After the decorations I did for my friends 21st, I was approached to do decorations for an event at Kent University. I was so excited and looking forward to getting back onto the decorating scene. I really did not plan to be an event decorator, as I love homes and thought that was only where I was heading, but working more and more on it, my passion for events has really increased and is ALMOST at the same level as home interiors.
Anyways back to the event. This was such a challenge and I am so happy everything went well, thank God. It was nerve wrecking because the budget was quite small, but it was done!
So here it is. A dinner event for 50 people (5 tables of 10)
The theme was black, gold with a touch of green.
This is what I did:-
1. The venue was a conference hall. Luckily there were tables and plain chairs there but I needed to get chair covers and table cloths. We hired the chair covers and the table cloths were bought from terry's fabrics.
2. Because the budget was fairly tight, I needed to ensure I found the right centre piece for the table for a good price, but still ensuring the décor did not look tacky. I went through numerous design ideas with the client, and she finally agreed on a glass vase with candles and Orchids.
I put floating candles in each vase filled with water. I also bought larger candles. I bought 3 sets of different sizes and mixed them so each table had three candles with different heights, but each table had a different set of three.
|Hall before Plates and flowers were added|
|Adding Floating Candles|
I bought gold ribbons from Hobby Crafts . I cut long pieces of ribbon and curled the ends and put them around the flowers on the tables.
3. The chair covers were black and looked a bit plain. I got golden chords and tied them around each chair. The client was really keen on having a subtle look.
4. Then I set the table with plates, bowls and glasses. The table numbers were added by someone on the committee (everyone has a creative side). I loved it, it blended so well with the décor.
However once the hard bit was out of the way, the fun bit of putting the centre piece together was so much fun. I loved it!
Alexis Romeo xxx