Kelly's Rustic Canyon Chic Wedding
Some people buy magazines to see actresses’ weddings, but I’m partial to a fête put together by an interior designer. Recently Kelly Galvin Robson, Director of Instant Space for Burnham Design, treated me to a sneak peek at her wedding album.
Ralph Lauren's indigo "Island Key Floral" set the tone for Kelly's reception. Using the blue-and-white fabric as an overlay on her tables was just the beginning.
"I used it on everything. I made the invitations and save-the-date cards, and this print was on both...I wanted the party to be "rustic canyon chic" in a homespun way. We made all the favor boxes -- my mother and sister wrapped them individually in this Italian paper I found online -- and we made all the cookies inside the boxes." Kelly also echoed the blue-and-white pattern with vases at the church and reception. "It was quite an effort, but it turned out great."
By incorporating a beloved fabric into her invitations and other paper elements, Kelly used a technique often favored by Mary McDonald and Martha Stewart. There are several ways to do it: one of the simplest is to photocopy or scan your fabric, then use the printed paper for envelope liners or whatever you prefer. Kelly found that the large scale of her pattern posed challenges. So she became an Adobe Illustrator pro and took a jpeg file of the Lauren fabric to her printer.
Wouldn't it be fun to use Suzanne Rheinstein's "Dotted Leaf" for an event?
BTW: Kelly's new husband is Dave Robson. Amanda Bevington did a beautiful job with the photography, and Cyndi Turk of Devynn’s Garden did the lovely flowers. (562) 592-2610. Click wedding pics to enjoy.