Joanna Waterfall has created The Yellow Conference as a space for creative women to connect and make a difference. I had the honor to design and attend the 3 day conference, and I was really blown away with the execution from their team and panel of speakers. If you haven’t been, I would really suggest looking into it for this year. I’ll be designing some fun things for this one as well, so come say hi! The design process took several months of hard work, and preparation so take a look at some of my work highlights below!
Okay, let’s get real- starting a business can get overwhelming! Our custom art installations captured the journey of emotions that goes on during business start-up and through the creative process in general.
Each attendee received a guide that described each art piece as they followed decals on the floor.
Meet Grit. The first installation of the 3 part series was created to connect the observer on an emotional level through their own storms in life.
“There is a storm coming. I can feel it. I’m caught up in the throws of chaos and disappointment. I hear the chatter of others- “Is there even money in what you do?”…“It doesn’t seem practical this creative hobby you do”…Their words seem all too familiar as I battle with similar fears- “I am not good enough, talented enough, creative enough, pretty enough. I am not enough.” I feel overwhelmed. Can’t breathe. Crippled by fear. No. No, I won’t let this storm overcome me. I will preserve. I can see the light. I can feel its warmth. The yellow rays are bursting forth. I close my eyes, I can see the Sun.”
Meet Valor. The second installation prompting courage and steadfastness. “I have to fight. Say no the darkness and yes to the light. Put up my shield. Hold it tight. Sweaty hands. Fight the good fight. Fear has no hold. Navigate this storm with valor and might. It will be hard, as most things are. Those doubting thoughts keep creeping in. Hold them captive. Get past myself.”
Meet Heart. The third and final installation describing moments of success and contentment. “Magical moments of joy and laughter. Connecting with others. Growth. Wisdom. Love. Vision and Creativity. Ideas to Execution. Grit & Valor, yes these are apart of Heart too. I wouldn’t know what joy is if I didn’t have to go through these two. No, you have not made it- you never truly will, but these moments of awe make it worth it all.”
After the 3rd installation all guests walked through the doors to the main conference area and were encouraged to mingle and find a seat.
Our yarn chandeliers were the talk of the town! These fun pieces were definitely the perfect addition to the event!
Yarn! Yarn! And more yarn! I’m not exactly sure how much yarn we used for this piece, but it turned out to be such a dream!
I want to just point out this next level photo-booth by The Dainty Lion! I was swooning over her floral work throughout the conference!
Hope some of this resonated with you and that you feel encouraged and inspired! I so hope to see you this year!
Host + Planning The Yellow Conference | Event Design + Installations: The Shift Creative | Photography: Kayla Plouffe + Cacá Santoro | Flowers: The Dainty Lion … Read More
When Little Peanut Magazine approached me to be apart of their little space in the digital magazine world I was super excited to gather some friends, and littles to create something really magical. They asked me to share some tips and tricks when it comes to entertaining, and how to pull it all off with kids! Go there to read the full article! I would throw this kind of party any day + Kayla Adams captured the day in all its glory gorgeously!
I don’t say this often, but this might be my favorite floral centerpiece done by Pick Tulip!
Photography: Kayla Adams
Event Design: The Shift Creative
Tabletop Rentals + Styling: Hostess Haven
Florals: Pick Tulip
Calligraphy: Lovely Paper Things
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I had the pleasure of designing the Crate and Barrel + 100 Layer Cake private registry event. The goal of the event is for newly weds to get the opportunity to browse items for their registry, to connect with vendors to make their big day special, to register for items, and to get a chance to win big item giveaways like an all exclusive honeymoon package, and an event design and media package for the wedding day! (Trust me, I was wishing I wasn’t married yet so I could enter!) It was an epic day, with some amazing vendors! Keep on reading to see what was created!
Tabletop design and eucalyptus install done by me and my team greeted the guests as they entered the doors, and created for a fun window display even after the event.
How rad is that shield sign by Lovely Paper Things?! I secretly wanted to keep it if only the verbiage fit. (Also, she is seriously my hero for pulling off all the last minute signs, and paper additions for this event!)
Here’s a little peek at our photo backdrop that we hand marbled! Yes, by hand. No, the picture does not do it justice! How fun is that triangle by Relevant and Raw?
This copper and rope tent was probably my favorite thing I created for the event! It actually was a last minute idea to create a moscow mule station, but I figured I needed to make it as rad as possible and I freakin love it!
My girl Sweet and Saucy always brings it with the desserts.
Cutest sign. The answer is yes. I always want donuts.
Emblem Flowers brought her A-game with such pretty arrangements, and a floral crown station!
