A Discussion of Details
Recently our Tailored Twig team had the pleasure of creating a space for Lauren and Grymes’ Tampa Bay wedding.
Not just any space, but the Gathering at the Armature Works; a massive 10,000 square foot industrial event space in the Tampa Heights neighborhood adjacent to the Hillsborough River.
This unique space blends the historical old brick elements of the Armature Works with modern elements, including exposed steel beams that reveal a 20 foot high ceiling.
Adding visual interest in a space this large is no small task and the key is creating unique focal points at multiple levels throughout the space.
Our vision was to create two floral chandeliers suspended from the ceiling that framed either end of the head table.
Our incredible Tailored Twig design team of Darin, Daniel and Nicole set out to tackle this immense design.
After the conceptualization, sketches and planning comes the “How To”:
The actual construction of the floral chandelier had to be done upright and hanging as this was an element that would be seen from underneath and had a 360 degree view.
Our designers constructed a tall metal shelving unit from which we could suspend the framing of the chandelier that measured close to six foot in length. Once the framing was secured we set about the task of adding greenery, seeded eucalyptus and magnolia leaves as the base to cover the mechanics and support system.
Then the fun began. The team began by inserting beautiful full blooms of antique pink hydrangea. The shading of pale green and burgundy tipped hydrangea added volume and depth.
The second step was layering in elegant Quicksand roses; a stunning beige rose that really popped next to the dusty greens of the antique hydrangea. Then came Baccara roses with their deep burgundy, almost ruby color, darker edges and velvety texture added warmth and set off the brilliant white cymbidium orchids bringing a level of sophistication to the chandelier.
We cannot wait to see the final images of Lauren and Grymes’ wedding to share the completed version of these breathtaking chandeliers and the other stunning design elements from their wedding day.