Category Archives: driftwood

Ian and Arielle’s Beautiful Burlap Wedding

Arielle & Ian's beautiful burlap wedding, Images by Craig Bruce from Brilliant

Arielle & Ian’s beautiful burlap wedding, Images by Craig Bruce from Brilliant

On May 25th I was contracted to give the standard Nila Destinations bamboo wedding arch an elegant upgrade without departing from the couple’s nuetral, earthy color palette.  Burlap draping was the perfect compliment to this gorgeous understated wedding.  Louise from Nila created chic tablescapes using burlap runners, driftwood, and simply laid white cala lilies, succulents, and large leaf and greenery stems.  I absolutely love the cascading wild bouquet and can’t get over how adorable this couple is!  Though it rained, they didn’t let it rain on their parade!  Please read a full post and see many more images on Brilliants blog.
Burlap draping for wedding ceremony arch

Burlap draping for wedding ceremony arch

If you have fallen for this beautiful burlap arch for your wedding day, please contact me! (maximum arch dimensions 8′ square)

Driftwood Wedding

TC Millwork was contracted to design and build a driftwood chuppah for a wedding December 28th at the Grace Bay ClubBrilliant did a gorgeous job of photographing the Tropicaldmc affair, please see all the gorgeousness on their blog; rustic-glam-beach-wedding

This four post arch is constructed of reclaimed wood, large pieces from a Haitian sloop wreckage, as well as curving branches of driftwood.  It may be decorated with a fabric canopy and flowers, as pictured above, or raw as these three images show.

It may also be set as a two post for a simplified look or smaller wedding, or in additional segments to canopy a dinner reception.  A variety of canopies are available in sheer organza, lace, or cotton.

This arch may be rented (installation and strike included) for any wedding or event, please contact us for rates and details!

Art Expo this Saturday!

Come one, come all, to the biggest and brightest gathering of local Turks and Caicos artistic talent around!  The white top tent in Turtle Cove will be bursting at the seams with beautiful handcrafted pieces perfect for holiday gift giving or displaying at home.  A small teaser from a few of the participating artists:

 LWS Designs

 Chrystel Loyer Kendrew

All images via facebook
I will have additional driftwood sculptures, a few new items I am excited to share, the usual past favorites, and even a box of half priced items ready for quick sell!

Drift No. 8 base 5″dia x 21″h

Drift No. 9 base 12″w x 6″d x 23″h

Drift No. 10 base 6.5″dia x 34″h

 Drift No. 11 base 6″dia x 30.5″h x 37″w

Parrot Cay Wedding

Any opportunity that arises to set foot on Parrot Cay is a welcome one.  It had been nearly a year since my last visit, a location scout for Self Magazine.  We boarded the boat at noon and upon arrival to the island immediately got to work constructing a driftwood chuppah for the ceremony on the beach.  Just in time for the island drum band to set-up, the structure and it’s fragrant adornment was complete;  white confederate jasmine vines meandered their way up each post, large white orchids potted in moss nestled in each empty nook, and hundreds of single stem cymbidium orchids dotted the wildly organic and wonderful structure.   

While my assistant packed up, I quickly rushed over to see what Environmental Arts and wedding planners Nicole and Linda from Hopple Popple, had been hard at work on.  The reception looked flawless; driftwood took center stage on each table, the worn and sun bleached greys were balanced beautifully with floral arrangements of white blooms, pale pink peonies, and delicate splashes of green and coral colored buds.  Fabric lanterns hung in clusters from the timber roof, dark espresso chivari chairs, and embroidered tablecloths added elegance to the simplicity of the space.  After these few quick snapshots on my phone, we rushed down the beach, and loaded our gear onboard Beluga.  Our dear friend Captain Tim had come to our rescue as we had missed our 5pm boat while applying the finishing touches.  Just as the guests began to arrive we were sailing off into the sunset.  A great way to end the day.