Host & Planning: 100 Layer Cake | Event Design + Installations: The Shift Creative Photography: Scott Clark Photo| Catering: 24 Carrots + Donut Snob + Sweet & Saucy Shop | Flowers: Emblem Flowers | Woodworking: Relevant + Raw | Wood signage: DeLovely Details | Calligraphy: Lovely Paper Things | Photo booth: Flickwell | Music: Elan Artist … Read More
I couldn’t help myself when it came to celebrating the arrival of my best friends baby boy! I have to admit we threw one heck of an Over the Moon inspired baby shower to celebrate her! Once the theme came to mind, Lovely Paper Things made it a reality with adorable moon phase prints and name card rockets, as well as the most swoon-worthy invites! We created a tablescape that perfectly accented the courtyard and string light setting using rentals from Folklore Rentals and florals from Bloom Babes. Our sweet friend, Cakes and Cuties, made the most adorable and delicious desserts (moon and star cookies? yes, please!) to pair perfectly with the meat and cheese boards that were at each table ontop the cutest cutting boards we’ve seen by The Duo Studio! All of it pulled together beautifully, and it was a perfect night to celebrate my best! Thanks so much to Inspired by This for featuring such a special event!
This whole indigo and copper mix is my new favorite color combo! (P.S we hand dyed those shibori inspired napkins!)
Seriously? These rocket name cards are the best- hands down!
I think we can all agree that there is nothing better than a good meat and cheese board!
Styling and Event Design: The Shift Creative
Photography: Ally Rebecka
Rentals: Folklore Rentals
Name Cards and Moon Phase Prints: Lovely Paper Things
Florals: Bloom Babes
Desserts: Cakes and Cuties
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Guys, don’t judge me on how long it has taken me to post, but believe me when I say we are back at it full force! We’re gonna bring things back right with this amazing modern crystal inspired shoot featured on Green Wedding Shoes . It’s the perfect mix of modern and moody, and it was all captured perfectly by Diana Marie Photo! These crystals from Love Tatum, mixed with florals by Native Poppy create the perfect contrasting hues for the most gorge tabletop! Seriously, let’s take this shoot and plant it into every dinner party I have from now on! Always a huge thanks to our faves Sweet N Saucy Shop , Borrowed Blu, and Witty Rentals for coming through clutch for us every time!
Photography: Diana Marie
Florals: Native Poppy
Crystals: Love Tatum
Tabletop Rentals: BorrowedBlu
Rentals: Witty Rentals
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I am FINALLY bloggin’ my little babes double birthday party with her best! As seen on Inspired By This, the dessert table has been the most pinned, reposted, and liked photo of any of my dessert tables, and I can see why! Sweet and Saucy nailed it when it came to bringing some of my ideas to life ( Cactus cake, cactus donuts, taco cupcakes and more!) From the chips and quac bar to the on site taco man, this party was the perfect fiesta! Keep reading to see more photos from Amber Thrane of Dulcet Creative.
Was I right about these desserts or was I right?
Guac’s on us! Adorable signage from Poppy Jack Shop!
We handmade ALL of these paper cacti, and I have to say I still haven’t parted with them! They were perfect for a backdrop vignette!
Love this family!
And love their friendship!
That cake tho.
Kayla Adams is always on her A game, and it was of no exception with their invites!
Photography: Amber Thrane | Design: The Shift Creative | Signage: Poppy Jack Shop | Desserts: Sweet and Saucy | Rentals: Witty Rentals | Invites: Kayla Adams | Blankets: Gunn & Swain | Dresses: Hatched Baby … Read More
As you may have heard, The Shift Creative has launched an online shop full of home decor goodies like custom tapestry banners, rope hangings, pom pom plant hangers, and more! This was plenty reason to party, so party we did! I hosted the party at 31 Bits in Costa Mesa, and it was the perfect spot! I wanted to create an art gallery vibe so we created 3 very different art installations for a wow factor, and I can’t get enough of them! Many hands helped make this event so awesome, so keep scrollin’ for all the deets and vendors!
Heart eyes for that green foliage wall! Pick Tulip nailed it in the floral department!
I am huge on styling, especially when it comes to the tabletop so lets just say Farra of Hostess Haven is my spirit animal (I’ve never said that before, but it felt right haha!). She has the best selection of flatware, linens, all things copper, and much more! And lets not forget that food spread!!! Amiho Experience blew it out of the water with all this grub, and my guests couldn’t stop raving!
15 feet long weaving? Yes, please! (psstt.. also available to buy!)
These desserts are EVERYTHING! Jeanine @cakesandcuties is a genius when it comes to executing a vision in the kitchen, and this time was no different.
Lift Coffee Roasters crafted drinks & Poppy Jack Shop calligraphy-match made in heaven.
Bounty was constructed by assembling A LOT of hand made shapes, and quickly became a lot of peoples favorite!
Babel was a beast to make, and is one of my personal favorites! Its depth and texture has my heart, and I love how I designed it so that it is a sculpture you can view from many angles!
Mobile Photo Booth is by far the BEST quality booth I have ever been in. The quality of the photos was outstanding!
