Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Setting Standards and Copying

I hear creatives complaining frequently about being copied.  It surprises me because most of the time, they did not invent what is being copied.

I just saw a commercial for the Chevrolet Equinox.  They were proudly touting themselves as the first car to offer wifi.  That is awesome!  

I have no intention of buying that particular vehicle, but expect that my next car will have wifi.  Just like any other great option,  buyers will expect that feature to become a standard.  Plus, Chevrolet didn't invent wifi - they just applied it. So they probably won't lose any sleep when everyone else is doing the same thing.   They will get some benefit from being first, and then move on to the next innovation - like leaders do.

Being the first to adapt a concept is not the same as owning it.

"Steal my idea and make it better, so I can steal it back" -  Ira

What do you think?

~Isha

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Decor doesn't matter!

I am always struck when a prospective client says that the flowers don't matter or that no one remembers the linens.  First, because I make it clear in my website bio, everything I say, and hopefully in my work - that flowers matter to me!  And second,  context matters.

Context helps us to understand how to feel and what to do.  For example, when an invitation is engraved you know that the event is somewhat formal and traditional.  When an event is being held outside in a garden you know to wear the appropriate heel.  And so on.

Also, think about taking a walk or having a picnic.  These lovely activities feel so much more amazing when the sun is shining.  And I know I feel more invigorated if the air is crisp, or more  cozy in a lamp-lit room.  Some restaurants feel family-friendly, and others romantic, and you can tell instantly when you are in an upscale establishment.  The environment sets the tone.

All the elements - flowers, decor, and lighting contribute to the mood and clarify the feeling.

At Isha Foss Events, we love creating an environment that frames and enhances your celebration.  Because people remember the way we make them feel~!


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club Engagement Party

It was a gorgeous day for a party at Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club!

Coral Charm peony, stock, roses, trick, engagement, centerpiece, Isha Foss Events, Cavalier Golf, Papaya linen.
Coral Charm peony, stock, roses, and trick in a white ceramic vase on papaya linen.

Coral Charm peony, stock, roses, allium, gloriosa, trick, engagement, centerpiece, Isha Foss Events, Cavalier Golf, Papaya linen.

Coral Charm peony, stock, roses, allium, engagement, centerpiece, Isha Foss Events, Cavalier Golf, Papaya linen


Congratulations Jocelyn & Clay!  We look forward to your wedding day!

Isha Foss Events offers floral and event design for all occasions.  Call 757.410.3436 for your special event!


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

Steampunk Wedding Inspiration

Steampunk is sexy - there, I said it!  I love the juxtaposition of Victorian and industrial design, the melding of the past and the future!  It combines the masculine and feminine perfectly and for that reason, is perfect for a wedding style.

Here is what I came up with for a recent event for the Uniquely Yours Bridal Showcase!

Steampunk Wedding Isha Foss Events Design Half Moone Cruise Terminal Norfolk VA
Steampunk Wedding Inspiration from Isha Foss Events | evenstscaping & floral design


The wood table, cherry dance floor, and zinc chairs are available from Distinctive Event Rentals.  The cake is from Patti Cakes.  Vintage china courtesy of  Sweetwater Cuisine.  The gold Victorian chair belongs to Dave Bell of Stage Right Lighting Weddings.  Dave and SRL also provided the truss and made the custom copper chandelier!  Gear place cards from RSVP Stationery.  The design, floral, vintage desk, and all other prop items were provided by Isha Foss Events!

Here are some of the details up close.

Steampunk Wedding Isha Foss Events Design Half Moone Cruise Terminal Norfolk VA
Vintage gold glitter desk:  Isha Foss Events

Steampunk Wedding Isha Foss Events Design Half Moone Cruise Terminal Norfolk VA
Steampunk girl in goggles and tiny top hat for buffet 

Steampunk Wedding Isha Foss Events Design Half Moone Cruise Terminal Norfolk VA

Steampunk Wedding Isha Foss Events Design Half Moone Cruise Terminal Norfolk VA
Succelent with Steampunk dragonfly.  Garland of salal, seeded eucalyptus, lepto foliage, jasmine, jade, and other yummy foliages.  It smelled heavenly!



Steampunk Wedding Isha Foss Events Design Half Moone Cruise Terminal Norfolk VA

Steampunk Wedding Isha Foss Events Design Half Moone Cruise Terminal Norfolk VA

Steampunk Wedding Isha Foss Events Design Half Moone Cruise Terminal Norfolk VA

Steampunk Wedding Isha Foss Events Design Half Moone Cruise Terminal Norfolk VA

Steampunk Wedding Isha Foss Events Design Half Moone Cruise Terminal Norfolk VA
I used washers, gears, and pipe fittings for napkin rings.  Home Depot!

Steampunk Wedding Isha Foss Events Design Half Moone Cruise Terminal Norfolk VA

Steampunk Wedding Isha Foss Events Design Half Moone Cruise Terminal Norfolk VA
Bouquet of peony, roses, anemone, ranunculus,tulips, lady's mantle, dried pods, and pheasant feathers.  Gears were added for a Steampunk touch.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Holiday Gala | Glitz & Glam!

I love mixed metallics!  For our corporate client party at Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art we created a design of silver and gold sequins with acrylic - and feathers!

It all came together.


 Isha Foss Events Silver Gold Sequin Acrylic Feathers Gatsby Virginia MOCA

Isha Foss Events Silver Gold Sequin Acrylic Feathers Gatsby Virginia MOCA


Isha Foss Events Silver Gold Sequin Acrylic Feathers Gatsby Virginia MOCA

Isha Foss Events Silver Gold Sequin Acrylic Feathers Gatsby Virginia MOCA
 Isha Foss Events Silver Gold Sequin Acrylic Feathers Gatsby Virginia MOCA
Isha Foss Events Silver Gold Sequin Acrylic Feathers Gatsby Virginia MOCAIsha Foss Events Silver Gold Sequin Acrylic Feathers Gatsby Virginia MOCA

Isha Foss Events Silver Gold Sequin Acrylic Feathers Gatsby Virginia MOCA

Isha Foss Events Silver Gold Sequin Acrylic Feathers Gatsby Virginia MOCA


The caterer, Sweetwater Cuisine,  brought the heat with a portable wood-fired pizza oven.  And also brought the ice (created by Ice Art VA) in the form of an ice bar with vodka bar back - outstanding!

Isha Foss Events Vodka Ice Bar by Ice Art Virginia MOCA


Ice Vodka Bar Ice Art Isha Foss Events

For help designing your special occasion, contact Isha Foss Events 757.410.3436!

Happy Holidays!