This week we've been celebrating the tail end of our summer issue, with a special series tying into our opalescent color palette. And we're concluding with a delicious idea from the girls at Ritzy Bee Events, a Washington DC wedding planning and production company that specializes in crafting uniquely-styled wedding experiences. With more than ten years of planning and production behind them, owner/event designer Maria Cooke and event designer Kelly Seizert bring their fresh perspective, creativity, and detailed planning to weddings and other special occasions. Maria and Kelly also write the popular wedding blog, The Ritzy Bee Blog.
Kelly and Maria love everything about cheese -- except the way a displayed cheese board starts to look after wedding guests have started digging in. So they came up with a simple way to offer your favorite cheeses that's pretty, personal, and downright smart: During cocktail hour, pass mini, disposable "plates" of cheese. Their idea takes a bit of DIY-love, but it beats adding expensive mini ceramic plates to your rental equipment order.
And so, without further ado: A Not-So-Cheesy Cheese Palette. [All photos courtesy of Kate Headley.]
Read the how-to after the jump.What you need:
-Vellum (or another opalescent paper that is home printer-friendly)
-Cheese Palette Template
-a few minutes with the fromager of your local, organic grocer to help you gather a small selection of cheeses and accompaniments
-basic crafting utensils (double-sided tape, craft knife, shears, oval or round hole punch)
-pretty opalescent accents: double-faced satin ribbons, silk fabric (for napkins), inexpensive capiz shell spoons and spreaders, and pretty rose-colored salts
Print the template onto the vellum, then cut along the border so there is a bit of white space on all sides. Tape the vellum onto the chipboard, then cut the board to fit the vellum, and punch a hole in the designated spot. Plate the cheese and tasty treats, and enjoy!
To create opalescent cocktail napkins, use scraps of dupioni silk fabric to add luxury and sheen, and cut it with simple and ric-rac scissors.