SWEETHEART TABLE collaborative design with Eco Peach Events + Design, The Idea Emporium, and Molly Ryan Floral.
Our sweetheart table was composed of many beautiful Spanish inspired elements such as Mexican old-fashioned glasses made of thick glass with brilliant blue rims, blue to brown ombre finished margarita and highball glasses, stainless steel twig flatware, ivory hue with black whipstitched border and purple crocheted flower, gold cactus rings, and an eclectic assortment of dinnerware such mustard yellow, white with coffee brown rim, and tan Mayan decorated plates resting on beautiful ivory crotchet placemats. Also featuring antique bronzed finish metal taper candle holders with gold taper candles, a skull painted table number reading table cinco, wood lazer cut names of the brides, calligraphy calla lillies with the brides names on them, and a beautiful flower table mural consisted of fresh local marigolds and zinnias.
APPETIZER/BAR TABLE collaborative design by Eco Peach Design + Rentals, The Idea Emporium, Molly Ryan Floral, and Lovely Layers Cakery.
We wanted to have the ultimate party table that featured traditional Mexican apps and delicious fresh and organic ingredients to make your very own “Frida Sangrias” and “Bloody Marias.” The table featured a fresh organic fruit display inspired by Frida Kahlo’s famous watermelon painting resting on locally hand woven straw baskets. It also featured a traditional herringbone weave, subtle fringe and knotted edge detailed table runner with an assortment of eclectic and Spanish styled appetizer platters, a beverage dispenser with fresh watermelon and orange juice, and of course alcohol of your choice. It also featured a beautiful wood shelve that consisted of an eclectic selection of glasses, dinnerware, and napkins. Not to mention the drop dead gorgeous tropical arrangement with ferns and dozens of different bloom varieties from our collective gardens that created a major statement and a bar menu printed on a slate.
FLORAL DESIGN designed by Molly Ryan Floral.
The beauty of choosing an eclectic and colorful palette is that we were able to incorporate a wide variety of local product. Ninety-five percent of floral ingredients used for this shoot were sourced from our collective gardens, Turkey Tail Farm, and California Organics. All local, fresh, and homegrown!
We made five Frida-style flower crowns composed of marigolds, zinnias, mini cala lilies, and bouganvilla, and roses.
The brides carried two distinct bouquets, one mostly white and the other full of color. The white bridal bouquet was full of wild gardenias on the stem, mint, and other interesting foliage, and had the most heavenly scent. The colorful bouquet showed off coral charm peonies, mango cala lilies, sunset-colored roses, orange dahlias, trumpet vine and bougainvillea; it felt like happiness. Both followed a wild, loose, and natural style.
A large, tropical arrangement with ferns and dozens of different bloom varieties from our collective gardens created a statement on the buffet table, and felt natural with the abundance of tropical fruit that surrounded it.
We added vibrant color and life to the sweetheart table by adding a bed of zinnias and marigolds.
CAKE + COOKIES designed by Lovely Layers Cakery.
The cake itself was decorated with edible sugar flowers and a Mexican tile inspired center tier.
The Sugar Skull cookies could be used for wedding favors, placed at each table setting.
Each cookie is hand decorated with royal icing.
EVENT BRANDING + COLLATERAL designed by The Idea Emporium.
Matchbox shrines filled with tiny treasures and a table number inside, served as escort cards, guiding the guests to their seats.
A sliding box shrine marked with the quote “Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic” -Frida Kahlo opened to hold the invitation to the wedding.
Above a small day-of-the dead inspired wedding scene the details of the big day were shared.
Laser cut place settings marked the sweetheart table, while at the guest tables, people found their names calligraphed onto calla lillies.
Screen printed favor bags, reading “gracias” held elaborate skull cookies.
A pair of dancing skeletons kept the bar menu festive, printed in white on a slab of slate.
The quote from the pair’s invitation made a re-appearance on a cow skull with gold horns.
PHOTO BOOTH BACKDROP designed by Ty Mendoza.
This 3ft wall piece is an all original design made with CNC and laser cutting tech-tools. It is comprised of 4 layers, each hand painted to deliver an overall deep dimension.