Pantone’s 2015 color of the year is Marsala! This beautiful color is much like the wine from which it gets it’s name. The taste embodies richness and satisfaction. The color is sophisticated yet earthy which makes it equally appealing to men and woman. Marsala is flattering against many skin tones and we are sure to see it hit the wedding runway for bridesmaid dresses, flowers, accent details, and in rich wines and foods. A matte Marsala evokes the more organic nature of the color, while a gloss Marsala conveys glamor and luxury. This versatile color is sure to be a huge trend in 2015.
Emily & Trevor had a beautiful reception at the Garden’s Cafe catered by Kathy G. & Company.
The menu included Roast Beef on Homemade Rolls with Horseradish Sauce, Honey Ham on Petite White Cheddar Biscuits with Peach Chutney, Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella Lollipop on Wheatgrass, Fried Okra Dips, Hot Spinach and Gruyere Dip, Fresh Fruit Display and wedding cake.
“Stroll Through A Moroccan Souk”
Kathy G & Company were honored to create a Moroccan Night for the Annual Birmingham Zoo Gala! It was a beautiful evening on September 13th. The ambiance was a throw-back to vintage Moroccan nights. The food was beyond compare! Duck Confit on Lemon Icebox Crackers, Cumin Scented Lamb Meatballs, and Tomato Gazpacho Shots started off the night on just right. Passed Hors D’Ouevres included Tandori Style Chicken over Rosemary Bruschetta, Brie and Caramalized Pears on Flatbread, and Vegetable Somosas with Minit Yogurt Sauce.
Beautiful Market Stations were available to guests featuring Almonds, Hummus, Babagonouj, Marinated Olives, Goat Cheese Logs with Lavendar-Honey, and Isralei Cous Cous Salad with dried fruits.
For the main course the guests could choose from multiple beautifully decorated stations serving Grilled Beef Tenderloin Kebabs with Sweet
Onions and Red Bell Peppers, Grilled Fresh Gulf Prawns Kebabs with Red, Coconut Curry, and Grilled Vegetable Kebabs with Ras el Hanout
Spice Mixture and a Saffron-Tomato Vinaigrette.
A cheesecake table with extraordinary toppings finished off the night beautifully!
Kathy G. & Company thanks the Birmingham Zoo for allowing them to be part of the magical evening!
THE SECRET IS OUT!!
Andy Hopper Has Returned as
Head of KG Designs at our
NEW Design Studio
We’re pleased to welcome back Andy Hopper, with his incredible talent, fun personality and cutting edge design. Stop by the new studio or give him a call for your next event!
The new KG Designs Studio is located at:
225 Oxmoor Circle Suite 805
Homewood, AL 35209
Kathy G & Company and KG Designs were pleased to bring “A Taste of the South” to nearly 1000 guests for Mercedes Benz US Annual Dealer’s meeting at Bimingham’s historic landmark Sloss Furnaces. The sloped casting shed was converted to a grand dining room with tiered carpeted levels.. With over 100 waiters, 12 captains and 60 chefs , guests were greeted with Mint Juleps and Pecan Crusted Oysters, Grilled Pimento Cheese Triangles and Tomato Sandwiches. The duo entree dinner of Beef Tender Filet with Madeira and Jumbo Lump Crabcakes was accompanied by Butter Bean Salad, Shrimp Tasso Rice, Classic Mac n Cheese and Homecooked Collards all served Family Style .Sweet Potato Biscuits were passed as well.
The Event was a collaboration of Van Wyck, Van Wyck of New York, Classic Party Rentals, Los Angeles, Susan W Mason , Savannah, Ga., Joy Hullet of Sloss Furnace, Event Rentals Unlimited and Bar Service. After desserts, the guests enjoyed an up close and personal concert by award winning Country Pop star, Luke Bryan.
Along with the Mercedes Benz event at Sloss Furnace, KG Designs also arranged Florals for the Mercedes event the previous at Ross Bridge. The event’s theme was similar with Yellow Florals of Mini Callas, Garden Roses, & Tulips. A variety of these small and large Yellow arrangements were placed on the dinner tables, the Terrace and around the Bar. Guest were able to enjoy the beautiful flowers in every room. Bar service was supplied by Red Clay.
