RHAPSODY IN BLOOM
EXQUISITE WEDDINGS MAGAZINE FALL 2013
Monarch Weddings is so proud to see our Rhapsody in Bloom tabletop design in the Fall 2013 Issue of Exquisite Weddings Magazine. It was wonderful to collaborate with Bethany of Splendid Sentiments Floral Design and Concepts Event Design on this vibrant, modern, whimsical meets a touch of rustic themed table top.
The design process started with a few of my favorite flowers, the Coral “Charm” Peony, Purple Phalaenopsis, and the blush Cafe Au Lait Dahlia. An unlikely combination of colors & florals. Then for the furniture pieces, I loved the chic modern lines and clean look of the white throne chair & side chairs from Concepts Event Design, but wanted a little more whimsy and earthiness, so used a juxtaposing element of a farm table (Concepts Event Design). The vibrant and contrasting colors of the flowers really popped against the clean white pieces. Then for an additional touch of whimsy, I added in monarch butterflies. nestled in different areas and created full butterfly wing place-mats. Layering each place-mat with “faux” butterfly wings. Then added a white Moroccan style frame from Z Gallery for another layer of charger and a gold charger plate on top of that which looked butterfly wings up close. Polished off the place setting with a beautiful designed menu from J Grace.
Bethany designed unique centerpieces to frame the throne chair. We used elements of gold with gold votives, globes and spheres from Z Gallery to give it a bit of the chic modern feel. Beautiful floral clusters sat inside the globes than cascaded down the tall candlesticks to the table.
Please enjoy these additional images from the shoot,
Photos by: She Wanders Photography
DESIGN/COORDINATION: KELI CHRISTENSON, MONARCH WEDDINGS
FLORAL DESIGN: SPLENDID SENTIMENTS FLORAL DESIGN
PHOTOGRAPHY: SHE WANDERS PHOTOGRAPHY
FURNITURE RENTALS: CONCEPTS EVENT DESIGN
FLATWARE: CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS
STEMWARE & CUSTOM BUTTERFLY PLACE-MATS: MONARCH WEDDINGS
MACAROONS: LA REINE DES MACARONS