Do It Yourself: Summer Sleek
The event design team at WED and photographer-slash-stationer Heather Forsythe joined to make a cocktail-hour or reception lounge area
The florals: Katie fashioned a relaxed but uniform look by mixing and matching white and green nosegay bouquets of Dusty Miller, hydrangea, peonies, spray roses, Star of Bethlehem, and thistle in a mélange of mercury glass vessels. For an earthy-meets-elegant touch, she wrapped the boutonniere in raffia and turquoise ribbon.
The stationery suite: Elements from the wedding program showed up throughout the setting: turquoise was the lounge’s signature color; the program’s banner flag re-appears as a “Marry Me Mai Tai” swizzle; and its signature lettering tops the favor box of petit fours from Twenty Six Divine.
Swizzle Stick Flags:
- Craft Paper
- Paper Cutter
- 1/8-inch Wooden Dowels
- Non-Toxic Adhesive
Type the name of your drink in two inches of a four-inch-long rectangle in a document. Copy and paste this several times on document.
- Print the document on craft paper.
- Using a paper cutter, cut the strips out; each should be four-inches long.
- Open the flag, placing the printed side down. Spray or affix non-toxic adhesive on the unprinted side, and place the dowel at the now-sticky crease. Press it onto the paper so the paper will cover one end of the dowel. Bring the two sticky sides of the flag together.
- Cut a triangle in tip of the flag to give it a forked, banner look.
- Roll the flags around your finger to give them a slight curl.