The Best in West Coast Florida Weddings

The Best in West Coast Florida Weddings

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

You're Lucky if You Go GREEN

For special moments and memories, green is probably one of the most diverse and versatile of palettes. In the past six years, green has had significant impact on everything from a more natural look for florals (green stems exposed inside clear glass vases) to bringing vibrance to darker linen colors such as brown and black.

Green is also an indication that you are considering the significance your celebration has on the environment. A sustainable menu featuring locally grown produce (we shop the Tampa Farmer's Market) can be a great way to "go green" for the cuisine portion of your special event.
So you can't go wrong no matter how you decide to utilize it, even in subtle ways.

In anticipating our next holiday, St. Pat's Day, I thought it might be fun to showcase some of our favorite pictures incorporating green.

The Natural Green Setting
What better way to celebrate green then to hold your celebration in a tree-canopied
outdoor venue? Photographer Richard Harris of DeLite Entertainment, captured the charm of Karnes Stables in Northwest Tampa, during a November photo shoot.

Melon-y Green
Combining a honeydew green overlay with other juicy melon colors of
cantelope and watermelon offer a deliciously mellow tablescape for a
summer weddingDesign by Kent Billiter.

Greens that Rise Above the Occasion
You know that the color green has impact when it's actually
in the flowers rather than just the stems. Our favorite floral designer,
Carmen Gonzalez of Carmen's Flowers, created a hearty
Florida-Fall centerpiece for one of our clients at the
St. Pete Beach Community Center Design by Ashley Allred Davis.

A Green That's the Sheen
Nothing makes black pop than a touch of lime green. Our creative director, Kent Billiter, used a layering effect to optimize a black, zebra, silver, and white tablescape at the Sorosis Building in Lakeland.

Sweet and Minty
A romantic flair can be created with just a touch of light green. A rosette champagne cloth grabs some attention with a flower-folded mint green napkin atop a gold charger plate. Place card by A and P Designs.   Design by Bradley Dempsey.

Greens on the Move
When it's just not possible to serve a healthy salad to your guests, a Caesar Salad on a Stick can offer a cocktail serving even in the most limited of spaces. Such was the case with a Summer collection open house we catered for Mac Cosmetics at International Plaza. 

Sassy and Simple
The allure of daisies captures simplicity. Apple green daisies (yes, we used silk)
 intertwined with hot pink partners was a simple centerpiece in our standard bubble bowl for an April wedding at Harbor Hall in DunedinDesign By Bradley Dempsey.

Photo by Soul Search Photography

A sea of blue becomes a little edgy a hint of lime green. Got this idea from Australian magazine, Real Weddings and used it for a bridal show at the St. Pete Community Center. Design by Susan J. Stalnaker

When Nature Calls
Even if your event isn't amid natural surroundings, you can "bring on the green" with lush tropical foliage from A1 Foliage in St. Pete. They can a create an indoor backdrop with the addition of potted palms, ficus trees, and various varieties of specialty plants.

Sea Greens
Nothing gives a boost to neutral elements like sand and sea shells than a bed of  fresh greens fibers on a special head table on the beach. Outdoors, they make a table seem a part of the environment. Design by Christy Stalnaker Monaco.

Tossed in Green
Fresh Basil coupled with pinenuts, garlic, and olive oil create a robust sauce for pasta. Our Linguine Tossed with Pesto isn't an Irish staple, but has eye-appeal as a buffet entree.

And the Luck of the Irish
Our own Joe Hudson who worked with us during his high school years, is now a stand-out catcher and major hitter for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.
Our loss is their gain!



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