We devour gorgeous weddings on the daily thanks to the team of planners that have graced this blog over the years. But not often do we get to tour one of those planner's homes! And this one, beautifully inhabited by Rebecca Chan Weddings & Events, her hubs and sweet pup has party central written all over it. Come along for the tour (and a cutie house warming soiree!), plus more in The Vault courtesy of Jessilynn Wong.
From Rebecca Chan... After a recent kitchen renovation, I threw a mini house-warming party for my friends. This styled shoot is part post-renovation home tour, and part at-home entertaining inspiration. For the reno, we tore down a wall that was between the dining area and kitchen, to allow for an open concept flow and to allow more natural light in from the backyard. We went white on white with marble textures for a modern and sophisticated look. Because the kitchen was small, we splurged on a premium marble herringbone backsplash, and complimented it with a marble-esque granite countertop. If it isn't obvious enough, these are my favourite parts of the kitchen! We also created a custom wine rack in a space that couldn't fit a full drawer. Above it, we asked our contractor to create custom sized shelves with antique brackets I sourced.
Around the kitchen, I decorated with a lot of items I already had at home. I love plants and succulents, and there was no shortage of those scattered around my countertops and shelves. My own gallery wall served as the backdrop to the sweets table. I always love cute details, and included some of my favourite nail polish colours in a sweet jewellery tray. In a white acrylic beverage tray, I put together an offering of sparkling water and champagne, with gold etched mini glasses and gold foil printed coasters (who doesn't love cute details like these??).
As for the party, I wanted to keep it fun and lighthearted, with lots of sweets. The sweets table included blush coloured pastries for guests to enjoy, including mini donuts, cheesecake squares, macarons and sugar cookies. I set the sweets table on top of an ornate hutch that I had at home already. Popsicles are all the rage right now and I knew I had to have some at the party. To tie in the colours, ombre pops were offered in mango, strawberry and sangria flavours. They tasted as good as they looked! A mini cheese plate was put together for guests who wanted something not so sweet.
Since I am in the wedding business, I had to ensure the dining table was embellished with pretty place settings. I used brush gold flatware complimented by gold rimmed chargers and China. A simple floral arrangement in my favourite hues of lavender and pinks sat atop a soft fabric table runner. I love the combination of soft and romantic textures mixed with rustic.
It was one fun party my husband and I hosted, and I hope you enjoyed the mini tour. My little pup Casey had a great time too!