Last weekend, we got to teach a special event decorating workshop at Pottery Barn at Stanford Mall and at Chestnut Street in San Francisco! We shared DIY craft ideas from Handmade Weddings, along with party & wedding decorating tips. I, for one, had been clueless about Pottery Barn's awesome entertaining selection before the workshop -- turns out the have fabulous glass drink dispensers, cake stands, linen-wrapped candles, and mercury glass votives -- all great accent pieces that make a table scape feel polished and stylish!
We showed the class how to decorate a table in two different styles: Romantic (left) and Happy Graphic (right), using similar projects in different palettes to show just how easy it is to create a unique look. The flowers were picked out by our friend, florist Nancy Liu Chin (we did a DIY arrangement -- Nancy, hope we did your flowers justice!).
We started with recycled glass jars, which we wrapped in linen and stretch denim and stenciled with table numbers - the same project gets a totally different look just by choice of materials.
We finished each wrap with a simple row of stitched "X"s. They slip on and off easily, and you can reuse the containers -- no special sewing skills needed! We wrapped books in papers matching each palette to use as risers, adding height to the table (helped achieve a pleasing pyramid composition. And who doesn't have some books lying around? So easy!).
The Happy Graphic side featured a palette of reds, yellows, and blues plus kraft and denim accent textures. We incorporated patterns with fabric-wrapped favors and DIY bread basket liner.
We added graphic pop with an easy fabric-covered button napkin ring and striped dollar store party favors (who knows what these things are called?! please tell us!).
Drink flags are one of our favorite party details. All you need are bamboo skewers (available at most super markets) and ribbon or paper. We did a simple satin ribbon flag for the Romantic side...
Thanks to Pottery Barn for hosting us, and to all the wonderful folks who attended the workshops - it was great meeting you!
We're delighted to bring you one of our latest obsessions--Factory 20, a mecca of vintage furniture and rustic wedding bric-a-brac. This is a perfect place to get inspiration and potentially splurge for some personalized vintage flair to your special day.
For country chic weddings, we can only imagine what crafty minds could do with this vintage dairy farm metal basket.
Vintage gas station numbers! Can we say Totally Adorable Idea for Table Numbers?
And how cute would this be for a bar or welcome table at a big-top inspired wedding?
A lot of the pieces quite spendy and one-of-a-kind, so if budget allows, think about how to re-use in your home after the event.
View all the inspiring finds here.
Our long-awaited unveiling is here! We are absolutely thrilled to bring you 12 new designs from our design studio here at Hello!Lucky. These brand new Save the dates, RSVP cards, and wedding invitations have been months in the making, and many have been inspired by our wonderful clients!
Our San Francisco Skyline invitation evokes the beautiful silhouette of your chic urban wedding.
Inspired by the motley sailors of yore, our Vintage Tattoo design is a perfect accompaniment to your hip and stylish wedding.
Our Heartland wedding invitation is full of rustic charm. Inspired by vintage fruit crate packaging, this invite adds a little shabby chic to picturesque farm or ranch weddings.
A beautiful, modern design with retro flourishes, our Nouveau Peonies invite is inspired by the romance and decorative whimsy of Art Nouveau textiles.
Land ahoy! Our Seagull wedding invitation is a relaxed accompaniment to seaside weddings.
Our other new designs include: a Lake Tahoe-inspired design--perfect for all outdoorsy weddings; a whimsical Cala Lily wedding invitation, a pretty Vintage Lace design with a retro flair; Tuscany and Bordeaux--perfect pairings to your wine country wedding, and and the San Francisco Skyline designs (which complements our London Skyline, New York Skyline designs), showcasing the city silhouette of your urban, city wedding.