Murphy Catering & Events Open House @ PEI Brewing Company
Ooooops! Looks like it has been almost a year since I blogged! Yes, I’m still alive and well and business has been crazy busy! We had the pleasure of decorating the PEI Brewing Company this past weekend for their Open House for clients and the amazing Jenna Rachelle Photography captured the event for us, so I’m so excited to share the images with you!
What an amazing team of creatives we had for this showcase! All florals were designed and provided by Sakurah’s Flower Studio and the cake was designed and made by Ellie Bakes Cakes. The Brewery had eight guest tables set up so we did centrepieces for each, as well as a traditional head table, a Kings table, a cards & gifts table and the cake table. I’ll go through each table with each photo!
The kings table boasted a hand-tied greenery garland with a load of candles - varying cylinder vases with floating candles, gold mercury glass votives, and geometric gold and glass candle holders. We also dressed it with my gold charger plates, Caseley’s walnut Chivari chairs and their new rustic arch.
Next is our traditional Head Table. It was staged up on risers to stand out from the crowd, dressed with white linens and table skirting. We used my geometric arch behind it with a gorgeous arrangement Sakurah made, another arrangement in the middle of the table as a focal piece, some loose greens spread across the front and two additional show-stopping arrangements in tall vases on either end. We finished the table off with my gold charger plates, a handful of brass candlesticks from my vintage collection, and a few gold mercury votives as well.
We kept the cake table very simple with a gold cake stand, gold and glass sign and a candle holder to match the ones on the nearby Kings table! Ellie made the cake with icing to match the Amnesia roses that Sakurah used throughout the decor, and 24K gold leaf.
With your event rental fee at the PEIBC, you can get either white or black rentals included, but they offer a few linen upgrades so we had three tables set up with these options. I have to say they really impressed me, I’m more of a traditional white girl but the burgundy, green and navy were all so rich and really added a lot of flavour.
I wanted to keep the burgundy table quite simple, so I loaded it up with varying sizes of cylinder vases with floating candles, and gold mercury votives. Sakurah dressed the table with loose eucalyptus and put some sprigs inside the vases as well which added a really elegant touch! The table number on this table was one of our wooden script pieces which are a huge hit. As simple as this table was, it was a crowd favourite. It’s amazing the warmth and romance candles can create!
The navy table was by far my favourite. The linen’s colour was rich and amazing and I went with a vintage feel. I started by stacking some thrifted old books, then placed one of my glass oil lamps on top. We finished it off with some loose greens, a rose in a vintage crystal vase, scattered white votives, and gold charger plates. I used the same type of wooden table number here.
For the green table, I used a white lantern and Sakurah made a small arrangement to go inside it. I was excited to use my new wood and glass table numbers for the first time! Sakurah placed some loose greens behind the glass to make the number pop and we finished the table off with white votives.
Next we went to a classic white linen, with three of my varying gold geometric lanterns. Sakurah made a small arrangement to go in the side of one of them so we still lit candles in all of them, but these are really nice with a small arrangement in place of the candle too! I used a picture frame with customizable inserts for the table numbers and finished with white votives.
The next table was also on white linen, with one of my wooden flower boxes. I wanted a table that was simple and clean but still beautiful. In order to give it a bit more depth I put the box on top of a white wooden charger. I used gold mercury votives in clusters and a galvanized metal table number!
The rest of the tables all had black linens! This one is a style that I love. I have a large collection of vintage mismatched vases which I love scattering all over a table and had fun with at one wedding last summer. In order to make them stand out from the black linen, I put them on another white wooden charger and Sakurah placed single buds in each vase. Rose gold votive clusters and a black table number completed the look.
The next two tables were variations of the vintage table and lantern table. I actually used the wooden grey chargers at each setting on this table to distinguish the napkin from the table, and Sakurah added some sprigs of greenery at each setting to dress them up. A small arrangement in the lantern, black table number and rose gold mercury votives completed the look!
Since we didn’t use the gold chargers on this table, I went with a bit more gold in the accent pieces, using gold mercury glass votives and a gold frame for the table number.
And finally, the cards & gifts table! I actually brought two of my card boxes with me for this and we used one of them as a ballot box for the draw the Brewery was doing. Sakurah made a gorgeous little arrangement to sit in this box to add a little pop.
As you can see, Sakurah also made another flower box arrangement and geometric lantern arrangement.
We finished the table off with my gold lantern card box, some gold and glass signage, cylinder vases and floating candles on top of a grey wood charger, and loose eucalyptus all over!
All in all, it was an amazing weekend and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity! I always love working with the MHG and PEIBC staff and it’s a gorgeous venue to decorate so it made my job very easy. Thank you so much to everyone who came out to see us and took the time to talk to us! We loved every second of it!