Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Middle Eastern Magic Inspiration board

Weave a seductive spell and treat your guests to a taste of the exotic with luxurious colours and textures and touches of pink and gold! 

Styling Notes (Brendan at Styled Events):

Table decorations consisted of a Mirror Base coupled with an eclectic mix of brushed gold vases, mixed with jewelled votives with the feature centre piece being the mirrored baroque candlesticks holding the bright flower balls. Gold Charger plates with fushia hot pink napkins adding a punch of spring flair.

Ornate lanterns and votives used on the bomboniere table to continue the jewel inspired feel along with ornate Gold Easels for holding small signs. Large glass goblet style candle holders and candelabra added to the sweet station to ensure a seamless, elegant yet bold Spring feel. Ornate lanterns and beaded votives along with small gold vases featured throughout the 'chill out' area to highlight the deep red couches, scatter cushions and gold topped tables. Mirrored ornate tray to hold the Argeli's and tobacco station elements ensuring a colourful presentation in an elegant form.

Stationery Notes (Cara at Invitation Station):
Invitations were made using a custom created pattern to suit in with the bold tones of the Middle East, bringing in hints of copper for highlights on one of our custom made ivory pocket bases. Matching menus were created and printed on the same ivory stock, bringing in a section of the pattern to carry across the theme from the invites backed on copper stock with a deep red ribbon to encompass the overall colour scheme.

'Reserved for the Bridal Party' Ivory based and copper backed table card, securing a sit down eating area for the actual bridal party, with the rest of guest being served cocktail style.

Crystal Swarovski beads and Swarovski pearls were created to hang from the candelabra, bringing in the jewell aspect of the event, while concentrating on the bright bold spring colours tying in with the table settings and flowers.

'Chill Out & Relax' sign created with copper and ivory stock and the swarovski drops to hang from the sheer curtains surrounding the lounge area.

Bomboniere Boxes wrapped in custom designed paper that was used on the invites, with labels stating the contents and the bride and grooms name, the 'Enjoy' card keeping with the them and incorporating Arabic terms. Small sweets section where we introduced some Middle Eastern sweets for guests to help themselves: Turkish Delight, Noga and Rose Noga all blending colours with small round tags naming the products.

Tobacco station with three different flavoured tobaccos for the Argeli's (a customary Arabic tradition). Lantern Guest Signing frame, with inked fingerprints becoming the coloured glass paneling in the lanterns, carrying through the theme and ensuring guest interaction, while creating a great momento for the bride & groom.

Flower Notes (Geraldin at Bouquet Boutique)::
Domed rich ruby red roses and massed mauve mokara orchids with a moss base and highlights of corokia, groomed into elegant balls to perch on the candelabras along with matching floral mini arrangements of scattered blooms in small decorative vases to mirror the floral domes.
Concept: Invitation Station & Styled Events
Styling - Brendan at Styled Events (www.styledevents.com.au)
Stationery - Cara at Invitation Station (www.invitationstation.net)
Flowers - Geraldine at Bouquet Boutique (www.bouquetboutique.com.au)
Photography - Adam Finch from Studio Impressions (www.studioimpressions.com.au)
Venue - Byblos Events & Catering (www.byblosbar.com.au)

Middle Eastern Magic Inspiration board is featured in our upcoming Spring issue of Queenlsand Brides - pre order your copy here >  www.queenslandbrides.com.au/magazine/subscribe/

After some more inspiration? Visit our inspiration galleries online .... have fun exploring! www.queenslandbrides.com.au/gallery/gallery/

Have a bright, colour inspired week! QB x

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