Love is a Journey | Amber’s Travel Bridal Shower


Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events

Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events

Alayson hired me all the way from Portland to help style and cater her little sister’s bridal shower here in Illinois. Alayson and the other bridesmaids asked me to execute their collective vision: a vintage travel, adventure concept for Amber’s May 3rd shower in Homer Glen.

Amber and her fiance, David, love to travel together and the notion that Marriage is a Journey { Not a Destination } was so inspiring: A little English Patient, a smidgen of Roman Holiday and a bit of Before Sunrise (I tend to pull my inspiration from my love of film), this shower looked and felt as beautiful as I had hoped it would…

It always helps when your new clients have amazing taste and pitch-in to help! They were a delightful family to assist and I hope they have a wonderful time at the upcoming June wedding. All the best to the beautiful couple! { Le meilleur! }

Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events | Mimosa & Bellini Bar

Mimosa and Bellini Bar for the In-Flight Cocktails

Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events | Centerpieces

Hydrangea Centerpieces with touches from the couple’s engagement photo shoot, as well as vintage paper airplanes.

Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events | Cupcakes

Chocolate and Sea-Salted Caramel Cupcakes | White Chocolate on White Vanilla Cupcakes

Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events |Favors Display

Baggage Claim { Favors } – Luggage Tags from Etsy { VeryVerdant } and Suitcase Sugar Cookies from Mrs. Campbell’s Cookies. 

Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events | Advice for the Couple

Vintage-looking Postcards were used to write advice, well wishes or travel recommendations to the happy couple.

Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events | The Pretty Bridal Party and Guest of Honor

The Pretty Bridal Party and Guest of Honor

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Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events | Luggage Tags by VeryVerdant on Etsy

Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events | Luggage Tags by VeryVerdant on Etsy

The Tide is High Collection on Etsy | by PAPERandPASTICHE


Anchors Away and all that nautical stuff…lately, I have been very inspired by the thought of an All-American summer, sandy beaches and that salty sea air. Featured are my two invitation designs, coordinated, whimsical lined envelopes, registry cards and handmade, patriotic rag swags. My designs are available on Etsy in the PAPERandPASTICHE shop. Here’s to, what will be, a wonderful summer!

The Tide is High Celebration Invitations by PAPERandPASTICHE on Etsy, $1.80 ea. { Sail Boat Vintage Inspired Nautical Sailing Anchors Way All Aboard Patriotic Americana } The Tide is High Celebration Invitations by PAPERandPASTICHE on Etsy, $1.80 ea. { Sail Boat Vintage Inspired Nautical Sailing Anchors Way All Aboard Patriotic Americana } Rag Garland Swag by PAPERandPASTICHE on Etsy $38 { Sail Boat Vintage Inspired Nautical Sailing Anchors Way All Aboard Patriotic Americana } The Tide is High Celebration Invitations by PAPERandPASTICHE on Etsy, $2.00 ea. { Anchor Sail Boat Vintage Inspired Nautical Sailing Anchors Way All Aboard Patriotic Americana }The Tide is High Celebration Invitations by PAPERandPASTICHE on Etsy, $2.00 ea. { Sail Boat Vintage Inspired Nautical Sailing Anchors Way All Aboard Patriotic Americana }

The Adventure Begins Collection on Etsy | by PAPERandPASTICHE


As featured on Etsy, “The Adventure Begins” collection is perfect for Bridal Showers, Baby Showers or Retirement Parties. Inspired by Mid Century Vintage colors and bold typography, this set was designed for those searching for something playful, while still remaining cool and current. Some items are available instantly, via digital download, but everything seen here can also be made for you and shipped to your home.

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Once purchased, these designs are for personal use only and not for resale. Please contact me here or on Etsy if you have any questions.

35th Wedding Anniversary Party | Coral and Jade for Spring


Coral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoThe Guests of Honor were Gary and Kathie and the event was hosted by their very thoughtful children, Amanda and Greg. The event took place in a family member’s private penthouse suite in River North, Chicago.

Graphic design, sweets table display, floral arrangements, pretzel treats and cupcakes provided by Pastiche Events. Coral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | Chicago

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Cupcakes


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Happy Birthday, Rita Darling! #quelnight

Happy Birthday, Rita Darling! #quelnight

 

Craft Day Sunday No. 3 | Both Sides Art Studio


Both Sides Art Studio in Pilsen, Chicago

I finally tried my hand at painting, thanks to an Amazon Deal for a BYOB painting class in Pilsen at Both Sides. The theme of the day was stress, so do not be fooled by the warm, sunny photos! We were all so hard on ourselves! We stuck to using acrylics and not oils (too advanced) and we were able to paint whatever we wanted (See? Stress). Warranted pressure aside, we have all agreed that we will go do this again because we did have a really nice time: BYO-wine and Donna’s cucumber sandwiches made everything better.

Both Sides Art in Pilsen, Chicago

Both Sides Art Studio in Pilsen, Chicago

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Obviously, Donna got the best smock.

Obviously, Donna got the best smock.

Rita is brave and painted and actual person.

Rita is brave and painted an actual person.

Sigh. My farmhouse.

Put a bird on it, Carla.

Put a bird on it, Carla!

Gummy Shark Valentine’s Day Treats


The free printable banner is at the end of the post and it is for personal use only.

