At BBJ Linen, we love celebrations. That's only natural, because for 35 years, we have helped make thousands of celebrations the memorable occasions they should always be. It's our business, and we love it.
Over the years, we have had the pleasure of working with wonderful people: event planners, florists, designers and consultants who work tirelessly and hone their talents so that every event is unique and memorable.
It is absolutely true that it takes a "village" to plan the perfect celebration: We're showcasing 35 of our favorite event planning teams and designers, in several different categories. Enjoy our picks:
Left: Braun Studios | MMJ Events | Posy Florals - Right: Kismet Visuals and Co. | MMJ Events | Miam Cake | High Line Car House
MMJ Events uses color -- bright and clear -- with a sure hand. Their work always sparkles with originality and is perfectly keyed to the mood of the event. It's fresh, young, minimalist and exceedingly well done. We love their ability to pull together unusual textures.
Alexis June Photography | Petal Pixie | Signature Party Rental | Present Time Rentals | Elisa Anne Calligraphy
Serving clients in some of the most spectacular natural settings in the country, Petal Pixie is a floral event design studio that captures the grandeur of the surroundings with ease. Owner Kimberly Watt is a master at making bold statements seem effortless. We appreciate the way her floral arrangements complement both the linen and the scenery.
Pepper Nix Photography | Vivince Event Studio | Marae Event Management | Decoration Inc. | Cactus and Tropicals | Retro Rentals USA | Alliant Events | Sticks and Stones | All Out Event Rental | Atelier Azure | Borrowed Blu | High West Distillery | Blue Sky Ranch
Vivince Event Studio of Park City, Utah, looks to the natural environment to create uniquely refined settings that are luxurious in their simplicity. We think their sometimes quirky minimalism is just too wonderful for words!
Top Left: Anne Shackleford | Taylor Dawn | Whitewood Events - Top Right: Rustic White Photography | Taylor Dawn | Grace's Garden Floral Design | Sweet Seats Rentals - Bottom Left: Ashlyn Cathey Photography | Taylor Dawn | Gardenia Floral Design | Barron's Rental
Atlanta's Taylor Dawn Design is all about focusing on the personal. This event planner knows that whatever the reason for celebrating, it's a time to capture the essence of what is meaningful and memorable for the celebrants and their loved ones.
Left: Emily Magers Photography| All in the Detail Design | Foxtail Florals - Right: All in the Detail Design | Sundrop Vintage
Edgy and Bold is the only way to describe All in the Detail Design. If you're after graphic effect and high energy, event settings crafted by this design team will never disappoint. Love Boho style? So do we!
Chelsea Ashford Photography | The White Box
The White Box offers high style and inspiration to DIYers who want to "knock it out of the park" with personalized accessories and out of the ordinary ideas. This online wedding planner will relieve those pre-event jitters.
Top: Sarah Anne Photography | Bixby + Pine | Pendersen's Event Rentals - Bottom: Sarah Anne Photography | Bixby + Pine | Robinson Paperie
Bixby + Pine is a Washington design house that pays an inordinate amount of attention to the details. Here, the darker table linen complements the lightness of the seating and the light of the room with elegant grace. It's so right!
KVC Photography | Chancey Charm
Chancey Charm Wedding Planning & Design plans events from San Diego to Boston, and everywhere in between. Designs are light and feminine, sometimes a bit unexpected, but always beautiful and the design process is a "shared secret."
What can we say about this: Stunning? Oh, yes! Elegant? Absolutely. Breathtakingly Modern, and yet strikingly formal, this is the kind of dream wedding that would fill any bride's dreams with wonder. But this is for real.
Nicole Colwell Photography | Southern Affairs | Olive Grove Design
Southern Affairs employs a minimalist approach to color, and sometimes that restraint speaks volumes. With a simple, decidedly romantic style, this design firm successfully serves Dallas, Portland and Seattle clients and concentrates on incorporating personal details in every wedding plan.
Top: Danielle DiBenedetto Photography | A Charming Fete | Molly Taylor and Co. - Right: Lauren Gabrielle Photography | A Charming Fete
Lynch Design | All Occasions Party Rentals
A Charming Fête lives up to a reputation for fun affairs! Color, visual excitement, pattern, contrast, lots of flowers, and layer upon layer of details are what set this wedding designer apart from the crowd. It's inspiring.
The Edges Wedding Photography | A Savvy Event | Chestnut and Vine
Coordination is key to integrating a natural setting and a special event. A Savvy Event hits the mark every time. The ceremony setting is simply gorgeous: Nature is the background for white floral arrangements and simple chairs. Leaving the table bare is a wonderful way to reinforce the all-white theme, with just a hint of the outdoors.
Chris Isham Photography | I Do Events | Mod Fete | Tessa Pinner
White and pale are wondrous together. Less is More. Simple is Spectacular. That's the way we feel every time we work with I Do. We do want to do it again!
Glorious Moments Photography | Sara Gillianne Weddings | Anik Flowers
Creating sumptuous settings no matter what the venue is a specialty of Sara Gillianne Weddings. She remains true to her design philosophy that every event ought to have something to "fancy it up!"
Jennefer Wilson Photography | J. Longmire Weddings & Events | Haute Poppies Wedding & Event Florals
Trends may come and go, but count on J. Longmire Weddings & Events to always be up on the latest -- right now it may be hanging flowers and balloons. Tomorrow, who knows? A color master, this planner loves monochromatic themes.
