Sunday, December 27, 2009

NACE Holiday Jingle Mingle

We were honored to be asked to do a holiday-inspired candy and dessert table for the NACE 17th Annual Holiday Gala. NACE is a wonderful organization that Chic Sweets is proud to be a part of and where we've been able to build some fantastic relationships with some of the best wedding/event professionals in the industry. Coordinated by the wonderful Sandy Rule, owner of Sandy Rule Events Inc and also on NACE's Board of Directors, she graciously gave us free reign to come up with the concept and the color scheme.

For this table, I wanted to stay away from your typical Holiday colors and I got inspired from a an elegant and charming plum blossom and branch pattern in red, blossom, and white on a pool background with branches, that was silkscreened on handmade Japanese paper. The paper was used as a backdrop for the candy vessels, cookies and popcorn. In addition to the paper, I also fell in love with the always-wonderful Holiday cookies created by
Thea Zegata. She incorporated a bird image that I brought into our signage and centerpiece (what can I say, I'm all about the birds and branches on this one.)

Along with my (Real Wedding-Chic Peacock Inspired) I am bitting my nails waiting for the wonderful photos taken at this great party, but in the meantime I will leave you with a snippet of what I managed to take right before everything started.

More detail shots to come shortly...

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Real Wedding: Chic Peacock Inspired

So Chic Sweets has been on a blogging hiatus for December but we are back again with a few updates on some great candy and dessert tables we've been able to do recently!

We were SOOOO excited to work with the wonderful Event Planner/Designer, Staci Mandikas from Unique Event Design. She had a challenge for Chic Sweets: create a peacock-inspired table that was dramatic, but also tasteful and modern. Ari and Allan were such a great couple to work with and so we took their feedback and went with it. There are so many great colors to pull from a peacock feather so all I can say is that I'm anxiously waiting for the professional shots from the lovely husband and wife duo of Shakespeare Photography.

In the meantime, enjoy a few sneaks that I took personally-not the best, but I will be able to share a few more along with some additional details shortly!