A NEW FRONTIER FOR EVENT STYLING
I’ve known Ery, my client, since we were young kids. And every time I get to work with friends, I am always reminded of how lucky I am.
As I’ve always said, nothing is as fulfilling as providing top-notch quality service to the people you genuinely like and admire.
So when I suggested this particular theme to my friend, it was partly done on a whim, a sort of last-minute idea that flashed before my mind. It also helped that I wanted to do something totally new. In other words, I wanted this event to be extra special for Elise, Ery’s daughter. (we also did the party of Ery’s first, Kenzo!)
After saying it, I thought I may have bitten off more than I could chew.
You see, the theme I’m talking about was abstract, simple in concept, but deceptively hard to execute on a large scale. Add to that the fact that no other stylist (to my knowledge) had ever done a theme like this. This meant that it was all up to me to fill in the “meat”, breathe life into the concept.
In other words, I was all alone on this one.
Elise’s Gems Themed Party: Truly Unique. Photos by Delightful Little Darlings by DLD!
Good thing I had help from the Party Magic team.
Meet the family! Daddy Keef, Mommy Ery, and their kids Kenzo and Elise
RULE NUMBER 1: THERE ARE NO RULES
I mentioned before in this blog that it’s always better to pick a theme that is specific in nature, rather than general. For example, it’s not recommended to do a theme based on simply “clouds”, or “kites”. It’s better if you add more “flavour” or depth into it, by doing for example, Parisian Park, or Snoopy’s street fair.
Then I go ahead and throw my own rules out the window.
So this brings me to my new rule: in event styling, there are no rules. In a world controlled by creatives, rules only last long enough for you or someone else to break them.
What I am proud of from Elise’s Gems party was two new “innovations”: the holographic “shards”, and the felt balloon garland! [Read more…]