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basketball and denim graduation brunch table

Aisha of Dooby Design (& proud mom to recent grad Gregory) whipped up this creative Graduation Brunch inspired by his favorite things: basketball & True Religion jeans. I love how she completely personalized the theme to reflect the guest of honor, and also how she managed to accomplish a look that’s both masculine AND elegant!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– True Religion jeans inspired place card “hang tags”
– “Napkin rings” fashioned from the tops of old jeans
– Homemade basketball textured placemats
– Incredibly artistic 2-tier basketball & denim themed cake

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graduation brunch in royal blue

graduation brunch with a character pillow

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Aisha

The inspiration behind the design was my son’s love for basketball and True Religion jeans. While planning his graduation weekend of events, I decided to have a brunch on Sunday to celebrate his accomplishment. I wanted to create a design that reflected his personality.

After taking the time to determine how to incorporate True Religion jeans, I decided to create a version of the iconic tru religion tag found on the jeans itself. I came up with a designer tag that reflected my son’s style. I had a caricature created of him from a photo on my iphone. I then used old jeans and cut all the tops with loops, custom printed the new tag and ironed them on a cloth fabric. My mother-in-law stitched the edges of the tags as well as the custom placemats I created from a basketball fabric material found at Joann Fabrics.

I finished off the table-scape with tree bark centerpieces I borrowed from my friend Susan of Passionflowers, and added white peonies, green hydrangea and protea. I wanted to bring in some of his school color of  royal blue, I accomplished this with the stemware and small vases. Overall I wanted the event to feel masculine yet elegant and a reflection of my son.

For the cake I contacted my go to cake designer Sweet Heather Anne. We had a great time sitting in her quaint studio as I explained to her the design concept for the event. Myself and his friends were ecstatic when we saw the finished cake design. It was just what I imagined and as always Heather and her team did a fabulous job!

 

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VENDOR CREDITS:

– Event design, centerpieces, custom pillow, placemats & napkin wraps: Dooby Design
– Photography: Rachelle Tyson Photography
– Cake: Sweet Heather Anne