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Lucky in Love Event | Kio Kreations at Arrowhead Golf Club | Wheaton Florist
Every year we proudly participate in Arrowhead Golf Club's annual wedding event. This year's show theme was "Lucky in Love" and we designed looks to compliment the themes of heart/love in one space, horseshoe in another, as well as creating our very own Kio Kreations table. Our Kio table had a vintage/rustic/eclectic feel to it. Above and below is our Kio table decked out with fabulous flowers, awesome antiques, cool containers, and pretty paper items. And can you spy my McDonald's cup?...oh yes, that made it into the top photo as well. Ha! Unfortunately it was not supposed to be part of the decor...C'est la vie! I am totally into banners right now...can you tell? I make them with paper, cardstock, fabric, twine and ribbon... In the "HEART" room (aka the prefunction room/cocktail area) I worked with Lauren at Ryan Alexander Events to select linens and create amazing decorations. Lauren and I wanted to do ombre (light pink to reddish burgundy) with touches of gold for the space. She made awesome escort cards and I designed some fabulous paper pieces and ombre floral arrangements. Perhaps the coolest part of our display was the heart focal-point I created with embroidery floss, paint, nails and a piece of wood (expertly cut and beveled by my handy hubby). This item will be available for rent to our 2013 and 2014 couples and will live in our new studio in the meantime. There is no hiding what my favorite display was...it was our "HORSESHOE" display in the East Ballroom. My equestrian-inspired display was totally overdone and fantastic and I loved every element of it! I spent a lot of time on eBay trying to win vintage horseshoe ribbons and used horseshoes that I could incorporate into my tablescape. I was lucky enough to win a handful of them and they really added to the overall feel I was going for, which ended up being "An Elegant Equine Affair". I layered mixed metallic vases and votives with colored linens, votives, flowers and ribbons. I chose a color palette that included gold, silver, pewter, copper, light green, peach, silvery green, sapphire blue, royal purple, lavender, ivory, and yellow. I designed a horse silhouette table number, prize-ribbon menus and bride & groom signs, and horseshoe banner placecards. I also found a horse. No joke. A horse statue from Garden Ridge which I dry-brushed with silver paint to make it more befitting the theme. He will live at the new studio as well. Not sure when I'll get a client that wants my to replicate this look, but I'll have a horse when it finally happens. All joking aside, I do look forward to incorporating some of these equestrian ideas (like the ribbon-menu idea) into some floral pieces we do for The Lymphoma Research Foundation's Annual Derby Day Fundraiser in May. We also will be offering the Bride and Groom Ribbons in our ETSY store this summer. I know some Kentucky Florists who are already interested in them for their clients!
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