Wedding Planning, Inspiration
Are you wondering if your wedding ideas will all come together to create that breathtaking image in your mind?
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Here are 5 ways to guarantee a great wedding look you are sure to love!
2. Find a backdrop
This can be something unique from your venue like a big window, art on the wall, stonework, or a big fireplace.
If nothing stands out...Choose your own statement like this taupe backdrop!
3. Add dimension
Use different heights and lengths in your wedding decor to create depth and visual appeal.
Another way to add dimension is a contrast color. Nothing too fancy or flamboyant (unless that's totally your cup of tea!), but something simple, like these greenery arrangements. It keeps your room looking lively and lifted rather than flat and dull.
3. Pick your head table style, linen, and chair
To create the finished look a textured velvet linen was added with a Chiavari chair for the perfect sweetheart table!
4. Add your centerpieces!
This is where you can be the most c r e a t i v e ! Put together an array of different items in your same color scheme, incorporate your contrast color, include your table number and maybe a few pictures and viola! You have a great centerpiece!
5. Lastly, put it all together and simply admire
Another great tip to make sure that your ideas come out flawless is to make your own mock table. Set it up and put together your centerpiece trying different things until you come to find something you absolutely love.
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These are the essentials when it comes to adding anything on top of, near, or around your reception tables for the most outstanding tables yet!
Check out these great examples by brides who chose to give their tables the volume, color AND feel that all tables deserve!
The black candleabra gives this table height and the fluffy white feathers give the table even more shape and direction.
The choice of gold in the table runner and charger gives a contrast look against the dark linen, napkins, and table decor.
The small lit candles placed sparatically on the table runner gives shine to the sequins and warmth to the atmosphere.
The glass milk jars filled with stiffer greens, brings style to the farmtable. Lining the table with these fills out the length and completes the fullness of the table.
The bright blue sashes and napkins give the wood a pop of color and livens the room.
The addition of woodslices under the flowers make for an outdoorsy, adventurous vibe.
VOLUME: A voluptuous green on top of a gold candleabra provides height and width filling great space on a round table.
There are many colors compiled in this look, but can still look cohesive since they are in the same neutral color palette.
Texture is involved in the sequin linen and the ribbing on the blush bud vase for character and personality.
This sweetheart table is filled with many things to keep it from looking bare. It has a gold metal pedestal bowl filled with flowers, mercury glass votives with candles, and gold chargers to fill the table.
A bold burgundy linen was paired with gold centerpiece accents and a full flower arrangement for bonus color!
Feel: The linen choice oozes romance with a bit of daring flare.
VOLUME: The volume doesn't just have to be on the tables, it can be in the ceiling too! This draping adds dimension to the space and volume from the top down.
This venue is an outdoor space with a lot of color from the landscape. However, pairing this simple wooden box on the table gives it fresh color and cohesion.
The simplicity of the centerpieces give the feel of a spacious, clean presentation.
For longer tables, more decor is needed for full volume. This table has eucalyptus interwoven between candlesticks, drinking glasses, mercury bud vases and short tea candles.
The eclectic collection of candlesticks placed throughout give this wood table a varied color scheme complimenting the chargers and other decor.
The shine from the tall candlesticks and layout design of the table presents a rustic and glamorous feel to the day.
VOLUME: A mixture of tall and short flower displays serve as focal points, yet establish a seamless combination to the head table filled with chargers and other various decorations.
Choosing color can be as simple as pairing a gold charger against a lace table runner and lively flowers.
The intricate pattern of this aubrey lace table runner adds rustic charm paired with rustic wood floral boxes.
VOLUME: This look is comprised of simple decor, but still has great volume. The light houses add body and shape, while the eucalyptus generates thickness and bulk throughout the length of the entire table.
Color is seen throughout the natural wood in the table, the green in the flowers, the white in the lanterns, and a pink and gold charger/napkin duo!
The centerpieces give a clean, feminine gathering paired with rustic tones in the table and floral wood boxes for a complete farmstyle table that is sure to stand out!
Inspiration, Wedding Planning
Steps to finding The One (venue) after you've found The One!
Step 1. Talk to others to hear what they liked and disliked about certain venues
Talking to friends and family about their likes and dislikes can give insight into what you want to be looking for. Whether that be an outdoor ceremony site, or a designated cocktail space, I am sure they can provide many details and options to think about.
Step 2. Make a list of wants vs. must haves
It's easy to get lost in the moment at each venue and love them all. So before taking a tour at any site, be sure to have a list of wants vs. must haves.
Step 3. Find a wedding planner or coordinator that will help see your vision
Wedding planners are not necessary to make a wedding happen, but they definitely take the stress off of planning and make sure everything runs smoothly.
Step 4. Only look at venues that fit in your budget
If you are on a strict budget, only be looking at ones that fit in your price range. This will help make a quicker decision as well as leave extra money for other things...like wedding decor!
