One of my favorite things to always be on the lookout for are the creative ways that people direct guests to their seats. I keep a coveted board devoted to these creative feats of whimsy called Find Your Seat on Pinterest. I'll be completely honest with you now, when I get a wedding submission & get to the escort card part of the day only to see fold over cards with names printed on them just sitting on a table, its feels like a big 'wah wah'. Don't get me wrong, I understand that not everyone feels that escort cards are worth their planning time or even creative juices, but there are such lovely things that can be done with just the smallest bit of effort, it really is worth it! Naturally there are all kinds of over the top, ultra involved ways to present guests with their seating arrangements as well, but those styles are not always for everyone. I came across a gorgeous escort card display from a real wedding on Style Me Pretty and I am in love with it, its the perfect example of how a small bit of forethought can be powerful. Its chic, its organic feeling, & at the root, simple.
There is a real romance to table setting, even more then romance there is a delicate dance that is done to achieve the perfect balance no matter the volume of intensity one is setting the table design for. Personally I have always been drawn to settings that allow for stellar tables to show through, such as those that lead the way in the resurgence of farm wood & reclaimed wood tables. I often find that my personal favorites are tablescapes that offer a lot of open space & actual break in design. Simply put, sometimes too much is just too much. Does however, having too much, mean you can't put much of anything on the table? The answer is no actually.
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Its now a new year and as the holiday hangover subsideds the reality that you still have a wedding to plan is setting back in! Before you jump back in head first, take this as an opportunity to do a bit of planning assessment on the work that has already been done. As we go about planning, it is often far too easy to get caught up in the mini-fires we have to put out at every turn, get off track chasing a piece of decor down the rabbit hole, lining up meetings with vendors and so on that we often forget to come up for air & assess the big picture. One of the key secrets to planning any sort of large event is taking a step back from time to time to make sure your still on track and more importantly assess where you might need some help to get the job done properly. Below are few areas to aid in your review of the planning progress, helping you to get your mind back on the big picture before moving forward again!
The endless stream of creativity in weddings now a days is inspiring to no end. Not too long ago Green Wedding Shoes featured a styled shoot with a focus on dreamy vintage fall inspiration & it was pretty much as amazing as it might sound. A mix of blues, palettes of green hues, gentle browns & ivory all done with a the perfect earthy touch. There are so many little details to this shoot that I fell in love with, however it was the show stopper piece that I couldn't get out of my mind! In effort to create a unique & wondrous ceremony backdrop, the team at She Walks in Beauty crafted something that I would easily put into my home never mind dress my ceremony location! What I'm talking about is a mega gorgeous birchwood arbor filled with vintage volumes!
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