Monday, March 21, 2011

Eat your heart out Lady Gaga

I wallowed this weekend because I was not dancing my derrière off at the Lady Gaga concert. I'm not a die hard fan (thus not willing to commit $250+ per seat for tix) just a lover of her catchy tunes and iconoclastic theatrics (and in dire need of a dance party), so I just had my own little pity party in my studio.

But look what came of this wallowing! I had a destination bride getting married on skis at the Park City Mountain Resort (love it!) and I had a special delivery to a friend from her book club to congratulate her on the arrival of her second baby girl.

Dear Lady Gaga,
You may be making millions in a Bad Romance not answering your Telephone with your Poker Face being followed by the Paparazzi, but here I am making The Little People smile on their special days.
Love, Val

Bridal bouquet
Junior Bridesmaids Bouquet
For baby girl. I wasn't thrilled by any of the traditional baby girl pinks at the wholesaler, so I went with this coral/pink color (in the double French tulips and the snapdragons), which coincidentally is Pantone's Color of the Year: Honeysuckle.
This may look a little boring now, but just wait until the ori lilies and double tulips open!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

StellaPosy in Utah Style & Design magazine!

While it continues to snow outside, pick up a copy of the Winter issue of 2011 Utah Style & Design (before the Spring issue comes out April 1st). We helped Angie Parrish of D'Lish Personal Chef Services with her table decor for a hearty pizza dinner with her girlfriends. Take a look at the photos done by Heidi Larsen, Utah Style's Art Director.

Darling Angie. Behind the scenes, she made this meal look like a piece of cake.
Angie requested the florals to be natural and rustic. She provided a simple sheet of kraft paper as a runner and with her Ikea candles, I just added some birch logs, the floral centerpieces, and some fragrant seeded eucalyptus to the tablescape. Of course, the pizza is the star of this display!
We threw one of the boxes of flowers behind the espresso panna cotta, but again the food is the definitely the focal it should be.
OK, Worst-Photo-Ever Alert! It was a Sunday afternoon and I was not prepared to be photographed. Yucky, yuck. But let's get back to the flowers. In the sidebar of the article, we provide 11 tips for using florals and non-floral items for your at-home entertaining.
SPOILER ALERT: StellaPosy will make an appearance in the Summer issue of Utah Style & Design magazine (here's praying I'm a little more photogenic in the next photo!).

Thanks Utah Style & Design, Heidi and Angie for a wonderful collaboration!

Decorating for the corporate event

Upon first glance of our website one would think, "Of course, they do weddings." While most of our business relies on weddings, we definitely have our share of corporate events. They range in function from 3-day destination corporate retreats to intimate, casual luncheons.

The main concerns from the client when getting hired to design a corporate event are:
#1. "I need to stay within a very tight budget."
#2. "I don't want it to look like a wedding."
#3. "I want it too look really nice."

Here are some ideas....

This was an event for an international financial company at Silver Lake Lodge in Deer Valley just a few weeks ago. From working with the event producer previously, I knew he prefers a more masculine looking, so I suggested using a dark espresso bengaline linen (not shimmery or shiny like a lamour would be) accompanied by these florals using white kale, thistle, safari sunset, and daylilies. I was a little hesitant about using those purple hydrangeas, but I needed that color and something to soften this apres-ski dinner against the more textural blooms.
I cannot say enough about this little number. Simple, modern, and chic.
These inexpensive ($40-ish) centerpieces are perfect for a casual luncheon. (These were for a springtime lunch at The Governor's Mansion)
Up at Stein Eriksen Lodge, we worked with the pastry chef to help display these mini cupcakes as the centerpiece. We sat the dish atop a twig bundle, then sprinkled green cymbidium orchids beneath and at each place setting.
StellaPosy provided the linens, the tables, the seagrass chairs & barstools, the flowers and the candles for this tented winter cocktail hour. (This was before the Great Recession hit and thus, the clients had a bit more of a budget to spend on JUST the cocktail hour!)

If you need to hire an event designer for your corporate event, give StellaPosy a call!! 801-959-5728.