An Artfelt Event: A Perfect Pairing of Art and Floral Design

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Bridgestreet Gallery and Loft was the lovely setting for An Artfelt Event last week in Birmingham.  Hosted by P.E.W.S. (Purely Elegant Wedding Statements), the Third Annual Pew decorating competition did an amazing job of seeing where “Local Art and can take Local Weddings”.   Wedding and event industry vendors paired their talents with a local group of artists for somewhat of a nontraditional decorating competition.  Florists, stylists, caterers, and calligraphers embellished church pews that were inspired by beautiful paintings.  After choosing a painting and creating an inspiration board, the vendors designed their pews for display at the event. Dothan native Sarah-Elizabeth Cleveland, Executive Assistant at P.E.W.S., extended the invitation to her Mother and some of her friends to come up for the event.

 

Shown below:  Robert and Nita Carr, Rebecca Hassee, owner, and Sarah-Elizabeth Cleveland.

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Pictured below:  Nancy Woods of Birmingham, Ginger Pratt, Kathy Cleveland, and Mary Lise Parsons of Dothan.

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The gallery’s bottom level featured whimsical pews that will soon be auctioned with the proceeds going to Cornerstone Schools.  Original local artwork along with artful food displays were captivating.

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Savoie’s delicious and artful appetizers, displayed below, featured fresh local ingredients  . . .

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Cake designer, Kimberly Wiggins, of Cakes by Kim did an incredible job showcasing her decadent desserts.

 

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Another Dothan native, Sarah Morriss Ragan, the proprietor of Ragan House Lettering, chose to incorporate a stunning hand-crafted paper floral display on her pew.  Shown below are Amy Morriss, Sarah, and Mary Morriss.

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What a magnificent display of floral design ideas and vignettes!  The loft was literally transformed into a cacophony of different colors and textures.  Feast your eyes on the original and imaginative creations . . .

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 “I think it went splendidly.  Everything seemed to go off without a hitch.  It wasn’t really a stressful day, in fact, I really enjoyed it!”   Sarah-Elizabeth Cleveland of P.E.W.S.

 

Flower Magazine, one of my very favorite magazines, was the event judge and ad sponsor for the event.

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Other featured sponsors –

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“For the Southern bride who revels in tradition, there is no better option for ceremony seating than pews”. Meghan Chase

 

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With home bases in Birmingham and Charleston, P.E.W.S. has an beautiful collection of pews for rental.  Check out their beautiful website.

http://rentpews.com/

 

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “An Artfelt Event: A Perfect Pairing of Art and Floral Design

  1. I just love how flower arranging has come around to using natural leaves and elements. I never understood how or why the “florist” look was more attractive than the beautiful contrasts, elements you get in realistic native plants. One of many reasons I just love your designs, Mary Lise! On a side note, isn’t it wonderful to see the next generation blooming! Never a doubt with their wonderful parents but so fun to see the directions and accomplishments.

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