Engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette shindig – whatever the occasion, a pretty celebration is always a must. Luckily we’ve got the entertaining experts at TRUE Event here to dish a few tips along with industry favorites, Hartford Prints! They’re recapping a recent West Elm event and pulling out ways you can steal the color-loving look for yourself. Read on for all the fun!
Summertime Party Tips with True Event!
ONE | Don’t be afraid to use color! Whether it’s with flowers, linens or decor items, you can change a mood in an instant with color.
TWO | Get crafty with paper accessories!
THREE | A fun way to add details is with signs, colorful straws or decorative napkins. Come up with a color scheme and get shopping!
FOUR | Coming up with a signature drink is a great way to get your guests excited about the party. Think of the season you are entertaining and use fresh herbs to add flavors or make it look pretty!
FIVE | Don’t be afraid to get crafty hitting up your local craft store. It’s always a great way to get inspiration and make your event special, unique and not cookie-cutter.
SIX | Keep it simple. Don’t overthink the menu – have four main dishes that you know are tried and true and can rely on beforehand so you aren’t stressing out before the party.
From Hartford Prints!…New Orleans is one of our favorite cities. From the bright colors of the French Quarter to the syncopated sounds of jazz music, New Orleans is definitely a place to indulge your senses. When we brainstormed creating wedding stationery for the West Elm couple, we immediately thought of this city and its historic “funkiness!” West Elm is definitely a store that brings out a couple’s personal style and story. Whether it’s looking for the right sofa or the perfect accent pillow, a couple registering at West Elm is definitely in the mood for something high-quality, yet unique. The geometric shapes, moderns fonts, and color block overlay of our New Orleans suite speak perfectly to the couple looking for handmade, high-quality, and one-of-a-kind wedding paper. We love how the bright white, chartreuse, and turquoise of the paper contrast so beautifully against the rich boldness of the mid-century modern table. We also drew inspiration for the graphic pattern from the geometric design of many of the accent decor. Our paper – like West Elm itself – brings out the creative, artistic, and adventurous side of any couple!
From True Event…When we started to plan this fun event with Hartford Prints & West Elm we envisioned an airy spring atmosphere with spring colors emanating from the beautiful patterns and geometric shapes! This really lends itself for a super fun design working off of the invitation suit designed by Hartford Prints. We knew adding inviting colors and a tropical theme with floral touches would bring on a festive mood. Katherine from KD & J Botanica created the most amazing floral arrangements with adding mini pineapples to make it feel very tropical! Roe from Festivities catering provided the perfect little brunch menu for couples to nibble on while they made their perfect registry. And it isn’t a party for the ladies if they aren’t getting all dolled up! Upstyle provided brow and lip color tips for the spring wedding season. Julia Elizabeth Photographer captured this little soiree so perfectly!
Photography: Julia Elizabeth Photography | Floral Design: KD&J Botanica | Invitations: Hartford Prints! | Catering: Festivities | Makeup: Upstyle | Event Design + Coordination: TRUE Event | Location: West Elm | Tea: David's Tea (Glitter And Gold)