Oct 11, 2010

Exquisite Weddings Magazine Tablescape

Exquisite Weddings Magazine launched its September/October 2010 issue with a spectacular evening soiree at the Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad. Participating vendors such as Sharon Mintz of Organic Elements (organicelements.com ) enticed brides and grooms-to-be with a potpourri of tabletop presentations, floral elements, food tastings and more.

I had the good fortune to be invited by the fabulous event planners, Rebecca Gaffney and Mia Saling of Red Letter Days Events ( redletterdays.biz ) to participate in their photo shoot for this issue of the magazine. They partnered with Sharon of Organic Elements to create a spectacular rendering of "Romancing Through the Ages." (see below) My contribution to supply the vintage products for the tabletop fantasy was a wonderful experience. Both Rebecca and Mia, together with Sharon, led the team to design and create a dreamy  tablescape that still renders me speechless.

The results of this creative labor of love are found on pages 118-119 of Exquisite Weddings current issue (exquisiteweddingsmagazine.com)

Many thanks go out to Rebecca for inviting me to be part of a great day with a great group of such talented individuals. The collaboration was a true memory maker as evidenced by the magnificent photo spread.

Magazine article and pics follow:

Romancing Through the Ages

“Our table tells the story of love over time with an array of old-fashioned pieces like love letters in antique frames, apothecary jars filled with flowers, dangling ribbon-tied frames and ballet slippers. We wanted to create a Victorian shabby-chic feel with a romantic nostalgic theme,” explains Sharon Mintz and Rebecca Gaffney.
Classic Hot Chocolate: Warm 8 ounces milk in a saucepan. Put 2 tablespoons Joes on the Nose, Organic Hot Chocolate Mix in your favorite mug. Pour warmed (not boiled) milk over chocolate, mix with whisk, immersion blender, or spoon. Add vanilla whipped cream and dark chocolate shavings. Drink, and smile.
Table designers: Sharon Mintz, Organic Elements; Rebecca Gaffney, Red Letter Days Events. Flowers: Organic Elements. Paper elements: Brightly Designed. Vintage elements: Chez Laurice. Furniture and linens: Concepts Event Design. Picture frames: Found Vintage Rentals. Lemon poppyseed cake: Chef Devin Woodall, Dining Details. Hot chocolate drinks and flavored whipped creams: Joes on the Nose.

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