Pretty Pink Princess, Georgia’s Baptism Celebration

Pretty Pink Princess party details include sparkly crowns, hanging floral wreaths and lots of crystals!  We loved worked with baby Georgia’s mom and grandmother to create this princess inspired event! We worked with a pink and silver color palette and kicked off the event with custom invitations with silver glittery crowns.  The glittery crowns were then found throughout the table numbers and even the thank you cards.

The place card design included the pretty princess crown favors we made with hanging Jordan almonds, pink ribbons and sparkly beads.  Guests found their names hanging on silver trees or branches in the foyer. From there, a beautiful fabric canopy draped over the entrance.

We worked with six looks throughout the room to create a whimsical and magical evening with lots of candlelight.  From the hanging crystal chandeliers and silver crowns to the lush green and floral wreaths, we did not spare any detail.  We used a variety of pink and white florals to make full arrangements.  The crystals were of course a must and found throughout the design.

The head table was made up of different high and low arrangements with silver crowns and the fun silver balloons made for the perfect backdrop.  We couldn’t help but create a fun photo moment with crowns and wands for all guests to enjoy!

It is always a pleasure working with clients that allow us the freedom to create what we dream of.  We couldn’t be happier to have designed this for such a wonderful family.  Wishing Peter, Stacey and baby Georgia congratulations on her special day!  We love you guys!

Which look is your favorite?

xoxo,

Team Limani

Vendor Love: Venue Empress Banquets Custom invitation suite, favors, event design and florals by Limani Designs Giant Balloons Party City

 

 

 

A Very Floral Fête, Aria’s Baptism Celebration

A Very Floral Fête is very fitting for this floral infused Baptism celebration for adorable baby Aria in Michigan, with shabby chic details, lots of pretty pink mini garden roses and different green textures!  We first ventured off to Michigan to do an event with fresh floral two years ago to put together Zoi’s Picture Pomegranate Perfect Baptism Celebration, and this time we decided to not only bring some fresh floral but to also bring some wonderful large fresh branches to give the room some height!

By now, you figured out how much we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE details so we kicked off the custom boxed invitations with a burlap wrapping and a delicate white paper flower with a pearl center.  The little floral detail was carried over to the place cards, table numbers and glassware vessels. The pearl necklaces were added for a touch of girly shabby chic feel and of course all the different milk glass vases and mercury holders added to the whole overall eclectic feel.

The pretty pink linens and the white chiavari chairs transformed the room to a wonderful garden setting.  Since we used boxed invitations, we ended up using more boxes to create risers on the tables and the little wooden numbers were just the perfect touch.  The floral coordinated with the room perfectly and all the candles created a soft glow as the evening progressed.

The long head table was of course center of attention with two large tall floral and branch pieces in silver mercury vases with a continuation of floral arrangements in different shabby chic pieces, including two tiered vintage like cake stands. The fresh wooden pieces were found throughout the room that even the smallest votives had a piece to go with it!

We’ve had the pleasure of working with our good friends, Maria and Adoni, for all three of their children’s Baptisms and we have to say they not only make adorable babies but they are the sweetest, most kind little ones anyone can ask for!  With big sister Tiffany and big brother Sam, we know Aria is one lucky girl to have such wonderful siblings. Maria and Adoni, thank you for trusting us with our moving caravan of props, ideas and work.  Our friendship means the world to us and your support is greatly appreciated!

We wish everyone a very happy weekend and check back next week for more pretty parties!

xoxo,

Team Limani

Vendor Love: Venue San Marino Club Michigan  Event design, floral and invitations by Limani Designs

Lemon Yellow, George’s Baptism Celebration

Lemons in the event design? Yes, please!! This Lemon Yellow event was put together for baby George’s Baptism Celebration and we can’t even begin to tell you how much fun we had using all the natural elements like tall fresh branches, pretty yellow and white floral arrangements, and lots and lots of lemons provided by George’s wonderful Mom, Michelle.  We’ve had the pleasure of working with Michelle before, Engagement Party and Bridal Shower, and we were beyond honored to design and work on this event for her adorable and sweet baby boy!!

We kicked off the event with bright yellow custom invitations with a layer of blue and a natural looking wood backing.  For the envelope liners we went with a lemon print and of course coordinated the table number frames to match. The welcome table was made up a beautiful tall arrangement with lots of different green textures and pops of yellow.  The place cards were shaped like a lemon leaf and attached to a fresh lemon making it for a fun and unexpected entrance piece.