Happy Valentine’s Day! xoxo

Shark Valentines Free Bag Topper Printable You're a Chum Candy Bag

Shark Valentine's Day Bag Toppers by Pastiche Events

Valentine’s Day Props | Moustaches and Kisses


These fun class handouts were totally inspired by last-minute panic…the kind that can only manifest at bedtime, the night before Valentine’s Day.DIY Valentines Day Photo Props

Easy DIY Valentine's Day Non-Edible Treat

Easy DIY Valentine's Day Non-Edible TreatEasy DIY Valentine's Day Non-Edible Treat

A Forest Friends Baby Shower | Twin Boys


Photo by Rita Norkiewicz

Twins Baby Shower at The Red Oak Room of Cantigny in Wheaton, Illinois.

Parents-to-be: Holly and Pierre | Babies-to-be: Jacques and Julien

Free Printables for the Cupcake Circles are at the end of the post. Just click to open the 8.5 x 11 image and save/print as PDF.

Forest Friends Sweet Table for Twin Boys by Pastiche Events, Chicago.Pennant Flag Banner by Pastiche EventsForest Friends Sweet Table for Twin Boys by Pastiche Events, Chicago.Forest Friends Sweets Table Jars by Pastiche EventsForest Friends Sweet Table for Twin Boys by Pastiche Events, Chicago.Carrot Cupcakes | Forest Friends Sweet Table for Twin Boys by Pastiche Events, Chicago.Forest Friends Sweet Table for Twin Boys by Pastiche Events, Chicago.

Print by Evergreen and Willow.

Print by Evergreen and Willow.

Thumbprint Guest Book | Forest Friends Sweet Table for Twin Boys by Pastiche Events, Chicago.

Book Crate | Forest Friends Baby Shower by Pastiche Events, Chicago.

Book Crate | Forest Friends Baby Shower by Pastiche Events, Chicago.

Forest Friends Baby Shower by Pastiche Events, Chicago.

The prizes for the games were all items that Holly either loves, misses or craves – Yankee Candle Summer Scents, Mint Scarves, Mint Soap, Coconut Coffee, Red Wine and mini cans of Sofia Champagne.

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Event Styling, Graphic Design and Sweets Table Confections provided by Pastiche Events.

Fox Cake and Mason Jar Floral Arrangements provided by Grandma and Aunt Linda. :) 

Click to open and right-click to save/print as a PDF

Click to open and right-click to save/print as a PDF

Click to open and right-click to save/print as a PDF

Click to open and right-click to save/print as a PDF

Winter One-derland Birthday Party for a Sweet Little Girl


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For the new year, I had the pleasure of styling and coordinating a Winter Wonderland party for little Giulia’s first birthday. Her parents had some wonderful ideas which included an artificial snow pit and a s’mores bar, and together, we decided that an evening filled with winter activities (indoors, of course) was the way to go. Being that we live in Chicago and we have been pummeled with snow this winter, that didn’t stop every guest, young and old, from enjoying the festively frosty itinerary we had planned for them. The sugar cookie decorating, bounce house, giant double slide, hilarious balloon artist, magical sweets table, s’mores, hot chocolate and a snow-pit made this the prettiest, most charming party ever for this sweet little girl’s big day.

Winter Onederland Birthday Party by Pastiche Events

Winter Onederland Birthday Party by Pastiche Events

Birthday Cake Popcorn | Winter Onederland Birthday Party by Pastiche Events

Winter Onederland Birthday Party by Pastiche Events

With help from her big sister, Amira, Giulia blew out the candle on her first birthday cake. The cake was made by Alicia from Delish Cakes in Bloomingdale but the banner was designed and created by Pastiche.

Winter Onederland Birthday Party by Pastiche EventsHot Cocoa Bar | Winter Onederland Birthday Party by Pastiche Events

Hot Cocoa Bar | Winter Onederland Birthday Party by Pastiche Events

Personalized Dry Erase Board Favors | Winter Onederland Birthday Party by Pastiche EventsPersonalized Dry Erase Board Favors | Winter Onederland Birthday Party by Pastiche Events

Sugar Cookie Decorating Activity | Winter Onederland Birthday Party by Pastiche EventsSugar Cookie Decorating Activity | Winter Onederland Birthday Party by Pastiche Events

Sugar Cookie Decorating Activity | Winter Onederland Birthday Party by Pastiche Events

Sugar Cookie Decorating Activity | Winter Onederland Birthday Party by Pastiche Events

Chicago Children's Entertainer: Ken the Flying Fool | Winter Onederland Birthday Party by Pastiche EventsChicago Children's Entertainer: Ken the Flying Fool | Winter Onederland Birthday Party by Pastiche Events

 Chicago Children's Entertainer: Ken the Flying Fool | Winter Onederland Birthday Party by Pastiche EventsArtificial Snow Pit | Winter Onederland Birthday Party by Pastiche Events

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Event Styling, Management and Graphic Design by Patty Fanella, Pastiche Events

Photography by Holly Biset, Glen Ellyn | www.pasticheevents.com

Catering by HomeMade Pizza Co., Hinsdale | www.homemadepizza.com

Smash Cake and Pastries by Delish Cakes | www.delishcakes.net

Children’s Entertainment and Balloon Art by Ken the Flying Fool | www.flyingfool.com