, but Lisa was very calm and explained everything on her end thoroughly and with finesse. Your paper designs are gorgeous and I don't think I appreciated all of your beautiful details until seeing this blog. It was so fun to get to work with you on this project --and hopefully we will get to work together again soon!

t said...

love the sand dollar with ribbon holding the invites together. what a great opportunity for you gals!

Karry Castillo said...

Sarah and Lisa,
You ladies are amazing! Thank you again for coming out to share your knowledge, experience and talent with all the students in attendance. Your designs for the displays could not have been more perfect, and Lisa, you really did a great job with your presentation covering the design process from beginning to end. Thank you, and I look forward to future projects together.

Rashida Erskine said...

I am happy to have been a part of such a wonderful event! It was a great experience, and I was truly blessed to have had such exceptionally talented people to collaborate with!

Becka @Studio222 Photography said...

How fun! I love the designs!

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Bina P said...

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