Fremont Foundry : Open House

Holidays & Occasions

At an open house hosted by FOODZ Catering at Fremont Foundry, we designed a ceremony backdrop along with centerpiece ideas in tones of violet and green. Generally, in the floral design world, each year’s color carries over a bit into the next year and sometimes for many consecutive years. Designers of all kinds have embraced the fresh look of green tones and greenery within their businesses, homes, branding, you name it.

I myself am in no way done with greenery! We’ve only scratched the surface with how we hang lush greens from ceilings, on walls, tables, chairs and creating freestanding sculptural greenery elements. So many ideas! So long lasting!

I chose deep purple accents of stock, anemones, tulips and lisianthus to reflect the ULTRA VIOLET tones along with lush smilax vines. For our centerpiece table runner I placed square paper art prints from local artist Josephine Rice. They were the perfect complement to our flowers, taper candles and votives!

Thank you to Alante Photography for capturing our creations with such a polished and experienced eye!

Also, be sure to check out CUBES BAKING CO. “Fringe” cake in the photos below. So fun!

Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.

Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. Musical icons Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix brought shades of Ultra Violet to the forefront of western pop culture as personal expressions of individuality. Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.

Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world. The use of purple-toned lighting in meditation spaces and other gathering places energizes the communities that gather there and inspire connection.

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