Cut glass candelabras, rhinestone and rustic vases, glass blocks, cinched and gathering vases, mirrored planters, pedestals in wood, lacy gold and mirror, vintage tea light holders, rustic hammered votive holders and lanterns. So many cylinders, tower vases and Asian dishes. These are more of the items offered through Grand Central Events and Décor.
As I said last week, it is a pleasure for me to offer such lovely options to clients looking to decorate a corporate affair or a wedding day. The lacy gold and crystal 40”pedestals are unique and oriental in appearance. They can be lit from the inside with twinkle lights and the individual crystal in the middle of each flower radiates. These, coupled with the 5 votive gold and cut glass candelabras, offer a unique ornate look for a Chinese New Year celebration, or a Baroque Wedding.
Mirrors are always a way of dressing up an event, be it corporate or wedding. From bevelled mirror tiles to banded planters and mirrored pedestals. Mirrors have been an extremely popular item in inventory over the last couple of years. They are clean cut and modern looking. They can be softened with candle light and sharpened with up-light. They look amazing with flowers, feathers, beads and crystals or all on their own. They bring spectacular to any event.
Traditional can go hand in hand with wrought iron, burlap, wooden slices and slabs and an old battered metal suitcase. I love pairing lace with burlap, pearl with wood, and floral with wrought iron. The contrasts of the colours and textures work so well together.
Today I am designing a very elegant look for a wedding. The bride is looking for a combination of ivory, white, cream and gold together with the richness of the earth in red, copper, yellow, purple, for a late September wedding. She is a little uncertain about what the look should be so I am going for a completely fresh look today by combining cream brocade tablecloths with a champagne embroidered crystal organza overlay. The swirl in the brocade is in keeping with the embroidery of the overlay and it works to give a rich, ornate, warm look. The chair covers can be either white or cream with champagne embroidered crystal organza chair backs to match the overlay.
The bride hasn’t yet decided on the centrepiece although she knows she wants flowers and lots of candles. I am preparing 2 different floral centrepieces for her to choose from, one prepared in a clear tower vase and the other in a cut glass and gold vase that will match the candelabras. The flowers will sit in the middle of a bevelled mirror with 3 long burning votives in various holders surrounding. On the glass will be pearl strings in ivory and cream to pick up the colours in the linen assembly. If more of a Fall look is required, we can replace the pearls with dried magnolia leaves, and silk and glitter leaves to add a striking balance to either floral arrangement.
I’m looking forward to working with my Bride today. I have lots of alternatives if what I have prepared for her is not what she is envisioning. I encourage my brides to be very honest about what they want. This is what the mock up day is all about. Trying different textures and colours and looks --- often it is through this process that the final vision is realized and not before. That is a good days’ work! Lots of changes--- lots of talk--- lots of fun. My goal is for the bride to leave feeling happy and confident with what she has chosen. Room décor is a huge piece of what she will need for her day and I’m pleased to have the opportunity to play such a big part.