Inspired by Fabric


I love every little bit of this Inspired Creations Contest concept, presented by the team of April Foster Events and Megan W Photography. April created a hip and fun dessert buffet and tablescape, using a piece of fabric as her inspiration and throughout her design.

Dessert Display Green and Blue

The fabric was applied to elements throughout the concept, from custom fabric matted photos, to pinwheels, to lampshade centerpieces, and to take it even further, the dessert buffet featured the pattern throughout, even on the cake!

PinwheelsDessert Table

DIY Fabric Flower Garland

Retro Dessert TableFabric Matted Photos

Framed Fabric Matted Photos

April put her crafting hat on, creating custom fabric-covered mats for the framed photos above the dessert table, making chocolate-covered rice cereal treats, and putting together the perfect fabric flower garland to adorn the buffet.  She was kind enough to share lots of DIY tutorials with us, so check back later today for those!

Thanks to April’s ingenuity, this entire concept was created for a mere $370.  Incredible, no?

Dessert Table Blue and Green

Chocolate-Covered Rice Krispy TreatsRetro Blue and Green Wedding Cake

Blue and Green Retro Dessert Table

Fabric Flower Garland


Modern Blue and Green CakeGreen Retro Dessert Table

Dessert Table Green and Blue

A salvaged door was transformed into a quirky and interesting escort card display.  The color-matching system at Lowe’s helped April find the perfect paint color to match her fabric.  And of course, all of the stationery items coordinated as well.  The fabric was scanned and traced into a printable file.

Escort Card Door DisplayEscort Card Door Display-3

Escort Cards Hung with Clothespins

Green and Blue Paisley Wedding Invitation

The tablescape featured light blue and sage green tones, and lampshades covered in the inspiration fabric were a unique way to top tall vases.

Light Blue and Sage Green Wedding Tabletop

White Peony CenterpieceWhite Peony Bouquet

Peony Bouquet

Retro Blue and Green Wedding Table IdeasDecorative Menu on Glass Charger

Vintage Glass Charger

Love the mojitos in mason jars!

Pedestal Pillar Candle HoldersMojito

Flower at Place Setting

Lampshade CenterpiecesPaisley Wedding Invitation

Soft Blue and Green Wedding Table Ideas

Check back later today for tons of DIY instructions and tutorials!

The following Indianapolis wedding vendors contributed to this Inspired Creations Contest concept:

Conceptualization, Design, Stationery – April Foster Events
Photography – Megan W Photography
Flowers – JP Parker Flowers
Venue – Laurel Hall Indianapolis
Cake & Cupcakes – The Cake Stand, Cheryl Blessing
Macarons and Meringue – Circle City Sweets
Rice Treat Pops and dipped cookies – April Foster Events
Calligraphy – Penned and Pretty

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78 comments on “Inspired by Fabric

  1. This is absolutely beautiful! I like the incorporation of the chicken wire, the mason jars and the soda bottles. Very nice~

  2. I love whimsical little details like these. It helps create a more happy and laid-back mood. And isn’t having fun what it’s all about?! Loving these ideas!

  3. This wedding concept could not be more perfect… the color scheme = amazing. location = to die for. the dessert = AYKM?! every stinking last detail = flawless.

    April, you must be beyond proud of yourself… FANTASTIC work! And Megan W… check and mark, BEAUTIFUL!

    .-= bobbi’s most recent blog post: kortnee+ted+micah =-.

  4. Thank you to all the amazing vendors who made this set up possible! I love you all. :)

  5. holy MOLY! this is so incredible. i seriously wish i could rewind back to 2007 and have my wedding done by all of you fabulous ladies! brown and blue! LOOOVE! and megan, you’re my new favorite photographer :)

    amazing, amazing work. :)
    .-= amanda fales’s most recent blog post: ALICIA & JOE =-.

  6. april and megan, the shoot turned out more beautiful than i could have imagined! thanks for letting me be a little part of it!!!! way to go!

  7. My favorite color palette! I know others have said it- but the door escort card display- to die for!

  8. Adrienne writes...

    This is stunning. Simple and elegant but still has personality.
    P.S.- I LOVE that the invitations are for Ross & Rachel’s wedding. You made my day.

  9. Cristina Lybrand writes...

    WOW! I love those lamp shades, How did you get the invites to match? Your Rock!

  10. Elegant, thoroughly thought out and successfully implemented. Beautiful design, great images–it looks like a wedding I would want to attend. Thanks for sharing.

  11. LOVE everything about this concept – the details are incredible and I love how everything came together!

  12. Johnnie writes...


    Loved it all, so creative. Simple elegance and grace.

  13. Kristi writes...

    I love the whimsical atmosphere and the chicken wire is a neat idea. The color arrangement is goregous! Way to go April!

  14. Tawnya Beckering writes...

    April I am blown away by your talent. I’m in love with everything I see here!!!!

  15. Dane writes...

    Awesome, awesome ideas. Embraces the ability of DIY, but looks prime and unique.

  16. I LOVE this concept! I love it so much that I’m thinking of incorporating the vase/lampshade idea into my home or office…great job, ladies!!

  17. Jake writes...

    Gorgeous! I wish people were this creative when I got married. I guess I will have to do it again.

  18. MK writes...

    How beautiful. I love the colors, the coordination, and the straightforwardness of it.

  19. Sarah writes...

    I absolutely love the sweets table, not only is it a beautiful idea for a wedding but it could be used for other events as well! I especially love how the color coordination is seamless throughout the entire decor, and the pattern is my favorite part of the entire design! Great job!

  20. Sandy writes...


    I love the dessert table and the pictures hanging from the trees. As a guest, the decor of a wedding tells a lot about the bride and groom. The attention to detail was amazing.

    April you went above and beyond for this wedding. Amazing!!!

  21. Beautiful details! The color scheme would lend well for a baby shower too, which I’m always looking for ideas for. Love the fabric print for inspiration. Designers seem to be inspired by that “one thing”.
    .-= maria binasco’s most recent blog post: Diapercake Cake of the Month =-.

  22. kristina david writes...

    Very beautiful!!!! love all of it!!!! Very creative!!

  23. MrsK writes...

    Absolutely STUNNING!!!! I love the color scheme used here and the creativity is unique and elegant. I would expect nothing less from the very talented April Foster—who helped with my wedding. She’s awesome!!!

  24. carolina writes...

    this is one of the most beautiful settings I’ve seen in really long time. april, you are so talented!!! i love all of your work :D

  25. carolina writes...

    this is one of the most beautiful settings I’ve seen in really long time. april, you are so talented!!! i love your work :D

  26. Love this! Especially the design on the escort cards and how it ties with the invites… perfection.

  27. I love this party! Thanks so much for sharing, and for the how-to’s! I’m featuring it on my blog sometime this month. Thanks! :)

  28. Wow, what can I say having just gotten married and been one of those crazy DIY brides, too bad this wasn’t around a month ago! Lovely styling and beautiful pictures. Well done!
    .-= mimi’s most recent blog post: Wedding pictures sneak peek =-.

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