An inspiring dance floor…

There are a lot of inspirations that we can draw from to decorate an event space.  Why not turn a drawing into a fun appliqué for a dance floor?  Which is exactly what we did when we designed and provided the decor for Disney animator Willis Pyle’s 100th birthday.  Mr. Pyle’s first animation job was working on Pinocchio.

We took a sketch that Mr. Pyle sketched for Pinocchio in 1938 and had it enlarged as an appliqué to apply to the dance floor.  It took an otherwise plain dance floor and transformed an entire space.

Decorating with Gold

We love decorating with gold as our main theme in a design.  Using gold adds warmth to your event space, adds another layer of texture in your design and reflects the light beautifully.  Never be afraid to use a metallic as the dominant color – just balance it our with various textures and a pop of additional color.

You can add a touch of gold to your table with a charger plate, votive holders, flower vessels, napkin, silverware or glassware.   To keep our design unique – rather than using round candle votives, we used trinket boxes as votives to add a bit of modern whimsy to our table scape.

 

From start to finish…

It takes many months to prepare for a wedding.  From the initial client meeting to production meetings to ordering everything to vendor coordination to execution and then taking it all down.  Our clients and their guests always see the end result, but what does it really take to install a large wedding?  Check out this really great time lapse video at Gotham Hall in New York City to see how it’s done.

The Holidays at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel

Each year when the holidays come along in December, we are ready for them as early as October.  It takes a lot of planning, refurbishing, designing, and sometimes redesigning all of the holiday decor we install around the hotel.

So lets see what that means in numbers throughout the property:

Some other fun numbers to note:

We use 400 strands of lights for decorations throughout the hotel.  400 strands at 100 lights per strand = 40,000 lights.  That’s a lot of lights.

Between all the rooms of decor in the hotel we used a combined total of 5,000 ornaments.

There are 19 decorated trees throughout the hotel property.

There is nothing like the holidays in New York City.  If you are lucky enough to be in the city during the holidays stop by the Waldorf Astoria and enjoy its decorated splendor.

 

 

 

Decor and inspiration for a new restaurant opening.

There is a new restaurant in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel called La Chine.  It’s newly renovated space (it replaces Oscar’s Brasserie) offers a serene oasis for fine dining.  They recently had it’s opening and we were happy to provide decor for their opening night.  Be inspired for your own table this holiday season.

 

 

 

A few tips on choosing wedding décor…

It’s that time of year again when we are in full swing for events.  Here are a few tips for when it’s your turn to walk down the aisle and you need to choose wedding decor.

Trust – Choose your décor/floral designer because you like their work. Trust us to create something beautiful for you. There is a perk to hiring a designer – we take care of those details for you, so you don’t have to.

Know your budget and spend it wisely. If you are working on a strict budget, let go of control and allow your designer to design for you. Provide a few photos of inspiration and share your favorite color palette. Your designer knows what is in season for flowers and has a bevy of vendors at there finger tips for other elements.

It never hurts to ask, however sometimes you have to be prepared to hear “no”. We will do everything in our power to execute the design within the budget we were provided.

Be prepared. Do some research before you come to your first design meeting. Try to come with pictures for inspiration and a color palette, if you already have an idea about what you want. What if you don’t have a clue? Not too worry – we have done this many times and know the proper questions to ask.

A few beautiful bridal bouquets…

We have had a few beautiful weddings so far this year and with that comes beautiful brides and their bouquets…