Monday, March 14, 2016

Tablescapes: The Art of Layering-Table Runners

Hello Brides and Wedding Planners,

Have you ever gone through scores of wedding photos, and got bored with the same monotonous view? Are you searching for ways to make you event elegant, but want to set it apart from other weddings? Our team here at I Do Events strive to add extra oomph to otherwise basic linens through the art of layering. 

We just received some new additions to our inventory, and instead of just showing them all by their lonesome we decided to have some fun, and layer it up for a more dynamic look! Please take a gander at our images, and check out how we created each one!

We decided to add our plum sash to augment the floral pattern found in the runner, which we think perfectly compliments the winery theme we often see during the summers!
Original view of floral table runner

We wanted to warm up this display by adding a second layer. The top layer is a guava color in organza, which gives it a nice watercolor look

Original view of silver table runner

We used the same silver satin table runner, but with the same sash exposing the satin side. The metallic hue with the rich jewel tone is very popular this year, and makes for a very classy look perfect for Winter or New Years Eve weddings!  

We wanted to add a richness to this display, but we decide to add more dimension by building on the red table runner with different textures. We used a gold matte sash with a 4" red satin sash to show off a romantic theme!
Original view of red table runner
We paired two different size sashes with this navy runner to match the peacock table matt placed under the centerpiece. We thought this was an ideal choice for those that have multiple colors as their wedding theme!

Original View of navy table runner
We went with the same idea by playing with different sash sizes, but in a monochromatic look with various hues of soft pink perfect for a blushing bride

Original View of pink table runner

We hope you enjoyed the different ways you can dress up your table, and turn it from plain or drab to one that is dynamic and fab!
Happy Planning,
The I Do Events Team


Thursday, February 11, 2016

I Do Events: Behind the Tablescapes-Meet the Managers

Brittany Adams-Showroom Office Manager of Washington IL

I have been with I Do Events off and on for 11 years. I love helping brides visions come to fruition, and being able to work so closely along with them for one of the biggest days of their lives! I love the artistic side of this job; putting linens and centerpieces together to create a perfect look for my brides.  

I love music and dancing, so I spend my free time listening to live music and checking out the local music scene. I also spend a great deal of time on healthy living & cooking, and spending time with my crazy cat; Meow.

I have my Esthetician license and CNA license, but I find I work well in an environment where I can have customer interaction daily.  

Shamiira Brown-Showroom Office Manager of Champaign, IL

I’ve been with I Do Events for about a year. I previously worked in Floristry as a merchandiser, and before that in Men’s upscale suiting and tuxedos. I was looking for an opportunity to expand my creative skills beyond the Retail industry, and I came across I Do Events. I discovered it was right up my alley, and I have not looked back ever since! What I love most about I Do is transforming an empty room into a beautiful and breathtaking landscape! It is an amazing feeling to be a part of the process of making the otherwise mundane look both memorable and captivating!

My current hobbies and interests related to the field are DIY projects in fashion and interior design, personal wardrobe styling, visual merchandising. I also love reading anything I can get my hands on, and writing poetry.

My work background includes clerical/administrative work, sales and retail management, and Visual Merchandising.

You can book an appointment with any of these lovely ladies by visiting: I Do Events