24 May 2011

parlor dinner

earlier this month, i served as one of the hosts of an intimate and elegant dinner party at brooklyn winery in williamsburg.
the evening was a coming together of wedding planners, editors and vendors and i was charged with the decor details.
our theme was a rustic, vintage speakeasy and the venue's parlor room, with its beautiful wood, exposed brick, aged iron and barrels was the perfect space.  because of the darkness of the wood, i thought i'd inject a whole lot of color.  with spring blossoms popping everywhere, i was drawn to azalea, coral sunset peonies, garden roses, ranunculus and one of my seasonal favorites, lilac {that they mimic grapes on the vine was not lost on me at all}. 
two paper dolls designed the very cool menu cards and placecards and jillian of 100 layer cake styled it all with charming mix-match plates.

in addition to the florals, i filled the room with vintage bottles with dripping candles and repurposed cordial glasses as votives. 

radish created our gorgeous family style meal.  two words: ramp butter. they also have the sweetest brick and mortar shop a block away from the winery where you can carry out lunch AND dinner.  fresh, organic, seasonal and simple -- my kind of food.  btw, never thought of roasted tomatoes on the vine with the vine.  it made for a beautiful presentation.

last but certainly not least, we are all entertained by the talented musicians of elan artists

'twas a perfect evening.  i saw some friends and made some new ones.   big thank you to all my co-hosts -- honored to work with you on this amazing event. 

letterpress menu cards and place cards: two paper dolls
catering: radish
entertainment: elan artists

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