2011 gazette bridal expo

on january 17, 2011 we ventured to cedar rapids to participate in the 2011 cedar rapids gazette bridal expo. the show had over 500 couples and it was so nice to chat with them as they stopped by our booth. although we attend the show each year, this year we were asked to create paper sample to accompany the tablescapes created by area vendors: spielman's event services, buresh events a touch of class banquet and convention center and longbranch hotel. the color schemes were fun and it was up to us to come up with each concept.

 

 

this table, created by the longbranch hotel featured a bright aqua color. we wanted to incorporate a modern damask design and keep the text elegant but simple. the menu fit inside an envelopments portable pocket and we also featured one of our favorite fonts, adios.

 

 

one of the most popular colors this year is turquoise, paired with anything! we love it paired with a bright orange or yellow but it also brings an elegant, modern look when paired with black. because the tablecloth had such an impact to the buresh events' tablescape, we kept things simple. the place cards, menus and table numbers were all printed on a white stock with black and the pop of turquoise on each card ties it all together. don't be afraid to mix patterns! our cards featured an elegant floral design that looked beautiful paired with the black damask.

 

 

when we saw the color combination for this tablescape created by spielman's, we were excited to showcase what a beautiful fall wedding could look like. fall in iowa is one of the most beautiful seasons, and it's also becoming one of the most popular. because there was so much orange-copper on the table, we brought a muted brown-copper into our printing to complement it.

 

 

this mostly black table created by buresh events featured pops of color so we wanted to keep our design simple - we went with an all black scheme so that the colors on the table could truly pop.

 

 

when it comes to color combinations, pink and purple is a classic. a touch of class' tablescape featured a simple orchid center piece which became one of the reasons we went with a simple, modern flower on the paper items. keeping things modern, the table number and menu cards were also printed on a square, metallic-cream stock.

 

 

finally, spielman's created this beautiful, monotone silver table. we wanted to keep with the elegant theme. to stay in keeping with the theme we wanted to incorporate vintage, ornate graphics on our printed items. overall creating a beautiful elegant look for a black tie affair.

that's all i have for today! come back tomorrow for a fun wedding video!

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