The table cover was black with a white lace overlay in the center. The centerpiece was a vignette of crystal candelabras, pink floral arrangements in milk glass, large tiffany style gift boxes, and vintage books. Each lady had a mismatch vintage saucer and a clear glass teacup at her place with a vintage hankie to use as a napkin.
FOOD & DRINKS
The food was meant to be eaten while mingling and was served in individual containers that the ladies could walk around with. We served a Mashed Potato Martinis with the option of Red and Sweet Potatoes with various toppings. Italian and Island Style Meatballs were garnishes made to look like the olives in the martini. We also served Shrimp Cocktail Shots, Individual Fruit and Walnut Salads and Aqua Deviled Eggs. I believe details that guests get to touch make the biggest impact and so we added rhinestones to the forks and spoons.
For drinks we served hot tea out of antique glass teapots with black, white and aqua sugar. We also had a blue punch and personalized water bottles. On the drink table sat small boxes in black or stripes, filled with chocolate truffles and had an aqua paper rose on top of a silver sparkle ribbon.
The Sweets table featured aqua chocolate dipped pretzel rods, giant marshmallows, Rice Krispy treats and Oreos. There were also aqua jello shots, mint green watergate salad, and mint chocolate chip cake. The cupcakes were topped with diamond rings and a guest brought over a "heaven cake".
The favor was also an activity that guests could create their own bath salts for soaking or shower scrubs for exfoliating. They combined natural ingredients such as brown sugar, sea salt, vanilla extract, olive oil and epsom salts into recycled baby food jars with black and white decoupage tops to take home.
The Audrey theme was realized through custom signage created with pictures of her from various times in her life and a few of her famous quotes.
In addition to the favor station we provide games and Audrey themed prizes. We created aqua glittered clothespins for the "Don't say the Word" game. We also used aqua gumballs to fill the brides mouth for every incorrect answer about the groom and had guests find pearls and clothespins in a rice filled hatbox. It's no secret your girls love taking pictures and so the favorite activity of the day had to be the photo booth. We provided hats for ladies who had forgotten theirs so everyone would have a chance to play dress up.
March 23, 2013
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Complete Celebration Suite: Developed Concept, Designed Digital Invitation, Styled Decor, Planned Complimentary Menu, Catered Event, Favors, Signage, Games with Themed Prizes
Our lovely client was a bride who wanted a Breakfast at Tiffany's themed wedding (which we designed) and wanted her shower to match because she couldn't get enough of it. After a consultation we discovered she had recently become a big fan of Ms. Audrey Hepburn herself as an actress and humanitarian. The theme became personalized to be inspired by Audrey with a heavy influence from her "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "My Fair Lady" films.
I wanted to steer clear of a the tiffany blue and white color scheme that is so common in the events associated with Breakfast at Tiffany's. I instead focused on making the iconic aqua color an accent and the black and white color scheme the focus since it reminded me of Audrey's little black dress and the black and white photographs of her that are so popular today. I also pulled polka dots and stripes in as patterns taken from some of her famous photos.