Pack a Punch
What better season than spring to roll out the red carpet for a Latin American-inspired scene boasting bright hues and whimsical patterns? “I love this color-packed playfulness,” says designer Megan Chytraus of Perfect Statement. “What a blast to play with vibrant colors and patterns. Plus, it’s so different from the clean and simple palettes we’ve seen in the past few years.”
be creative and carefree “Open your pinata to find your seat.” Bet’cha never heard that one before. Chytraus prompts guests to their seats with mini pull-string “pinatas”—white paper lanterns, actually—dressed with streamers and ribbons. Names written in calligraphy formalize the tone a bit, while keeping the look fun and casual.
Move over succulents, here come the cacti. Succulents are enjoying their moment, but cacti—like rabbit ear, prickly pear and echinocactus—take a tablescape to the next level. “We created the fun and playful feeling of a bright Mexican fiesta without compromising on the romantic and classic style details a couple would want for their wedding,” says Chytraus of her workwith Sax Romney florist Ed Kubicek. Textural blossoms including dahlia, aster, thistle and pincushion protea boost the lively mood.
With so much color, pattern and texture, how does one avoid a cluttered clash? “Choose your focal points,” Chytraus says. “Using a simple canvas—like the simple wooden table here—allows more room for smaller components, such as the place settings, to stand out.” Setting the scene, the Springville Museum of Art provides an elegant, easy-on-the-eyes backdrop.
Change It Up
Sure, you can use one gown to take a bride from entrance to exit, but why not have three? Chytraus suggests a simple backless gown for the ceremony, a vibrant red dress for the reception, and a sassy short dress for the send-off.
See more inside the 2017 issue.
Photography: Claire Marika, Sandy
Design: Perfect Statement, SLC
Invitations: Lynn and Lou, SLC
Floral Designer: Sax Romney, SLC
Venue: Springville Museum of Art, Springville
Cake: Vanilla House Bakery, Mapleton
Model: Daisy Piedra
Hair and makeup: Pretty Edgy, SLC