Elena Bazini Photography | Luxe Productions | Ashland Addison Floral Décor
Luxe Productions always mixes color and texture with aplomb, along with some unusual combinations. This year the trendy color is ultraviolet. It's not your ordinary event, but don't you love it?
Tiffany Wu Photography | Aquafuzion
Aquafuzion is a floral designer with a talent for creating a wonderland of fantasy floral display. Whether it's hanging individual blooms from trees or creating a floral Intragrammable wall display, honors go to this master!
Maha Studios | IJORERE | Luxe Urbanista | Avant Gardenia
The floral crown deserves a Wow! But this designer always has fun with color and contrast, with floral displays and textures. The contrasting hues and materials of this tablescape testify to their talent. The total effect is a Wow!
Jennifer Kathryn Photography | Lola Event Productions
Combining exotic colors and weaving a couple's diverse backgrounds into a cohesive event setting is a specialty of Lola Event Productions. Here it's the exotic influence of sari silk and Asian details that shine.
Elyse Hall Photography | Outstanding Occasions | Inspired Environments
Who would combine a cowhide rug, woven peacock chairs, cactus and brilliant tropical flowers and have it all look impressively upscale together? Caitlin Caval, that's who -- and we loved working with her for this Western wedding in Phoenix.
Left: Danielle Harris Photography | Jessica Dum Wedding Coordination - Right: James Ivan & Emily Louise Photography
Jessica Dum Wedding Coordination | Isibeal Studio
Sometimes only a hint of what's to come is enough. Jessica Dum does it perfectly: a simple invitation with a restrained sprig of greenery, or a welcoming glass of rose with a spring of lavender. Do you catch the theme?
Aly Caroll Photography | Shelly Sarvar Designs
An Iowa designer who takes inspiration from many sources, this designer captures the essence of modern minimalist, but has fun with color and pattern.
Left: McKenzie Deakins Photography | Michelle Leo Designs | Urban Chateau Florals
Right: Jacque Lynn Photography | Michelle Leo Designs | Urban Chateau Florals
Pops of color distinguish the tablescapes designed by Michelle Leo Events. Whether the surprise is colored stemware or a unique hammered metal charger, it always seems the perfect accompaniment.
Left: Matthew Land Studios | Gather Events | Bleedfoot Florals - Right: Scott Clark Photography | Gather Events | Inessa Nichols Design
Gather Events has an uncanny ability to find unusual items that add just the right element of surprise. Himalayan salt blocks used as table numbers, for instance. Or wooden chargers and place cards with an underlying brown and white color theme for a wedding in Woodinville!
Angela & Evan Photography | Edelweiss Florals
Floral design at the hands of Edelweiss by Lauren Royster is gorgeous. If nature can be improved upon, she will do it! The designs are ethereal, imaginative and absolutely perfect every time.
Eric & Jamie Photography | Becky's Brides
Once again, Becky’s Brides demonstrates that impeccable design can be brilliantly understated. Hanging tulips prove it, along with the simplicity of a single repeating accent color throughout.
Rachel Cooper Photography | Stephanie Bradshaw
Stephanie Bradshaw employs a modern aesthetic to make her designs flow effortlessly. And she concentrates on the details -- from balloon art to specialty cocktails. They "make" the design, she insists.
Top: Josh & Rachel Photography | The Busy Bee Events and Designs - Bottom Left: Catherine Ann Photography | The Busy Bee Events and Designs | Branch Design Studio - Bottom Right: Kathy Thomas Photography | The Busy Bee Events and Designs | Raining Roses Productions
From the planning board to the final effect; it's all a part of the creative experience with The Busy Bee. And the experience couldn't be better!
Top: Timothy Burke Mannle Photography |Creative Concepts by Lisa | Carrie Wilcox Floral Design
Bottom Right: Brooke Allison Photography | Creative Concepts by Lisa
Whether an event is indoors or out, Creative Concepts by Lisa is all about customization, and attending to the personal desires of clients. The common theme is perfection!
Kiss Me for Eternity Photography | Diamond Affairs | Three Branches Floral
While every designer loves a wedding, corporate events can be just as challenging -- and just as much fun! Diamond Affairs took the lead for our Dallas Supper Club event and rocked the scene by transforming an industrial space into a stunning event. What a transformation it was, with the blues reflecting a lakeside ambience -- energizing, warm and wonderful.
Couple Cups Photography | Dynamic Events by David Caruso | Flowers by Heidi
Two very different vibes; one immensely talented designer. This is the kind of ingenuity and individualized design we love to partner up with. From sandy shores to lush green lawn, David Caruso is the absolute definition of greatness.
Kristen Alexander Photography | Organized Occasions | Amanda Jewel Floral Design
Their name may express it all. Organized Occasions integrates all aspects of a special event in a wonderful way: Minimal style and a totally unique interpretation of floral design combine to produce interactive design that is delightfully fresh and appropriate for corporate events.
Left: Kent Drake Morien Photography | HMR Designs - Right: Cindy Fandl Photography | HMR Designs | Frost Chicago
Whoa! This is over-the-top design that leaves no aspect untouched and no element to chance. It's the total picture!
These are our 35 picks -- We can't wait to see what the next 35 years will bring!