July 2017 archive

diy design: vintage door backdrop

Final door backdropPhoto by Olive Photography

I love exposed brick. So when I snagged the Gladstone Hotel as my wedding venue I was thrilled. Exposed brick galore! As an event planner, people’s expectations are rather high when you tell them you are planning your own wedding. I wanted to come up with the perfect backdrop for our ceremony and sweetheart table. I wanted to work with the rustic feel of the venue, but also have something that pops off the brick. I decided to make a vintage door backdrop. It turned out exactly how I had hoped – simple, elegant and in keeping with our rustic theme. I am going to share with you how I turned two boring doors into this backdrop that you could use for your own ceremony, a photo booth or a trade show backdrop.  (more…)

Give guests a taste of their city at your next event!

Photo by Olive Photography

Whether it’s a bride-to-be who loves her hometown, a small business wanting to connect with the locals or a company planning a conference for some out-of-towners, incorporating a city into your event decor can make for an unforgettable event experience. Many people have emotional associations with certain places, so using iconic symbols from these places can evoke a sense of familiarity, giving your guests some talking points and the feeling of community.  (more…)