Watch this video to see how awkward I sound. k bye.
Hope you are inspired! Now go shop the new shop! xo
Photography: Caroline Sleeper | Design: The Shift Creative| Venue: 31 Bits | Florals: Pick Tulip | Tabletop Rentals: Hostess Haven | Catering: Amiho Experience | Signage: Poppy Jack Shop | Frozen Bananas: Bananas by Hannah | Desserts: Cakes and Cuties | Drinks: Lift Coffee Roasters | Lounge Rentals: Witty Rentals | Custom party picks: Nic Roc Designs | HMU: 1011 Makeup | Photo Booth: Mobile Photo Booth | Video: Juice Box Media … Read More
If you missed it on Glitter Guide this month, this “You Still Got It Mamma” event was a labor of love, but well worth it! Beijos Events and myself thought it appropriate to give back to mammas that we work alongside with in this creative industry for a time to let our hair down, and connect with one another! Wayfare HQ, located in Costa Mesa, generously provided their fabulous space for us to create something magical for the mamma’s! They were the perfect spot for hosting this event, but they also do much more than that so check them out for upcoming workshops, co-working spaces, or if you want to throw your own party! It truly was a time to encourage and love one another, as well as to serve as a creative catalyst for future events to come! All photos were captured by Megan Welker, however a very long list of vendors made this party AMAZING! Keep reading to get all the deets and rad people behind it!
Those cookies? I mean… Sweet and Saucy did it again!
Lavenders Flowers went above and beyond to create this living garland for us, and we absolutely loved it!
Have you noticed all the great “you still got it mamma” prints and fun sayings? My girl Kayla Adams really outdid herself in making special tags for all the swag bag goods, invites, paper backdrop, and many more special details!
HUGE thank you to this team! We could NOT have done it without you and I mean that! Thank you for your individual talents. I am a firm believer that it takes all parts of a body to work together, not just one part! xo
Photography: Megan Welker | Creative Direction + Event Styling: The Shift Creative & Beijos Events | Venue: Wayfare HQ |Floral Styling: Lavenders Flowers | Tabletop Rentals: Borrowed Blu | Paper Goods/Backdrop Design: Kayla Adams | Furniture Rentals: Forklore Rentals | Pillows: Boho Pillows | Appetizers + Dinner: Waters Catering | Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop | Wine: One hope Wine | Juice: Project Juice | Water: Boxed Water | Backdrop Letters: Duo Studio
Swag Bag Goods: 31 Bits, Black Swan Clothing, Cleobella, Lift Coffee Roasters, The Oxford Trunk, Glint Candles, WeeStructured, & Gunn and Swain
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This modern take on Valentines Day is filled with fun patterns, textures, vibrant florals, TONS of DIY, and of course some seriously yummy treats. When designing the party, I wanted to present a different take on the red and pink hearted Valentine’s day decor, while still staying true to the holidays flirty spirit. Each place setting has a hand painted black and white placemat, and yarn wrapped embellishments that offer encouragement and reminders such as, you’re rad, you’re sweet, and you’re hot. The centerpiece is made of a slab of white peg board, and champagne spray painted pipes that overflow with magenta, peach, and red florals- to say that this piece is dramatic is an understatement! Each guest received their own hand painted goodie bags filled with some yummies to take home! Speaking of yummy things- let’s talk desserts! Rock candy cupcakes, homemade watercolor marshmallows, mini donuts, and chocolate strawberry crostini’s (my mouth is watering just reminiscing about it all!) My friend, Cakes and Cuties, outdid herself as always! Over at the coffee bar, we made affagatos with butter pecan ice cream, and heaping chunks of red velvet cake, all soaked in Lift Coffee Roasters piping hot coffee! Hung over head is the phrase ‘Love like Whoa,’ which made for an easy way to dress up a white wall. What party is complete without a photo backdrop? This one is a stunner! Janelle from Lavenders Flowers and myself teamed up to make something that would be unique, and cause pause! We created a mandala of our own out of petals, flower heads, and leaves that really brought the natural elements of outside, indoors. Continuing with the hand painted theme, I made some easy sconces for the wall, filled with organic bouquets from Lavenders Flowers (she’s awesome!), and adorned with poms. I wasn’t lying when I said that this party was filled with DIY’s! I hope these images from To Wander and Seek (check out her stuff of realz) inspire you to think outside the box this Valentines Day!
Affagato bar with a twist! Pecan butter ice cream + red velvet cake all drenched in Lift Coffee Roasters hot coffee!
Mandala backdrop for the win!
Photography: To Wander and Seek | Design: The Shift Creative | Florals: Lavenders Flowers | Desserts: Cakes and Cuties | Coffee: Lift Coffee Roasters
Hope you are supa inspired by this shoot! Stay tuned for lots of DIY coming to you so you can recreate this look!
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