D.I.Y PULLEDTOGETHER VALENTINES DAY // PART 1

D.I.Y PULLEDTOGETHER VALENTINES DAY // PART 1

So with Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and floral shops are getting ready to cash in while restaurants are overflowing with reservations.   But how nice would it be to make your own centerpieces and prepare a sumptuous dinner for you and your special someone, right at home?

In a 5 part video series entitled, “PulledTogether”, I teamed up with some of the best industry professionals to show you how to you can “PullTogether” a special valentines day for your honey.

Valentine's Day

Featured on: Munaluchi Bride follow them on instagram – @munaluchibride

Cinematography: MaeBFilms  follow her on instagram – @maebfilms

Florals: Phileanor  follow her on instagram – @phileanor

Table Design: pop! by Yaz  follow them on instagram – @yazatpop

Culinary: PulledTogether  follow them on instagram – @pulledtogether

Calligraphy:  Jenny  follow her on instagram – @jennyh1981

Makeup + Hair Artist: Sabrina Gilbert follow her on instagram @sabrinagilbert_nyc

Model: Shequita Orr

Up first is how to make a simple centerpiece by Emily Howard of Phileanor.

Valentine's Dinner

From Phileanor:
After apprenticing with two of the top floral designers in NYC , falling completely and madly in love with flowers and freelancing for nearly two years (in that order), I started Phileanor as an outlet for my own creative expression.  I felt that I had something different to offer than those I was learning from and working for simply because I possess a unique set of experiences that inform my way of looking at the world, which would in turn make my creations uniquely mine.  I am still defining my voice, but it’s been an incredibly rewarding process so far and I am excited for what the future holds in that regard.Going into this project, the only goal I had for my piece of it was that the flowers look good together.  I work best with clients that are somewhat flexible in their expectations and who trust that I’ll go the extra mile to make sure they get stunning work.  Luckily, the vendors involved in this project were like my dream clients in that they gave me the freedom to select a palette and flower combination that would really have some synergy.  Because this was a Valentine’s Day-themed shoot, I had it in my head that the floral palette should be fairly traditional – blush tones with pops of red and pink.  But it was all over when I got to the flower market the day before the shoot and stumbled upon the most beautiful variegated Japanese lisianthus I had ever seen.  Unable to resist its delicate beauty, I created the color palette around that single flower.You don’t have to be a florist with access to the New York City flower market to create stunning flower arrangements at home.  The better supermarkets, like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, usually carry a good variety of high quality flowers.  An even better option is your local farmer’s market.  If you have some masking tape, sharp scissors or clippers, and an empty vase (you can even use an old jar), you have everything you need to make an arrangement fit for a romantic dinner at home.

DIY Centerpiece from Mae B. Films on Vimeo.

  1. Fill vase 2/3 of the way full with water.
  2. Put four pieces of tape in the shape of a tic-tac-toe grid over the opening of your vase.  Put another piece of tape around the perimeter of the vase opening to secure your grid.
  3. Start your arrangement by placing your greenery / foliage in the vase, strategically draping them over the rim as you go.  The goal is to create “pockets” for the “face flowers” that you will add next.  If the stems of your foliage are sturdy enough, this is the step is where you will establish the shape of your arrangement.  Take care to avoid a perfectly round, dome shape.
  4. Create one that is more asymmetrical instead.
  5. Place your face flowers in the arrangement, nestling some of them down amongst the foliage and leaving some of them high.  Face flowers are your bigger, showy blooms; i.e., the ones you really want to show off and make the focus of your arrangement.  Group like-flowers in odd numbers throughout the arrangement so as to create a more natural-looking design.
  6. Add your wispy bits – like the paper-whites and spirea in this arrangement – last.  These should hover or float above your face flowers, thereby creating movement.
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Tune in for Part 2!
XOXO
Yaz

Golden Globes 2014 // Red Carpet Inspiration

 

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Golden Globes 2014 //  Red Carpet Inspiration

The Golden Globes Red Carpet was filled with glorious, bold reds, pops of bright colors, classic blacks, liquid metals and 3D details that had my imagination running!
These stars in their gorgeous dresses left me so inspired, I will be posting Wedding/Soiree Inspiration boards all this week based on their stunning gowns.

Stay tuned!

Sofia Vergara + Zac Posen
Olivia Wilde + Gucci
Maria Menounos + BCBG Max Azria
Lena Dunham + Zac Posen
Lupita Nyong’o + Ralph Lauren
Kate Blanchett + Armani

Luxe Safari Baby Shower

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Luxe Safari Baby Shower

Step into this opulent Luxe Safari Baby Shower abound with golden animals and trees dripping in diamonds. In my mind, a safari should be an expedition to observe animals and nature in it’s most glamorous state.

Explore the alluring details in this Luxe Safari!

pop!ELEMENTS

  • Event Production: pop! by YAZ
  • Venue: The Brownstone
  • Catering: The Brownstone
  • Photography: pop! by YAZ
  • Invitations: pop! by YAZ
  • Favors: pop! by YAZ
  • Cupcakes: Pink Cake Box
  • Cupcakes Stand : pop! by Yaz

44698_1560378818015_5735938_nThe Venue
The Brownstone’s Grand Conservatory proved to be an idyllic setting for this theme. The atrium’s natural light, gorgeous chandeliers and outside courtyard with fountain were just perfection!

44639_1560379458031_2697355_nTree Table
This table featured a custom made golden tree with strands of crystals and was accented with luscious antique white, peach and copper blooms.

Luxe safari pop by yazParasol Table
The other tables featured custom made parasol centerpieces, wrapped in strand of rhinestones with floating crystals.
The parasol centerpiece was flanked by an arrangement of peach and cream flowers.

45621_1560378978019_3981073_nFavors
The mommy-to- be wanted to include elephants because in Asian cultures elephant are a symbolic animal.
Elephants often symbolize wisdom, strength and royalty. Each guest received a custom painted porcelain elephant, crystal candle holders and two candles wrapped in raffia.

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Each setting included the favors and were placed on a caramel wicker place mat

45464_1560379698037_6598630_nFlowers
The flowers featured blooms in peach, antique white, copper and a soft yellow

Safari Cupcakes  Luxe Safari pop by yazCupcake Stand
I created these custom cupcake stands to incorporate both the natural elements
with the wood and the glitzy side with draped crystals

45046_1560381578084_6523313_nCupcake Animal Toppers
I painted each animal a beautiful metallic gold. The kids loved playing with them.

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Throughout the space were painted golden animals bedazzled with rhinestone eyes