The tall pieces throughout the room added great height, while the long rectangular tables had a very linear design with tall white lanterns, adorned with blue and yellow ribbons, cylinders filled with lemons and lots and lots of candles going down the center of the table. The cutest little kids table was made up of adorable tiny chairs and simple floral pieces in the center.

The head table was made up of fresh greenery, hanging candles and beautiful yellow garden roses.  Our signature look of smaller, continuous pieces down the center of the table were made up of floral arrangements, lemon filled glass cylinders and candles, of course, making it for a full table design while not obstructing the view of the guests.

The celebration also included a gorgeous cake by The Baking Institute, we absolutely love their designs and their natural & delicious ingredients, for George’s lovely Grandmother!  How sweet is that?? Happy Birthday Vaso xoxoxo!

We wish baby George and his family congratulations on his special day!! We love you guys! Here’s to the wonderful ‘heat wave’ we are having here in Chicago:)

xoxo,

Team Limani

Vendor Love: Venue Empress Banquets Event design, invitations and florals by Limani Designs Cake by The Baking Institute  Adorable favors by Nothing Bundt Cakes Photography by Peggy

Sip Sip Hooray, Baby Shower Brunch Bash

 

Oh Baby! 2017 is here and we just can’t believe it!! With all new beginnings, it is great to start with celebrations and what better way to kick off the new year than with Baby Shower Brunch and a new baby girl!! My sister Peggy, you see all her great photos posted throughout our site, Journal and social media pages, is a style blogger, check her blog out at Hallways Are My Runways introduced me to some of her wonderful blogger buddies and Sam is one of them. Sam had a healthy and adorable baby girl last month and we are so excited for her!

A few of my favorite Chicago bloggers hosted a baby shower for Sam at the end of October and we had fun creating the boxed invitations to kick off the party as well as the chocolate and pink floral arrangements to go with the color palette of pink and leopard, some of Sam’s favorite things!

Click over to see more details and great advice and tips on hosting a fun Baby Shower from Monica of Caravan of Style A great overview of the party from Peggy  and great photos from Jessi from Pepperminting.

Congratulations again Sam! She is adorable!!

xoxo,

Team Limani

Hautest Hosts, serving up some great hosting tips!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We are so thankful for so many things this year and we can’t believe the time has come for one of our most favorite holidays!  Not only for the feast we are about to enjoy later this afternoon but for the purpose behind this holiday.  We are grateful and thankful every single day that we are healthy, happy and most of all surrounded by family and friends.  With that being said, we can’t not share some Hautest Hosts photo inspirations for your table design today!

This past year we had the opportunity to partner with Crate & Barrel, one of our favorite stores and Loverly! It was not only an awesome event to be part of, but we were able to meet some amazing vendors like Kara, who captured the event so beautifully, and Elysia, she and her team not only make the most beautiful desserts but they taste out of this world!

So for a successful party we recommend some great beverages, you don’t have to have a bar full of options, try to keep it to a few choices as to not overwhelm yourself. Some copper mugs go beautifully this time of year.

For the decor, floral can be placed down the center of the table like our farm table design photographed.  We kept the floral in the orange family to play off all the pretty rose gold flatware and serving pieces.   We made the floral come down the sides, this is a great accent if you don’t have seating on the ends of the table.  If you are making a larger more focal piece, work around the area you will be placing the piece.  In our bakery section, photographed above, we used drooping flowers, like these large tulips, to create a little bit of drama.  Always work with your color palette, dining room, serving pieces and seasonal decor. it makes for another great design layer.

Of course, delicious food, dessert and background music are a must!  Most of all, don’t forget to enjoy yourself, the friends and family that you are hosting, as a hautest hosts, and the time you get to spend with them.

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday and happy hosting!

xoxo,

Team Limani

*To see more images from this event and the other events across the country click here

Vendor Love:  Photographer: Kara Kamienski Photography

Bakery: Elysia Root Cakes

Florist: Limani Designs

Band: Elan Artists

Photobooth: Smilebooth

Stylist: Stylisted

Calligraphy/Signage: Laura Hooper Calligraphy

Event Design: Casey DeBois

Special thank you to Sarah from Crate&Barrel and the whole Chicago North Avenue team, Kellee and Danielle from Loverly for all being so wonderful to work with!

 

 

Pretty Pumpkin Patch, Despina’s Baptism Celebration

When your sister-in-law, Anna, sends you inspiration photos that include different color pumpkins for her daughter’s Baptism celebration, your creative heart skips a beat!  We love incorporating different textures and design details into our events so we painted them pink and gold and a Pretty Pumpkin Patch event design was born.

