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Regal Contemporary Vintage

Designing a corporate dinner can be challenging.  Add the fact that the dinner takes place every twelve months, coming up with a brand new concept each and every year makes it even more challenging.

This year, I decided on a “Regal Contemporary Vintage” look.  The Minneapolis Club (and, no, you don’t necessarily have to be a member to do an event there) setting was perfect for the integration of ghost chairs (a contemporary twist of the vintage regal Louis look) with red table and red (contemporary flower balls) and gold decor (vintage mercury glass).

The gasp of the guests entering the room confirmed that I achieved the look I was going for.  Pair that with the exquisite cuisine at the hands of Chef Hakan Lundberg and we ended up with their favorite dinner yet.  Oh, the pressure to top it next year.

Thank you to Erica Loeks Photography for capturing the feel of the event!

Breathtaking by Bungalow 6 Design

Todd Pinzuti of Bungalow 6 Design knows how to make an impression.  His sleek aesthetic translates so well and his creativity keeps clients delightfully surprised.

Pinzuti transformed a typical ballroom and created a stunning space with lighting, draping and furnishings.  What he manages to do time and time again is to envision all the possibilities that a space can be transformed.

Photos by Noah Wolf Photography

A Different Kind of Red, White & Blue

As a tribute to the Fourth of July, I decided to post a couple of Style Boards that have red, white and blue. Although, it isn’t the traditional color combination, it definitely works for events and weddings!

Linen Effects Red and Tiffany Blue Wedding Style Board
The Style Laboratory Farrah and Jarrod Reception Style Board

25 Years of Wedded Bliss is Definitely Worth Celebrating!

As I was organizing disks of images, I ran across a disk of a 25th Wedding Anniversary Party I did back in 2006. It seems eons ago, but it was still one of my favorite events (despite getting into a pretty serious car accident four hours before the event started).

An event planner from Washington D.C. was a guest at the event. She had been following my career after discovering me in an InStyle Weddings magazine. One of the guests introduced us upon hearing her say “This looks like an event The Style Laboratory would do.” Imagine her surprise to discover that, in fact, the event was designed by The Style Laboratory.

Summer, who now owns Summer Harsh Botanical Artistry, did the flowers when she was at Stems & Vines.

Red Tulip Wheat Grass Centerpiece
These red tulips “planted” in wheat grass make me smile. It was a spring day, similar to today…a little overcast, a little rainy, a little chilly.

Red Carnation Topiary and Lime Centerpiece

Creating a dramatic, contemporary centerpiece can be difficult if set in a traditional setting. But this centerpiece truly melded the contemporary and traditional in a seemless way.

Lime Green and Black Cake from Gateaux
Robin from Gateaux admitted to me after the party that she thought I was nuts upon receiving the lime green swatch I wanted her to match. She said the green cake was absolutely hideous at first, but that the dots and circles really did tame the green. I loved it. So did the client.

Photo Credit Folio Studio