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Kimberly Canale, Brooklyn, NY Vendor: Event Designer Website: Inspired Goodness About Me: From the moment the engagement ring was slipped onto my finger, I've been in love with all-things-wedding. I still get teary eyed reading proposal stories in magazines and love sneaking a peek at a bride and groom glancing at one another for the first time, as the ceremony is about to begin. With each of my clients, I get to know their personality, family background and hear the story of how they met and fell in love. Each piece becomes another element from which I use to build the overall vision for their wedding day. As the Creative Director at Inspired Goodness, my job is to create the various details that makes each of our weddings come to life. My work incorporates classic elements; engraving, hand calligraphy and vintage typography. Using a mix of found objects and flea market pieces lends a rich history to my work and challenges me to find creative ways to use mass-produced elements, each with a chic and timeless result. With every new client, I get to explore avenues I've yet to pass and love knowing that the next adventure is just around the corner!
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After 12 days of not posting, I feel like I really owe you some visual goodies. Hopefully this post does not disappoint!

A few weeks ago, Mrs. Bee asked me to help her decorate and plan a few aspects for an upcoming party she hosted in her West Village apartment. The meet-up was full of past and present WB bloggers, vendors and even a reader or two. Setup was a big group effort - lots of girls came early to help lend a hand.

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photos by Mrs. Avocado / Jenna Cole Photography

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Mrs. Penguin cut paper in the shape of flowers using a cricut. Pieces were layered to create coloful name tags.

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I found two great signature cocktails to go with our yellow/gray and “bee” themed party:

Nectar & Hive
aka White Sangria

Ingredients:
1 Bottle Dry white wine
½ cup Cointreau or Grand Marnier
¼ cup Sugar
1 unpeeled lime, thinly sliced (remove the seeds)
1 unpeeled lemon, thinly sliced (remove the seeds)
1 unpeeled small orange, thinly sliced (remove the seeds)
1 sliced peach
1½ cups halved green grapes
2 cups chilled sparkling water or club soda, or more to taste

Directions:
Combine the wine, liqueur, sugar and fruit in a large pitcher and refrigerate overnight. Pour into cocktail glasses filled with ice and top off with club soda. For the garnish, slice the strawberries partway, from the bottom up, and place one on the rim of each cocktail glass or wine goblet.

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Honey Bee
aka Mini Me

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons honey
2 oz. white tequila
1 oz. pineapple juice
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice

Directions:
In a mixing glass, stir honey with tequila until it has dissolved. Add remaining ingredients and
shake over ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge.

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Mrs. Bee designed these antennas made from pipe cleaners, headbands and pop-poms. Yours truly is sporting one in the bottom photo.

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All the bees at the party posed in front of fabric from Purl Soho. It was draped in the bedroom to create an DIY photobooth.

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I made signs to accompany all the displays - including this for desserts and for the party favors.

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Craft stations (Cricut, Gocco and Cuttlebug) were setup to showcase some of our favorite DIY helpers.

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And a few days before the party, I made these calling cards (with my Gocco) for guests to exchange their emails and real names. They were fun keepsake calling cards - and we used them to help decorate the entryway.

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For decorations, we created paper bunting from many different patterned papers. Mrs. Cupcake and Mrs. Onion helped me cut out all the flags from colorful scrapbook paper. Each flag was attached to the ribbon with glue sticks.

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Mrs. Canary helped me assemble a few of the floral arrangements. They were sprinkled all around the room.

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Be sure to see some more of the recaps from this party on Weddingbee - along with a list of all the Bees in attendance.

All photos by Claremont Road and Bee Kim, unless otherwise credited.

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15 Responses to “Weddingbee Extravaganza; The Details”

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Mrs. Bruschetta (message)  5,565 posts, Bee Keeper

Love the decorations — wish I could’ve been there!

 
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Mrs. French Bulldog
Bee
Mrs. French Bulldog (message)  7,726 posts, Bumble Beekeeper

Ditto to Bru! I love all the decorations AND I SO wish we could have been there!

 
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LatteLove
Hostess
LatteLove (message)  5,567 posts, Bee Keeper

Wow, how many sweet amazing details! I love it.

 
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pvaulter718
Member
pvaulter718 (message)  2,116 posts, Buzzing bee

Love the white sangria recipe! I might have to try that one out this weekend!

 
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Mrs. Espresso (message)  1,308 posts, Bumble bee

That looks like so much fun! And I LOVE those Bee cookies!!

 
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Mrs. Pinot Noir

Everything looked wonderful! Thank you for helping plan such a nice event!

 
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Mrs. Taffy (message)  3,081 posts, Sugar bee

You did a wonderful job! The party was fabulous. Thanks for posting the sangria recipe, it was so good!

 
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alvina
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alvina (message)  807 posts, Busy bee

the cookies are SO cute!!!

 
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mrspaetz
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mrspaetz (message)  3,812 posts, Honey bee

What were the favors? (the one with the weddingbee icon)

 
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Kim @ Inspired Goodness (message)  39 posts, Newbee

@mrspaetz: They are sugar cookies with Mrs. Bee’s icon printed on top. So yummy!@Mrs. Taffy: Thanks Taffy! Sorry we didn’t get time to chat. I just moved into my new apartment the night before and was super exhausted.
@Mrs. Bruschetta: @Mrs. French Bulldog: Hope to meet you ladies at another WB meetup in the future!

 
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Jessie516
Hostess
Jessie516 (message)  5,480 posts, Bee Keeper

So many awesome details! It’s a Bee-worthy party!

 
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verdes (message)  12 posts, Newbee

So many cute decorations! I love everything about it! What is the font that you used on the display cards? I seem to be seeing that font everywhere now and I love it.

 
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Kim @ Inspired Goodness (message)  39 posts, Newbee

@verdes: Thanks Verdes! The italic font is Bauer Bodoni and the smaller one is Bodoni Egyptian.

 
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verdes (message)  12 posts, Newbee

Thanks so much Kim! You are so talented!

 

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