May 6, 2014

What is a Floral & Event Designer?

                                                       All photos by Lisa Brown of Bella Rose Photography
Because we are "Floral & Event Designers," 
we are sometimes asked,
"What is the difference between a traditional florist 
and an event designer?" 

As event designers, we design & decorate the entire event space 
to create an overall style or theme.
To decorate the event space, we can use florals, design pieces,
 lighting, wall and ceiling hangings, 
furniture and other accents.

For each table, we not only use floral designs, 
but we also create tablescapes. 

By now you may be thinking...
"Wait, you lost me at "tablescape! What is a "tablescape?!"
The world of event design can seem a little overwhelming, 
especially since it has a vocabulary all its own!

 A "tablescape" is  
 the stylistic decorating of the entire table top.

 We created this tablescape, shown in the photos above, 
for the 2013 Landfall Wedding Show.

For a design that could be used for a New Year's Eve Wedding or Party, 
we chose a classic elegant style with a touch of Hollywood glamour.
To achieve that effect, we used a pewter crinkle linen 
and black chiavari chairs hung with silver pendants.
On the table we used florals in mercury glass vases, crystal votives,
and, for the statement centerpiece, 
white ostrich feathers & ornamental plumes
in a tall mercury glass vase.

 For the three floral designs at the base of the centerpiece,
 we used white lilies, burgundy mums, pink spray roses, 
dusty miller, and silver ting ting
in mercury glass mint julep vases.

The dinner plates were set on silver chargers. 
(A "charger" is an elegant "tray" on which the dinner plate is set,
 and is used for decorative purposes only.)
The eggplant napkins were folded and tucked under the charger
and topped with a decorative ornament,
our little piece de resistance, 
a clock with its hands set at midnight! 

The Three Divas Events
also offers our Special Event Cake service, 
so we are able to design the perfect Wedding Cake 
to compliment the overall design theme. 
And of course, we ensure the cake is
as good as it looks!!! 

Our other Tablescapes 
at the Landfall Wedding Show

Art Deco Inspired Theme

Dorothy Draper inspired candlesticks were
set on a silver & black damask linen overlay.

The florals were created with hot pink tulips,
white and star gazer lilies with mini green hydrangeas and lily grass.

  Napkin ring decor was created from 
diamond rhinestone ribbon.


An Elegant & Whimsical Themed
Bridal Party Table 

Floral designs were created with purple tulips,
pink tipped roses, dusty miller, and flowering

The tablescape was accented with
Silver Candelabras 
Sparkling Butterflies, Silver Bejeweled Fans, and Silver Bejeweled Napkin Rings
on eggplant linens with silver chargers and silver napkins!


Classic Vintage Glam 

Classic red, white & black.

This tablescape was designed with a trio of mercury glass pillar holders, one filled with a red on red floral design of roses, spray roses and ranunculus.  To complete the look, we used black mosaic votives, silver chargers, damask napkins with a red spray rose accent, placed on black crinkle linens.


This was our Landfall Wedding Show Team!!!
Jennifer (Diva #3), Jill of Bella Rose Photography, Amy of Makeup by Amy Kennison, Wendy (our Honorary Diva), Rachel (our "Bride"), Kyle (our "Groom"), Rebekah (Diva #2),
front row
Deborah (Diva #1), Eve (Our Divette), Stephen (Our Divo)
(not in photo: Lisa of Bella Rose Photography, Jan of aMuse & Dan Burke of The British Taxi)

Amy Kennison, our Make Up Artist Extraordinaire,
putting the final touches on the Flower Girl for the day,
our own Eve Mattis!!!
Diva #3, Jennifer Mattis, putting the final
touches on the Ring Bearer for the day,
her son, Stephen Mattis!!!

Our beautiful faux Bridal Party!!!

The British Taxi Limo Service
owner and friend, Dan Burke
with our Bride, Rachel

Kyle, Stephen, Eve, Wendy, Dan, and Jennifer
Event successfully completed
and now into the British Taxi and off  for...

...our Mexican & Margaritas After Party !!!

We love what we do!!!
And we love helping couples make their Wedding Day Dreams come true!!!

The Divas
Deborah Place
 Rebekah Hinkle
Jennifer Mattis
(910) 399-6276

Venue - Dye Club at Landfall Country Club - Wilmington, NC
Photographer - Lisa Brown of Bella Rose Photography 
Floral & Event Design - The Three Divas 
Cake - The Three Divas 
Bridal Veil - aMuse 

Click on any of the above photos to enlarge!