TINSEL + Weeksville Heritage Center

Sometimes, a client comes along, and we know right from the get-go, that it's meant to be. Weeksville was one of those clients. We met Tia at the Prospect Park Fall Gala, and her elegance and energy drew us to her. Soon, we were exchanging stories over glasses of wine and fancy little moves on the dance floor. Turns out, she works for a wonderful organization, celebrating and commemorating the first free black community in New York. The Weeksville Heritage Center, deep in Brooklyn, is a campus that showcases a mix of the old (historic houses) and new (a modern main building), and they wanted to throw a party that would highlight that unique heritage. Cue our jazz-era celebration, transforming their modern space into a vintage-y jazz club lounge. And to the musical stylings of Dandy Wellington and his Band, some energetic dancers, and other equally energetic notable guests.

We created a space that's reminiscent of an old jazz club lounge, and flower arrangements of shades of wine and crimson to match.

The night ended with a lot of smiles, dance moves, and connections–and we're not just talking about the guests. Hands down, one of our favorite events to date. Looking forward to more beautiful shenanigans with Tia and her team at Weeksville. Some clients just feel like coming home.

With love,
TINSEL

Photos by Tory Williams.

TINSEL + Vestiaire Collective at Gallow Green

Oh, we were pushing for this summer heat–real hard. At the beginning of June, despite weather cold enough for puffer jackets (yes, down-feather puffer jackets... in JUNE!), we created a rooftop dinner for Vestiaire Collective. Welcoming Kate Foley as Contributing Fashion Director, we went for French chic with a touch of British countryside. The result was a lot of green, a propos for the venue, and lights... all the lights. 

Our team of #ladiesonladders started with creating lush coverage throughout the entire rooftop.

And we dressed one long table, with lush florals to drape down, overflowing onto the floor to create a luxurious feel to the evening, with handwritten menus and figs as a finishing touch for each place setting.

And we created floral swings to showcase some of Vestiaire's prize pieces during cocktail hour. (You do not want to know how much that Hermes bag is going for...)

The space looked like a fairy tale.

And despite the rain, we had a little moment in the sun. 

Bisous,
TINSEL

Photos by Chellise Michael and Ben Lozovsky.

Wedding at the Wythe

In April, we had the distinct honor of witnessing a couple of beautiful people get married. And can we just say, we love their love! We have to be sneaky with photos right now but couldn't help but post a couple of teasers. I mean, just look at them:

Stay tuned for more shots of their gorgeous ceremony and reception. Let's just say the stars were aligned with this dream wedding.

Loving all the love,
TINSEL

Photos by Amber Gress Photography.

Dumbo Mother's Day Flower Pop-Up

And while we're on the subject of pop-up shops, let's talk about the flower market pop-up we did this past Mother's Day for Dumbo. 

It was a cool day, a little cloudy, but the flowers lit up the space under the Manhattan Bridge archway. We went for a French-esque feel, inspired by French country markets of colorful blooms, perfect for Mama Bear on her special day. Families were able to customize their own bouquet for Mother. With our partnership with 1 John Street, Dumbo BID, and the Brooklyn Children's Museum, especially crafty kids could paint and create something truly one-of-a-kind for mom.

Even with the weather, it proved to be one of our most picturesque settings to date.

Flowers for days,
TINSEL

Photos by Deo Anunciado and Dumbo BID.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Pop-Up Shop

Ahhh. Yes, taking some time to come up for some fresh air from a marathon season of events. And it's summer time! So, let's kick off the summer updates–and we've got a lot of them–with a few teaser shots from a recent pop-up shop in Soho that we did for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

It wall started with tulips... and ended with about 500 folded paper airplanes and dodecahedron clouds. Makes us dream of blue skies faraway places.

Stay tuned for more photos of the final event.

Up, up, and away,
TINSEL

Photos thanks to the amazingly talented Tory Williams