Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Wedding Salon & Mother's Day Ideas!

Last week, I mentioned to you all that I would be designing a table for The Wedding Salon! I had such a great time meeting all of the bride and groom's to-be! Well as promised, here are some photos of the table I designed!


This time around, I decided to go for a bright, colorful, Spring look that was sure to be eye popping! The white underlay and green burlap cap overlay were created by Cloth Connection and all of the rentals were provided by Party Rental Ltd. Not only could you use this as table decor for your wedding, but you could also incorporate some of the ideas into your Mother's Day entertaining! 


I collaborated with the extremely talented Ana Dolan of Invitations by Ana, who designed the menus and place cards on real wood paper! How clever! She is so talented!


Each place setting received a tea cup of pansies with their names written on the wood paper! This was a unique twist on traditional place cards. You could also use this as a favor for your guests to take home!


Instead of putting a menu at each place setting, I decided to put one in between each seat, incorporating it into the decor.


Around the base of the willow tree that we constructed, I used many natural elements and live flowers including yellow tulips, purple hyacinth, yellow daffodils, and pansies! Not only did the table look beautiful, but it smelled great too!

 

Here I am with the absolutely beautiful Tatiana Byron, the founder of The Wedding Salon and 4PM Events as well as the legendary Sylvia Weinstock of Sylvia Weinstock Cakes! Thank you so much Tatiana for this wonderful opportunity!


So you may be wondering, "how can  I use this for Mother's Day entertaining?" Well, what I recommend is that this Mother's Day you use organic elements as well as bright colors. Incorporate fresh, live, fragrant flowers such as hyacinth. Also, don't be afraid to mix and match china! As you can see at the table I designed above for The Wedding Salon, we mixed and matched different colors and different patterned china, to create this sophisticated, yet fun look!

Big thanks to Borowski Muller Photographers as well as my dear friend Dana Halsted for these photos! 

Cheers!
Shawn

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mother's Day Ideas - Seventeen Magazine

Don't forget! Mother's Day is just around the corner and will be here before you know it! Mark down Sunday, May 8th in your calendar and take a look at some of my Mother's Day entertaining tips on Seventeen Magazine's website here.

Cheers!
Shawn

Monday, May 2, 2011

Celebrations.com Party!

Last week, Michael and I attended a wonderful celebration for the launch of Celebrations.com new look at the home of Jim and Marylou McCann, founders of Celebrations.com. We enjoyed fabulous food catered by Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs as well as fabulous company! Here I am with Celebrations.com expert Michael Russo of Michael Russo Events, Michael Lepson COO of Shawn Rabideau Events & Design, as well as another fellow Celebrations.com expert, the beautiful Andrea Correale.


For more photos, check out Celebrations.com blog by clicking here! Also, be sure to check out my experts page by clicking here!

Cheers!
Shawn