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seattle met wedding show booth

i love the gals that produce seattle metropolitan bride and groom.  laura, samantha and dixie are not only talented at their jobs, but are warm hearted and just amazing people to be around. so, when they asked me to design their booth for the seattle wedding show, i was thrilled. i became even more excited when i saw the cover of the current magazine that they were going to be handing out.

this is my favorite cover they have ever produced.  the chalkboard background . . . the striking model . . . the simplicity of a bold open rose . . . this cover is ever bit as romantic as it is chic and couture. i wanted to design a booth that felt like an extension of this cover and truly represent the incredible style and inspiration that flows from every page of the magazine.

this is what we came up with: 

                                                  a modern and chic feminine "library" formed with towering bookcases to hold the thousands of magazines that were given away, a custom SMD  hand drawn chalkboard, soft seating with custom coordinated pillows, unique shaped arrangement of blown open roses, ornate plaster frames featuring blocks of colors, a shag rug, and a chandelier we made with hundreds of light bulbs.

i loved the different elements we used to create this booth.  it was so much fun to put together. 

here is a glimpse of "behind the scenes" for getting ready:

these are a few of the fabrics we used in the booth before we started cutting and sewing.

one of the most time consuming tasks for this booth was drawing the frame on the chalkboard.  after studying several ornate frames, i sketched the style that i wanted to create.  from there i made large patterns that were the actual size that i needed for the board. i, along with my assistant designers erik holgate and andrew clarke (pictured below) then traced those patterns onto the actual chalkboard with pencil. from there we very carefully began using the chalk . . . trickier than it looks to keep clean and not smudged. the photos will document the chalkboard journey: 

i was so inspired by the large blown open rose on the cover, and knew that to keep the booth as clean and simple as the style on the cover, i had to use the same kind of flowers for the booth. this was also staying consistent with the "single bloom arrangement"  spread that was featured in the magazine as well.

seattle metropolitan represents all things unique and new, so to get away with using all roses, a common ordinary flower, i needed to create interesting shaped arrangements.  i thought a triangle would be a nice change from the traditional round shape of arrangements. this is how they turned out:



this is erik spending hours carefully crafting the light bulb chandelier.  i am so thankful for people who have more patience than i, to do incredibly tedious jobs.

 and here are a few more pictures of the finished booth:

we had such a great time putting it together and had really great feedback from people at the show.  thanks seattle met for the opportunity to collaborate with you once again!


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