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I Dare You: Alternating Table Designs

burgundy and merlot centerpieces with calla lilies and other flowers with black goblets

white flowers with black linens and black ghost chairs

I think this concept that Colin Cowie used for Jay-Z and Coldplay’s NYE party is smart, chic and modern.  There were to two different table designs alternating through the party. I don’t just mean “alternating centerpieces”—I mean completely different chairs, centerpieces and linens.

On silver tables, were beautiful florals in shades of merlot, burgundy and purple.  Paired with dark runners and varying holders, the black goblets are gorgeous!  The clear mirage chairs scream uberchic.

Not to be outdone, the “black” table featured all white florals in different containers with the black goblets and black mirage chairs.

There are other guest tables that appear to be squares with black linens and silver covered chiavaris.  these tables had fuchsia flowers bunched in the center.

Different concept—one event.  It is striking.

I Dare You: Untraditional Centerpieces

art unusual vases and statues with pink orchids and purple table linens and hanging crystals

Hear me when I say this:  I adore the look of this room.  True, I am already on a purple kick in 2011.  I am becoming obsessed with orchids.  Granted.  Hanging crystals still have a special place in my heart.  However, when I saw these centerpieces that are more like statues, I was in love.  I love that these tables don’t completely dominate the room, leaving other tables underwhelmed.  Remaining tables are in unique pyramid vases.  This was for a benefit for the Nevada Ballet company, and the pieces were meant to evoke a dancer’s legs.

art unusual vases and statues with pink orchids and purple table linens and hanging crystals Pink Orchid Centerpiece Ideas

Fabuluxe 2.0 Friday Download: Wedding Flower Planner


A fabulous wedding photographed by Brooke Images :: Flowers by Liz Stewart

We’ve cracked open the vault to help you with your planning this wedding season!

This week’s download is a Flower Planner—it will help you to keep track of the things you want for your wedding.  You can accompany the planner with pictures of sample bouquets, flowers, etc. to give your florist a better idea.  We’ve found it’s always easier to supply the florists with a neat list of ideas and pictures to get the entire vision. Notate the flowers you like by name–a florist will know what hydrangea is versus you saying “that big puffy blue flower”.

Put the quantity under the flower order type, and the details under the description column.  For example:  “lisianthus, white roses, pink roses and star fish, hand tied bouquet with khaki satin ribbon and pearl pins ” under the description.  Your florist will be happy to review your planner or keep it to make notes on or base their proposal around.

Happy Downloading!

Flower Planner

Inspiration ::Crème Brûlée::

Creme Brulee with berries

It is no secret that I absolutely L-O-V-E crème brûlée.  (Seriously, it’s unnatural)

When checking my stats, I noticed a lot of people were looking for crème brûlée inspiration boards.  I figured that a lot were attracted because of my fake crème brûlée recipe and our moodboard section.  I decided to take a stab at it, focusing on all of the things that crème brûlée represents to me.


I based this board’s shades around the colors in crème brûlée– the soft ivories of the custard, the golden brown of the carmelized sugar, the bright white of  the whipped cream and the rich red of berries that accompanies most servings.  The linen samples are from BBJButtercup Lamour (the custard), Antique Gold Sparkle Sheer and Espresso Bichon Runner (the carmelized sugar).  When I think of crème brûlée, I think of very rich and full flavors.  It was only fitting that flowers like red ranunculus and ivory mystique roses would be incorporated into the centerpieces.  When paired with this gorgeous fluted vase from Country Living, the look is simple, yet elegant.  The low vase resembled ramekins used when cooking this decadent dessert.  Its coloring will pop against the warmth of the linens.  Those same warm colors are incorporated into the textured invitations and the pillar candles which produce an amber glow for the event.  The gorgeous bridesmaid’s dress from Dillards also ties in those colors and textures.

Très delish!