Vendor Crushes | Theoni Collection

What am I crazy about right now? It's not a thing.  It's not a flower.  It's my adoration for Betsy Stone and her company Theoni Collection.  First of all, I love people who are creative.  So when I saw their mobile showroom the other day, it totally just blew me away.  It's so one of kind.  And I love how creatively courageous it was to do something so innovate yet so simple in theory.  Why not have a showroom on wheels.  Brilliant idea.  But it's not just the brilliance of it but the execution of something that sets a company a part from others.  Which leads me to my second reason for why I'm so crushing on Theoni Collection right now.   

I love people who are passionate and who go overboard with their passion to be amazing.  Betsy and her husband Herb who have founded Sisters Rentals, Bella Linens, and La Tavola Linens are no strangers to the Bay Area's event rental scene.  But one thing that I adore is that with each company they have opened they know the phrase --- "do it right".  They do it So Right.  And Betsy does it to perfection.  Her ability to create something and to pick products so relevant, so interesting, so needed makes her and Herb people that I crush on. But they go out of their way to not only have wonderful products but create an amazing experience from their website to their showroom to their details. It's so RIGHT! 

Visit Theoni to see their collection of chairs, china, tabletops, flatware and accessories for your next event.   




What's Your Style Part II

In a previous post, I spoke about floral styles.  We talked about the 4 different styles that are the prevailing floral styles that you see in the majority of weddings.  To reiterate, these are the four styles

structured + architectural + minimalism 

lush garden style

formal traditional 

relaxed + organic + rustic + natural 


We covered Structured + Minimalism in a previous post so I thought I would cover the second Floral style today.  What is lush garden style?  I would describe garden style as romantic with beautiful lush garden style flowers.  Flowers that evoke this style could include the following  garden roses, roses, spray roses, dahlias, peonies, poppies, anemones, astilbe, ruffled tulips, sweet peas, lisianthus, hellebores, viburnum, lilac, spirea, hyacinth, scabiosa, stock, larkspur, wax flower, and so many more.  Within garden you will find lots of layers, movement, textural elements.  There is movement with in and out airiness in the design.  Some may be more tailored but the trend is more bountiful and filled with natural elements.   You will see elements like  garlands incorporated in the design.   I wouldn't be surprised if the vessels were ceramic urns or silver compotes.   And don't count out the use of wonderful green foliage and even some flower branches.  

Venue | Viansa Winery Photography | Jen Phillips

This is merely one example of garden style.  Of course there are many variations.  Let's talk a look at garden style expressed in a different way.  Shall we?

Venue | Ramekins Canopy | Encore Event Rentals Photography | Kevin Chin

This wonderful look with pastel hues which was created at the Oh So Inspired retreat at Ramekins is another example of garden style.   The image of the wonderful long table with wisteria hanging over is the quintessential definition of garden.  Recreating the feel of sitting outside on a veranda sipping lavender lemonade was the inspiration for this design.   It's relaxing, soothing, full of what you would imagine what it would be like to have a wedding under a garden of flowers.  Am I right?

Not all of us will agree on where a wedding will fall as many have two styles incorporated but I certainly hope these examples help you to determine if this style suits you.  After all that's the important thing to answer.  Does this style evoke what you are looking for?    Look for Part 3 of What's Your Style in the week to come.