During this season of holiday cheer, touches of red and green are a classic and timeless way to decorate. Red berry hypericums are small in size, yet rich in color. Adding these berries to your holiday florals will make your decor merry and bright!
Red roses make a fabulous flower choice for holiday centerpieces. By surrounding red roses with hypericums, you can transform a classic centerpiece into an interesting masterpiece!
For a more edgy spin on a classic look, use levels and different shapes of vases for your arrangements.
Another beautiful holiday flower choice is the combination of white roses and calla lillies. By adding red hypericum berries or other festive berries to pure, white florals, you will really get a splash of holiday color in your arrangements.
Red berry hypericum, roses and other berries and florals can be purchased at your local wholesale florist.
This holiday season, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! By using long bare branches cascading with white florals or crystals you can give your home a snowy, wintry feel and your guests a warm welcome.
Start with a vase. We used a clear cylindrical vase but any number of colors or shapes will do. You can fill the bottom of the vase with river rocks, marbles, crystals or leave it bare. Fill the vase with water.
Stick the branches out of the top of a vase. We love to use branches both long and short. Using a variety adds depth and dimension.
Use fishing line to hang the stemless white flowers or crystals. Tie the fishing line to the branch, move down about 2-3 inches, and thread your flower or crystal with the fishing line, then tie a knot where you threaded it to hold it in place. Repeat until you have your desired look.
Make this project fun – don’t stress about making it look perfect up-close. From afar, your stemless flowers and/or crystals will look like they are falling out of the sky!
Another idea is to do the same look with ornaments for a more themed holiday feel.
**All supplies can be found at your local craft store or floral distributor.
The holiday season brings chilly weather, warm clothes and bare plants. The question is – how do you translate that to indoor decor? The answer – moss and candles. Not only is moss the perfect color to represent the holidays, its also a very natural color that is reflective of the wintery state of nature. Candles, on the other hand, are warm and inviting. They also add a glimmer of sparkle to a room and convey sense of calm. The smell of candles can also help you set the mood for parties or for welcoming houseguests. Pairing the moss and candles will give your home or event a dynamic rustic, yet intimate feel!
Moss can be incorporated in several different ways. The first is to use moss balls, which come in several different sizes. Moss balls look fabulous sitting on top of candelabras, as vase fillers and as accent pieces sitting in clusters on a buffet or table.
Another way is to use moss blocks. Stacking moss blocks gives depth and dimension to a design. They are great to stack treats or party favors on top of or to give dimension to photographs, collectables or holiday decorations.
A third way to incorporate moss is to use loose moss. When moss is broken up and scattered around it conveys simplistic, natural beauty. It can be used at the base of a centerpiece or scattered on a table. For a plated, seated dinner, seating assignment cards sit beautifully atop a moss-scattered table.
To give the rustic feel of the moss a more elegant touch, add candles. The glow of candles creates a warm, inviting atmosphere. It also adds a gleam of holiday spirit! You can incorporate candles through small votives, hanging lanterns or thick candlesticks.
Floral design for the holidays can get tricky. With many florals in spring in summer tones, it is often a challenge to give floral arrangements a warm, wintery feel. This holiday season, try incorporating feathers and birch into your arrangements! These elements are both inexpensive and easy to work with. By working these elements into your holiday design, you will get sophisticated, elegant arrangements that will be sure to WOW holiday guests!
When choosing a feather, go for dark shades such as deep teal, ox blood, chocolate brown or black. To mix it up for a less traditional feel, choose a variety of colors and sizes of feathers. In these arrangements, we went with faux pheasant feathers in shades of brown. Feathers of many sizes and colors can be found at your local craft store.
To get the base of your arrangement to look like a birch tree truck, simply wrap your vase with a roll of birch bark. Rolls of birch bark can be found at a wholesale florist or a floral supply store.
When using birch and feathers, you can incorporate these elements in so many ways – the sky is the limit. Use feathers on your holiday invitations or cards. For a sit down dinner, place a feather on top of each guest’s napkin and tie them together with a burlap ribbon. Cut the birch wood into squares and use them for coasters or stamp them to use as place cards.