The Orion Ballroom Open House

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The low arrangements need a little boost from the table.  I love this round container opened on both sides.  

This is a glass container wrapped in black satin ribbon below.  Texture, one color and different flowers...are my favorite. 

The Orion Ballroom view of downtown Dallas.  It is beautiful day or evening.
The curly willow branches give this design height with white calla lillies and hanging candles.

The Rigel Salon can be designed for the ceremony space.  The arms are wrapped with white dendrobium orchids with hanging candles.

Tuesday, April 7, we had the pleasure of being the guest at the Orion Ballroom. We brought our creative ideas to one of Dallas' new host venues.  Many people remember this location as the Top O' the Cliff.  It is on the 15th floor of the Bank of America building, 400 South Zang Street, in Oak Cliff, Texas.  Before some of you panic... it is on 35 South, the  4th or so exit from downtown, right off the Beckley Street exit.  Now, it has the most beautiful view of downtown Dallas. The proprietor, Doug Brown of Food Beyond the Box and Sala  has transformed this former dark boardroom looking space to fresh and modern.  The lighting, color, and decor make this an easy space to add your signature wedding designs. Meagan Hayes the Director of Sales makes it easy to work in this space and the clients love her.  Their open house is every first Tuesday of each month.

Our approach for this space was to enhance the look.  White, White and more White. Simple. Dramatic. Simple.  Black for tradition.  For the Rigel Salon which can be used for the ceremony space we used two 8 foot tall iron candle holders.  We draped them with fabric to soften the iron, attached dendrobium orchids to the arms and hung candles from the arms.  Simple, soft and spectacular.
We designed several looks for the reception area.  We like interesting containers,  color (black in this case), clear, clear wrapped in ribbon, odd shapes and we create containers.  The low arrangement on a riser always gives them a different look.  Now, that is not to say the color would not work in this space.  I am saying that I like monochromatic in the floral. Texture. In this case different types of white flowers. Beautiful table lines and fabulous flowers, and loads of candles and lighting if possible.

A note on color and venue....For an event or wedding, you should select your venue first and then start your color selection.  The decor of the venue will assist you in selecting your color. Sometimes your colors will clash with the space if you are not planning to drape it completely. You can absolutely use one color for your ceremony and another for your reception. 

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