STUDENT WORK: HOLLY PATTON

 
Floral centerpiece inspiration | "Citrus Countryside" photo shoot | The School of Styling Charleston - A three-day hands-on workshop for creative entrepreneurs | Photo by Alante Photography. http://www.theschoolofstyling.com

Holly Patton is a talented event planner from Seattle Washington. We had the privilege of getting to know her at The School of Styling Charleston as one of our fabulous attendees! Check out her beautifully styled photo shoot!

The inspiration behind our “Citrus Countryside” photo shoot was relaxing in the countryside on a lazy sunny afternoon while sipping a glass of champagne.  Since Woodinville is the wine country of the Pacific Northwest, I wanted to focus on other wine country’s in Italy, France and Napa because they are relaxed but still have an air of sophistication to them.  Incorporating citrus elements and colors into our theme really helped to create a cheerful ambiance that brightened the space and made it feel like it was summer! 

 Butter & Bloom brought our theme to life with her gorgeous flowers that really popped on the dark wood tables from Seattle Farm Tables.  One of my favorite design details were the mini lemons, limes and oranges that she placed in the brass candle sticks which added a touch of citrus without being too overdone, they were simply cute and adorable! Our welcome table felt like spring time at the farmer’s market with her potted daffodils paired with crates from Vintage Ambiance that I filled with citrus fruit.  And her citrus and greenery chandelier hanging in the tent?  Absolutely stunning!!!  

 The paper goods and details that Rosie with Song Bird Paperie created were full of so much joy and definitely helped to set the cheerful tone for our space.  Everything she created tied in nicely with the orange napkins from BBJ Linens and the place settings from ABC CORT.  From the adorable lemon tags on the citrus marmalade wedding favors, to the wrapped oranges used as place cards, to the brightly colored programs and menus that reminded me of citrus flavored popsicles, and the fun banners throughout the space – I loved how everything she created added a fun pop of color and whimsy! 

 You can’t have a theme inspired by the French countryside without a nod to French desserts! The SweetSide created macaron towers that were not only striking as centerpieces on our display table but they were super delicious as well! 

I hope you enjoy our Citrus Countryside at Woodinville Whiskey’s Barrel Loft as much as we enjoyed creating it!

Planner + Designer: Perfectly Posh Events, Holly / Venue: Woodinville Whiskey Barrel Loft / Photographer: Alante Photography / Florist: Butter & Bloom / Stationary: Song Bird Paperie / Desserts: The Sweet Side / Rentals: Seattle Farm Tables, Vintage Ambiance, ABC Cort, BBJ Linens

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Photography By: Alante Photography