Spotted: The Knot's top POSH picks.

Friday, August 10, 2012
Whether it's a garden party of a dinner party, the Sevres Collection is a tried-and-true selection sure to wow you guests. But don't take our word for it, take The Knot's. Our favorite china was selected as a Top Pick for the Spring 2012 and Fall 2012 issues.

The Knot Texas Spring 2012 - Garden Party: Flowers by Garden Gate Floral Design / Photography by Andrea Polito Photography / Rentals by POSH Couture Rentals / Location at Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX.

The Knot Texas Fall 2012 - Nasher Sculpture Center wedding with a color theme of peach, white, and green. Event Coordination by Meredith at Significant Events / Photography by Allison Davis Photography.

Toast: Laurel & Derrick

Thursday, August 9, 2012

We're a bit partial to today's toast, and not just because one half of this couple is also the co-owner of POSH! You already know Laurel, but you may not know her husband Derrick. Together, these two plus their kiddos make up an important element of our POSH team. It’s impossible to imagine a day without Laurel’s infectious laugh or Derrick dropping in to say hello (and sometimes saving the day on last minute orders). We wouldn’t be anywhere without these two, so we’re taking this occasion to toast a couple that’s tried-and-true and a blessing to have in our lives, both professionally and personally. It’s been four years today since these two said I do, and we wish them many, many more years to come. To celebrate, we’re sharing pictures from their gorgeously POSH wedding. Enjoy, and Happy Fourth Anniversary, Laurel and Derrick!

(Clockwise from top left) Elise Cut Crystal Glassware | Gold Square Setting | Gold Parisian Flatware, Clear Silver Bead Charger, Black Jacquard linen (Resource One)
From pepper crusted filet mignon to miniature versions of the wedding cake, there was no lack of great food! Rentals: Black and Gold China | Gold and Silver Charger | White/Black Flocked Damask Taffeta napkin (Resource One)

A close up of the place setting (top) and a view of the room at The Apartment. Laurel used black chiavari chairs for guests and Louis ghost chairs for the bride and groom.

Laurel looking the very definition of a beautifully happy bride! | Mr. and Mrs. Howell make their way down the aisle.

What's Haute: POSH is on Instagram

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Instagram is the latest and greatest social media app. Do you use it? POSH loves it, and we want you to follow us. Get a behind the scenes look at photo shoots and office meetings with friends and clients, as well as images of what inspires us on a daily basis. We promise, it's the best way to follow your favorite people and places. Once you follow us, we will return the favor because no one inspires us more than our clients. 

See the captions behind these images on Instragram. Find POSH by searching for posh_preference. Not on Instragram? No worries. You can still catch up on all things POSH on your computer with Instagrid. If you follow our twitter account, you can also set up your Flipboard app to receive updates from us. Now you'll always be in the know. 

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Tabletop Tuesday: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Cyndi Lauper may have immortalized the phrase, but it was a POSH Petite Board Member (Laurel’s adorable daughter Chloe) that reminded us: Girls Just Wanna  Have Fun. Dressing up for 80s Day at school, Chloe’s layered lace, leggings, and teased hair inspired us to change up tabletop Tuesday with a throwback eighties theme. Whether you’re planning for your own posh petite cutie or a fun adult party, this decadent decade provides a dramatic background for your next event. Start with our exclusive Resource One Paris Plaid with black sequin trim linen. It’s reminiscent of vintage eighties Chanel prints, but the sequins take it to a new and fun level. Toss in the modern Onyx glassware, and you’ve got one wonderfully layered and luxe tabletop. For adults, we would suggest adding a few candles for an over-the-top tablescape, but we’re afraid of what could happen with all of that hairspray! Whatever you decide, this is sure to be a tabletop treat that gets guests in the mood.

Who knew the eighties could look so cute? Chloe (left) proves that layers and lace can be a showstopper. Just add a side ponytail and a little bit of attitude and you're all set! The POSH Petite tabletop (right) carries off the theme with aplomb. Rentals: Children's round table with Pink Chiavari Chairs, Paris Plaid linen (Resource One, exclusively ours), Black Acrylic Round Chargers, Pink Polka Dot China, Onyx Glassware, Cupcake Ferris Wheel; all POSH Couture Rentals.

Clockwise from top left: Our Eighties Mood Board. Cyndi Lauper's iconic album, Katy Perry's 80s throwback video ("Last Friday Night"), Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink, the ultimate teen - Sarah Jessica Parker as a young Carrie Bradshaw, cult classic Girls Just Want to Have Fun, starring SJP and Helen Hunt. Of course, we couldn't leave out two more stars of the decade: neon bangles and Aqua Net.

Toast: Andy Warhol

Monday, August 6, 2012
"An obsession with fame and brand names is the essence of Andy Warhol's influence, some say." This quote from the New York Times struck us as we were catching up on one of our favorite artists of all time, the godfather of Pop Art himself, Andy Warhol. Say what you will about his attitude, his methods, and his madness, there is no denying the talent of a man who transformed pop culture and the art world. We can now only imagine what his talents could have brought to an internet-savvy world. So today, on his birthday, we toast Andy Warhol. May his fifteen minutes of fame never end.

Andy Warhol with dog Archie, photographed by Jack Mitchell, 1973.

Mix your pop elements and add fun tabletop additions, like bright bouquets or quirky bananas, made famous by Warhol himself. Don't you just love the cupcakes with Warhol inspired images?

Rentals: Louis Ghost Chair in Jet Black, Blue & White China, Mercury Glass Trumpet Vase, Black Square Acrylic Charger; Linens: Gold Paillette Organza, Gold Sequin Mesh, both Resource One, Inc. Linens. All rentals available at POSH Couture Rentals. Florals from Bows & Arrows.
Top: Jackie O and Marilyn immortalized as Warhol prints. Middle: A pop art inspired birthday party. Bottom: A Bows & Arrows retro photo shoot.

Want more of the King of Pop? The Metropolitan Museum of Art relishes his legacy with "Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years," opening in September. If you can't make it, read more about Warhol here.