We used pink, rose gold and gold mercury glassware and candle holders throughout the tables and included gold branches for some height.  The florals were made up of different types of pink roses and mums, since we are in the middle of mum season. Curly willow branches in glass cylinders, used for risers, worked perfectly for the table designs. The dark brown linens added just the right amount of dark fall color with a festive pop of hot pink napkins to complete the whole event design.

For the long family head table, a continuous look of florals and pumpkins were placed down the center with candle holders on either side.  We love a long banquet style table and couldn’t be happier with how this table looked!

The food was so delicious and the whole afternoon was one fun cozy celebration for the cutest baby Despina!  Anna had Freckles the Clown there, she does such an amazing job entertaining the little ones, and also had set up a paint a pumpkin station with some wonderful teacher friends!  A fun time had by all!

Anna and Greg congratulations on your daughter’s special day!  Love you and your girls so much!

xoxo,

Team Limani

Vendor Love: Venue Concorde Banquets Event Design and Florals by Limani Designs  Photos by Peggy Kollias

Bright Lights, Big City, Megan and Mark’s Wedding Celebration

Last year we had the pleasure of working with Megan, who lives in San Diego, to put together her and Mark’s Wedding.  Not only was she the sweetest but her event design details were the prettiest!  The wedding took place at City View Loft and we had the pleasure of working with so many wonderful vendors. The view of Chicago from City View Loft is absolutely stunning and we love how all the bright lights in the big city were the perfect backdrop from all the windows.

The color palette was soft, with blush bridesmaid’s dresses, we used fresh lavender for the bouquets and Megan’s bouquet was a medley of soft pinks and touches of greens. Megan looked absolutely gorgeous in her lace gown and the beading detail was just perfection.  The service took place in the downstairs area where we created a beautiful neutral backdrop with hanging twinkling lights provided by YJ Decorating.  We used purple limonium florals in galvanized buckets down the aisle as well as candle pillars in glass cylinders.

Guests found their seats with a cute mason jar mug with their names attached.  Not only a perfect favor but useful too;)  When the guests moved upstairs it was a non-stop party celebration until the end.  The bar had two signature drinks, for any Blackhawk fans out there, The Hossa, an Autumn Manhattan, and The Toewsor, a Cranberry Mule, you can appreciate these.

The tables were farm style tables so we worked with a continuous design with pops of teal and mercury mason jars throughout and all the pretty florals that worked with this lovely palette.  We used lace runners to complete the looks and every place setting had a purple limonium flower on it. Lots of candles added to the soft glow once the evening sky took over.

The DJ, Toast and Jam, rocked out all night in front of another backdrop of twinkling lights and guests not only ate under a string of bistro style lights but danced the night away under them.  The photo booth area was a fun touch with entertaining props that made for great photos and memories of course!

We can’t forget the delicious donut bar by Do-Rite Donuts  We used different glass cake stands to display all the deliciousness and Megan and Mark even fed each other a donut instead of traditional cake, we love when couples have their own style!!

For a late night snack, a small hot dog stand, Hubby’s Dog House was set up and guests could make themselves a Chicago style hot dog to enjoy and re-energize.

These photos are just a glimpse at all the pretty that made up October 2, 2015 and we wish Megan and Mark a wonderful 1st Wedding Anniversary!! We wish you a lifetime of even more laughter, happiness and love! Thank you for working with us!!

PS. We can’t wait to see photos of your beautiful growing family!!

xoxo,

Team Limani

Vendor Love: Venue City View Loft

Event Design and Florals by Limani Designs

Photography George Street Photography and Thomas Pham Photography

Hair and Makeup Nika Vaughan Bridal Artist

Backdrop lighting and overhead string bistro lights by YJ Decorating

Dj Toast and Jam DJs

Hotdog Cart Hubby’s Dog House

Donuts by Do-Rite Donuts

Guest Heart Puzzle Melinda Wedding Design Etsy Shop

Hotel stay at Hotel Chicago

Transportation Chicago Trolley and Double Decker

 

Spectacular Sushi, Teddy’s Baptism Celebration

Nothing makes us happier than a repeat client! When Marina called for us to work together again for her adorable son’s Baptism we were thrilled!  We loved working with her for her daughter’s elegant and girly Seashells and Pearls event a few years back and couldn’t wait to hear what she had in mind for her little guy Teddy!  Everything came together nicely for a kite and pinwheel filled celebration this past July.

We kicked off the event with custom crisp white and blue invitations with kite detail, the color palette would be used throughout the event as well as the kites. We love the chance to create custom invitations on events we are working on, this keeps the whole design esthetic consistent from the start.

