Wednesday, November 30, 2011

An Evening Of Extraordinary Women

Earlier this month All Set was brought on board to design "An Evening of Extraordinary Women"- a 50th birthday celebration hosted at the Burlingame Women's Club. Guests were greeted at the door with champagne and speciality cocktails and heard the sweet sounds of violinist Joseph Christianson, playing in the background. The amber and red washed room created an intimate feeling that was felt from the moment you walked through the doors. Delicious appetizers were passed by the skilled team from Chef Mara. The night was a lovely affair.

Event Management: All Set / Florals: All Set / Catering: Chef Mara / Musician: Joseph Christianson / Photography: Kimberly Lee / Videographer: Colin Johnson / Venue: Burlingame Women's Club / Rentals: Hartmann Studios

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

All Set In The Press

Check out this recent shout out from bloggers Tia & Claire for All Set's Mellow Yellow Candy Buffet...

Photography credits: Tia & Claire Studio

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mr. & Mrs. 9 -10- 11

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to see 10 months in the making come to life with the wedding of Jenny & Matt. I had the pleasure of working with the couple on their tablescape design. We opted for varied sizes of mason jars wrapped in beautiful paper from Paper Source. The bride and groom chose four different patterns to utilize for the design.

All Set was also brought on board to complete all of their wedding florals.

Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs.!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Call It Mellow Yellow

All Set
entered candy land this weekend with the design of an all yellow candy bar for a wedding hosted at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. The candy bar was a huge hit and met the needs of even the sweetest sweet tooth.

Yum Yum!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Color Ramp Take Off

Color gradient, color progression, or color ramp- whatever you want to call it, utilizing a smooth progression of color in designs is a trend that has taken off. It was first seen at fashion week in collections such as Bottega Veneta Resort 2012.

It has since expanded all the way to the world of weddings. Check out some of the fabulous way to explore this aesthetically pleasing trend.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Snail Mail With A POP

These days it is so easy to just hop on your email and send out a quick note - offering instant gratitude of "done" on your to do list. However- who doesn't LOVE to receive a hand written letter or thank you note! Well maybe this great offer from Paper Source may encourage you to bring out that dusty stationary and unused pen...

With so many styles to choose from, I'm sure you will find the one that is just right for you.

Note* free shipping is only available until August 22, 2011. So get to shoppin'

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Petals For Walt Disney

The Presidio of San Francisco, rich with history and culture, is the perfect backdrop to host a special event. The Walt Disney Family Museum, nestled in The Presidio, lends itself as an ideal venue. I have been fortunate enough to design for this space on several occasions and thoroughly enjoyed each project. Most recently, I was asked to design the floral arrangements for a two day conference.

Big thanks to Joanna owner of Scarlet Floral Design for the extra set of hands on this project.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Forever the Dancing Queen

Professional Ballroom Dancer, Entertainer, Actress, Hostess, Cuisine Master, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother were just a few titles that my FABULOUS grandmother (aka Non) earned throughout her incredible life.

Non had the opportunity to see the world in a way that was unthinkable in the 1960's- upon a first class cruise ship known as the SS. Lurline. She and my grandfather were the Social Directors for many tours upon the Matson Line Ship and made a name for themselves as ballroom dancers- before Dancing with the Stars. Non's talent went beyond the dance floor and eventually landed her on stage with many appearances in various plays and musicals such as Auntie Mame and Anything Goes. At one point she was even scouted for a Broadway show in New York City! You can image the spunk, energy, and vigor my grandmother had for life; therefore, it is only fitting that she be just as fabulous off the stage and in her home life as well. Non was the quintessential hostess. Her parties were the talk of the town and anticipated for months. From the top notch cuisine to the elaborate dresses, my grandmother defined the art of entertaining.

After 89 years of memorable living, my Non peacefully passed away. In true Non fashion, she was honored with a superb luncheon celebration. I had the honor to complete the floral arrangements, placecard settings, menus, overall decor, and invitations. Just a little insight- she LOVED the color purple!

I consider myself lucky to have such a talented grandmother to look up to when I am pushing myself to new limits- what a great role model. I love you Non- forever.