Vendors from the area came together for avdistinctly different kind of bridal show–one based on competition and showing brides what we can do. This event was so FUN! Months ago, I signed up for the competition. I had to choose 2 themes that I would be interested in doing and include that info in my application. I really hadn’t even thought about it so I stared at the screen for a few minutes. Most of my weddings of late have been rustic/vintage/Old South–pretty much what every other planner is working with right now. It was like 10 p.m. ok? I put “Rubiks cube”–before I even did the research.
I wanted to be different! I know…”different” and borderline “crazy” are often hard to distinguish. But, I really craved to create a pew that would stand out…something that hasn’t been done before and something you WON’T find on Pinterest (well, actually, now you will because I’m pinning my photos of course). I also had to plan something that wasn’t going to empty my bank account! So Rubiks and I became friends and I stepped up to the challenge.
Sand art was a given as soon as I started thinking about a multi-colored pattern. I spray painted branches metallic silver and white, did my sand art on location, and filled the top with mirror pieces. Then I hung prisms of different shapes and rubiks cubes with fish string. I borrowed 2 amazing barstools from a friend and…voila! Rubiks cube pew markers.
Of course, in my own mind I had to come up with an entire wedding surrounding this theme so I also created a mock wedding program that was rainbow themed and included songs like “Somewhere over the Rainbow” and “Colour My World.”
I did not win the competition, but that wasn’t even really my goal. I was very pleased with how my pew turned out and it was fun to watch from a distance the other vendors and brides say “Wow…I’ve never seen that before! How cool!” I really enjoyed standing out a little and proving to myself that while I do LOVE vintage/rustic styles, I’m capable of thinking “outside the cube”:) I loved this theme!