Don’t get us wrong. We firmly subscribe to the notion that nothing says sophisticated like a wedding palette of blushing pinks, pastel blues, sage greens or champagne beiges. But just because these aforementioned hues epitomize romance doesn’t mean bright and saturated tones can’t be dreamy and stylish. For those a little timid about going full-tint at their wedding, however, Michelle Leo Events presents a vibrant way for color-conscious couples to have their cake—or in this case, brunch—and eat it, too.
Photography by Heather Nan
A FESTIVE CANVAS
As soon as you walk through the door of Sunday’s Best, a seven-days-a-week-brunch spot located unexpectedly along State Street in suburban Sandy, you know you’ve arrived somewhere special. There, shiny metallic gold hardware and boldly geometric tile merrily juxtapose with soft velvet upholstery and lively floral wallpaper. The restaurant’s vibe—combined with its deliciously creative food and cocktail menu—is unmistakably fun, cheeky and chic. In other words, an ideal location to host a memorable engagement party, bridal shower or post-wedding brunch.
LAYER IT UP
Using Sunday’s Best’s aesthetic as a starting point, Michelle Leo Events’ Event Planner Isabel Rokeach established an exuberant color story based in jewel-toned pinks, purples, teal and green with gold accents. Rokeach set half of the event tables with creamy, lattice-textured table linens, artistic watercolor-printed chargers and Sunday’s Best’s topaz-blue dining chairs. Other tables were set with velvety teal tablecloths, gold lattice placemats, dusty rose dinner plates and the restaurant’s mauve velvet chairs. Gold-toned silverware at all place settings provided continuity between the different yet complementary guest tables.
TOTALLY TONAL FLORALS
Taking cues from the black, magenta and gold floral wallpaper adorning the restaurant’s foyer, Decoration, Inc. created showstopping yet low-profile centerpieces in bright and cheery magenta, warm coral, deep red and bubble-gum pink. Floral varieties included garden spray roses, dahlias, anemones, peonies, orchids and nerine lilies.
MUCH MORE THAN EYE CANDY
To come up with delicious signature sippers that reflected the event’s vivid color palette, Rokeach didn’t have to look any farther than Sunday’s Best’s thoughtful cocktail program. The just-picked pink Strawberry Fields (bourbon, sake, mint and ginger beer) was served elegantly in coupes and Baccarat crystal Bubble Box champagne flutes, while the Sunday’s Best Spritz (grapefruit, cointreau, sparkling wine and yuzu) and a White Peach Bellini (white port, sparkling wine, seltzer and lemon) provided pops of sunset red and tangerine orange, respectively. And the paint-brush embellishment on the event invitations was repeated in the almost too-pretty-to-eat macaroons and hand-dipped chocolates Summer Time Sweets created for the event. “Through the use of layered textures, unique patterns and intentional pops of bold, flirty colors, this look captures a mid-century-modern vibe aimed at leaving a lasting impression,” Rokeach says.
PLANNING & DESIGN: Michelle Leo Events
PHOTOGRAPHY: Heather Nan
VENUE: Sunday’s Best
HAIR: Kali Chris
MUA: Kristen Packard Artistry
FLORAL: Decoration, Inc.
PAPER PRODUCTS: Rebekah Nicole Ink
MOLLY PINK DINNER PLATE & ASPEN FLATWARE: Wild Event Studio
COOKIES: Summer Time Sweets
BACCARAT CRYSTAL “BUBBLE BOX” CHAMPAGNE FLUTES AND ENGAGEMENT RING: O.C. Tanner Jewelers
DRESS: Zimmerman Concert linen and silk minidress
MODEL: Avrey Evans
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