a few weeks back i mentioned a collaboration i was working on with west elm and glitter guide and i am so excited to be able to share some of the pictures from Delbarr Moradi Photography and video from VIDDYON to give a look behind the scenes. i designed all of the florals and so excited to go to town with all of the gorgeous west elm vases and vessels – i also designed all of the paper products (menus, place cards, etc) and it was so fun pulling everything together from conception to reality working hand in hand with taylor. here are some of my favorite shots from the dinner party, thrown in celebration of the new west elm store that just opened in palo alto!
as an event/wedding planner & designer, you have to be ready for when things don’t go quite as planned. i had ordered some pretty white sand to go in the large hurricane vases, but the sand didn’t make it when i left the flower mart. in a pinch, i asked the kitchen at the restaurant if they had any sugar i could “borrow” – no one knew the difference! :)
oh and PS i have developed a major design crush on air plants. i just love the texture they bring to a table, in a natural way!
don’t think taylor just showed up for the dinner party, she worked hard too!
if you’re wondering about the amount of space between the “centerpiece” and the plates, it’s because the meal was served family style. i wanted to leave enough room for the platters of food while still incorporating as many details as i could!
washi tape is my favorite friend in design. i use it for everything – to mark sizes on my paper cutter, to add embellishment to an otherwise plain piece of paper, and to hang paper signage if in a pinch. i even use it for ribbon wands vs. hot glue gun. i used gold washi to add a little bit of a glam effect to kraft paper for the menus and place cards. i tried to find the perfect font to match the glitter guide branding.
oh, and i spray painted tiny clothespins gold to add one more little detail to each place setting.
all in all it was a great night with great people – an intimate group of 14, from bloggers to the creative director of west elm. thank you again glitter guide and west elm for having me!