Monday, February 6, 2012

Living Room: Gallery Wall

WAY back in the day, I decided I wanted to do a gallery wall in my living room, but I never actually did it. {Confession: I am a procrastinator on some things}  However, part of designing my renovated life is bringing great ideas to fruition. I think the area just left of my front door is the perfect spot for a gallery. I decided to scout the world wide web to see what I could see.  Look what I saw!


I especially love the ampersand, the oversized letter and the all black frames. I want to focus my collection using pieces of art, framed family photos and text. This might be a bit of a process because I am a bit picky but I am excited about this. 

Do you have a gallery wall? If so, share the link, I'd love to see it.

If you don't, what do you think about this? Seriously, I wanna know!  xoxo tami

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

TSE Wedding Event 2012

Tami Briggs of Fabulously Wed worked among a team of event designers along with Sean De Freitas with Designs by Sean to bring 2012 TSE Wedding Event to life!

I was so honored to have been chosen to work with such a fantastic team for The Wedding Event for The Special Event Conference that was held in Tampa last week. The Special Event Conference is one of the largest trade shows and conferences in the Event Planning Industry.

In this blog post I am going to take you behind the scenes to see the process of setting up an event of this magnitude. The event was held in the Expo Hall at the Florida State Fairgrounds, and it took us 4 long days and nights to install this event. This has been the most challenging event I have worked on; and we executed it flawlessly.

The Expo Hall is an 88,000 square foot space. We transformed and brought in this space creating walls to the size and look of an elegant ballroom for 700 guests.

The Floor Plan
Day 1- unloading the trucks…
Building the truss…

Setting up the floral designers area. We had 4 designers; their teams set up 4 work stations and began to lay out their vases and process their flowers…
Day 2 – Building the 100 ft. long chandelier…
Setting up the cocktail area…
More flowers arrive…
Begin to design the centerpieces…
Day 3 – truss goes up and start laying tables…
Finish setting tables…
We had four looks inside the ballroom this is:
Earthly Glitz
Moroccan Vintage
Modern Organic
Country Chic
The stage begins to be built…
The stage- finished product
Day 4 – final tweaks and event day!
One of the cocktail hour vignettes- Moroccan Vintage
Cocktail area
Cocktail area – Opera singer in the 80-foot red dress (Dramatic)

The finished look inside the main dining room
This was such a challenging and fun project to execute - there were over 50 vendors who helped pull this event off!!! 

To wrap up this blog post, I want to share an amateur video I put together using pictures and video from my handy dandy iPhone!    Enjoy...

xoxo, tami