Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2016


HAPPY THANKSGIVING! We’re setting the table for one of our dearest clients, and then, we’re off to celebrate the holiday with our own families. But first, a note of gratitude to all of you.

THANK YOU for sharing with us your family celebrations, charitable works and company successes. It’s an honor today, tomorrow, and every day to follow…

ENJOY the day! XO

With gratitude, #TeamEvantine

WE LOVE: Floral Frocks

August 21, 2013

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Perhaps it’s relatively obvious why as floral and event designers we’d be thoroughly distracted by the stunning selection of floral frocks available in the fashion world this year. After all, roses bloomed in colorful lace at Valentino; Dries Van Noten and Rochas picked chrysanthemums, Giambattista Valli embroidered vibrant wildflowers on peek-a-boo Chantilly lace, Bottega Veneta scattered silk marguerite daisies on summer dresses, and Georges Hobeika showed a bouquet of water colored roses on crêpe de chine. Chic and strong, floral prints and vintage embroidered flowers give short and long party frocks a romantic fairy-tale spin.

Here’s hoping the floral trend propagates into linens, drapes, invitations, lighting, and furniture accessories for Fall…

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Georges Hobeika 2013  | Giambattista Valli 2014 | Valentino Resort 2013 | Valentino Resort 2013 | Zac Posen 2013 | Zuhair Murad 2013 | Christophe Josse Couture 2013 | Etro Woman 2013 | Giambattista Valli Haute Couture 2014.

WE LOVE: Bloom into Spring with YELLOW!

March 27, 2013

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Can you feel it?  Spring is just about to BLOOM in all its golden glory! And we’re ready, aren’t you? As the first daffodils peek out of their winter beds, let the beautiful yellows and golds permeate our somber gray souls… the perfect happy, warm color to give us all a little happy inspiration for wedding and party design. Enjoy!

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{Credits from top to bottom: Yellow pleated gown by Alexis Mabille; Jacket by Oscar de la Renta; Necklace by Elva Fields; Yellow and Gray Brocade Gown by Oscar de la Renta; Yellow pumps by Lanvin; All floral bouquets, table settings and event design shots shown are the work of Evantine Design.}

WE LOVE: In the Green Room

March 4, 2013

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We often connect the color green to life, youth, and vitality. It’s the pervasive color found in the world around us, making it an ideal backdrop in interior design and event decor because we are so used to seeing it everywhere. It’s just natural.

While the Pantone People have declared Emerald Green as the design color for 2013, we don’t want to get stuck in just the trendy tones. We happen to love working with all shades of green found on the color chart: moss, lime, kelly, forest, celadon, sage, verdant, fern, jade, hunter, etc. We also like how green can pair beautifully with black and white; or with metallic gold or midnight blue. Stylish. Sophisticated. Organically dramatic.

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{Top to bottom: Green dress by Valentino; Green and white bridal bouquet by Evantine Design; Green spheres and gold candles by Evantine Design; Green Shoes by Christian Louboutin; Green gown by Monique Lhuillier; Green and Leopard Interior Design by Hutton Wilkinson}

REAL STORIES: A Gorgeous White and Hot Pink Catholic Wedding in Philadelphia

September 15, 2011

We recently met with an engaged couple who were guests at a stunning wedding we designed last summer in Center City Philadelphia. Lucky for us, the couple went on and on about the event they attended, remembering details and moments of the day that simply “stuck with them” enough that they just had to give us a call when their own engagement became official.  EXACTLY what makes us do what we do!  As we listened to them recount their experience, we realized, we never posted photographs of the wedding on our blog!  “You really should! It was so beautiful!” the bride-to-be said emphatically.  So, here goes.  A little look back on Mary and Joe’s gorgeous wedding celebration at the Catholic Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia.  [Photos by Ron Solimon] Read the rest of this entry »