Wednesday, April 15, 2009

David Monn is Recession Ready

David Monn, the event designer behind some of the most lavish events in New York, celebrated spring with a party designed to emphasize a far more proletarian aesthetic. I was delighted to attend and enjoyed seeing many of our friends and peers enjoying the food of Peter Callahan, the invitations by Ceci NY and the Billy's Bakery cupcakes. The materials used in the design vignettes were paper, tulle and baby's breath. And the effect was gorgeous. I don't know if these designs will work for recession-era budgets, but they do look good. Super inspiration if you are looking to design a white wedding.
Twelve pounds of grapes made the centerpiece along with baby's breath and Martha Stewart's Wedgewood china.
Love a silk butterfly.
David strung inexpensive butterflies from a grid to create a stunning backdrop.
The taxidermy doves and peacocks spoke to my macabre side.
David showed a variety of white bouquets in front of paper suits.

The cake table was made from $75 worth of tulle and baby's breath.
I love the wreath hung above this table, so ethereal.
The huppah is made with tulle and the dress is made of paper!
Place cards doubled as gift tags on the favors.
Cache pots topped with jelly beans and mint cotton candy made a great display before being given out as favors.
The cupcake table married mint with white -- a fresh combination.
Some photos courtesy of David Monn's blog.

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