Each Friday, as a nod to #FollowFriday, we'll be highlighting a designer who inspires us to create ever more stunning installations for our clients. In many cases, this will be a fellow event designer and in other instances we may feature another type of visual artist... a painter, an interior designer, an architect, a sculptor, etc. There are so many inspiring creative minds out there and we're excited to share some of them with our readers.
This inaugural post features an incredible designer from New York: David Beahm from David Beahm Experiences. In addition to having a brilliant talent for transforming spaces, David is also a creative business man, and a kind-hearted human-being with whom I had the pleasure to sit on my last visit to New York. He and his entire team are warm, energetic, lovely people.
I was first introduced to David when he was a speaker at the Engage! summit I attended in Orlando in 2015. He started his session with a quiet guided meditation as a way to remind us all to take time for ourselves... to find some calm amidst the noise... and to give ourselves a chance to pause and recharge. I fell in love with David from that moment on. Following his work and his travels on social media has made me love him all the more.
What strikes me most about Team Beahm's work is their ability to take advantage of every piece of a space, floor to ceiling and wall to wall. I love that they can take a simple detail, like a votive candle, and with thoughtful placement and repetition, create a delicate and enchanting staircase.
Below I've shared a few images of David's work as a teaser... but you'll want to follow all of his social pages to really get your fill. You can find more on Facebook, Instagram. and Pinterest.
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2016 has been an AMAZING year for event design and the styling trends just keep getting better! 2016 was the year of gold & blushes, the year of geo-shapes, and the year of explosive & organic greens. It's been STUNNING! 2017 promises to be just as creatively inspiring. We'll see the 2016 trends just mentioned holding strong through the upcoming year, but we've identified 3 MAJOR trends that will really explode in 2017.
In this 3-part series we'll discuss each of the trends in turn. Today, Let's talk about the first major trend for 2017. Trees!!!
Preston Bailey started the trend of bringing as much of the outdoors in as possible in his wedding designs. Many designers have followed suit and the art of incorporating trees into the wedding decor has been on the rise in brilliant forms for the past few years. In 2017, expect to see trees getting larger and more grand as they become an ever-greater feature of many couples' designs. We'll see designers adding flowers, chandeliers, and other opulent details to enhance the designs.
The symbolism of the tree is beautiful and inspiring and I love the little-known tradition for couples to plant a tree together as a part of their wedding celebration. I don't know that many brides want to dig holes while wearing their brilliant white wedding gowns but this is something that could be done as part of an engagement celebration or, since many couples are opting to spend their wedding mornings together these days, before everyone changes into their formal-wear.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of our Event Design Trends 2017 series!!!
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'Tis the season of joy, and love, and gratitude. This year I am immensely grateful for all of the amazing clients, vendors, and venues that we had the privilege of working with. I can't stress enough what an enormous impact the vendor team has on the success of your big day. In addition to making sure that you hire professional companies you'll want to make sure that they're able to work well with the rest of the team. You can get hints of this in your communication with them... are they quick to respond? Do they answer your questions clearly? Do they point out potential issues and offer solutions on how to solve them? But I digress... all of this is information I'll be covering in greater detail in a post next year. Right now, let's focus on the incredible vendor team who worked together to bring Kaity & Corey's stunning vision to life.
This particular event team was a DREAM composed of the some of the best talent in Ottawa and, indeed, in the world. Kaity and Corey's wedding was held at the stunning Museum of Nature, a national treasure of a venue, couples come from all over the globe to host their weddings in the Museum's beautiful contemporary spaces. The entire event was expertly planned and executed by the team at Kennedy Event Planning. Every detail of this wedding went off without a hitch. The day was brilliantly captured by Joel & Justyna from Joel Bedford photography, you just couldn't ask for a more amazing collaboration.
Kaity had a very particular vision in mind and along with Shannon Kennedy and myself we crafted a stellar vision for the day including a 16ft hanging greenery garden adorned with candles stretched out along the length of the aisle... which would later be transformed into the dance floor space. We strung Edison lights over the head table which was dressed in luxurious bronze linens.
We loved everything about this wedding; the clients, the venue, and the team! Wishing you all an AMAZING holiday season.
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