Weddings 09.25.07

Inspiration Tuesday: Think Bold

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There are so many great books, magazines, and event planners out there – so I thought it would be fun to start a weekly inspiration segment every Tuesday to showcase some truly inspiring publications & events.

To kick this off, thought I’d share with you one of my favorite wedding designs from Simple Stunning Weddings, a gorgeous book from wedding planner Karen Bussen. Wedding books & magazines are actually a great place to find inspiration for any type of party you’re planning …and this particular theme does a great job of thinking outside the box – with unusual touches such as high-contrast colors, zebra print, and yellow feathers….all of which come together nicely to create a decidedly modern & chic atmosphere!

Modern Entertaining Inspirationpictured above: monochromatic colors and modern minimalist lucite servers & glass arrangements create an impressive drink display. (**If anyone knows where to find trays like the ones pictured above, please let me know!)

Modern Entertaining Inspirationpictured above: cattleya orchids with a collar of yellow ostrich feathers, and upside-down red heliconia submerged in water are sure to be conversation starters…

*side note: we’re actually creating an entire HWTM Christmas party theme based on this heliconia idea! The bright red and green colors naturally provide the perfect traditional color palette for a Christmas party, but the nature of the flower is a very untraditional element for the hostess that wants a fresh & unusual take on their holiday party :)

Modern Entertaining Inspirationpictured above: zebra print place cards add an unusual design element to the table in a small enough dose as to not overwhelm, and Italian poppies add a bold pop of color to the otherwise neutral table setting.

For even more imagery from this wedding design and several more themes, check out a complete copy of Simple Stunning Weddings.

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

5 responses to “Inspiration Tuesday: Think Bold”

  1. Kelly Mahoney says:

    Wow, cool ideas for any occasion.

  2. lily says:

    FUN! loving the artsy feel…

  3. risa says:

    this look is gorgeous! I really like how the zebra pattern looks. Usng zebra print in a wedding sounds like a random idea – but seeing it in pictures like this it looks really cool!

  4. Pecanpie says:

    Try a site like S and S Acrylic for acrylic displays.

  5. Natalie says:

    Hi, I am looking for an entertainment or hostess planner/ journal. I saw one featured in Tea Time but the author has discontinued it. I need one that doesn’t forget any item that needs to be covered for a party. Has a pre-printed table seating, etc. Help. Thanks