Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Custom Drapes and Events

December has been so wonderful for us and we are so thankful to those of you who have continued to show your support by choosing us to do your events.  Its tough enough in this economy to find amazing people to do work for and you just continue to call us and we are so blessed by it! 

Last week we were able to set up for two events; one a baby shower and the second was a bridal brunch.  The shower was more hands off, we just provided and set up the decor and flowers and our lovely client ; the beautiful Mandi Clark (and friends), provided the food.  She wanted the shower to reflect her home and style and also give that spark of holiday flair and elegance for the mother to be.  We came in and brought linens, custom chair ties, we even switched out light bulbs and used live garland and crystal to enhance the character of her already fabulous chandelier.  The flowers were all done by Mallory Wilkins Events & Interiors, she wanted all ivory and we chose a blend of hydrangeas, football mums, some bells of Ireland for contrast and a few of our favorites to make the perfect blend all tied together with a touch of ivory ribbon around the vase. 
She had a large open floor plan with one room leading itself into another and her furniture and color scheme were all in place she just needed something to bring it all together.  She called me with the idea of hanging custom drapes in the cased opening leading from the den into the dining room.  I met with her to talk about the design and to measure, look at fabric and discuss what her ideas were.  We ended up choosing a 100% dupioni silk in a champagne color.  When we were designing them we had to consider the back side since it was a cased opening you would be able to see the drapes from both sides which meant bringing the silk around to the back.  The hardware we went with was a burnished bronze with subtle hints of gold which was the perfect contrast to the drapes.  We were able to make them for her and get them hung before the shower at her home. 

The second event we did was for our bride Katie Guyton.  She and her mother Laura wanted a whimsical Christmas theme.  With the wedding just around the corner they wanted us to handle the brunch so they could relax and just enjoy it.  The food was provided by the Gadsden Country Club, cake was by The Cupboard and all decor, linens, and flowers were provided by us.  We set up everything and we came back and took everything down for them.  We brought in custom place cards to make it very personal and made the bride her own book for the "charm cake" (which we just love having at any function where you are honoring your bridesmaids, there are others ways to do this besides a cake if you wanted to do something different....but you can never go wrong with cake :)

We are now moving on to the main event, their wedding which is this Saturday. All of our crew will be in attendance for this event and we are thrilled to be a part of her big day!

Please email us with any questions @ mallorywilkinsei@gmail.com or call us 205.365.4483 or check us out on Facebook!

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