Colorful + Unique 80s Inspiration from The Jam Event 2017

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…

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

Let’s flamingle! So cute!

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

*One Kelly Kapowski, please.*

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

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

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

Love the flamingo detail throughout!

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

That flatware!

Such creative design by Lovelyfest!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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


Dark greys + blacks keeping it perfectly moody.

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!

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

photography: James & Jess // venue name: private greenhouse in Santa Barbara // florals: Bright Inc // calligraphy: Penned By Shanni // music: JSH Music Productions - STIR FATHER // host: Wild Heart Events, Amazing Days Events // curators: Wild Heart Events, Amazing Days Events // lighting and production: Bella Vista Designs // rentals: Party Pleasers // entry design: Bright Inc // graphics: Willhouse Creative // catering: Seasons Catering, Main Course California, Savory Thyme Catering, Feast & Fest, Crushcakes ,Omni Catering, The Pairing Knife, K'Syrah Catering and Events // bar: Simply Cocktails, Liquid Cult, Sidecar SLO, Tinker Tin Trailers // backdrops: Gopherwood Design and Build // build outs: Gopherwood Design and Build // music: Dart Collective, easy_mike, DJ Darla Bea // silent disco: DJ Zeke // transportation: Jump On The School Bus, BlueStar Parking // valet: Jump On The School Bus, BlueStar Parking // after party: The Goodland Hotel, Glam Squad Crimp and Color Bar, Jose Eber Salon // room block: The Goodland Hotel, Glam Squad Crimp and Color Bar, Jose Eber Salon // break dancers: USCBreakin // photo booth: Wittybooth