Deck the Halls …

July 9, 2010

So this was the challenge of the year. The big ka-hoo-na. The mama of all Mama’s.

In our initial consult we discussed design and decor, as per usual. Not knowing the venue we could only focus on the table decor, so we did. We came up with a beautiful design. Elegant, sophisticated and all around classy.

Then we met at the venue and it ALL changed. When we pulled up there was a large oversized bowling pin on the roof of the building… that lit up at night. We knew the previous plan was most likely out the window. So we walked in and noticed something right away… they hadn’t changed a thing since this place was built. It even came complete with a payphone in the entry. Luckily we were there before the bride so we could plan our strategy. The ceiling seemed to go on forever and the white brick walls surrounding us were beginning to hurt the eyes. Ok, so I’ve painted a pretty horrific picture but in all fairness kelowna isn’t known for locations that fit large weddings so we needed to make this work. And make it beautiful.

So we proposed our plan … how about scrap the original plan and go for vintage/retro !? *fingers crossed the bride would go for this* And…. SHE DID. In fact she LOVED the plan so much that we got many emails and phone calls the following week to tell us how excited she was. So heres what we came up with …

And of course HUGE  thanks to Jessica Zais for coming out to take pictures for us once again ! You’re amazing. 🙂

We put the head table in the center of the room and loaded it with all sorts of goodies, making sure to have lots of candle light to draw your eye into the center of the room and away from the white brick walls surrounding the perimeter.

Head table complete with all vintage chairs. Yes, we had quite the job finding 13 of them. 😛

Allium… another flower that is beautiful on its own.
We also had a big empty stage to fill, as the wedding party didn’t want to be up there… for which we were thrilled ! So we decored it with some brown draping, old windows hung at different heights, suitcases and a fantastic old school desk for the MC’s podium.
Of course it only seemed fitting that all 13 of the bridal party get their own teacup to finish off the head table. They also chose to do jelly bellys for the favors and let me tell you … they got eaten ! Not many people can refuse a jelly belly.
One of my favorite parts of the whole event, surprise surprise, was the stationary ! There was an old corkboard in the entry and so I decided to make some ‘button tacks’ and put it to use instead of trying to cover it. Of course we took a photo of all the papers that were on it before so we could return it to its original glory but I did love this seating plan ! So simple but so adorable.
Thanks Kristen and Anthony for trusting us so completely with your day and for allowing us to take it in a whole other direction then originally planned. We so enjoyed putting our creativity into your wedding and making it unlike any other.

3 Responses to “Deck the Halls …”

  1. colleen says:

    wow guys! this is really really great! i want to see the hanging frames??? dani- button tacks? so cute! and love the cute tea cups.

  2. Jessica Zais says:

    You guys made that place look goooood! I was quite impressed.

  3. Kristen says:

    Man, You guys rock my life!!!!! The place was wonderful!!!!!!! Way more amazing than I ever could possibly imagine….. The decor was the exact definition of Anthony and I without a doubt… I was actually having nightmares that we wouldn’t be able to make the venue look nice… ha ha… But you guys pulled it off without a hitch!
    Love you
    Kristen Kuchma

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