Rain is just confetti from the Sky! One of the most common fears I hear from wedding clients is they are concerned it will rain on their wedding day. I designed this “Rain is just confetti from the Sky!” tablescape at City Club Los Angeles to poke fun at our fears a bit and take the worry out of the concept of rain. We need it, it’s beautiful and it brings good luck.
Since rain comes from the sky, I knew I had to design from floor to ceiling. This rain inspired tablescape needed to make a splash with a big statement and focal point. Balloonzilla brought my sketches to life with this massive cloud installation that spanned more than 15 feet wide.
As I have shared before, I love to sketch out my ideas for any event I design. When it came to designing a rain inspired tablescape for City Club, I knew it had to be big and bold. While some of the original design elements changed slightly from the beginning stages to the final product, it was thrilling to see the image in my head come to life thanks to the help of an amazing and creative vendor team! Adding additional umbrellas, changing the linen color to mimic growing grass and raising the height of the balloon installation made all the difference.
I am all for mixing colors that compliment each other. With Springtime in mind, I wanted yellow florals that brought a huge pop of happy to the middle of the table. Sibyl Sophia Floral Design mixed several different types of flowers all in bright yellow to create color blocking with texture and life!
Growing grass under the centerpiece continued the story of how the rain invigorates to help the grass grow and flowers bloom. I strive to have every element of my designs to have a deeper meaning and purpose.
When your tablescape is rain inspired, you MUST have raindrops! Pigment and Parchment added a whimsical twist with thin, acrylic signage. The loose and casual calligraphy style let guests know that fun was to be had!
Irridescent tabletop ware from Soiree8 added shine and whimsy.
Adding secret design elements are part of every Anything But Gray Events creates. Do you notice how the raindrop is making the plant grow?
Although I am not a DIY fan, I did end up hand painting dozen of acrylic raindrops to hang from the cloud balloon installation. Seeing the photos afterward, it was worth having blue hands for days!
I loved seeing the transition from day to night. Since the balloons were installed over a light source, but the end of the evening the cloud mass began to gently glow and glimmer in the moonlight.
Photography: Kristina Lee Photography
Venue: City Club Los Angeles
Planning & Design: Anything But Gray Events
Balloon Installation: Balloonzilla
Florals: Sibyl Sophia Floral Design
Tabletop Rentals: Soiree8
Linens: Signature Party Rental
Paper goods: Pigment & Parchment
Chairs: La Pinata Party Rentals