I always get nostalgic when summer comes to a end. The summer of 2013 was filled with so many beautiful and inspiring events, places and people. If I had to choose one, my favorite was the WIPA event held at Terranea Resort on a cliff overlooking the ocean in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
The event was produced for wedding and event professionals to be inspired by a unique design that can translate to any event. It gave me the opportunity to create textured artwork that complemented the overall design, while giving guests a keepsake of the day as decor for their home or office.
I created 26 mixed-media paintings on canvas used as table decor at the reception, on the food stations and ‘sweetheart table’ that were inspired by the ‘Hamptons Americana’ theme, the lanterns throughout, with a romantic spin – on the last of the 56 layers I used quotes from the movie ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (the Keira Knightley version). My goal was accent the decor while providing a unique and memorable gift for guests.
I saved one painting to donate at auction to support the local charity – Wish Upon A Wedding – Southern California Chapter. I you love the large 36″X24″ green, red and blue one that is pictured at the ‘sweetheart table’ with the half-heart – or if you know someone who would love it as a gift, attend this year’s Blissful Wishes Ball.
Thank you Jen O’Sullivan for the spectacular photography…
Venue | Terranea Resort | www.terranea.com
Photographer | Jen O’Sullivan | www.jenosullivan.com
Event Coordinator | Janel Events | www.janelevents.com
Furniture | Archive Vintage Rentals | www.archiverentals.com
Florals | Butterfly Floral | www.butterflyfloral.net
Linens | Designer Specialty Linens | www.designerspecialtylinens.com
Invitations | East Six | www.eastsix.com
Artwork | Commemory Fine Art | www.bethany-thomas.com
Which textured memories do you treasure?