This year was the first year we've hosted a bridal-market party in our own office space, so we decided to make it sparkle!
Because the color-palette story in the Fall issue of Martha Stewart Weddings was metallics, we chose the same palette for our event.
Confetti was everywhere. In the air, in our hair and clothes -- it followed us home at the end of the night. Levy Lighting NYC even created a custom interactive projection for us. Light images of gold confetti scattered where you stepped, ran, and danced. Wherever a drink was placed on their custom projection tables, confetti swirled around it. We were all amazed at the effect! Thank you to Ira Levy at Levy Lighting for lighting up our event in ways we've never seen before! (Make sure to check out the iSHADOW videos for more inspiration.)
When it comes to confetti, a little goes a long way -- it doesn't take much to make a party! Mylar is an inexpensive decor material, and it makes a big impact. It can be purchased in curtains, garlands, sheets, and confetti in countless shapes and sizes. We had so much fun transforming our office into a shimmering party, and we couldn't have done it without the help of our talented and generous contributors.
Shintaro Okamoto of Okamoto Studio created two gorgeous ice medallions that reflected all that sparkled in the room (the calligraphed "M" was made by Diva Pyari of Linea Carta); Ashley Meader installed hanging mylar garlands in the entryway and a silver confetti backdrop for the photo booth. Stephen Nguyen and I lined our long hallway with piles of gold mylar confetti.
And our huge chandelier in the center of the room? I recruited Stephen Nguyen to help me build a 5-tier hexagonal frame for the gold fringe--to fit our huge space, the chandelier is 10 feet wide and 13 feet tall (check back later this week on the blog for more on the construction). It came out great, if I do say so myself.
Smilebooth can bring fun photo booths to any wedding -- they were certainly a hit at our party! Photos print out on the spot so guests can bring them home as a favor, and each photo is uploaded to their website the next day so guests can see all the photos that were taken. Over 1,000 pictures were taken at our event!
Nobbies donated all the mylar curtains needed for the giant chandelier and is a great source for hundreds of party supplies.
(Thanks so much to Shane Carpenter for all his beautiful photos--some of them are in this gallery.)