Before wedding decor consultations I usually create a few custom favors based on my understanding of the decor design or theme that the couple would like. I created this boxed favor with it's tile top design as one of the samples for one of my recent consultations.
The last couple of months have been a bit hectic and I have completely neglected posting. In the next few days I'll do a little catch up and post some of my recent projects. Many thanks to those that keep linking to me even through my absence.
Zaytuna College hosted a community gathering in late October. The San Ramon venue and setting was peaceful and lovely. The gathering itself felt a little like a family reunion seeing so many old friends and Zaytuna supporters.
The event was an opportunity for Zaytuna to outline it's vision and plans for the future of Zaytuna College. http://www.zaytuna.org/
With the event decor I used a color combination that was new to me, purple and chocolate brown. It sounds a bit odd but they look lovely together. With the backdrops and linens I used chocolate and the centerpieces were made with either large arrangements of purple orchids or greens & orchids under water with floating candles on the top. With the larger stage arrangements and the wreaths I also included autumnal colors.
A special thank you to Aisha F. and all the other volunteers.
This year's graduation was held in the wonderful International House on the UC Berkeley Campus. The International House has an interesting history which I think fits very nicely with Zaytuna's ongoing efforts to establish dialog and mutual understanding on a global level.
Emerald palms centerpiece with fish.
The graduation was very moving & inspirational. From the students it was clear, the time spent with their teachers both learning and sharing was life altering and the talks from the teachers reflected a similar view.
Gorgeous Chicago This past weekend Zaytuna hosted a Minara titled; Agenda to Change our Families at Northwestern University as well as an award ceremony and fund raiser at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.
Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry
I had absolutely no idea that Chicago was such a pretty city, the city feels like a blend of Portland, Oregon and London. Place can really set the tone for events and the museum was a very special setting for Zaytuna's evening event.
With the decor I was hoping to create a simple but elegant look. Earthy colors were chosen for the table linens in a lamor fabric. On the stage backdrop a fresh green garland of Ruscus and Salal leaves were draped. The stage flowers were all orchids and the dining table centerpieces were simple shaped modern white vases and with leaves instead of flowers; Monstera and Lily Grass. We were able to also benefit from the museum's current glass exhibit which includes nine glass chandeliers which were conveniently hanging above the stage.