Wedding Trends 2010

The wedding trend event showcasing the year’s hottest new color palettes, florals and personalized details, tablesettings, linens, signature champagne cocktails, petite sweets, cake bar, macaron bar…and so much more!

Dinner Divine a la Philly Flower Show

Voila! Spring has sprung.

It is one of my favorite inspiration weeks of the year…The Philly Flower Show!

Just when I can’t bear the site of another dreary Chicago winter day, a heady dose of spring arrives with the largest indoor flower show in the world. Hard to believe it first opened it’s doors in 1829.

And this year, Philadelphia’s Moda Botanica has done it yet again. This dinner party display is mind blowing. I simply cannot stop looking at it. I cannot stop thinking about it. I cannot stop obsessing over each perfect detail.

Here is the first major wow – this entire over the top, gorgeous, stunning, inventive, display is housed inside of a rustic metal boxcar container. INCREDIBLE!

They mirrored the walls and tabletop, creating a chic, royal banquet in the most surprising of settings. The soft, textural florals, the warm, glowing bulbs, all reflecting off of each and every magical surface.

Second wow – the table is comprised of stacked wooden palettes – the ultimate repurposed green design. Mirrored finish, glamorous design ontop wooden palettes. Who knew?

Third – oh – those luscious florals! This entire display rivals Jeff Leatham in all his glory en Georges V. The entire tabletop transports me to the most intimate, perfect, beautiful, enchanting dining table I could ever dream of.

Fourth – those silk orchid topped pillows. I want to sink into one right now, sip champagne, and laugh for hours with my favorite friends and family immersed in this fantasy vignette.

And you?

Counting down to Great Taste, Delicious Weddings



Counting down to Great Taste, Delicious Weddings, originally uploaded by Debi Lilly of aperfectevent on flickr.

Two more days until we create wedding mecca for one night only…it isn’t too late to say “I do” and join us Thursday, March 4th from 6-8 pm at Room 1520, 1520 W Fulton, Chicago.

Entertaining Company , caterer extraordinaire has just finalized their incredible global wedding trends menu. Their creative and innovative ideas never fail to impress. Here is a sneak peek at their mouth watering menu:

Korean BBQ Taco Stand with Short Rib, Shredded and Served in Corn Tortilla with toppings to include: Shredded Cabbage, Chopped Scallions, Bean Sprouts, Onion, Cilantro, Daikon Radish Sprouts and Korean Salsa, Jasmine Rice, Brown Rice

Indian Fusion Bar with Tandoori Chicken Skewers, Vegetarian Samosas, Bhel Puri in Savory Cone, Yogurt Raita, Coconut and Green Chili Sauce, Mango Pickle, Sweet Curry Chutney and Entertaining Company’s Homemade Naan Bread and Pappadum
Italian Trio featuring Pecerino Cheese Wedge with Truffle Honey, Rosette De Lyon Salami and Fig Chutney. One word…YUM.

Cacao Sweets and Treats will be featuring the ultimate addiction – Cake Truffles. Imagine Chocolate Pink Himalayan Sea Salt and Spiced Chai, just melting on your tongue with each moist bite.

Additionally, those famous wine infused cupcakes – White Zin and Chocolate Merlot. Delish. As the piece de resistance, Amaretto Mascarpone Brownie bites will be the “icing on the cake.”

Want More Cupcakes? Then don’t miss More – as featured on The O List – made from the finest ingredients and with such an eclectic mix of flavors. More will be featuring my personal sugar addiction:
Red Velvet, Valrhona, Salted Caramel, and Passion Fruit Meringue Moresels, which are their mini cakes. “One bite and you know how much More cupcakes can be.”

And to spice up your wedding or event, how about an exotic tasty truffle bar? truffle truffle offers more than 26 flavors that are just so beautiful and delicious. Each gourmet truffle is hand-made. truffle truffle will be showcasing a variety of flavors such as Champagne, Elderflower, Beer & Pretzels and Mascarpone truffles.

And yes, this is just the tip of the white buttercream icing covered
iceberg…there are almost ten more bakeries!

Last, but never least, I want to thank our rental partner, Classic Party
Rentals. We will be featuring their chic clear acrylic “ice” chivari chairs as inspired by the famous Ghost Chair and all of the season’s gorgeous new wedding linens and color palettes.

See you Thursday!

photo credit: Avery House Creative (www.averyhouse.net) featuring petitesweets and macarons from Vanille Patisserie

Shades of Grey



Shades of Grey, originally uploaded by Debi Lilly of aperfectevent on flickr.

One of my favorite color palettes for the season is grey and pale yellow.
Hands down this was the favorite trend table at our Wedding Trends, Tips
and Treats in store event a few weeks ago.

The linen is a gorgeous grey bengaline called Silverado from Windy City
Linen and is one of my go to linens for any
season. The bengaline is such an elegant linen – with a soft, subtle sheen
and lovely modern texture.

Here we topped it with an ombre floral collection – flowing from a soft,
creamy butter yellow to a vivid jewel tone lemon yellow. Each was designed
in mod white glossy glass vases that varied from square to rectangular
shapes. We surrounded each with paired votive candles, in silver moroccan
and mercury glass designs.

The table is set with gorgeous silver rimmed china, crystal and mother of
pearl handled flatware from Tablescapes . I
love their settings for so many reasons, but the comment I hear repeated by
all of our clients is that they look like family heirloom pieces, not event
rentals.

To finish off the reception vignette, we paired a chic petite favor – the
mini chinese take out box, filled with a lemon meringue mini moresel cupcake
from More wrapped in layered silk ribbons and
topped with a custom monogram label, with a custom designed menu card. The
menu card is unique in that the foldover design features a lovely poem on
the front cover, with the menu then printed inside.

As a piece de resistance, we set a dessert amuse at each setting. Each
features a mini meringue nest filled with lemon curd infused with rosemary
essence, and a sprig of rosemary as garnish.

Delish in every sense, to every sense.

Photo credit: Avery House Creative

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