A letter from our Editor, Megan White.
Fire & Ice Inspired Celebration
Take vibrant, warm colors and combine with gleaming cool hues and you might just get steam. Jenna Culley Events used such sharp contrasts and achieved a dramatic result.
Mori & Co’s invitation suite in deep blueberry blue and raspberry red sets the tone for a bold event. Clean, simple typography in embossed gold adds a metallic flair, while response cards and postage stamps employ natural, botanical images. It’s all tucked in a dark-as-night envelope.
Warm gold wraps around the icy sparkle of diamonds in these unique pieces from Helzberg Diamonds. Jenny Packham’s Isolde yellow lab-grown diamond engagement ring in 18k yellow gold (1 ½ ct. tw.), inspired by Jenny’s effervescent Isolde gown, pairs with her lab-grown diamond wedding band in 18k yellow gold (3/8 ct. tw) and his 1/10 ct. tw. diamond band in 10k yellow gold.
Arctic Inspiration Distinctly
glacial in appearance, this three-tiered beauty from Emily Grace Cakes is frosted in the blue of pure glacier ice and has hints of “earth” around the edges — just like the real thing. The textured sides have a wind-weathered look, and sculpted-sugar details add to the cake’s icy “landscape.”
Desire for Fire
A deep, red, smoke-shrouded cocktail from D’Amico Catering is sure to warm the hearts of your guests. Perfect for a cold winter’s day.
Elegance on Ice
A dollop of caviar served on ice is the star of this show. In keeping with the sophisticated delicacy, Linen Effects has prepared the perfect place setting with a frosted white charger and clear plate with fluted edges atop a shimmering bronze table runner. Gleaming gold cutlery and smoky bronze goblets complete the setting, with a gold-dipped sprig of dill as a piquant accent.
Beauty Burning Bright
This fiery arrangement by Petals and Beans almost screams “passion” with its bursts of deep reds, sensuous pinks and regal purples. Twists of greenery wind through the bouquet that is tamed with a romantic, hand-tied blue ribbon.