Category Archives: Events

A Pink, Peach and Lilac Affair

One of my favorite event designs caught my eye six years ago.

OK, maybe it’s because I love lilac, but this darling decor still tops my list of faves.  Featured in the Spring/Summer 2004 issue of Receptions from Bride’s magazine, I re-discovered it while flipping through some old publications.

I just think these ribbon-tied flower boxes are so adorable.  What a great centerpiece idea for Mother’s Day, and your flowers don’t have to be expensive — mums and carnations work just fine!

If you’re planning a spring wedding, you certainly can’t beat this delicate color combination —  and check out the cookie favors:

Pretty ideas for the perfect spring celebration {and for those who love purple}!

Wedding of Many Colors

This is one of the prettiest, most colorful weddings I’ve seen in a while, and I just think it’s terrific!

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Designed by Paige One Events, this gorgeous wedding features a sizzling mix of vibrant colors and cultures.



The main colors are green, orange and fuchsia, with some blues and yellows mixed in.  I love how the flower girls wore Japanese kimonos in different hues.


Latin and Indian cultures were also represented at this festive wedding.  I think the super-colorful cupcake tower takes the cake!  This is such a fun idea — using a variety of flavors, flowers and berries.


Why limit yourself to just one or two wedding colors when you can have a multi-colored celebration?  This gorgeous wedding proves that, when it comes to color, more is magnificent!

photos by:  Paige One Events & Hostess With The Mostess

Autumn Tablescapes

moroccan autumn table

I love a lavishly decorated table.  Even if it’s a look that appears to be out of my price range, I enjoy getting ideas from a ‘dream design.’  Then I’ll run to Target, the craft store, and the fabric store and re-create the look.

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{Love the Moroccan feel of this one, and the turquoise accent fabric}

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These awesome autumn-colored tables {} are full of great ideas for a Fall wedding or other celebration.  A simpler version of any of these settings would make a beautiful Thanksgiving table.  I feel a re-creation coming on…

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{The decorative balls are made from yarrow.}

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{You could easily make this tablecloth by applying grommets and adhesive beads to satin fabric}

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{Thanksgiving will be here in less than two weeks!}

Celebrate {With} Color!

I get so much inspiration from colorful celebrations such as these designs featured in Ceremony magazine:



The setting above features bold, bright colors.  LOVE the orange and fuchsia — and the flower appliques.  Below, the design is more subdued with softer hues, but the look is still dramatic and fun thanks to delicious mint-green stripes and candy displays.  And, of course, both floral centerpieces are amazing.



Professional designs like these can give us tons of ideas for colorful entertaining @ home!

floral design:  top setting – Extraordinary Flowers; bottom setting – Couture Flowers