Colorful + Unique 80s Inspiration from The Jam Event 2017

The Jam Event

Every year, wedding industry pro’s get together in a collaborative effort to showcase top tier talent, inspiration, and big ideas, all while partying and dancing the night away! It’s called The Jam — but we call it Pinterest HEAVEN. We loooved 2015’s music festival theme, and 2016’s heavy metal theme only fueled our passion for all things bronze, but 2017’s theme might just take the (white wedding) cake! Hosted + curated by Jaime at Wild Heart Events and Sophie at Amazing Days Events, you’re guaranteed to see something unique and creative by The Jam’s artists.

Jaime filled us in on the inspiration: This year we went for an 80s inspired design concept, giving our design teams options ranging in colors from pastels and neons to themes such as surf and skate culture or musical artists.  We were excited to give each team free reign in terms of their installations and concepts and were thrilled to see everyone take the 80s to the next level!

In terms of our overall design, the event was held in the same private greenhouse as the past 2 years, which Bella Vista Designs lit to perfection. My favorite part was the entrance installation, a collaboration with Bright Inc. involving a mix of balloons, tropical foliage, florals and flamingos. The installation was 3 dimensional, wrapping around the front door so you had the same view whether you were inside or outside the building. I think the highlight for our guests were the breakdancers, whom we hired from our local UCSB break dancing club.  They KILLED it on the dance floor and got everyone pumped!

We’re excited to be your guide through the entire Jam event, thanks to photos by James and Jess! We begin at the bright + bubbly entrance…

The Jam Event

balloon arch

Flowers + Balloons = YES. (ps – we have a DIY to create a balloon flower arch here)

The Jam Event

tropical bar

lets flamingle

Let’s flamingle! So cute!

tropical bar

lets flamingle

flamingo drinks

Ooooh, wouldn’t this be fun for a beachy bachelorette party??

vintage car beer cart

coffee bar

side car tropical bar

tropical leaf menu

*One Kelly Kapowski, please.*

side car tropical bar

disco decor

silver trailer backdrop

Now, let’s jump into some installations from the vendors + artists at The Jam! First up, a floral tablescape and lounge inspired by one of our fav 80s films:

Pretty In Pink

The Jam Event

Please note the ombré floral table runner by Ella & Louie. Insane!!

patterned napkins

painted bricks

patterned napkins

floral table runners

Cascading palms + pink hydrangeas? We’re here for it!

The Jam Eventtropical lounge

tropical lounge

Love the flamingo detail throughout!

girls just wanna have fun

tropical lounge

design: Bijoux Events // florals: Ella & Louie // bar: Liquid Cult // paper goods: Sophia Loves Letters // rentals: Witty Rentals //  tabletop rentals: Hostess Haven // linens: La Tavola

Next up, fall into a pastel + iridescent dream (minus the shoulder-padded suits):

The Vice

tropical lounge

pastel tablescape

iridescent silverware

That flatware!

iridescent silverware

white chair with decals

Such creative design by Lovelyfest!

white chair with decals

design: Lovelyfest // collective: The Wedding Standard // photography: Cameron Ingalls // florals: Noonan’s Designs // rentals: Party PleasersMod Mix Studio // linens: La Tavola

Time to roll over to another rad installation…

Skate or DIY

hanging bulb tablescape

hanging bulb tablescape

Calligraphy Nerd found an excellent use for an old skate board!

hanging bulb tablescape

tropical skate ramp

design: Hive Events // florals: Coco Rose Design // calligraphy: Calligraphy Nerd // rentals: Party Pleasers // linens: La Tavola

If you’re looking to class it up with a little “royal” inspiration, look no further:

A-Team – Prince Inspired Table

colored glassware

hanging florals

black dipped silverware

We’re digging the deep purples with a pop of metallic!

striped tableware

purple colored glassware

purple prince inspired cake

WHAT A CAKE by Paper Cake Events!

design: Vanessa Noel Events // florals: Stella Bloom Designs // paper goods: Prim & Pixie // tabletop rentals: Borrowed Blu // desserts: Paper Cake Events // rentals: Party Pleasers // linens: La Tavola

It wouldn’t be the 80s without a healthy dose of punk culture:

Veils N’ Roses

spray painted backdrop

floral crystals

floral crystals

acrylic plates

We’ve been seeing menus written directly on tables more and more: we love it!

piano tablescape

spray painted backdrop

SO. COOL.  Salt & Stag Creative‘s graphics look killer against the grand piano!

spray painted backdrop

design: A Bit Of Spark & Sparkle // florals: Eden Floral // rentals: Avenue Twelve // graphics: Salt & Stag Creative // planning: Sandcastle Celebrations

Moving right along (aren’t you loving this?!) – this one might just take you back to the surf, skate, music and muscles of Venice Beach!

California Dreamin’

tropical tablescape

tropical tablescape

tropical tablescape

tropical tablescape

Check out that colorful invitation suite + menu by The Lazy Creative!

tropical tablescape

tropical tablescape

design: Rachel Korrey Events // florals: Knot Just Flowers // rentals: Ventura Party Rentals // paper goods: The Lazy Creative // linens: La Tavola

We wrap up with a little inspo from the queen + king of 80s pop:

Express Yourself

hanging floral tablescape

red candles

Red candles + stained glass create the look for a material girl!

hanging floral tablescape

watercolor paper goods

stained glass cake

design: Felici Events // florals: Bloom Floral & Foliage // paper goods: Pigment & Parchment // rentals: Town & CountryParty Pleasers // desserts: Lele Patisserie // vintage rentals: Otis & Pearl // linens: La Tavola

Thriller

modern slate tablescape

Dark greys + blacks keeping it perfectly moody.

modern slate tablescape

design: Tyler Speier Events // calligraphy: Calligraph.Yee // rentals: Tent Merchant // catering: Omni Catering

So fun, right? We love seeing what comes out of the creative minds at The Jam event each year!

record dessert bar

record dessert bar

colorful pastel cookies

dipped strawberries

The Jam Event

Thanks to the entire team below for sharing their talents and all the details of The Jam with us!

host + curators: Wild Heart EventsAmazing Days Events // venue: private greenhouse in Santa Barbara // lighting and production: Bella Vista Designs // rentals: Party Pleasers // florals + entry design: Bright Inc // calligraphy: Penned By Shanni // graphics: Willhouse Creative // photography: James & Jess // catering: Seasons CateringMain Course CaliforniaSavory Thyme CateringFeast & FestCrushcakes ,Omni CateringThe Pairing KnifeK’Syrah Catering and Events // bar: Simply Cocktails, Liquid CultSidecar SLOTinker Tin Trailers // backdrops + build outs: Gopherwood Design and Build // dj: Dart Collectiveeasy_mikeDJ Darla Bea // silent disco: DJ Zeke, Silent Storm // band: JSH Music Productions – STIR FATHER // transportation + valet: Jump On The School Bus, BlueStar Parking // after party + room block: The Goodland Hotel, Glam Squad Crimp and Color Bar, Jose Eber Salon // break dancers: USCBreakin // photo booth: Wittybooth

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