Step 4. Keep your guests in mind
Some venues are restrictive to the number of guests so it is important to keep that in mind as well as what they will be doing. Does the venue have a good place for cocktail hour or a comfortable reception space?
Step 5. Ask each venue as many questions as possible to know what is expected and included
When narrowing down which venue to choose, it is easier with all of the facts. So, when doing your visits ask every question you can think of to make planning less stressful. [Again, wedding planners are great!]
Step 6. Envision yourself and your loved ones spending an entire day at that venue
Ultimately, this is your day. So everything aside, pick one that you know you will love even days after the wedding.
After choosing your venue you will need to pick your decor! Stay tuned to see how to decorate your venue!
Inspiration, Wedding Planning
We have new inventory and we are so excited to share it with you! Don't worry--all the tried-and-true favorites are still here. But we've updated our inventory to include fresh finds that are guaranteed to be a hit this wedding season. Our carefully curated collection can be styled to suit any wedding theme, so take a peek at these new must-have items!
New Inventory Highlights
Mercury Glass: Mercury glass is outwardly beautiful, but what I love most about it is when it meets candlelight it instantly takes a surreal and whimsical glow, bringing sparkle and glamour to any room. Another beauty of mercury glass is that it can be dressed down or dressed up to meet any wedding theme and looks equally fabulous. Whether you are planning a vintage, rustic, classic, bohemian or modern wedding, mercury glass elements like candle holder, votives or vases can be gorgeous compliments on your wedding decor.
Linens: Guys! I'm obsessed with fabric! It was really, really, really hard to narrow down the new linen choices, but alas I settled on some threads that I think you are going to swoon over. Let's talk color! I'm seeing burgundy making a comeback in a major way. I've added an elegant burgundy shantung linen that is sure to impress. When I choose new fabrics, I get a lot of input from other experts in the industry. I visited with my friends at Raffine Bridal in Woodbury, about what colors they are seeing trending this year, they showed me a bridesmaid dress that has been flying off the racks. This dress was a lovely shade of dusty mauve and I knew I needed to get a linen to match! Color is important but so is TEXTURE, and that is why I had to add the super sexy velvet linen to our collection.
Chandeliers: A bride recently asked me if I thought she needed a chandelier for her wedding ceremony, without skipping a beat I responded, "YES"! In fact, I suggested we add a chandelier to adorn her cake table as well. Chandeliers make such a statement on their own or in a cluster, over your head table or in a tree, this is why we have added more chandeliers and more chandelier colors!
Fabric: Last but not least... I'm excited to announce that I have added more fabric and more colors to our inventory. I'm excited about the trend towards color after many years of muted tones ruling. I have added colored curtains and fabric to dress up your venue's ceiling, your tent, ceremony arches, and backdrops.
Mercury glass candlesticks in blush, gold, and silver. Mercury glass pedestal floral bowl.
Mercury glass votives and vases.
Mercury glass bud vases in blush and gold. Blush mercury glass candlestick.
Wood floral boxes & white lanterns.
This gold candelabra can be used with a floral plate or with 5 candle holders.
Taupe fabric and champagne candlestick.
Get this look: Burgundy Shantung Linen, Gold Charger Plates, Mercury Glass Votives, Gold Metal Floral Pedestal Vase.
Candlesticks can be used?on tables as centerpieces, on the floor to adorn your sweetheart tables or down the aisle to deck out your ceremony.
Get this look: Mercury Glass Bud Vases, Mercury Glass Candlesticks, Champagne Plate Chargers & Navy Matte Satin Napkins.
Get this look: Blush Sequin Linen, Mercury Glass Candlesticks, Wood Floral Box, Gold Candelabra, Gold Chandelier.
Get this look: Taupe Fabric Backdrop, Eggplant Matte Satin Napkins, Mercury Glass Bud Vases, Mercury Glass Candlesticks & Champagne Plate Chargers.
Get this look: Chiffon Chair Wraps, White Lanterns, Gold Charger Plates, Taupe Fabric Backdrop, Wood Floral Boxes.
Get this look: Velvet Linen, Mercury Glass Candlesticks, Mercury Glass Bud Vases, Taupe Fabric Backdrop & Champagne Candlesticks.
Get this look: Taupe Fabric Backdrop, Gold Metal Floral Pedestal Vase, Gold Mercury Glass Votives, Burgundy Shantung Linen & Gold Charger Plates.
Inspiration, Wedding Planning
Cafe lights, also called globe lights, bistro lights or string lights, are a great option for mood lighting. We have all seen them strung outside, but you can also use them indoors to create some lovely ambiance.
1. Strung From the Center of the Room
3. Hung Vertically Down the Wall
4. Crisscrossing the Ceiling
Venue: Little Log House
Cafe Lights, Rouge Chair Covers, and Draping: We've Got It Covered
5. In a Large Open Space to Create Intimacy