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  • Paper Petals Plates: The Lovliest Evening

Paper Petals Plates: The Lovliest Evening

Our Paper Petals Plates event has come and gone and now all of the sterling silver, crystal, vintage china and delicate serving ware have been carefully put away. The jaw-dropping floral centerpieces have been deconstructed. And the fabulous Myka Meier has flown back home to the Big Apple. But we still cannot stop gushing about all of the fun from that evening!

The night began with guests enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from Coretti Catering while they toured the 12 different tablescapes, each inspired by one of Dixie’s new wedding stationery suites. Bromberg's partnered with us to provide gorgeous china place settings for some of the tables. Guests were also invited to a calligraphy bar to have their name penned by Jan Pruitt and Vaughan Pursell to be ordered on stationery. Myka Meier then gave her presentation on “Wedding Etiquette for a Gracious Couple,” which even included advice for the appropriate attire for different wedding start times. The evening concluded with the door prize giveaways and scrumptious slices of Early Grey and Lemon Lavender wedding cake from The Cakerie served on vintage china from Tea and Old Roses rental company.

Thankfully, we have Mary Margaret Smith’s stunning photographs of the evening to look back on when we start feeling nostalgic. We are reminded of all of the lovely, generous and talented people who made our Paper Petals Plates evening not only possible, but positively spectacular! Please allow us to show off just how very hard they all worked to make this night a success.


The Florentine Event Center ballroom

Corretti Catering food

Rebekah Fowler Miller of Fists Full Designs florals

BBJ Linen Rentals table linens | Event Rentals Unlimited tables

PropHouse chinoiserie vessels and cake stand

Cookie FixAugusta Cole photography styling | Cocoon Silk Ribbon | Hazen Jewelry | Susan Gordon Pottery | Tea and Old Roses vintage china

Bella Bridesmaids dresses | Hartbrook Clothier suits | Glow App makeup and hair styling

Pursuit Gifts gift boxes

Piper and Leaf Tea Company artisan tea

Swag Bag vendors: Southern Weddings | Birmingham Magazine | Olio Olive Oil | Merry Cheese Crisps | Elisabeth & Butter | Honeycreeper Chocolate                               

Not Pictured: A.M. Bakery | Chocolata | Cookie Fix | Creative Sweets N Treats | Reabakes  | Regions Bank

And we would absolutely be remiss if we did not introduce you to the fabulous event planner who executed the night flawlessly! Kalee Baker of Kalee Baker Events not only effectively coordinated with more than 50 different vendors, but she also perfectly carried out our vision for the event. We are tremendously grateful for her expertise throughout the planning of Paper Petals Plates.

Stay tuned for future features on each tablescape and the vendors involved who made each table truly stunning.  Birmingham, Alabama is full of incredible talent and we're excited to share them with you!