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Industrial Glamour – Okanagan Bridal Expo Booth 2014

   Well it’s that time of year again –  wedding show season!   I’ve done at least one show every year since I started Classic Creations in the Fall of 2009, and love looking back on how I’ve grown in my business and designs since my very first show October 2009 (and over 130 weddings later).    These shows are all about showcasing yourself and what you love, and finding a way to stand out against everyone else out there.   What I love most about these shows is being able to create something unique that hasn’t been seen before & that inspires me and makes me happy.  It’s also a perfect time to feature some new rental products, see what other Okanagan wedding vendors are up to,  and of course most importantly meet some lovely brides excited about planning their day!

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In November I moved into a brand new industrial studio space, which is what ended up inspiring my “Industrial Glamour” booth.  The furniture pieces I have purchased for my studio space were perfect for my booth design – bringing in hints of the industrial theme,  while I made sure the flowers were bold & glamorous.   I set everything up the night before in my studio, to make sure  it was exactly how I wanted it, and I didn’t want to take it down!

In choosing my flowers I decided I wanted to do something brighter & a bit more bold than what I have been doing lately.  The 2013 wedding season was the year of muted pastels flowers – specifically blush, white & peach, so I wanted to feature something a bit different.   Don’t be afraid of colour, you can still create an elegant and glamorous look when paired with rustic pieces & gold accents!   I used Hydrangeas, Peonies, Garden Roses, Standard Roses, Ranunculus, Tulips & Orchids in shades of Orange, Peach, Coral, Pink, Purple & White with a hint of Grey Dusty Millar & Seeded Eucalyptus (I have an obsession with Dusty Millar).    I love how the colours pop off the gold vases, gold dinnerware, ornate lanterns & reclaimed grey wood.

Thank you to the talented Jon & Jenny Adrian of Adrian Photographers, who took  these beautiful photos of my booth.  I so appreciate their talent & continued support,  and I am really looking forward to working with them more this wedding season!

I hope you enjoy looking at these photos as much as I enjoyed creating my booth design, and I hope it can inspire you to create your own perfect wedding or event.

Christina xo

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Overview of my entire booth.  Tablescape created on my reclaimed wood table custom designed by Mountain Woodworks Ltd (We have a few available for rental for your weddings & events),  Gunmetal Armchairs, Cream Linen French Louis Bench.  White Draping from Perspective Event Designs.

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Gold Ornate Lanterns, Gold Votive Holders & Gold Mercury Glass Vases are all available for rental through Classic Creations.

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Classic Creations Bridal Fair 2014

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This gorgeous place setting was provided by Delores of Modern Accents, my favorite décor store in Kelowna.     Gold Beaded Placemats by Kim Seybert,   Beautiful Gold Leaf Flatware Set by Vietri,   Clear/Gold  Glass Charger & Bowl by Vietri,  Pewter Rimmed Glass Dinner Plate by Arte Italica (I would have this entire set of dishes if I could- breathtaking!), Gold side plate by Roost,  Flax Linen Napkin.   This setting accented the table perfectly!

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Love this ombre bridal bouquet!

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Bridal bouquet of Hydrangea, Garden Roses, Standard Roses, Spray Roses, Stocks & Seeded Eucalyptus.

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Bridal bouquet of Garden Roses, Peonies, Standard Roses, Spray Roses, Ranunculus, Mokara Orchids & Dusty Millar Greenery.

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An elegant and simple mother’s wrist corsage.

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Mokara Orchid, Succulent & Spray Rose Boutonniere.

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Vintage Elegance

This past weekend we participated in a Bridal Expo in Kelowna. I met so many wonderful brides, and loved hearing all about their wedding plans, details and ideas. Thanks to all of you who stopped by the Classic Creations booth and said hi! There was an overwhelming number of entries into the draw for $100.00 off of a floral package, so we have decided to draw three lucky names instead of one. I will be doing the draw in the next few days, and will be in contact with the winners soon. Goodluck to you all!

After months of narrowing down ideas, creating sketches, measuring out the space, re-designing the booth (a few times might I add) and finding the perfect pieces to put into the space, my booth came together exactly how I had envisioned it. It really was a labour of love, and am so happy with the final result. I wanted to create something that was soft, romantic and fresh – keeping with a vintage elegant theme. I ordered flowers in different shades of peaches, pinks, greens and whites. Beautiful peach Juliet garden roses and a few select pink peonies (Yes, Peonies! Totally worth the price tag for this event out of season) were the highlight of the arrangements. The bright green of the mini green hydrangea & hanging amaranthus were beautiful in contrast to the pink, while the white hydrangea gave the beautiful ruffly base to all of the arrangements.

The AMAZING white fireplace became the perfect backdrop to our little wedding vignette and a perfect base to display our arrangements. We chose to cover it with some beautiful Apothecary jars and Classic Creations beautiful new Hobnail Jar Collection which are available for rental – they are a pretty twist on plain mason jars. The apothecary jars are often used to display colourful candy, but I’ve always wanted to use them as the container for a floral arrangement – a terrarium of sorts. I filled each with different arrangements consisting of garden roses, lisianthus, spray roses, ornithogalum, succulents, and nestled these arrangments in a bed of Spanish moss and bright green reindeer moss. Loved how pretty they turned out. I also created simple arrangements for each hobnail vase, the perfect size for a simple wedding table arrangement. The mantle was illuminated by Classic Creations cute new hobnail votive holders which are also available for rental.

 

One of my favorite pieces is the Rustic Wooden Boxes that were custom made by my wonderful husband Jon, based on a simple sketch I made last spring. They have been such amazing and versatile pieces in Classic Creations rental inventory, and have already been used in multiple weddings and events in 2012. I have plans in the very near future to create similar rustic boxes for table centerpiece purposes (rather get Jon to build me some, so helpful having such a handy husband!). I filled these arrangements with beautiful large white hydrangea, mini green hydrangea, La Perla roses & of course the beautiful Juliet garden roses. White painted twigs were added for movement & height and I love the contrast between the soft pretty flowers and the rustic grey wood.

I also created a perfect table centerpiece, complete with two beautiful little arrangments in the small and medium sized hobnail glass jars. The beautiful vintage chairs and the incredibly gorgeous tablecloth set these arrangements off beautifully.

What is a wedding show without bridal bouquets? I created three different options keeping within the booth’s overall theme and colour scheme.

In case you are wondering what the “white stuff” is in the last bouquet. It’s actually cotton pods! Love all of the texture in this bouquet.

HUGE thank you goes out to my husband Jon for all of his help with setup, Yuriko (and her husband Erik) of Vintage Origami Wedding Rentals for all of the beautiful decor pieces, helping with set up & all of the positive support in the planning process, Lauren Krausher of Perspective Event Design for the beautiful white draping, Kevin Trowbridge Photography for our gorgeous canvases and lastly, thanks to Melanie Feeny of Shimmer + Gloss for the beautiful vintage inspired makeup that completed my look.

I hope you enjoyed looking at the photos as much as I enjoyed creating all the beautiful flowers & putting together Classic Creations booth display. It was such a wonderful day and I hope these images have given you some inspiration for your own wedding or special event!

Christina

Here is a full gallery of all the images from our booth!