Bridal Shower Design with Bride to Be: Janice

With all the chaos and hustle and bustle of wedding planning, my favorite moments are the days when you get to stop and enjoy the process. Days such as bachelorette weekends, engagement parties, cake tasting, and bridal showers. This was no exception. We have been working with Janice and James for several months now honing the details and decor for their wedding day, which is happening in less than a week at the very cool Water Witch Club in Monmouth Hills. It is going to be a good one! I already can’t wait to share the photos of their wedding by the remarkable Pat Furey.

In the meantime, please feast your eyes on the colorful bridal shower hosted at Janice’s sister’s house last month. We created a color palette of poppy pinks and coral, hand painted paper flowers, and graphic black and white with copper accents. A big thank you to Mary Kate Moon for her always perfect handlettering and painting skills and Jessa of Love & Light Photographs for her talented work behind the lens.
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An Evolution


Photo by Christina Lilly Photography

“Why did you choose the name Gilded Lily Events?” asked an astute potential intern. I loved this question for many reasons but the biggest reason being that Gilded Lily Events actually has a family history. When thinking of a name for my budding event planning business, I racked my brain but I kept coming back to Gilded Lily Events. You see I have a very talented and creative mom who along with my equally talented aunt created the most elaborate theme parties you could imagine. We are talking life-size giraffe cuts-outs and a safari jeep in the backyard to entertain and thrill their guests. From the age of 5, I watched as they left no detail uncovered and created memorable celebrations that I can still picture if I close my eyes today.

Fast forward to 2010 and Gilded Lily Events was re-founded. In this evolution, my focus was on designing something beautiful and unique that reflected my clients’ personalities. However after only two years, I felt like I should do the same for my business.

Cue third evolution, I went back to the drawing board and focused on creating a brand that encompasses my personal style. I like a mix of styles or a little something unexpected. As much as I am a perfectionist, I do not like things to be perfect. With that being said, I feel like my new logo and new website are perfect! A big thank you to my talented friend and graphic designer extraordinaire, Maie of Noon Designs, for working with me to get the font and the colors just right. Then we found sweet, patient Lindsay, of Hello Monday to create the website of my dreams. I love how well it showcases all of the hard work I have poured my heart into for the last three years. I am so proud of what we have to share with you and trust me this is just the beginning! Stay tuned for the future of Gilded Lily Events! It is going to be good!

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