The one thing I love most about being an event designer and planner is that I can always reinvent myself. One day it’s a colorful candy land fantasy (http://thejewishhostess.com/2011/01/how-sweet-it-is-a-sugar-sweet-bris/) and the next it’s a simple, bold, and chic affair.
This next bris was a bit unconventional in that I decided not to go in the ‘baby boy blue’ direction. Don’t get me wrong, I love a blue bris! But I was going for more of a smart and chic feeling. So we started with a beautiful cotton white and baby yellow striped linen. There’s something about yellow and white stripes that screams Rodeo Drive to me. I also find these colors very refreshing for a morning affair in May!
From there it was simple- A natural wood chair, a beautiful clean centerpiece of orange tulips blooming out of fresh white hydrangea, and a birch vase. In the center of the room was a HUGE oversized centerpiece of beautiful branches with little yellow blossoms.
Another occasion that called for an effortless & elegant feeling was a torah dedication in July. It was the couples 50th anniversary and their children dedicated a Torah in their honor. So we decided that cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on a Friday afternoon before Shabbat would be a great way to celebrate. Being that this was a summer event, I wanted to incorporate a high dose of color in a handsome and neat way. So I chose very bright orange and fuchsia baby orchids.
For a linen I chose a beautiful celery green organza with paillettes.
I topped it with the orange and hot pink orchids for a burst of color and added a light wood ballroom chair. If you don’t want to overdue it make sure your vases are height appropriate!
And there you have it! Less is more with these two beautiful events.
Lillian Antar Shomer
Event Design & Planning