As you may know, last weekend we had a presence at Fizz & Frills, a debut Wedding Marketplace in San Francisco. The first of its kind, the event was hosted by Utterly Engaged with Lovely Jubilee and Blu Bungalow. As the F&F website states, it was “Not the typical bridal event, Fizz & Frills is a 2-day shopping event where you can shop from a fine selection of independent designers and artisans, curated with love, to give brides and frill seekers the rare chance to indulge in their products firsthand.”
Dana and I have been tempering the idea of attending our first wedding or craft fair as a vendor for months now, and when I heard about Fizz & Frills I jumped at the opportunity. I know there is a ton of talent in San Francisco, so I thought it might be a long-shot to get in, but we were pleasantly surprised and honored to be accepted. We had limited resources and only two weeks to throw together a look for our table, so we mashed our heads together via Skype and decided to keep it simple and paper-forward!
Dana handmade dozens of bright, colorful paper flowers in NJ and shipped them to my studio in San Francisco. I then crafted a three-tiered wedding cake from different types of white paper – text stock, rice paper and glitter gift wrap. I also created a wee bunting banner with our tagline, since I knew we would have a sign with our logo above the display. The effect was vibrant and sweet, and drew a lot of people to our table who simply wanted to know what we do! (Anything made out of paper, but especially wedding invitations!) :-)
The rest of our table was just about sharing our wedding-related work. I realize my iPhone pics are not exactly star quality, but we had our Custom and Wedding Collection portfolios available for customers to flip through, our new San Francisco-themed invitation on display (more on that later this week) and a bin of thank you gifts for everyone who stopped by. At first I was fretting over how to showcase EVERY design we have ever made on the one table, but once I set up and stepped back, I realized that “less was more” and didn’t set out any of the individual suites on stands. Breathing space!
Of course, our little setup paled in comparison to the overall aesthetic of the event itself! The ladies who put on Fizz & Frills did an AMAZING job with the decor, music, sweet treats, bar and overall art direction. I was just blown away by the taste and effort put forth – they all even dressed in these gorgeous outfits each day that coordinated with the space, but not overly so! Just perfect!
Not that you can tell from this image, but the dessert bar was to-die-for and the fruit and cake pops were worth every calorie! Overall, the event was a smashing success for Three Little Words, because we have already booked several new clients who we met that weekend. So exciting!