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Pantone Play on St. Patty’s Day

March 14, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and we thought why not create a beautiful setting playing with the pantone of the year? This inspiration shoot is Gaelic in the most subtle fashion and an inspiration for those wanting to give a nod to the holiday but without all the kitschy details.

We call it “Celtic eclectic.”

2017 is the year of not only greenery but of floral installations.  Amy Loux of Flora Design Co. in Kansas City was the creative genius behind this shoot’s floral design and the expansive white walls of The Gallery Event Space provided the perfect backdrop.  This ceremony wall installation was composed of Italian ruscus with ivy. The goal was to make it look like the greenery was naturally growing. We loved the feel of the stark, minimalistic wall with the organic, flowing elements.  Creating juxtapositions is one of my favorite things to do!

The bouquet and table arrangements were composed of cinnamon roses, parrot tulips, snap dragons and buttonhole feverfew. Amy selected a rose that had burnt-orange, coral hues but wasn’t too over the top orange. The yellow tones of the tulip helped to mute the brightness of the roses. She wanted a clean but earthy look with colors that gave a subtle nod to the Irish flag.

The table design is a little old world but with a modern sensibility, resulting in an eclectic feel.  Our objective was for the table to feel special and festive without being too stuffy.  We snuck in subtle clover on the table next to mix-matched green estate glassware and set the table with various patterns of vintage silverware.  Delicate ivy trailed along the tabletop, up the chair backs, and around the crisp, lace-trimmed napkins and the brass candlesticks and amber votives provided a nice warmth to the setting.

Hand torn and lettered place cards by Loveletter Studio were stamped with a burnt gold wax seal and placed on top of a stack of cut glass plates. All of this rested atop a moody charcoal velvet linen that offered some depth to this otherwise whimsical design.

Thank you to all of the participating creatives behind this shoot! It was a fun one to whip together.  Who knew St. Patrick’s day could look so good?!

Photography: Leigh Miller Photography
Floral Design: Flora Design Co.
Planning & Design: Events by Reagan
Venue: The Gallery Event Space
Calligraphy: Loveletter Studio
Rentals: UltraPom
Bridal Gown: Something White Bridal Boutique
Hair & Make Up: Bronzed & Blushed
Collective: A Fine Fête

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