Shakou Sushi opened it’s latest location in Park Ridge and we are obsessed!  The room layout and decor is phenomenal and the food is delicious!   For the event, we worked with the team at Shakou to create longer tables for sitting and utilized the booths as well. In the back private room, the buffet was set up for easy access and we created a fun backdrop for the dessert table.  The backdrop included a fun scenic moment with a custom kite and puffy white clouds.  On the dessert table we kept the dessert risers in a clean and neutral color palette of glass, white and sand colored. In the front of the restaurant, a long banquet style table was covered in white paper for kids to draw and enjoy throughout the event.

All the kites and pinwheels were hand made by Angie in different blue and white prints and along with the fresh white hydrangeas, created a very fresh and summer atmosphere throughout the restaurant.  Lots of candles were used throughout the room and we kept the design very narrow as to not obstruct the dining experience.

For the head table the large custom kite was hung from a tall fresh green fixture and down the center of the table we had continuous candles and florals in coordinating vessels.

We wish baby Teddy and his wonderful & beautiful family Congratulations on his special day! Marina, it was a pleasure working with you again:) Have a great weekend everyone!

xoxo,

Team Limani

Vendor Love: Venue Shakou Sushi Event Design, custom invitations and floral by Limani Designs  Cake pops and adorable polka dot cake by Central Continental Bakery

*Instead of traditional Greek boubounieres, favors, the family makes a monetary donation to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. If you wish to make a donation click on the Leukemia Lymphoma Society link above.

 

 

 

Lil’ Elegant Elephant, Giorgios’ Baptism Celebration

Sometimes it doesn’t get any cuter than a small white little elephant at each table, don’t you think? Baby Giorgios’ Baptism celebration was one elegant and playful design with beautiful blue hydrangeas, lots of candle light and our favorite, hanging fresh greenery wreaths with touches of elephants throughout.

The event kicked off with the favors doubling up as place cards.  Each place card was adorned with a cute little blue elephant cutout.  We used fresh greenery around a tall fixture to add some height and of course some blue hanging ribbons to coordinate with the ribbon details inside the room.

The head table, in true fashion, one of our most favorite design concepts, is to have a continuous look down the center of the table.  We used lots of candle pillars to add a pretty glow. Behind the head table, we added a large white netting around the cake table to add some height to the dessert table, we had first used this design concept in one of our most favorite baby shower.

The room was made up of four different looks. One look included a pretty white lantern with ribbon detail and blue hydrangeas at the bottom.  We used white and silver planters to hold the fresh hydrangeas.  We LOVE hanging details and the fresh greenery wreaths were a great way to keep with the fresh and simple design but add some height throughout the room.

Not only did we just love how the room turned out but we loved working with Nancy on her son’s baptism.  Nancy, it was truly a pleasure and we wish little Giorgios congratulations on his special day!

Everyone, have a great weekend!

xoxo,

Team Limani

Vendor Love: Empress Banquets Event Design and Florals by Limani Designs Photography by Peggy Kollias

Up, Up & Away, Away Twin Baptism Celebration

Damianos and Christos, are not only adorable but they have the cutest little personalities.  Their smiles alone can melt your heart!  Stella, their mom, wanted a blue and grey color palette hot air balloon themed party and we were excited to put the whole event design together, with lots of hot air balloon details and fresh floral in blues, with greens and fresh succulents.

The welcome table was a large seating chart framed with a small tree fixture placed next to it with fresh floral at the base.  The photos of the twins in their adorable outfits were just the perfect touch to welcome guests to the event.

After the welcome table, guests could take photos with a sky blue backdrop with a large hot air balloon basket!  Having a fun photo backdrop has become a really great way to carry out the event theme or color palette.

The room was divided up with three different looks.  One table design was a set of three metal suitcases, with travel stickers and all, with a floral arrangement coming out of one of the suitcases.  The other table design was made up of a custom hot air balloon with the floral arrangement coming out of the basket.  The last look was made up of 4 large manzanita trees with lots of fresh greenery and a cute custom little hot air balloon.  From the welcome table name flags to the custom flags cut out for each hot air balloon, the triangular shapes were found throughout the room.

Although the room is normally pretty dark, with dark wood and black and white images throughout, we were able to brighten things up with the blue linens and fresh florals.  The sun was shining so the light coming through the glass windows was also oh so perfect for a lovely afternoon celebration.

We wish Damianos and Christos congratulations on their special day! Stella, we love you and thank you for your continued support and friendship!!!

xoxo,

Team Limani

Vendor Love: Venue Ditka’s Steakhouse Event Design and Florals by Limani Designs Photography by Peggy Kollias of Hallways Are My Runways Popcorn Favors by Nothing Bundt Cakes