Buenos dias CME readers! Allow me to formally introduce myself. I’m Wendee, affectionately nicknamed “Wendell” by the CME girls, of Unexpected Elements. I like to make pretty and occasionally take overthe CME blog.
I’ve decided to hijack a few Wednesdays only because it sounds the best with my name. Catchy right? But, I digress…
Remember your prom? Those great themes such as “An Evening in Paris” or “Casino Royale”? The amazing realistic backgrounds, the confetti on the tables? Don’t get me started on the tinsel based centerpieces! I got to thinkin’… Could there be a way to class up a theme, that’s class with a C and not a K, and make it apply to a party or even a wedding? Dare me to? Double dog dare me? Done!
Challenge Theme: Enchantment Under the Sea
I’ll be the first to admit, I love beach /nautical theme. There is something the ocean that just appeals to me. There is definitely a line, a big giant super fat marker line, for this theme. Its really easy to get cheesy.
Here is my suggestions:
I loooovee this linen. Actually, I try to work it in with every one of my events. Mainly because when it comes, I rip it out of the box and proceed to wear it around my house. My husband thinks I’m a lunatic, but whatev.
Picture is courtesy of my iPhone. I’m fancy like that. If ya gotta incorporate shells, add them inside a clear vase with pretty flowers on top. Its subtle, but still noticeable.
The pictures below are from Engage!09 in Grand Cayman that Courtney and I attended a few summers ago with some other great planners from Austin. The ocean blue lighting was so beautiful!
How’d I do? This style is not for everyone, but I think it shows you can start with one idea and tweak it or in this case, complete overhaul. So kids, what’s next? Over the Rainbow? Arabian Nights? Challenge me!