event design, decor & fashion styling

Thursday, May 3, 2012

We hope you loved Linked!

We hope you were able to attend Linked Bridal Fair Sunday April 22nd.

It was a lovely day in Seattle and we were so grateful to the sun for making an appearance!
We wanted to give you a little wrap up on the days events and show you some of our design work for this event.  Crinoline & Tweed co-hosted the event with LUXE Productions & Wedding Design.  Here are some pictures of Crinoline & Tweed's designs for the event-

photo courtesy of Amber French

As guests entered we had a welcome table with cheerful planters including lily of the valley and a bell snow flower.
We hung silver vintage mirrors behind the table to reflect light.

We were lucky to source this gorgeous corner hutch from Vintage Ambiance and filled it with vintage vases and flowers provided by .Marigold & Mint.

For the main room above the vendor tables and stage we handmade giant paper chain links that were suspended out from the center of the ceiling, creating a large paper chandelier effect.   We found the perfect color papers from French Paper for all our projects for Linked in shades of aqua, cherry red, and bright moss green.

We designed a dinner table set up featuring feminine floral plates, etched glassware and custom napkins we made.  The guest favor was a red floral plant nestled in a green glass planter finished off with some moss and a tied ribbon label.

Our place cards were laser cut from our hand drawn flowers and leaves to match the floral motif of the plates.

We also made a shadowbox for the table number using collage floral pieces.  A sweet turquoise cake plate came in handy for stacking vintage cream vases with floral arrangements we designed.  We found some deep red ranunculus and green hydrangeas perfect with our color scheme.  Our rustic farm table was provided by Vintage Ambiance.

Our favorite baker, Rosellini Sweets was kind enough to let us design her dessert table for the event.  Her delicious cakes and tiny cupcakes were lovely to design around!

We found some darling organic cotton fabric with little aqua apples that we couldn't resist creating a runner for the sideboard.  We sourced turquoise vintage dessert plates in the perfect color via etsy.  Sweet rosebud fabric and red fabric with a linked circle motif were the perfect find for our handmade dessert napkins.  We made a large springy floral arrangement with tulips, anemone, and other flowering branches to add more color to the table.   Vintage glassware, glass cake stands, silver, and the gorgeous sideboard provided by Vintage Ambiance.

One of our favorite photographers, Rosemary Wagner, created a photo booth for Linked.  Crinoline & Tweed designed her backdrop scene using birch poles with attached painted branches to frame the scene .  We used our laser cut hand drawn leaves and added them with wire to the branches to give a springy look to the trees.  Fresh flowers and moss peeked out at the bases.  The gorgeous velvet love seat we chose was provided by Vintage Ambiance.

In the front windows of EM Fine Art, our venue for Linked Bridal Fair, we designed two window features.  One had a vintage dress form from Vintage Ambiance wearing a gorgeous silk appliqued dress by Portland designer,  Julia Barbee.  The other window featured Vintage Ambiance's amazing selection of retro suitcases and trunks stacked and accented with cameras and other props.  Our paper chains were hung to create a colorful backdrop for each vignette.

At the exit we used a darling table by Vintage Ambiance.  One of our sweet vintage planters was decked out with bright green moss, tulips, ranunculus, and other springy plants.

We hand made favors for Linked's guests using red striped lolly-pops, aqua ribbon and handmade linked buttons nestled in clear wrapped envelopes.

We also wanted to give a shout out to the many artisan designers, bakers, photographers, jewelers, musicians and everyone that came together to show their many talents at Linked Bridal Fair.

First our co-host for the event-

LUXE Wedding Design- Annette Lefebvre is an event designer with over ten years experience aiding couples with planning, event and wedding design and coordination services.   She started as an officiant so she knows all about making your ceremony meaningful as well as visually beautiful.  Her latest venture is working on french destination weddings, so if you dream of lovely views, weather and wine in France then contact her for more info!

Caterers-  Both our caterers had special tastings featuring items of their new spring menus.
Feed Co-  Delicious locally derived elements focusing on a fresh take on food for events.  

Corson Building-  A lovely venue for events as well as local fresh fare for all your catering needs.

Sweets- They worked hard to deliver a lovely range of sweet treats.

Parfait Organic Ice Cream-  Local, innovative flavors, and handmade cones!  
Ruth-Anne Ford-  Dreamy french pastries, fondant layered cakes, and macaroons.

Rosellini Sweets-  Gorgeous, delicious cakes, cookies and cupcakes you simply have to taste.

Trophy- Fancy cupcakes to liven up any party.

Bar Service- Light and refreshing signature drinks were served up over ice.

Strong Waters-Amazing custom cocktail service.

Fashion- If you aren't looking for the cookie cutter pieces you'd find in most bridal boutiques check out the array of independent designer goods you could see at Linked.

Holly Stalder-  Feminine bridal designs handmade in Portland, Oregon.
Julia Barbee- Reworked vintage pieces and one of a kind accessories.
Violet Magpie-  Feather and floral hair accessories.
Frankie Four- Custom ties for wedding parties.
Duchess Clothier- Simply amazing custom men's suits  because really why should the ladies have all the fun?

Rings and Jewelry- Whether you are looking for an engagement ring to pop the question or jewelry to top off your bridal ensemble check out these two jewelry havens.ngs

Fancy- Handmade and local designer jewels & rings with a storefront in Belltown

Essenza-  Fremont shop with wedding rings, specialty perfumes and other pretty things.

Flowers- Looking for a more natural looking bouquet?  Katherine from Marigold & Mint is perfect for you.

Marigold and Mint- Locally grown flowers, super cute flower shop on Capitol Hill offering bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpiece flower design for any occasion.

Invitation Designers- The invitation sets the mood for the wedding so check out these two local designers-

The Willows- Innovative  wedding invites and other graphic design needs.
Razi Bhatti- Artistic and modern take on wedding invites with a hand drawn feel.

Music Sets throughout the event by- From accordion to cello these  whimsical performers can really set the tone for a lovely event.
Greg Ruby, Miles & Karina, Beverly Brossmann, and Casey & Matt from Blue 4 Trio!

Photographers- Hey this is how you'll remember your wedding, through the eyes of your photographerCheck out the stunning styles of-

Rosemary Wagner- Rosemary offered a fun photo-booth at Linked but see her gorgeous signature style on her website.
Amber French- Wedding photography with an artful edge.
Many of the photos on this blog post were taken by Amber.

Beauty Services- We had a beauty crew set up to help you come up with a look for your wedding.

Make-up- Jennifer Verador- clean, sophisticated style to make you look like a better version of your already beautiful self.
Hair-Niko Weddle- his nickname is the "Updo Genius!"  Need we say more?
Skin-care- Jason Hill- aids clients with skin-care products to help their skin look it's best.

Rentals- The use of props and furniture can really transform a venue and give it a new life that suits your personal style.

Vintage Ambiance- Huge selection of vintage furniture, silver, tableware, and other props to give your event a more unique retro feel.
ABC Rentals-  Delivering all your rental needs from tables, chairs, specialty tents, and even fun things like a popcorn machine!

EM Fine Art was our venue, so if you are looking for a space for your event give them a ring and see if it may be a good fit for your special day.

We even had a palm reader!  Shauna can help divine the story of your life by reading your hands and the story they have to tell.

To view our vendors work please click on their names to follow the link to their web-pages or contact us at www.crinolineandtweed.com for more info.

Thanks to Amber French for letting us use her lovely photos in addition to photos by Tes de Luna for Crinoline & Tweed.

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