Bridal Inspirations Wedding Expo

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Please come out to see us at Alicia’s Bridal Inspirations Wedding Expo Sunday January 4th from 12:00PM to 5:00PM at the Best Western Plus Lakeway Inn, Bellingham.  We will have our booth upstairs along with 50 plus wedding professionals.  It’s not too early to reserve tents, tables, chairs, dishes and linens for your 2015 summer weddings.  The sooner you reserve your basics, the more options will be available to you.  We’re here to help you decide what works best for your special day.  We’ll see you there!

Valentine’s Day Showroom + Crafts

To spruce up the Pacific Party Canopies’ Bellingham showroom, I worked on a few crafts this week.

First off, I spray painted some cheap wooden hearts  and a heart frame from Michael’s. I had some spray painted wine bottles from an earlier display that I wanted to hang them on. I also sprayed the insert for the wooden heart so it would be a solid color instead of a photo. However, you could put a photo of you and your beloved in the frame for your Valentine’s table.

I spray painted this frame and these wooden hearts for a rustic inspired Valentine's Day table. The hearts will hang on painted wine bottles I created for an earlier project. The frame will be the centerpiece of the grouping.

I spray painted this frame and these wooden hearts for a rustic inspired Valentine’s Day table. The hearts will hang on painted wine bottles I created for an earlier project. The frame will be the centerpiece of the grouping.

The finished table looked pretty good. Add soft music and candlelight and it would be the perfect setting for a rustic Valentine’s Day. Check out those chair sashes. I love the gold and the way it’s tied.

To achieve this look use our red pintuck linens, a white solid linen underlay, gold satin sashes, gold chargers, and white wooden chairs.

Valentine's table with rustic accents, painted wine bottles, wooden hearts and frame, and a burnt read decor with gold sashes.

Valentine’s table with rustic accents, painted wine bottles, wooden hearts and frame, and a burnt read decor with gold sashes.

For our main table, I wanted to create some interest in the ceiling. I decided to hang a few decorations and a few sashes as a color swag. Unfortunately, this took me the most time, mainly because I had never done it before. I went through a few iterations. If I just tucked the ends of the fabric into the ceiling, the other fabric would fall down, plus the ends got dirty. Next, I tried rubber banding them together and making sort of a braid. This pseudo worked, but still did not capture the look I was wanting. Plus, it left a gap in the ceiling tiles. Finally, I realized I needed some hardware. We had some rounded metal clasps from Walmart that we hang our napkins with that I used as a ring to thread each end of the sashes through. I tied a small amount of fishing wire around the circle and the other end to a paper clip. I bent the paper clip into a hook and slid it under the ceiling tile. This worked nicely. The paperclip wasn’t altogether necessary, but worked well with heavier items like the glitter heart hang in the center of the table.

How to make fabric hangs for fun, bright Valentine's Day table.

To make a valentine’s table, you just need some decorations, a round item to thread fabric through and fishing wire to hang the fabric from the ceiling.

This was the final look!

The back of the chiavari chair is threaded with a pale pink table runner and a cherry sash.

Bright red and pink Valentine's Day table setting

Bright red and pink table for Valentine’s Day.

 

#tbt We <3 Love!

We <3  Love! Especially when it is two of our own finding it together.

For him, it was love at first sight. “I thought she was the most beautiful girl in the world,” he said. It took a little while, but eventually he won her heart.

Mikki and Jamie met at PPC in 2005 and were married in October 2009. They went to the courthouse in their red PPC shirts in honor of where they met. They had a small, tented reception in the back of the Burlington office. Everything was already in the warehouse so it was an easy set up.

If you see Jamie out on a job, be sure to ask him about it. It’s the sweetest love story ever.