Wednesdays with Amy–Preston Bailey’s Color Palette Picker–Savannah Event Designer–Harvey Designs–Savannah, GA

The fabulous Preston Bailey has come up with another brilliant idea, the Color Palette Picker , located under tools in the inspiration portion of his website.  This is a wonderful tool for brides and event planners for choosing a color palette suitable for their theme as well as lighting considerations for their indoor or outdoor wedding or event.

Click on the link above and start playing.  I think I have found my new escape when I am brain dead and need some inspiration.  Kudos to Preston; an amazing designer as well as a visionary.

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Weekend Review: From Purple to Nautical | Harvey Designs | Event and Floral Design | Savannah GA

We love it when we have weddings that are so very different from one another.  It is a lot more fun to have two totally different wedding looks going on for a weekend.  It’s also a lot easier to tell what flowers go with each wedding.  This past weekend was one of those weeks.  We’ll start with Leigh’s seashell inspired wedding!

Starfish accents and lovely airy arrangements with seashells.

The seashell theme fit perfectly with the Savannah Yacht Club venue.  Calm blues and greens with a pop of light peach throughout the design.

Large nautilus shells hold blue and green hydrangea with twisted branches on a sea fan

Our second wedding of the weekend features PURPLE!  So many beautiful shades of purple against lovely white, crystal and silver makes a stunning impression.

Varied arrangements in silver candelabras beneath draped chandeliers featuring purple feathers and phalaenopsis orchids suspended with purple ribbon.

The overall look is simply stunning.  The varying shades of purple pop against the understated white linens.  The Westin’s Harbor Ballroom is the perfect backdrop for such an over the top design.

We love how well the cake fits right in with the overall design! What else would you expect from Custom Cakes?

Two very different design styles for two very beautiful weddings!  Our best wishes go out to Leigh and David and Brooke and Brant in their new lives together!  Congratulations!

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Tasha and Eric’s Wedding: Harvey Designs, Event and Floral Design, Savannah Georgia

While Tasha and Eric chose more simple decor for their wedding, the attention to detail from the chair markers to the heirloom ring incorporated into Tasha’s bouquet made their’s a sweet, beautiful wedding.

Green cymbidium orchids, paired with ti leaves and bear grass, gave the chair markers a tropical feel, while the brown satin ribbon tied with long tails added dramatic elegance.

Simple and classic, Tasha’s bouquet of white roses and white tulips was given an extra touch with the addition of her grandmother’s engagement ring tied into the white satin ribbon wrapping.

Chartreuse green kermit mums added a pop of color to white standard roses in the bridesmaids’ bouquets.

The groom’s white standard rose boutonniere coordinated with his bride’s flowers with the addition of green hypericum berries for a burst of color. The brown satin ribbon was wrapped with copper wire.

The groomsmen’s boutonnieres were of kermit mums to match the bridesmaids’ bouquets. Instead of green, the hypericum berries were red. Like Eric’s boutonniere, however, they were also wrapped with brown satin ribbon and copper wire.

Short square glass vases were wrapped with brown satin ribbon and held arrangements of white roses and green kermit mums.

When the bride and groom jump over the broomstick, whoever jumps the highest will be the decision maker of the family, so the African tradition states. It is only fitting that such a powerful instrument be adorned properly. Tasha and Eric’s broomstick was decorated beautifully with gardenia, white roses and white ranunculus.

Ceremony: LaFayette Square

Reception: Hyatt Regency Savannah

Photographer: Donna Von Bruening Photographers

Event Design/Florist: Harvey Designs

Cake Designer: Two Cakes

Wednesdays with Amy–Fall Tablescape with “Chirp” China–Savannah Event Designer–Harvey Designs–Savannah, GA

Well, I guess it’s bad when I am already thinking about fall and it is only June!!  But, I absolutely love the Chirp China pattern from Lenox and thought that it would make an elegant fall table scape.

Banquet style tables would be nice with long garlands of oak leaves running down the center of the tables incorporating the recycled metal tea light trees from Viva Terra.  Small arrangements of burnt orange dahlias, fall gourds and broken pomegranates could be added to garland for texture and a splash of color.  I wanted to off set the robin’s egg blue of the china with the burnt orange accented in the drawings on the birds.  I found this “Fire” pintuck linen from Connie Duglin for the perfect foundation for our table (sample is actually more orange).

The small twiggy bird’s nests with robin’s egg blue Jordan almonds at each place setting could serve dual purpose as a favor and a place card.  Try speckling your eggs with brown food coloring and a toothbrush.  Place cards could be printed on leaf shaped tags or water colored bird cutouts, perched on the edge of the nest, that mimic the china pattern.

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Happy Father’s Day from Harvey Designs! | Event and Floral Design | Savannah, Ga

I’m a Daddy’s girl.  Not the spoiled kind, just the kind that grew up thinking her father had super powers.  (Heck, sometimes, I still think he does.)   Which reminds me of a father of the bride we had a few weeks ago who has a Dad with super powers, or some really good connections.

It was Liz’s big day.  Her ceremony was outside at  Washington Square.  The only problem was the rain.  A typical Savannah rain that just never let up.  And there was no rain plan!  (a wedding vendor’s worst nightmare!)  Her father was frantically pacing up and down the halls of the DeSoto Hilton trying to find an alternate venue for his daughter’s ceremony.  The hotel itself was full with two other weddings going on that day.

We proceeded as planned and went to set up the ceremony arrangements despite the rain.  We arrived at Washington Square and it was still raining, but just a little drizzle.  By the time we finished setting up the ferns we realized it had stopped raining and the sun had come out!  It was just a little patch of blue sky above the square.  We don’t know how it  happened, but we think the father made a deal with someone to ensure he had sunshine for his little girl’s big day.  :)

Liz's Father and Mother after a sunny ceremony! Photo courtesy of Greg Ceo Savannah Wedding Photographer

We are so glad it all worked out!  And we are so thankful for the fathers and father figures in our lives.  They might not have super powers, but the fact that they help us in times of need and are always there for us is pretty super to me!


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