I recently had the extreme pleasure of designing + styling the Wedding Paper Divas luncheon for a select group of bloggers and wedding professionals.
Jillian Clark of 100 Layer Cake also came to talk about upcoming trends, what 100 Layer Cake looks for in their submissions, and a little history about their blog (I hadn’t realized they started in San Francisco!).
In addition to being a great event to catch up with, and meet, industry folks the luncheon served as an opportunity to be able to actually touch and feel beautiful pieces from their 2014 spring/summer collection that you may have only seen online.
The luncheon took place at The Box SF, which is a gorgeous venue with amazing windows and natural light and dozens of nooks and crannies for me to get creative with for each of the themed vignettes.
I was so happy when Wedding Paper Divas approached me to design + style this event that Delbarr Moradi was already signed on to photograph it. As you can see she’s amazingly talented and always captures anything we work on together beautifully. When WPD was asking early on if I had a floral designer in mind, I immediately knew I wanted to bring on mother/daughter floral extraordinaires Melissa & Addison of Twigss. They are such a pleasure to work with, and I love their “try anything” spirit when I suggest something out of the box, or just plain strange.
For the main table we were using one particular WPD suite for all of the paper products and the table was MASSIVE (as in 30 feet long and over 5ft wide!) I knew I wanted floral aspects that wouldn’t interfere with the guests seeing each other over them, that would match the WPD suite and that wouldn’t require a crazy amount of centerpieces. I approached Twigss with the idea of a monster of a garland, with smaller arrangements tucked in so the table wouldn’t be without flowers.
What they created (as usual) was even more beautiful than I had imagined. Small, beautiful arrangements were tucked around the edges of the garland, kumquats were nestled throughout, jasmine peeked out , and orchid branches topped off this beauty all matching the beautiful WPD paper products.
The vignettes ranged from BHLDN and Claire Pettibone collaborations, eclectic, destination wedding invites, bright spring and summer ones, as well as fun print inspired looks. We even had a fun DIY bar where attendees could embellish thank you cards and preview the new DIY collection from WPD.
Such a fun and beautiful day, and all of the food by The Box’s in house catering was incredible and Jen of Batter Bakery’s creations were getting rave reviews from everyone attending! Special thank you to the incredibly helpful WPD staff for their help the day-of and especially to my liaison at WPD, Alison: you are a rock star and made this entire process so much more fun!
Wedding Invitations and stationery - Wedding Paper Divas // Styling and Event Design- A&B Creative // Guest Speaker- Jillian Clark of 100 Layer Cake // Floral Design- Twiggs Floral Design // Baked Goods- Batter Bakery // Chairs- Classic Party Rentals // Decor and Chair Covers-BHLDN // Cake pop favors- Sweet Lauren Cakes // Cinematography- Reb6 Studio // Venue- The Box SF