Mood Board: Candy Corn Inspired Halloween Party

Halloween Mood Board: Candy Corn Inspired Halloween Party

In my last post I shared that Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, but what I left out was that my favorite Halloween candy growing up was candy corn. I guess that when you are young and your palette has yet to develop simple flavors are the best. 🙂

In any case, in the spirit of Halloween I wanted to create a mood board inspired on my favorite childhood candy. Now let me share a secret with you, quite often I start with an idea that evolves into something completely different by the time I’m done. Most designers and artists will tell you the same. If you visit the complete Pinterest board here you will see that I pinned items for both styles before I decided to go with the more traditional look. I started with a modern style and the color palette I thought I wanted (orange, yellow and white) and ended up with a traditional style and a yellow, orange, silver, and black color palette. It wasn’t intentional, it is just where the tablecloth find took me. It was an instant attraction.

Except for the pillows, all of the items selected are rentals. I like to stay in the know of the new inventory that the different vendors bring, so exercises like this help me find new things. What I like about this design is that even though it has the candy corn colors it is still very elegant and it has a luxurious feel to it. Let’s party!

Image credits: 1. Centerpiece 2. Tablecloths and napkin 3. Charger 4. Sofa 5. Pillow #1  6. Pillow #2 7. Candelabra

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Wedding Mood Board: Garden Sophistication

Wedding Mood Board: Garden Sophistication

This is not your typical grandma’s garden wedding. This mood board proves that a garden wedding can have a very sophisticated aesthetic. This bride is feminine, modern, stylish, and looking for an intimate celebration. I see this wedding in a private residence with a beautiful and well kept garden.

Iron chandeliers are brought to life with flowers. The burst of colors from the flowers lead the eye to the iron lines. The sheen and textures of the organza and satin tablecloths create a perfect contrast against the iron centerpieces and provide an air of sophistication and elegance. Cast iron benches with colorful pillows provide the most marvelous seating for the intimate ceremony and are used later as lounge areas.

This bride is keeping her guest count low, so she can indulge in the sophisticated details she has always dreamed of. A gourmet dinner menu using high quality ingredients is of utmost importance to her. Not sure why but a Wagyu beef tenderloin with a Bordelaise reduction, Robuchon potatoes and sauteed organic spinach sounds about right as a main course. What do you think?

Allow your garden wedding to bloom.

Please refer to my Pinterest board here for more ideas.

Image Credits: 1. Gown 2. Iron chandelier 3. Invitation 4. Suit 5. Tablecloth #1 6. Tablecloth #2     7. Bridesmaid 8. Cake