My elements of design in party decor
post generated lots of buzz; I also received several emails for more in-depth ideas about why these ideas 'work'. By no means am I an expert with years of design under my belt. But as you work on more events, you start getting 'the eye'...something doesn't look right, something's missing...and you'll keep playing around until you get what feels right to you.
Thus, I'm inspired to do a mini series using all eight principals of design (check out the post to see what I'm talking about); so far we've got balance
, and today is repetition.
I don't need to explain what repetition is...but if I need to, it's the repeating of elements. Easy enough, right? Wrong! We aren't just talking having 6 of the same vessels...that can get kind of boring, well not always, but we'll get to that later. We are talking...well, let me show you...
Macarons are the star in this dessert table from The Caketress
...but don't overwhelm it.
Check out how the circle punch runner, round glasses and placemats, globes all tie together well in their roundness on this table from Say Yes To Hoboken
Repetition in color? Of course! It's the perfect way to tie elements together. This lovely table from Floridian Weddings
not only pulls the repetition through the different elements, but check out that backdrop. I don't think it would have worked as well if it were only one color, the paper chains could have become monotonous and blended in.
The repetition of the paper covered books and black silhouettes tie all the elements of this lovely party table from Dear Lillie
together. There is a fine line when it comes to repeating a motif...covering everything with them would have been serious overkill.
A nice balance is struck with the repetition of the lollipop stick treats at this Ghostbusters table from Jenny Cookies
Stay tuned for proportion...