The Cookery's Front Room, one of the newest event venues in downtown Durham, recently invited us to create arrangements to compliment their rustic yet elegant space. Since the Front Room features handmade metalwork from salvaged materials, large, historic pieces like old tobacco warehouse shutters, and classic, turn of the century fixtures, we wanted to add pops of color that also complement the earthy tones of this unique space.
Since The Cookery's bartenders wear 20's era attire at all of their events (the men wear suit vests and suspenders, women wear flapperesque dresses and 20's era jewelry), we immediately thought of our collection of mercury glassware! Mercury glass tea candle holders and vases add an element of shabby chic, but don't steal the limelight from our fresh flowers :)
Our tall, silver vases are perfect to add a bit of drama to buffet and hors d'oeuvres tables, too - 20 foot ceilings deserve arrangements with height!
Since The Cookery rented linens from Party Tables that featured champagne, bright white, and slate-like blues and purples, we chose soft, muted pink roses, calla lilies, classic white orchids, fuji mums for bursts of bright green, and light purple stock to complement the frosted hyacinth cocktail table sashes.
Instead of traditional arrangements for the dining tables, we embraced the space's eclectic look with an eclectic arrangement of flowers! Our apothecary vases, scattered with mercury glass tea lights and an assortment of our best blooms, gave visual interest down the entire table make the arrangement feel effortless!
Check out this great space for your next wedding, rehearsal dinner, or event.