When Nellie with Nellie Sparkman Events and Stationary Studio approached us to help design Kansas City’s first ever Crate and Barrel Registry Event, we jumped at the opportunity. I mean…who doesn’t love a reason to visit C&B! The private event took place in September at the Leawood, KS location.
We started by meeting with the local store management to workout a game plan (Nellie’s job) and select products to style with (my job). Nellie brought in an excellent vendor team to surprise and delight couples while they shopped.
Crate and Barrel wanted each city to showcase the local flair. After much discussion, we decided that “hospitality” was the best way to describe Kansas City. Nellie asked for a light and bright color palette with lavender and silver. Based on this, I set to work designing a tablescape to inspire couples for at home entertaining. I really wanted to help brides think outside the box and see how they could entertain at home using a variety of items from their registry.
My favorite table top details were the candle holders. I used a mixture of hatch glasses for votives and camille wine glasses (aka Olivia Pope glasses) for floating candles. Elevated candlelight adds so much ambiance to a dinner and these glasses were the perfect way to create a little atmosphere.
For the place settings we selected Helena Linen Napkins, Gemma Serving Trays (as chargers), Savannah plates, and Grand Hotel II flatware. I used silk ribbon to attach hand lettered place cards from Lauren Heim Studio and accented them with sprigs of fresh lavender.
Making a few final tweaks before everyone arrived.
Guests were welcomed with refreshments upon entering the store. Nellie gifted couples with bags of popcorn to snack on. From there, couples were free to browse the store and interact with wedding vendors.
Lauren Heim personalized a beautiful hand lettered quote for couples to take home and frame.
For my station, I created a variety of bouquets for brides to determine what size what right for them. We also talked about how to properly hold a bouquet on your wedding day.
Overall, it was a beautiful and fun morning spent connecting with brides. The event was very casual and low-key; not like a traditional wedding show. Vendors were able to really connect with couples and answer questions, and couples didn’t feel pushed or overwhelmed. I can’t wait until the next event!