Sunday, September 19, 2010

Exquisite Weddings Magazine Table Scape

I can not fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.

Fitzwilliam Darcy to Elizabeth Bennet
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


We're so lucky to be able to partner with artistic dynamos whose enthusiasm for creativity is beyond inspiring. This summer, such a collaboration was formed to create a table top for Exquisite Weddings Magazine (as seen on pages 118-119). We brainstormed an homage to romance through the ages with Sharon Mintz/Organic Elements and designed a Victorian shabby-chic dessert table with unexpected accents and highlights.

Red Letter Days and Organic Elements certainly didn't go at this alone. We'd like to thank the following partners in fun:

Haydee Aldrete/Concepts Event Design for the furniture and linens
Courtney Scowby/Brightly Designed for the paper elements
Patricia Laurice/Chez Laurice for the vintage elements
Jeni Maus/Found Vintage Rentals for the picture frames
Julie Frans and Devin Woodall/Dining Details for the lemon poppy seed cake
David Wasserman/Joes On The Nose for the hot chocolate drinks and whipped cream
Kristen Peelle/Kristen Peelle Photography




Sharon's bright idea (paying tribute to bright ideas...)

Homage to my years of staying on my toes...


Love notes and quotes.

Our three couples: Romeo and Juliet; Darcy and Elizabeth; Edward and Bella.





Reflections 9.2010


I began dancing at the age of four (oh, the memories...and now I recall why I love of red) but before I took my first ballet class, movement and music were food for my brain and soul. I was raised by audiophiles. It was inescapable.

I've been asked recently why I tweet a sample from my daily soundtrack each morning. Honestly, it sets the course for my day. I seem to naturally assign songs to people, to situations, to random things I observe. It's a fun and inspiring way for me to get my juices flowing. It sometimes cracks me up. At times I get a bit choked up.

When Mia and I get to know clients, one thing we chat about often is music. Obviously songs of personal significance are selected for poignant moments of their celebrations and their event soundtrack is given serious consideration. But beyond that, we like to know what makes up their daily music listening. It always keys in to the bigger picture and a better understanding of who they are as individuals, as a couple, as a family, even as a company.

Which leads us to ask...what makes up your daily soundtrack? Who is serenading your morning commute? Who is musically expressing your excitement for life? Who do you love to shake your groove thang to?

Please share! Inquiring minds want to know.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Red Letter Days' Facebook Page

We heart Facebook. How best to connect with your BFF from fourth grade or first love who's now a married neurosurgeon with three children and a summer home in Tuscany (not speaking from personal experience...)?

We especially heart our Red Letter Days Facebook page. Check it out! We offer up the Red Letter Daily, celebrating the quirky, the beautiful, and the inspiring. This week (maybe longer), we're honoring our amazing clients whose weddings we've been so blessed to be part of.

Thanks!

Monday, September 06, 2010

Happy Labor Day!

We hope you have a terrific day of relaxation, good eats, and time spent with loved ones. We're taking a Red Letter Day of rest and look forward to sharing those images we promised...

Cheers!
Bek and Mia