Each year Utterly Engaged magazine hosts a design challenge party where teams compete for the best tablescape design. I had the opportunity to attend the Leap Year Remix Party held at Pandora on Green in Pasadena a few weeks ago. The event benefited Shelterbox (an amazing organization that provides survival kits in disaster torn areas), and each team designed tablescapes by blending two cultures from countries that have been touched by Shelterbox. I fell in love with the bright colors and amazing textures used for each table.
My camera pictures don’t do any justice but below is the highlight of the evening. Enjoy~
Oh and let’s not forget this delightful dessert bar created by Pandora pastry chef! Chocolate cake pops, macaroons, red velvet cupcakes, and gourmet truffles kept me very hyper that evening. This picture below will prove just that! ^^
The jumping booth made us laugh so hard…
These flowers take centerpieces to another level. This design will go well with a modern wedding.
How to? Each clear vase holds one white ranunculus suspended in air by clear fishing lines.
Photo Credits: Food+Flower+Style
I love events. The whole shebang from getting ready, arriving at the venue, looking at its interior décor, trying their food, socializing, getting party favors–yes, you get the picture.
As I pull into the Astor Classics Event Center lot in Anaheim, the first thought that came to my mind was, “Am I at the right place??? [there were event signs that directed me to the lot, but still...]“ I found myself surrounded by plain ol’ storage buildings with vague lighting–like the scene you cover your eyes and ears in scary movies because you know something/someones going to pop out.
Soon as I got out of the car, I was relieved to hear party music. YES! Of course I followed it and I couldn’t believe my eyes. I walked into this:
…wasn’t expecting that! It was a pleasant surprise
Design Challenge Tablescape Contest
The venue was packed with creative tablescapes. It’s really amazing how creativity can turn ANY space into an atmosphere of inspiration and art.*
Every year Triangle NACE holds a fundraiser. Triangle NACE has donated some $30,000 over the past 3 years to support programs that help feed local kids who are “food at risk”. The following are some images from our entry of the “Wicked Table Top Competition”
I was so inspired by the “City of Lights” table designed as well. She mixed in classic Parisian themes with an artistic twist to create an intimate feel of a sidewalk cafe.
The sidewalk bistros of Paris came to life with this table design: Makes me wish I was sitting at an actual outside cafe!
The paintbrush table settings were so clever! Amazing way of incorporating the influential French art scene.
Beautiful colors against the black and white design. The blue really pops out and reminds me of the serene French countryside.
Hope you like these creative work as much as I do. I’m dying to incorporate these ideas into weddings, so please contact me if you want more fabulous ideas!
Photo Courtesy: Scott Fabor