Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Design in a Box - Rehearsal Dinner, Cancun

Well, I kept hoping I would be able to get some real pictures of this project, which we sent to Cancun but I know photographers can take a while to edit :) and didn't want to end the season without a shout-out to Cathy whose son tied the knot with his bride this past March :). Cathy was quite persuasive and I loved her ideas, so we agreed to do a "design in a box" for the rehearsal dinner which she hosted at the Grand Velas in the Riviera Maya. I heart the invite, which was designed by Flights of Fancy.

And I heart the design of this event and can't wait to ramp it up a bit and actually do a whole wedding based on it :).

The Cocktail
We sent cocktail overlays of "yute" - a fabric similar to burlap but a lot softer, as well as wide turquoise ribbon to tie around, along with silver tin stars which we recommended she tie the escort cards to (the photo is an example :) and recommended that they be placed in middle of the cocktail tables as centerpieces. We also recommended scattering yellow mum heads around the stars to complete the look :).

The Reception
I found this picture, I think at the Knot, of a cigar box with this beautiful floral display. So, that was the inspiration photo :). We sent her the cigar boxes and we used the tops of the cigar boxes as the table markers. Table overlays were also sent and they were for the table runners which was also yute. Included in the "package" ;) were glass vases and candles wrapped with yute and saffron colored napkins, as well as tall, skinny Moroccan lanterns, complete with candles :).

We also sent along some "bride" and "groom" signs as well as a beautiful lasso to hang on the two chairs - I took a photo of it but it didn't turn out well ;).

We also had little gift bags for the kids filled with goodies and an awesome donkey pinata which my daughter fell in love with and I think would have kept if she'd had an option :).

We also sent hand-painted maracas for the guys, special painted maracas for the kids (pictured up above) and fans for the girls. I'm including a photo of my favorite fan but the sandalwood fans were the ones actually requested :).

It was a super fun project, although admittedly difficult to not be able to control the execution of the design as I love for everything to be perfect :). We can't wait to see the final photos and thank Cathy for challenging us with this fun opportunity!


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